Richard leads Brodies’ real estate investment team, alongside Johane Murray, working at the forefront of the investment market. Richard is one of the best known names in Scottish real estate, having built his name acting for UK and overseas investors on some of the highest profile transactions over the last 20 years. Richard is also an expert in development work, particularly on assets primed for sale to the investment market. For a number of years, Richard sat on the Scottish Board of the Investment Property Forum – exemplifying his market profile.

Richard nurtures a strong and loyal client base. His clients value his personal commitment to them, coupled with his outstanding project management skills. Richard has an incisive ability to cut through the most complicated issues, with an intuitive understanding of 'risk'. Richard is an 'out and out' team player. He thrives on delivering transactions on time.

Living Brodies' values

Colleagues and clients alike observe that Richard is 'contagiously' enthusiastic; adopting and encouraging a positive, collaborative approach; and very much 'walking the walk'.

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  • Richard sat on the Scottish Board of the Investment Property Forum from 2016 until 2023.
  • In recent years, Richard has regularly been involved in one or more of the highest value transactions in the investment market.
  • A member of the firm's Strategic Board, which is responsible for ensuring implementation of the firm's strategic plan - elected in 2017.
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  • Band 1 Ranked practitioner for Real Estate - Scotland by Chambers UK 2024.