ROBIN Blacklock has been appointed as the next chair of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).
Robin, who is the MD of Dowbrae Property Consultancy, said, “I’m honoured to be taking up this leadership role as chair of the Scottish Property Federation for what I’m sure will be an interesting year. The wider world of politics is showing little sign of creating a calm and settled backdrop but, against this challenging climate, I want to focus on areas where our industry’s voice and expertise will have a direct influence.
“As chair, I hope to highlight the many positive aspects that our sector brings to our built environment, communities and the economy. I also look forward to using this opportunity to ensure an inclusive Scottish property industry is at the forefront of the move towards a carbon-neutral Scotland.”
Robin succeeds CBRE Scotland and Northern Ireland MD Miller Mathieson.
Michaela Sullivan, CALA Group land manager, is taking on the role of vice-chair. She said, “I look forward to supporting Robin as we build upon the great work of our predecessors with a focus on developing sustainable and inclusive growth in the industry. This new role is an opportunity for me to help shape attitudes towards the industry’s contribution to the Scottish economy, as the government begins to implement the new Planning Act and looks towards the preparation of the fourth National Planning Framework.”
David Melhuish, SPF director commented, “We are excited to welcome a wealth of knowledge and expertise in our incoming leadership. Robin brings experience from across a wide range of property markets and a strong reputation in the budding Scottish build-to-rent sector. Equally, Michaela’s blend of experience in commercial and residential development, as well as her experience with planning reform in government, will give the SPF expert representation in the year ahead.”