Shepherd to host biggest ever online commercial property auction

Airdrie town centre

SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors is set to host its biggest ever commercial property auction, featuring 30 lots with a combined commercial value of £7 million.

The event, scheduled for Tuesday 19th October at 2.30pm, will be broadcast live online with remote bidding only.

Shepherd revealed this follows an 82% success rate achieved from the firm’s June auction.

Up for grabs is a wide range of commercial opportunities across Scotland, including residential investment portfolios, retail and commercial investment opportunities, and development sites.

The lots include a ground floor and basement retail investment opportunity in a B-listed building on Church Street in Inverness city centre, with a current income of £25,000 pa, a net initial yield of 11.66% and a guide price of £210,000.

Other lots include a fully let roadside investment comprising a convenience store and retail unit with a passing rent of £57,500 per annum on the edge of Dumfries town centre, and a corner retail/office investment in Airdrie town centre comprising a ground floor shop let to Boots and first floor office.

Barry Dunlop, head of Shepherd Commercial Auctions, said, “Following what has been an exceptionally busy few months, our latest and largest auction offering to date features a broad mix of investment and asset management properties. And with values ranging from £35,000 – £775,000, there will be something for everyone.

“Our auctions are increasingly recognised for offering an attractive alternative way for investors to buy and sell commercial property safe and securely given the unrivalled level of professionalism, expertise and local market intelligence that our surveyors provide throughout Scotland.”

Steve Barnett, managing partner at Shepherd, added, “The addition of timed and live-streamed auctions to our range of services means we can offer our commercial vendors complete flexibility as to how and when they would like to sell their property. With the investment and development markets continuing to witness strong demand, we are delighted to present to the market a ‘Scotland-wide’ auction offering which plays to the strengths and depths of our local office network and the ability to service local and national clients.

“Our partnership with SDL Property Auctions allows us to reach more potential buyers and drive the best possible prices, while providing speed and certainty within a fixed timeframe.”