REAL estate advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Murray Strang as a partner in its Edinburgh capital markets team.
He will join the firm in February 2022, leaving his current role of vice president and head of commercial real estate for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
The move marks a return to Cushman & Wakefield for Strang who spent two years at the firm earlier in his career. For the past 13 years he has been based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), holding a number of senior roles, including head of Dubai at Savills, having previously served as head of investment and agency at Cluttons.
Based at Cushman & Wakefield’s Scottish regional hub in Edinburgh, Strang will be responsible for advising investor clients on transactional activity across Scotland, and on preserving or enhancing the value of assets through alternative uses.
David Davidson, international partner and chair of Scotland, said, “We’re delighted to bring Murray back to the firm after an extremely successful career in the Middle East where he has built a strong global client base. He’s complemented his deep capital markets expertise with valuable exposure right across the investor services landscape, with senior level valuation, leasing and property management experience and oversight.
“With investment activity in Scotland ticking up towards pre-pandemic levels, Murray’s international perspective will be attractive to our wide range investor client base whether making acquisitions, disposals or seeking to optimise the value of their investments.”
Murray Strang added, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time based in the Middle East but am now delighted to be returning home to Scotland to rejoin Cushman & Wakefield’s capital markets team. In my time away, I have remained acutely aware of the firm’s strength in advising on some of the most important and complex capital markets instructions across the UK.
“Considering the emerging dominance of overseas investors in the Scottish investment market, I greatly look forward to bringing my global experience and connections to bear for the benefit of the firm’s significant client base. I can’t wait to immerse myself back in the local market and hit the ground running.”