REAL estate advisor CBRE has strengthened its rating team in Scotland with the appointment of chartered surveyor Lynsey Russell as an associate director.
She will be based in the Glasgow office and joins from the Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board, where she was a senior valuer handling the survey and valuation of subjects for council tax and non-domestic rating purposes.
Prior to that Lynsey worked at Ryden for four years as an associate, representing clients in all local taxation matters. She also worked for the Glasgow City Council assessors office for 14 years. Whilst working there, Lynsey lectured for the property management and valuation course at Glasgow Caledonian University.
In her new role in the CBRE Scotland rating team, Lynsey will help guide clients through all stages of the revaluation cycle, including providing bespoke rates appeal and rates auditing and compliance services.
Brian Rogan, head of the CBRE Scotland rating team, said, “It is great news that we can announce Lynsey has joined the rating team in Scotland. Ratepayers have experienced an extremely challenging time over the past few years, and the forthcoming 2023 revaluation will bring a variety of legislative changes.
“Businesses need the advice of experienced and dedicated rating surveyors who understand and follow how these changes will impact on their business costs and detail what new requirements businesses will be forced to comply with. Lynsey has considerable experience of working with both the public and private sector and across a wide range of asset types. It will enable us to strengthen our offering to clients and ensure we are well positioned to provide a high-quality service.”
Lynsey added, “I am thrilled to be joining the rating team at CBRE. It is an exciting new challenge for me, and I am looking forward to further developing my skills and experience working alongside a great team.”