Savills strengthens teams with senior appointments

Jamie Kelman

SAVILLS has announced that Jamie Kelman has joined the business as an associate in its earth and infrastructure teams.

Based in Savills Edinburgh office, he will advise landowners, developers and investors on site identification, project structuring and the negotiation of commercial terms in connection with solar, hydro, wind and other clean energy projects, as well as infrastructure projects across the UK.

Prior to joining Savills, Jamie trained as a solicitor in the commercial real estate team at Edinburgh law firm Dickson Minto WS. He was latterly a real estate solicitor at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.

As a solicitor, Jamie advised clients on renewable energy projects and investors on the purchase, sale and asset management of commercial real estate assets.

“I have always had an interest in the commercial side of deals that I have been involved in and I have been particularly drawn to working in the clean energy sector,” Jamie said. “As renewable energy becomes a mainstream investment class and more ‘traditional’ real estate investors turn to onsite generation for retail, logistics, office and mixed-use developments, there is a greater need to advise on the link between the technical feasibility of renewable energy, the commercial considerations and the property element.”

Savills has also expanded its engineering & design consultancy team with the appointment of directors in the firm’s property management division.

David Murray joins Savills Glasgow office from Pick Everard, where he was M&E director for Scotland. He will provide services covering technical consultancy, design projects and low carbon consultancy.

David Murray

Stuart Mercer, meanwhile, joins Savills as a director based in the firm’s Manchester office. Previously at CBRE, Stuart has  experience of building services consultancy including technical due diligence, asset management and design project.