ANDREW Perratt will become head of residential for Savills UK at the start of January.
The move follows a four-year tenure as Savills head of country residential, a role which saw him navigate the company’s regional network of offices outside London through the pandemic.
Originally from Helensburgh, Andrew opened Savills residential office in Glasgow in 2001. He is trustee and director of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
He takes over from Justin Marking, who will concentrate on growing Savills international network of owned residential offices and associates across 25 countries in his role as head of global residential.
Justin Marking said, “I have worked closely with Andrew for many years and have been unfailingly impressed by his commitment to growing the Savills business, but most importantly, to very high levels of client service. It is not in our DNA to stand still and I anticipate new ideas and ambitions will come to fruition over the next months and years.”
Andrew Perratt added, “I am proud to be the first Scot to lead Savills Residential UK, and I am particularly proud of the Scottish arm of our business which continues to punch above its weight. Our Scottish properties attract more hits to the website than those from other regions, attracting buyers from all over the world due to the quality of life and value for money on offer north of the border.
“The UK’s residential sector, like most others, is facing economic headwinds but the five year forecast for residential property growth is strong.”
Savills Scottish Residential business is led by Glasgow-based Cameron Ewer, who took over the role from Andrew Perratt in 2019.