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Inverurie based Aberdeen & Northern Estates (ANE) has seen strong growth in their commercial division over the last 12 months. Part of the ANM Group, the largest producer-owned farming, food, finance and real estate business in Scotland, ANE has built a solid reputation for expertise in the rural property and land management sector across the north and north east of Scotland. In recent years the company has noted a surge in the requirement for commercial land and property close to major infrastructure improvements around Aberdeen, such as the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, and formed a commercial division as part of their expansion in 2013 to service this growing demand.

There has been significant growth in the commercial market in areas outside Aberdeen City’s boundaries, driven by the strong oil and gas sector. ANE has seen interest from a number of blue chip companies amongst others in their wide selection of commercial property to buy and lease across the north east of Scotland.  Their growing commercial portfolio includes industrial units at Dyce, storage warehouses at Aboyne, Westhill and Inverurie and offices at Blackburn.

ANE’s commercial department has had a busy 12 months working with the ANM Group on their exciting new office campus and business park at Thainstone.  The 50 acre site is only 15 miles to the west of Aberdeen and immediately adjacent to the arterial Aberdeen to Inverness transport corridor.  The development focusses on providing bespoke design and build packages and capitalising on the attractive and tranquil green space setting, but with excellent transport links. Interest in the opportunity to locate to Thainstone has been strong, with ANE in advanced talks with a number of interested parties and construction is expected to start in summer 2014 following completion of lease agreements.

ANE are the first company in the Aberdeen region to use the new service from Rightmove Commercial enabling them to reach a national audience and attract a broad spectrum of business from as far afield as Manchester and London. Utilising a web based advertising medium with RightMove’s national reach is proving a valuable addition to more traditional forms of advertising. ANE has noted a month on month increase in property enquiries through Rightmove Commercial and is able to offer attractive advertising marketing packages directly to clients.

The residential market in rural areas has taken a considerable time to recover from the economic climate created after the banking crisis. However, in growing towns such as Inverurie and Ellon, values have seen significant growth. Demand for residential development sites in these localities and other smaller development sites within commuting distance of Aberdeen and its major employment areas such as Dyce, Kingswells and Westhill has also been strong.

Another growth area for ANE has been in the provision of valuation advice across a wide range of properties. The purpose of these valuations is often for refinancing with companies looking to expand their operations and is a testament to the strength of the Aberdeen economy despite the recent economic downturn.

ANE also provides rural property advice and agency services and has seen demand for rural properties of all types increase steadily with the strongest demand for good quality arable land. The company brought over 2,500 acres of farmland to the market in 2013 in a successful year for its rural agency division.

Gervase Topp, Commercial Surveyor at Aberdeen & Northern Estates says the company is expanding to meet the growing demands of the commercial and rural markets. “We have seen a dramatic growth in demand for our commercial services in the last 12 months, both from our existing client base and new customers, as word of our new department has spread”. Gervase added “If property owners have a vacant unit or building they would like to sell or lease then we would be delighted to advise them on the best solution for their situation.”

Interested parties can contact Gervase on 01467 623800 / commercial@anmgroup.co.uk for more information on commercial opportunities in north east Scotland.

Aberdeen and Northern Estates

Aberdeen & Northern Estates is a highly experienced and multi-disciplined chartered surveying firm providing a comprehensive range of professional property services throughout North and North East Scotland.

We are the premier property specialists in the North and North East of Scotland and the company has gained considerable market experience as well as the local knowledge and professional competence to achieve a successful result.

Our Services

Aberdeen and Northern Estates offer a large range of land based services including: