Member of the Week - Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker offers the complete range of rural and residential property services for the highlands and beyond; from sales and lettings to a comprehensive management and advice service. Their estate agency team handle the sale of some of the finest properties in the Scottish Highlands, from country houses to cottages and from sporting estates to prime farmland. Additionally, they have a dedicated Inverness City property team and sell a number of properties in and around Inverness. Their land agents can advise on all aspects of land management, valuation, renewable energy, forestry, sporting and compulsory purchase and compensation.

The Inverness office has been established for 10 years and is situated in the Old Courier Building, something of a historical landmark in Inverness; but Strutt and Parker’s legacy has existed for over 130 years. Created by Edward Strutt and Charles Parker, school friends, they instilled a sense of collaboration and dedication that is still integral to the way the firm works today.

The acquisition of John Clegg & Co in 2016 gave Strutt & Parker the perfect platform to develop their rural services provision. They can now offer investors in the high performing asset class of forestry a team of specialist brokers and consultants who will unlock the value tied up in their forestry investments. The team has unrivalled experience in assisting rural landowners with their forest and woodland assets. Its clients include institutional and private funds, traditional rural estates, government agencies, companies and private individuals.

John Clegg & Co continue to operate as an independent forestry consultancy and brokerage team within the Strutt & Parker group.

We spoke to Kevin Maley, Partner in charge of the Inverness Office, about his role at Strutt & Parker: “My role amongst other things is to ensure that we are committed to offering clients unparalleled levels of expertise from the industry's most dedicated agents who are passionate about providing a bespoke and premium service across 67 offices nationwide. Maybe that's why we've been voted UK Sales Agency of the Year at the RESI Awards for the past two years running!”

Strutt & Parker is the sole UK member of Christie’s International Real Estate. Placing them at the heart of the world’s leading network of luxury real estate specialists, connecting their expertise, service ethos and UK coverage to high net worth individuals and property markets globally.

We asked Kevin why Strutt & Parker would like to feature as member of the week: “I think it is an effective way of reaching out to the business community and keeping everyone aware of the range of services that we provide from our Inverness Office”.

Kevin shared with Inverness Chamber their business plans over the next 12 months: “We are about to embark on some exciting times! In October 2017, Strutt & Parker and BNP Paribas Real Estate merged to offer a broad set of services to clients throughout the real estate lifecycle, across every type of asset in commercial, residential and rural. A team of diligent and trustworthy professionals, we work to create and maintain a business that strives to provide innovative real estate solutions to their clients at a local, national and international level".

Kevin supplied what he values most about Chamber membership: “The access to similarly minded professionals and the networking opportunities.” Kevin’s ‘top tip’ to other members to maximise their membership is: “Get involved!”.