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Ford Swanson

Ford Swanson


Investment & Finance


0131 473 3236


Investment & Finance


BSc (Hons) MRICS


Ford joined Ryden in 1990.  Following a period working within the Commercial and Retail Agency department, he joined the Investment Group in 1994 and was appointed to Partner in 1999.  In 2004 he assumed leadership of Ryden's Investment Group. He is transactionally focused and continues to specialise in investment/development funding transactions, disposal and acquisition work on behalf of a wide range of institutional, private and property company clients.


Ford has a detailed knowledge of the core markets and an extensive track record of transactional activity within the various sectors.  He has over 20 years of relevant transactional experience and has developed a comprehensive network of investor contacts and clients.  He is well placed to co-ordinate the sale of the assets in accordance with an agreed strategy and ensure that best price is achieved.

Ford has recently handled two significant Edinburgh office market transactions; the purchase of 2-5 Morrison Street on behalf of Italian clients and the sale of Excel House, Semple Street to BBC Pension Fund on behalf of a private property client.

He has also negotiated the funding of Burghmuir Retail Park, Stirling on behalf of Stirling Development Agency with Legal & General Property; the sale of Matalan, a retail warehouse investment in Edinburgh; and the sale of a multi-let retail warehouse investment in Aberdeen.