Ken has over 30 years’ experience of commercial property and is Head of Ryden’s Investment & Finance Group. Prior to joining our Aberdeen office in 1991, Ken worked in Glasgow and London dealing with Agency, Professional and Project Co-ordination work. In Aberdeen he has concentrated solely on the transactional side of the business, being initially responsible for occupational agency.
In 2001 he was promoted to Partner and the following year he moved to the Investment & Finance Group to develop the firm’s investment business in the North of Scotland.
He is the most experienced investment agent currently based in Aberdeen, having advised on over £1.25 billion of investment transactions.
Drum Property Group
Providing investment advice prior to the marketing and disposal of HQ office buildings at Prime Four Business Park. Six sales have been concluded for a combined price of £200m in a five year period up to January 2018.
Advised on the off market disposal of a £4m multi-tenanted industrial estate in Altens, which in December 2017, was the first estate to sell in Aberdeen for over three years.
Ground Lease Investments
Substantial experience has been gained in this sector having first acted for Aberdeen City Council in 2006 in a £60m disposal of a portfolio of ground leases. Subsequently purchased a portfolio in 2015 on behalf of a Scottish Widows fund prior to advising Aberdeen Standard in a disposal of part in 2017 at a price of £19.1m.
Retained by locally based private clients to identify new acquisition opportunities. Since 2013, eight properties have been acquired with a combined price in excess of £21m.
Acted for several other private clients acquiring property throughout the UK from Guildford to Inverness.
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