Ford Swanson

Ford was appointed Partner in 1999 and over the past 25 years has been at the forefront of Ryden's transactional business. Over this period he has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge across a wide range of sectors and geographical regions. He continues to advise a range of institutional, private and property company clients on disposal and acquisition work in addition to advising developers and investors on more complex funding transactions.

In recent years he has been at the heart of Ryden's drive into alternative sectors and notable successes have been achieved in the student and hotel sector.


  • Extensive market knowledge
  • Informed and considered advice supported by strong occupational teams
  • Finance and appraisal  
  • Deal making 
  • Market connections


Morrison Street, Edinburgh Sale of mixed use property on behalf of AXA REIM.
Hotel complex, Glasgow Funding of substantial hotel and aparthotel complex on behalf Artisan.
Gilmore Place, Edinburgh Funding of PBSA development on behalf of S1 Developments.
Jurys Inn, Liverpool Purchase on behalf of AXA long lease fund.
Dundee City Council Sale of offices by way of an income strip.
The Range, Edinburgh Purchase on behalf of Urban Logistics REIT.
Malmaison, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh Funding on behalf of S Harrison.
Omni Leisure Centre, Edinburgh Sale on behalf of AIPT.