Karen Forsyth

Karen has over 29 years' experience in commercial property research. Based in the Consulting Group her responsibilities include providing both external consultancy services to clients and internal consultancy.

Key experience includes analysis of supply of, and demand for, industrial and business property and land, retail audits and development feasibility studies. Undertaking property and economic development studies for national, regional and local projects. In Scotland these projects are typically on behalf of the Scottish Government, local authorities and private clients.


  • Property consultancy
  • Commercial property research
  • Property and economic studies
  • Industrial and business property analysis
  • Retail audits and development feasibility studies


Employment land and property market analysis Livingston Employment Land Report; Fife Interchange Employment Property Market Report; Angus Employment Land and Property Market Analysis; John Smith Business Park, Kirkcaldy Market Report; Riccarton Research Park Property Analysis; South of Scotland Property Study; Oban Airport Development Potential; Property Market Assessment: Tweedbank; Dundee Office Property Market Study; Fife Employment Property Market Report; Glasgow City Centre Office Market; Peterhead Market Assessment.

Property market reports Scottish Enterprise Scottish Proposition Shortlisting Study 2018-2021; Scotland’s Urban AGE; Scottish Land Commission Vacant and Derelict Land Task Force Phase One Report and Understanding Scotland’s long term derelict land; City of Edinburgh Council City Plan 2030; Edinburgh Commercial Needs Mixed-use Delivery.

Masterplans and regeneration projects Fort William Waterfront Development Feasibility; Dunfermline City Centre Masterplan; Dumfries Town Centre Masterplan; Union Terrace Gardens Masterplan; Glasgow Districts Masterplans; Owenstown Commercial Land Uses Research; The Lochgelly Fund; Inverkeithing Town Centre Design Study; Mitchelston Industrial Estate Action Plan.

Retail audits and retail capacity studies Scottish Borders Retail (Galashiels and Hawick Gap Analysis); Dumfries and Galloway Retail Capacity Study; Helensburgh Town Centre & Waterfront; Oban Town Centre Retail Study; Perth & Kinross Retail Study; East Dunbartonshire Council Retail Study; Falkirk Town Centres Property Market Report; Fife Retail Capacity Study Market Review.

Scottish Government research projects Planning Permission in Principle for Sites Allocated in the Development Plan, Housing Land Audits; Deliverability of Site Allocations; Planning, Economy, Place.