Ken Shaw

Ken is Head of Ryden’s Investment & Finance Group, based in Aberdeen. With over 35 years’ advising clients on commercial property matters, Ken is one of the firm’s most experienced surveyors.

Prior to joining Ryden in 1991, Ken worked in Glasgow and London for other consultancies dealing with Agency, Professional and Project Co-ordination work. In Aberdeen he has been solely focused on the transactional side of the business, being initially responsible for occupational agency.

In 2001 he was promoted to Partner and the following year moved to the Investment & Finance Group to develop the firm’s investment business in the North of Scotland.

He is the only investment agent based in Aberdeen, solely focused on investment and to date has advised on £1.35 billion of completed transactions.


  • Investment agency and development
  • Specialised in Aberdeen and North Scotland 
  • Asset management 
  • Disposal and acquisition


Global Gate Capital Provided advice on the £11.5m funding of the 90,000 sq ft Oceaneering industrial facility at D2 Business Park, Dyce, Aberdeen which was completed in October 2020.

Beauchamp Investments Acquired two office buildings and a training centre in Aberdeen for Beauchamp Investments in 2018 and 2019, with an aggregate price of £15m.

Ground Lease Investments Substantial experience has been gained in this specialist sector between 2006 and 2021 advising Aberdeen City Council, Scottish Widows, Aberdeen Standard and M&G. Nine transactions have been competed providing acquisition and disposal advice with an aggregate price of £120m.

Drum Property Group Provided 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.

Private Clients Considerable private and syndicated client work has been undertaken on the buying and selling side. Since 2017, 18 properties across the office, industrial and retail sectors have been acquired with a combined price in excess of £25m.