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28th May 2015
Published by: Dunfermline Press

Howdie partner ... Firm forges ahead

Since appointing its 11 new partners at the beginning of April, which includes three staff members from Dunfermline office joining the board, Hardies Property & Construction Consultants has been forging ahead with plans to build up its commercial surveying client base.

Paul Carr, who joined Hardies last year as a new commercial surveyor covering Fife and the Lothians, has made great strides in promoting his full range of general practice surveying services, predominantly valuation, agency, rent review and rating.  His particular specialism is in the valuation of commercial property for secured lending, having in recent years undertaken valuations for all of the major lenders in locations the length and breadth of Scotland.  He brings to Hardies just short of 20 years’ experience to commercial property, gained from both the private and public sectors.  Having spent his early career in the public sector working with various bodies/agencies, Paul has worked in the private sector since 2000.

“I qualified as a chartered surveyor 16 years ago and most of my working life has been in the East Central Scotland market.  I have lived in Dunfermline for 10 years so I consider myself a local,” said Paul.

“It’s a good time to be expanding our client base in commercial surveying, coming hot on the heels  of the changes within Hardies and our 11 new partners.  I have a good range of contacts with the main banks and lenders, both locally in Fife and further afield.  Edinburgh is a particular strong area for me.  I would say to clients to make real use of me.  I do have an informal approach and am always available to discuss problems with a client.  Early discussions can help so speak to me before you speak to your bank or before you have put in an offer for a property.  I believe I can add value and help them avoid potential pitfalls.

“I am fully committed to providing a high level of service and ensuring that Hardies are the leading commercial surveyors in Fife.”

Paul’s main focus continues to be East Central Scotland but with 14 offices across Scotland, Hardies have an ideal geographical spread, proving they can provide national coverage too.

Danny McArthur, partner at Hardies Dunfermline, added, “Securing someone of Paul’s high calibre and experience has undoubtedly proved to be extremely beneficial to us overall as we have moved forward in developing our range of services relating to all aspects of commercial property.

“He has been well received by the business community.  We are not resting on our laurels, however, as we want to keep it up and make the very most of the commercial market which is still bearing encouraging fruit.”

With more than 100 years of experience behind them in a wide range of property, and construction related issues such as property development, property valuation, building and quantity surveying, project management, leasing and sale of commercial and industrial buildings, CDM Co-ordination and the provision of energy performance certificates, the firm is more than happy to provide initial advice and prospective clients.  Give the Dunfermline office a call (01383 731841) and Paul and his team will be delighted to assist.

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