Richard has specialised in business rates for over 15 years covering all types of commercial property across Scotland. Richard works with clients to realise savings and minimise liability as far as possible, including challenging rateable values, negotiating settlements through the appeal process, obtaining rates relief and providing tailored advice. Richard is also involved in Compulsory Purchase compensation claims and is a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association.
Richard represents both property owners and occupiers of commercial property across a diverse range of sectors, including specialist oil and gas facilities and airports. Richard began his career in the local assessors office and that experience serves him well in providing expert advice to maximise value for clients.
In downtime, Richard relishes time with family and friends, cooking and finishing the leftovers. From an early age Richard has followed his hometown club Sheffield United and the rollercoaster of emotions continue!
Iona is a Director and Chartered Building Surveyor within the Building Consultancy department after joining FG Burnett as a graduate from Robert Gordon University in 2013. Through gaining vast experience in the department over the years, Iona has worked her way up through the business and continues to provide all of our Building Consultancy services in this key position.
Iona provides her expertise to clients across our vast range of services in the Building Consultancy department whilst also leading the Energy Team. Iona is heavily involved in ensuring clients comply with the energy regulations and also keeps on top of any developments in Scotland’s energy regulations in relation to non-domestic buildings.
Outside of the office, Iona spends her free time renovating a country croft to be her forever home.
Jim is an Executive Director and Heads up the Building Consultancy Department of FG Burnett. Jim has over 20 years post qualification experience in Building Surveying throughout Scotland.
Jim undertakes all aspects of Building Surveying however is possibly best well known locally for his work for both Landlords and Tenants when dealing with dilapidations as well as Project Monitoring new builds and significant refurbishments.
Outwith work Jim practised Tae Kwon Do for in excess of 17 years, attaining the rank of 4th Degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Jim is a keen mountain biker and can be found most weekends trying to keep it rubber side down – failing quite regularly!
Jonathan in an Executive Director with in excess of 21 years’ experience in commercial property agency in Aberdeen and the North
East of Scotland. Jonathan’s remit extends to agency advice, both acquisition
and disposals, rent reviews and lease restructuring. Jonathan has responsibility for industrial agency with a remit to
expand this department. Jonathan also
has board responsibility for Property Management Department. In addition to
being MRICS, Jonathan is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of
Jonathan represents a wide range of clients, including many global energy
companies relative to their occupational strategy in addition to institutional
funds and Property Companies in their disposal strategies.
Away from work, Jonathan likes to spend time with family and friends,
playing golf - badly and guitar - even worse, and is a keen follower of Irish rugby and Tottenham Hotspur – Jonathan is
familiar with hope and despair in equal measure!
Graeme is an Executive Director with in excess of 20 years’ experience in commercial development, office and industrial agency fields and has overall responsibility for the Agency team at FG Burnett
Graeme has vast experience in portfolio strategy and has undertaken significant property consolidation and leasehold acquisitions for a range of mixed sector clients. Graeme is a RICS Registered Valuer and also involved in Development appraisals. Graeme has also been heavily involved in lease renewals representing both landlords and tenants interests negotiating to a successful conclusion.
Away from the office Graeme enjoys a number of sporting activities including golf, skiing and the gym. In addition to sport, Graeme likes socialising, travelling and extending his wine knowledge!
Richard is Managing Director of FG Burnett and has been active in the Scottish Commercial Property market for over 35 years. A specialist in the retail property sector– agency, development , investment and lease advisory work. He is an experienced rent review surveyor and a well-respected arbitrator and independent expert and is also a RICS Registered Valuer.
Richard acts for both landlords and tenants with interests on the high street and retail parks throughout Scotland. In line with recent trends he has been involved in development and lettings involving convenience store occupiers, discount retailers and drive thru operators.
Passionate about the role of our town and city centres, Richard is past Chairman of Aberdeen Inspired (Aberdeen’s City Centre BID).
Away from the office Richard enjoys doting on his granddaughter Evie, playing golf and walking his dogs. Time spent in the East Neuk of Fife is the best!