Property consultant CBRE has appointed of Moira Gordon as a director and Kirsty Gordon as a surveyor in its Scottish rating team in Aberdeen.
Both join from FG Burnett , where Moira was recently promoted to head of rating having worked in the firm’s Aberdeen office since 2010. Kirsty has recently passed her Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence.
They will assist CBRE’s occupier and landlord clients with outstanding 2017 Revaluation appeals that are due to be heard this year and into 2020.
Brian Rogan, CBRE’s head of rating in Scotland, said: “This is still a challenging time for North East businesses after the exceptional economic changes witnessed in recent years. The 2017 Rates Revaluation continues to be an area of huge controversy for the North East with the increase in Rateable Values putting significant extra burden on an already challenging business environment.
“Thousands of 2017 Revaluation and Material Change of Circumstance (MCC) appeals submitted by North East businesses remain outstanding in the North East and are currently spiralling towards litigation.
“Kirsty and Moira’s appointment will enable us to strengthen our offering to clients and ensure we are well positioned to provide ratepayers with any strategic advice they will need immediately and in the future on their non-domestic rates liabilities.“
Derren McRae, MD for CBRE Aberdeen, added: “Now, more than ever, ratepayers need the advice of experienced and dedicated rating surveyors who understand and follow how these changes will impact on their business performance.
“Moira and Kirsty have considerable experience in navigating ratepayers through the new Scottish rating appeal and relief legislation which allows CBRE to provide that advice and their appointments will be of direct benefit to CBRE’s clients.”