New property agency pledges ‘multi-service approach’

Surveyor and operator join forces to set up Drysdale & Company

New venture: Alex McKie and Stuart Drysdale.

A CHARTERED surveyor and a venue and events operator have joined forces to establish a new commercial property agency in Scotland.

Drysdale & Company was set up by chartered surveyor Stuart Drysdale and Alex McKie, managing director of The Fusion Group, which operates a meetings and events company, alongside venues such as Old Churches House in Dunblane, and Logierait Lodges in Pitlochry.

Stuart said the new agency aims to provide a “multi-service approach” to Scottish hospitality businesses.

“We’re all about giving them the opportunity to present their properties and businesses to the market in the best possible way,” he said.

“Our services in this area include top quality photography and videography, with multiple add-ons such as 3D walk-throughs, property condition reports, and full compliance checking to increase the speed and efficiency of a business transaction. Concluding the sale and getting your money quickly can be crucial at a time like this.”

“Equally, however, asset disposal is only one of the different solutions and pathways we are offering.

“Fusion Group’s extensive experience in operating and marketing hospitality businesses comes into play here with options such as potential management services, accommodation booking services, and joint ventures and leasing, all designed to boost revenue and improve an operator’s profit margin. Ultimately, this can mean that perhaps they don’t have to sell up at all, or if they do, they will achieve a much better price.”

Alex said Drysdale & Company aims to offer a “one-stop-shop”.

“Having gone through the purchasing and disposal experience ourselves with our own property portfolio, I definitely see a gap in the market for our combined approach and even more so now than ever,” he said.

“We are delighted to be in partnership with Stuart, who brings to the table expert knowledge and a respected pedigree.”