Meet the Team

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Iain MacLaren BSc (Hons) MRICS
Lead Director, Glasgow
T: 0141 353 9730

Iain is Lead Director of Watts Group Limited in Scotland, based within their Glasgow office.

Iain, a Chartered Building Surveyor, joined the business in 2019 following a successful period as an Associate Director at Cushman & Wakefield, where he gained significant commercial property experience, acting on behalf of a range of Clients, throughout the full property lifecycle. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Iain’s employment included for leading the Building Surveying offering at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors in Glasgow, and prior to that spent several years with Doig+Smith LLP.

Beyond his role with Watts, Iain is an active member of the Scottish Building Surveying Professional Group Board and is an experienced Assessment of Professional Competence Assessor for the Building Surveying Pathway.

In his experience to date, Iain has developed and worked across a number of sectors and has a breadth of experience in delivery of core Building Surveying services, inclusive of modern, traditional and non-traditional building types. This experience includes preparation of Feasibility Studies; Planned Maintenance Schedules; Contract Administration; Occupational Fit Out and Refurbishment, Planned & Reactive Maintenance; Dilapidations; Condition Surveys; Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence and Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments.  Iain has developed a strong track record in Development Monitoring services, having advised on excess of £150million of development in Scotland in recent years for Funders and Institutional Investors,, inclusive of commercial office, retail and student residential mixed-use accommodation. 

Iain has also advised Clients on the resolution of disputes, through both Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms.


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