About Us

Glen & Co Chartered Surveyors was established by David Glen back in 2005. Since then, the firm has experienced just about every possible up and down of the property market - we have seen the mid-noughties boom turn into the financial collapse of 2008; we have been through two Referenda and then along came a global pandemic. And, just when we thought the world was due a period of peace and stability, some wee guy in the east has decided he wants a bigger front garden?

Currently, we are the busiest we have ever been.

In short, we don’t think there’s much we haven’t seen or done.

From developing multi-million pound office buildings to acquiring retail premises to exponentially increase clients’ stores in Scotland to handling Rating Appeals and preparing Valuation Reports we have the breadth of skills and experience to offer the most sage and detailed advice on all commercial property matters.

About David Glen

David has more than 25 years’ experience in the Scottish Commercial Property market.

Here's some notable events that have occurred during that time.



Obtained BSc in Land Economics from Paisley University. Meanwhile Nelson Mandela is elected as first black President of South Africa and the first T in the Park festival is held at Strathclyde Park.




Secured Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Bon Jovi play an impromptu gig from the first floor windows of Tower Records on Argyle Street, Glasgow. I was there. We now have the vacant property available for sale or let.


Mobile Marvel

I acquired my first work mobile phone. Scotland qualify for the 1998 World Cup in France, the last major Championship to be attended by the team. T in the Park moves to Balado.




Google launches its first internet search engine. Scotland somewhat predictably flunk at the World Cup in France.


Glen & Co Founded

Established Glen & Co Chartered Surveyors, Registered with, and Regulated by, RICS.  RICS Registered Valuer, Membership Number: 0097413.

Littlewoods sells its 119 stores to ABF in a £409M deal, establishing Primark on the UK High Street.



More Mobile Marvel

The first iPhone launches.


Good news, bad news.

I bought my first ever brand new car. And the property market crashed.




Glen & Co has its quietest ever year and Scotland votes to remain part of the UK.


Boom & Brexit

Glen & Co has its busiest ever year. UK votes to leave EU. Last T in the Park held at Strathallan Castle



Working with big brands

Acquisitions continue apace for KFC, Costa and Taco Bell. Disposal instructions from Betfred start to accelerate.


On the move!

On 1st Feb 2020 we relocated our offices to Elmbank Mill in Menstrie


Clients and Testimonials

We are very proud to have relationships with clients that date back to before the inception of the firm, yet continue to add new clients to our portfolio every year.

This, we think, is due to our straight talking no-nonsene approach to offering sound advice and creativity in deal making.

I met David by chance in Glasgow just as we were starting on a major expansion drive into Scotland. Quickly forming a rapport, I got him involved and now with a swathe of units already opened, in the process of fitting out, or in Solicitors hands, I am delighted to have trusted my gut instinct. Time and again, David has proven to be tenacious, knowledgeable and diligent; a very valuable member of the team and our ‘go-to’ property agent for anything we need in Scotland.
Approaching a lease expiry on our Glasgow Business Centre Support Hub office, we appointed David to negotiate on our behalf. Successfully securing not only a renewal at a markedly lesser rent, he also managed to negotiate for us the waiver of a significant dilapidations liability and a comprehensive refurbishment of our space by the landlord. Very happy with the outcome!
David already had a long-standing relationship with Tote Bookmakers when we acquired that business in 2010. Since we came together, David has time and again delivered on our acquisition needs and in providing advice on landlord and tenant matters. We are delighted to have him as our man in Scotland.

D Glen & Co Ltd
Registered in Scotland SC283657

Elmbank Mill
FK11 7BU
t: +44(0)141 204 3255