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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, one of which remains unresolved. 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.

Graduation

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.

1994

1995

RICS

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.

1997

1998

Google

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.

2005

2007

More Mobile Marvel

The first iPhone launches.

Good news, bad news.

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

2008

2014

Indyref

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

2016

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.
RA , Managing Director, The Adil Group. (Franchisees for KFC, Burger King, Costa & Taco Bell. Growing beyond 120 outlets and 5,000 employees).
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!
AG Director, Heathrow Airport Business Support Centre. (Heathrow Airport is the busiest in Europe and directly employs 6,600 people).
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.
SD Head of Property and Development, Betfred. (Betfred are the 4th largest bookmaker in the UK, employing in excess of 10,000 staff).

D Glen & Co Ltd
Registered in Scotland SC283657

116 Blythswood Street
Glasgow
G2 4EG
t: +44(0)141 204 3255

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