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Stephen Dougherty

Steve Dougherty’s practice focuses on property investment, development acquisition and leasing. He acts for both landlords and tenants, including a number of leading retailers such as JJB Sports, Clinton Cards, Peacocks, The Money Shop and Morrisons. He also provides commercial property expertise in relation to secured lending transactions.

Some of Dougherty’s noteworthy transactions include the funding and sale of Airdrie Retail Park, the purchase and sale of Newkirkgate Shopping Centre in Edinburgh, the purchase and sale of Shawlands Arcade Shopping Centre in Glasgow and the funding of the investment purchase of the Rolls-Royce offices and factory at Inchinnan.

He also acted on behalf of Scottish Natural Heritage in its acquisition of a new headquarters building in Inverness and the disposal of its previous headquarters premises in Edinburgh. He has experience of the lease and purchase of retail property in both high-street and out-of-town locations throughout Scotland. Cross-border transactions involving English agents have also represented a considerable part of his practice in recent years.

Dougherty is highly experienced in the Scottish commercial property market and is renowned for his negotiating skills and problem-solving ability.

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