Taylor & Martin, one of Glasgow’s leading factors, has opened an Edinburgh office and appointed David Jones to head the company’s East Coast operations.
David, formerly of James Gibb and Hacking and Patterson, has already helped the company secure major contracts in the capital; Taylor & Martin was recently appointed by Queensberry Properties for its landmark riverside development, Bonnington Mill.
Michael Martin and Marc Taylor founded Taylor & Martin in 2013. In the years since, the company has amassed a loyal roster of clients seeking bespoke property management and has been appointed by some of Scotland’s leading developers, including CALA Homes, Ambassador Group, Barratt Homes and Mactaggart and Mickel.
Among recent successes include Taylor & Martin’s appointment by Drum Property Group on G3 Square – a luxury development of 108 apartments and penthouses in the heart of Finnieston.
To make sure its service is both transparent and cost effective for clients, Taylor and Martin’s pricing structure is based on a flat management fee rather than commission.
The company currently has nearly 2,000 units under management and has achieved 50% growth year on year since its inception. While there’s increased opportunity and lofty goals with the expansion into Edinburgh, the focus for the organisation is to continue to provide a bespoke personal service above all else.
Director Michael Martin said: “That’s what sets us apart. Our reputation is everything and that’s why we’ll never be volume driven. We aim to provide a service which is different to other factors.
“With David’s appointment, we bring not only excellent local knowledge and contacts, but further capacity to make sure our clients are able to continue to receive the unparalleled customer-focused service which has helped us to build our company.
“We’ve been encouraged that our growth has come not just from developers who put their trust in us from the beginning of a project, but clients with a factor in place who are looking for a more cost-effective and personal alternative to their current service.”
Director Marc Taylor launched the business alongside Michael four years after launching property, investment and management specialists Tay Letting, which as well as having more than 1,000 properties currently under management, has helped investors across the globe invest more than £100 million in Scottish properties.