Swan Group appoints Land & Development Director

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Glasgow-based Swan Group has further strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Derek Smith as Land & Development Director.

Prior to joining Swan Group, Derek spent 23 years with Stewart Milne where he played a leading role in securing major land deals across the central belt of Scotland. He has particular expertise in securing consents for developments of all scales including mixed-use developments of up to 2,000 units.

The move demonstrates Swan Group’s commitment to growing their UK investment activity and existing asset portfolio.

Commenting on the appointment, Swan Group Managing Director Phil McGinlay said:
We’re delighted that Derek has joined the team at such an important time for the business. During 2016 we delivered significant growth for Swan Group and Derek’s expertise will enable us to take the next step forward as we focus on the many opportunities for quality, affordable housing in Scotland.

Derek Smith said: “The scale of the housing demand over the next 5 years is an exciting opportunity for the Swan Group team. I am looking forward to working with the business and our Local Authority and Housing Association clients to help them address the housing shortage and to turn their ideas into great homes.