Leading property consultancy CBRE has today announced the appointment of Mike Rose as an associate director in the Rating and Taxation department, following a growing requirement for expertise in this area of property tax.

Mike joins the team after a 25 year stint as a partner in the Professional Services & Rating team at Rapleys and two years as a consultant, working in both Scotland and England. In addition to in-depth experience in the retail sector, where his clients included Tesco and Morrisons, Mike has a detailed knowledge of specialist markets including the fast food, motor trade and road side sectors.

Based in the Glasgow office, Mike will work alongside Brian Rogan, head of the Rating and Taxation team in CBRE Scotland, in growing the firm’s client base in Scotland as well as servicing CBRE’s existing network of clients.

Commenting, Brian Rogan said: “Mike’s appointment enables us to add further depth to our existing expertise in business rates advice and allows us to grow our offering and client list. It is great that we’ve managed to secure someone with his wealth of experience; having worked on behalf of some of the largest corporate ratepayer clients in the UK.

“This strategic appointment comes at what is a critical time for business ratepayers; it is only a year to go before the next business rates revaluation and high profile changes to the unoccupied rates relief system are due to come into force on 1 April. These ongoing uncertainties for owners and occupiers of commercial properties will raise the necessity for proactive and timely management of business rates liabilities. Against this backdrop, our Rating and Taxation team is growing with the aim of providing a world class business rates advisory service for our clients.”

Mike Rose added: “Following a couple of years as a consultant, I am delighted to be working with CBRE, particularly at a time when businesses need the specialist rates advice and services which CBRE provides. With the Scottish Government also recently announcing an overarching review of the Rating system it is now more important than ever that businesses located in Scotland are being advised on how any potential changes from the review will affect their business rates liabilities.”

In addition, CBRE recently appointed Angela Lowe to the position of senior director in the National Agency and Development team. Angela joined from Cushman and Wakefield and is based in the firm’s Edinburgh office.

Miller Mathieson, managing director of CBRE Scotland, commented: “Angela’s appointment is a very significant hire for us. She brings a wealth of experience within the Edinburgh market and has enabled us to strengthen the firm’s presence in the market.

“These tactical appointments into the Scottish business are in line with our objective of securing key individuals who bring skills and experience to expand our client offer in significant business growth areas.”