Ian Austin

Job title: Director

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 449 6212

Email: IA@drrural.co.uk

Professional background:

Ian has been the Edinburgh office manager since he joined D&R in August 2015. Ian completed his studies at the University of Aberdeen where he gained a First-Class Degree in Property and Finance. Having been brought up on the family Beef and Sheep farm near Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway, he returned to the area and completed his professional training.  Ian is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS), RICS Registered Valuer and a Fellow of the Central Association for Agricultural Valuers (FAAV) having won the President’s Prize for the highest mark in the Scottish CAAV exam in 2013.

Ian is currently the President of the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuation Association (SAAVA) and Director and the Scottish Chairman of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). Ian became a Director of D&R in August 2018.

Outside of work

Ian enjoys traveling and hiking having been to Base Camp Everest, the Inca Trail, Kilimanjaro and the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. He Also likes a day’s game shooting or watching a good movie.

Key areas of work:

  • Planning & Development contract and sale negotiations
  • Access negotiations with 3rd parties including Network Rail, Scottish Water and Power etc.
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Sales & Lettings

Specialises in the following services:

  • Commercial negotiations for Renewal Projects
  • Communication Masts
  • Compulsory Purchase
  • Energy
  • Forestry & Woodland management
  • Strategic Business Consultancy
  • Utility Claims
  • Valuations
  • Wayleave and servitude negotiations