Fer­gus­son joins RICS Scot­land board

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SHEP­HERD Char­tered Sur­vey­ors man­ag­ing par t ner I an Fer­gus­son has been elected to the Royal In­sti­tu­tion of Char­tered Sur­vey­ors (RICS) Scot­land board as a non-ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber – the first time a part­ner from the firm has been on the board.

Fer­gus­son’s role is to con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment of RICS’s cor­po­rate strat­egy, and he will seek to “en­cour­age in­no­va­tion, am­bi­tion and ideas from and among the lo­cal mem­ber­ship” that will in turn help to ad­vance the busi­ness-plan ob­jec­tives of the in­sti­tu­tion.

Fer­gus­son said: “I am de­lighted to be elected to the RICS Scot­land board and par­tic­u­larly look for­ward to pro­gress­ing pro­mo­tion of the home re­port as an in­no­va­tive prod­uct that is help­ing to re­ju­ve­nate Scot­land’s res­i­den­tial prop­erty mar­ket.

“Home re­ports make the process of buy­ing a home more trans­par­ent by re­mov­ing much of the un­cer­tainty over the con­di­tion of the prop­erty and what price to bid and ac­cept. By so do­ing, they are en­cour­ag­ing a much-needed flow of trans­ac­tions in the cur­rent hous­ing mar­ket.”

Fer­gus­son is a fel­low of the Royal In­sti­tu­tion of Char­tered Sur­vey­ors and has worked in the prop­erty in­dus­try for 30 years.

He i s also a mem­ber of the As­signed Risks Panel, which helps firms ex­pe­ri­enc­ing pro­fes­sional in­dem­nity in­sur­ance is­sues.

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