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Brian Hutcheson


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Brian is a Partner based in Glasgow.

Commercial Real Estate expertise

He specializes in development work, investment sales and purchases, property finance and leasing arrangements. Brian also heads our Student Accommodation practice.

His development experience includes acting in relation to the £400m regeneration of a former industrial site in the Central Belt, including the creation of a school, leisure facilities, roads and other infrastructure in addition to residential and commercial elements. Brian also has expertise in forward sales, forward funding and complex option and clawback arrangements, including in relation to a variety of student accommodation assets.

Brian and his team provide support to our corporate teams and to firms in other jurisdictions on a wide range of corporate, property and funding deals.  He does estates management work for a number of PLCs, financial institutions and other substantial organisations.

Brian is a member of our insolvency team and recently acted in the pre-pack acquisition of a substantial hotel and pub portfolio for a well known Leisure Group.  He has worked extensively with public sector organisations on a range of leasing, funding and development related matters, including in relation to the funding of a major infrastructure project in the West of Scotland.

He represents a wide range of lenders in property funding matters, which extends to acting in enforcement scenarios, including in the repossession and sale of investment assets. Brian has a particular expertise in bridging finance and represents one of the UK's most active lenders in Scotland.

Brian and his team also have significant renewables experience.

What our clients and peers say: 

"key member of their attentive and hard working team"

Legal 500

“High calibre commercial property expert”

Legal 500

Sources describe him as "very commercial" as well as "very user-friendly and likeable."

- Chambers and Partners 2019

Recent Content by Brian Hutcheson

4 Feb 2019

Proposed Letting Restrictions Affecting BTR and Student Accommodation Assets in Scotland

Although owners of properties within the build to rent and student accommodation sectors might ultimately view themselves as proprietors of '...
Brian Hutcheson
13 Feb 2018

Tenancy Agreements for Student Accommodation in Scotland

The new Private Residential Tenancy ("PRT") regime was introduced in Scotland on 1 December 2017.  Prior to its introduction there was concern...
Brian Hutcheson