Our development capability

As well as buying and selling real estate, we are also experienced commercial real estate developers. We have a dedicated team in the UK and a specialist based in our Paris office. All our real estate portfolio managers can take advantage of this expertise.

Our development projects include the purchase of land and the construction of new buildings, as well as the refurbishment and redevelopment of existing buildings.We are flexible in our approach, undertaking direct developments, appointing our own consultants and contractors where appropriate. We also undertake joint ventures, where the risks are shared. This allows us to spread, source and invest in a more diverse range of opportunities.

Mark Watt

Mark Watt

Head of UK Institutional Real Estate Portfolios

Mark joined the industry in 1989 and is experienced in direct real estate investment, development and asset management across all commercial sectors of the UK market. He has held a number of roles within Standard Life Investments' real estate team. Mark is currently responsible for the teams managing our core third party UK institutional portfolios, including the UK Shopping Centre and Retail Park Trusts, the Long Lease Property Portfolio and several segregated mandates.