SVA Property Auctions
What do we do and who we are
SVA Property Auctions was established in January 1999 as Scotland's only locally based firm of property auctioneers. We hold a regular programme of auctions, usually 5 or 6 per year, with the majority being conducted in Glasgow. The auctions offer both Commercial and Residential property as well as land and other development opportunities, all located throughout Scotland.
The business has expanded steadily in recent years with the firm increasing not only the number of lots offered - now between 200 and 250 each year - but also the amount raised, culminating in 2007 with disposal proceeds exceeding £18.4 million. This included the sale of the largest individual lot ever sold under the hammer in Scotland. The Uphall Depot, Nr Livingston which sold at the November 2007 auction for £3.8m. The firm's average disposal rate is consistently between 85% and 95% placing us well to the fore in the UK national performance figures.
Our client base also continues to expand and become more diverse, which is reflected in the broad spectrum of properties we offer. Whilst acting for a number of key Government and public sector clients such as Scottish Water, Fife Council, Defence Estates, BRB (Residuary) Ltd and Scottish Enterprise, SVA also offers property for a number of privatised companies and those which have acquired Government occupied property portfolios. These clients include ScottishPower, BT plc, Telereal and LandSecurities. UK banks, offering both their own surplus accommodation as well as re-possessions regularly participate in our sales along with other financial organisations.
At the other end of the spectrum, and often accounting for at least 40% of the lots on offer are individuals and small property companies. To service this increasing interest in selling at auction SVA Property Auctions has expanded both its staff numbers and the locations at which team members are based.
Shaun Vigers - (Director)
Based in the Edinburgh office and founder of the firm, Shaun has over 24 years experience of both the Scottish property scene and auction sales, having been involved with the re-introduction of this method of sale to the Scottish marketplace in 1984. Taking his first turn at the rostrum in 1994, he has now conducted circa 150 auctions.
Keith Raffan - (Senior Surveyor)
Previously worked at West of Scotland Water Authority and then Scottish Water, Keith joined SVA in early 2003 and is now based in the Edinburgh office. An investment/management surveyor by training, he is principally involved with the current disposal programme for Scottish Water, but is also active in the day to day handling of all aspects of the firm's business.
Nicola Currie - (Senior Surveyor)
Formerly with both North and East of Scotland Water Authorities as well as their successor organisation, Scottish Water, Nicola originally trained as a Rural Practice surveyor. Based in Edinburgh she has broad experience in all types of both commercial and residential property. Nicola is involved with all the main aspects of the firm's business.
Richard Everitt - (Senior Surveyor)
Richard, who is based in the Edinburgh office, joined us in summer 2007 from Scottish Water following a career in both the public and private sectors covering a wide range of disciplines. Involved as the client for the first ever sale of water board assets in 1998, Richard has 'jumped the fence' and is now handling a wide range of both public sector and private client instructions.
Donna Hood - (Auctions Administrator)
Donna joined SVA shortly after the company was set up, moving from receptionist to her current role in 2004. A familiar face on the day of the auction Donna's principal roles include all organisational aspects of the auctions, co-ordinating instructions and legal paperwork with vendor's solicitors and dealing with client money.
Morven Marwick - (MLM Property and Business Services)
Based just south of Inverness, Morven has been involved with each of the SVA auctions since the firm was established. Initially dealing with inspections in the north and handling the post auction sales table, Morven took her first turn at the rostrum in autumn 2004 and is now firmly established as Shaun's associate auctioneer. Running her own property related business as well Morven is well placed to handle work in the north and north-west of Scotland.
David Silcocks - (David Silcocks Chartered Surveyors and Valuers)
Based at Alford, to the west of Aberdeen, David runs his own business and provides extensive support to SVA covering auction work, valuation and estate management services. Having worked in the north-east of Scotland for 23 years he is well placed both in terms of knowledge and location to cover instructions in this area of the country.
The Firm is based in offices at 13 Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK, EH3 6QW.
Tel 0131 624 6640 Email: email@example.com