Glasgow Estate Firm Enhances Southside Presence with Strategic Hire from Competitor

Kay Blair, Director, Glasgow Southside Sales, Rettie (by Stewart Attwood)

Rettie has hired Kay Blair as Director, Glasgow Southside Sales from Clyde Property where she spent over sixteen years, most recently as Area Director.  Blair will operate out of Rettie’s Shawlands and Newton Mearns offices in the Southside of Glasgow, two of Rettie’s five offices in the city. 

At Rettie, Blair will oversee strategic and financial performance across the Southside office network, while working closely with Neil Cunningham (Commercial Director, Rettie), Alison Anderson (Associate Director, Newton Mearns), Alan Laird (Associate Director, Newton Mearns), Vincent Reilly (Associate Director, Shawlands), Grace Sloan (Senior Negotiator, Newton Mearns), and other members of the Rettie team. 

Neil Cunningham, Commercial Director, Rettie, said: “Rettie has an ambitious growth strategy in the Southside over the next three years, where we are aiming to significantly increase our market presence and become the number one brand and selling agent.”

Neil Cunningham added: “Kay has a longstanding track record of providing excellent customer service and guidance to clients and buyers through every part of their journey, it’s an excellent fit for Rettie and our offering in the Southside of Glasgow, and we couldn’t be happier to have Kay on board.”

Kay Blair, Director, Glasgow Southside Sales, said: “Rettie continues to build a reputation for first-class professionalism, underpinned by a customer-centric approach which has made a real and positive impact in the local real estate market, an area I’ve lived in all my life.  It’s a great time for me to be joining the firm and the impressive team based here, and across Glasgow and Scotland.” 

While Rettie is seeing sales in the Southside at an average of 6.5 per cent over the home report value, high quality properties in the family home and apartment categories in areas like Giffnock, Pollokshields, Newton Mearns, Shawlands, Cathcart, Strathbungo, and Queens Park are regularly selling for at or around 25 per cent above home report value.  

Kay Blair added: “We are seeing stability in the local market, with confident buyers ready to move on.  And quality properties are achieving well beyond expectations as people look to be part of a vibrant local community, and access high quality schooling and local amenities.” 

Rettie opened its Newton Mearns office in 2015, with the Shawlands office opened in 2017. 

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