bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Mark Colquhoun

Discipline: Property and Real Estate

Position: Senior Associate

Location: Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 222 2937

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Mark Colquhoun has over 20 years’ experience in commercial real estate.

His clients include institutional and private investors, funds, developers, and a range of occupiers.

Recent notable deals include:  

  • Logistics: Investment acquisition of c. 60,000 sq foot urban logistics unit in Blantyre, Glasgow and subsequent refinancing.
  • Hotels / Hospitality:
    • Purchase of the Duck’s Inn, Aberlady.
    • Purchase of the Ardgowan Hotel, St Andrews.
    • Purchaseof Beancross Farm, Falkirk for a restaurant operator
  • Retail Development:
    • Pittsburgh Retail Park, Halbeath, Dunfermline: Acting for the developers in the acquisition, development, leasing and subsequent sale of Pittsburgh Retail Park.
    • Larbert Retail Park: acting for the developer innegotiating pre-lets at this new development.
  • Car showroom: Acquisition of a site in Motherwell, for the development of a new Ford dealership.
  • Leasing (occupier):
    • Lease of high security office space in Glasgow at a rent in excess of £250k per annum.
    • Lease of a warehouse near Edinburgh for manufacture of luxury glamping pods.

External Appointments

Land Aid: Mark is on the Scottish regional board of property industry charity Land Aid, whose purpose is to end youth homelessness.

IPF: He is a member of the Investment Property Forum (the IPF).

Other qualifications: Albeit dual qualified in Scotland, and England and Wales, Mark solely focusses on the Scottish market.

He is also a Notary Public.

What Clients Say

In the world of Scottish property law, Mark simply makes life a little easier. Having worked with Mark for a number of years on transactions great and small, I have no hesitation in commending his high quality, efficient and enjoyable style. (Fund Manager at a leading European investment company).

Mark is particularly good at understanding the more commercial aspects of a deal and providing excellent advice accordingly. He is very responsive to the needs and requirements of his clients, gets to the ' bottom-line' very quickly and dispenses the necessary advice as appropriate. (Development manager at major UK retailer).

Mark supports me and Sopra Steria in all Scottish transactions. I am always very grateful to Mark for the prompt communications and simplified explanations that make my part in these matters so much easier. I would be delighted to recommend Mark to any potential client. Head of Property and Facilities at Sopra Steria.

After Hours

Mark is a keen hockey player and also coaches various junior teams (which include his three kids, who have no choice). He enjoys epic travel and tropical music.

“The level of service has always been excellent, with properly experienced solicitors dealing with appropriate cases" Legal 500

Contact BTO


  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
  • F:+44 (0)131 222 2949