In addition the firm provides Property & Estate Management Services, Planning & Development Advice, Sales, Purchases and Valuations of Commercial, Industrial and Rural Property, Property Lettings as well as Environmental and Waste Management Consultancy.
From our two offices, one in Edinburgh’s West End and the other in Perth City Centre, we aim to provide a dynamic approach to all our clients property requirements, providing a friendly and professional service.
Rory Ballantyne BSc (Hons) FRICS
Director, Head of EdinburghRory Ballantyne qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2006 and is a Graduate of Northumbria University, Newcastle. Rory has over 10 years experience in the Scottish residential market place – spending much of that time with working with a leading global real estate adviser in their Land and Development Team as well as working with one of Scotland’s leading housebuilders. Rory enjoys spending time with his family and a number of outdoor activities including Shooting, Fishing and playing rugby for Broughton Rugby Club in Edinburgh.
Ben Ballantyne FRICS
Chairman, Head of Perth OfficeBen Ballantyne has 40 years experience as a Chartered Surveyor. A student at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester too long ago to remember, he joined a UK wide firm of chartered surveyors where he became a partner in their Edinburgh office. He left in 1995 to establish Ballantynes Perth office. From this office in Perth he has developed a UK wide general practice surveyors business working throughout the UK for a wide range of private clients and public bodies. In addition for 8 years he was a Director of a leading privately owned UK Waste Management Company. When not in the office, he can probably be found on the banks of a salmon river or a trout loch trying, sometimes with little success, to catch a fish!
Director of New HomesGordon McKenzie has over 20 years experience in New Homes Sales and Marketing having worked both for developers and agents. He is tasked with promoting new build developments, gaining new build instructions, providing valuable client advise, market research and pricing for new build developments. Gordon has worked throughout Scotland on significant large scale residential and mixed use projects as both advisor and client. Gordon has been involved with many significant projects that have been consulted on and built in Scotland. In his spare time Gordon enjoys spending time with his daughters and fiancée and keeping fit in the gym, walking and mountain biking.
Senior Office Administrator & Estate Agency Assistant – Perth OfficeCarole joined the Perth Office in October 2011 where she is responsible for the Company’s Accounting and Book-keeping. She also assists with property and general enquiries and is closely involved with all property sales carried out from the Perth Office. Carole has always lived and worked in and around Perth. In her spare time Carole enjoys walking in the Perthshire countryside, spending time with friends and family and camping.
Holly Smith MNAEA MARLA
Property ManagerHolly joined the Edinburgh office in 2014 as a receptionist, bringing her previous administration and customer service experience. Holly recently relocated to Edinburgh from the Highlands of Scotland and likes to work with various volunteer organisations, attending workshops and planning small fundraising events. In her spare time Holly enjoys cooking and reading and likes to spend time with friends and family.
ReceptionistBallantynes are delighted to welcome their newest recruit. Sophie joined the Edinburgh office in June, 2015, as receptionist, having just completed a degree in Festival and Events Management at Napier University in Edinburgh. In her spare time she enjoys baking, going to the gym and socialising with friends and family.