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Ballantynes Property Group has a particular emphasis on providing our fully managed service via our residential estate agency and lettings departments. Ballantynes also specialise in Property & Estate Management Services, Planning & Development Advice, Purchase and Valuations of Commercial, Industrial and Rural Property. We also source and assist in the purchase of investment opportunities and buy-to-live-in via our purchasers database.

 

From our two offices, one in Edinburgh’s vibrant West End and the other in Perth City Centre, where we are one of few experts who specialise in these area and we aim to provide a dynamic approach to all of our clients property requirements, providing a friendly and professional service.

 

Rory Ballantyne

Rory Ballantyne BSc (Hons) FRICS

Managing Director
Rory 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.

Gordon Mckenzie

Gordon Mckenzie

Director of New Homes
Gordon 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. In his spare time Gordon enjoys spending time with his daughters and fiancée and keeping fit in the gym, walking and mountain biking.
 

Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith

Senior Financial Controller & Office Manager Edinburgh Office
Tracy worked in retail for over 15 years before starting work at Ream, she does the accounts and is responsible for ensuring rents are received on time and for paying landlords and contractors and all other HMRC requirements. In her spare time Tracy enjoys spending time with friends and family and looking after her brood of pets. She also enjoys reading a good book.
Scott Webster

Scott Webster

Head of Estate Agency
Scott Webster has over 15 years of experience in property having started with the local SPC then leading onto positions with both solicitor based estate agents and traditional estate agencies, giving Scott a well-rounded understanding of property sales from start to finish. As the Head of Estate Agency, Scott provides clients with a fully managed service bringing properties to the market and managing until the keys exchange. Scott offers national coverage with a more locally based service. Along with a strong team behind him, the aim is to offer each property a tailored marketing package to suit. In his spare time, Scott enjoys football and exploring Scotland with his wife and two dogs.
 

Kelly Gibson

Kelly Gibson CIHM

Senior Property Manager Edinburgh Office
Kelly has over 18 years experience working in the property sector from interiors to trade supplies and property management. She is responsible for the day to day running of client’s properties, providing valuable client advice and making sure both landlord and tenant are satisfied. Her background working for large retail companies and running her own business in the past has provided Kelly with the customer focus the property industry requires. When not working Kelly loves to socialise with friends and family or relax in the coolness of a swimming pool.
Carole Cameron

Carole Cameron

Senior Office Administrator & Estate Agency Assistant – Perth Office
Carole 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.
 

Emma Garn

Emma Henry

Property Manager Edinburgh Office
Emma joined Ballantynes in February 2018 after gaining 10 years’ experience in the architectural sector. Having originally joined as the Receptionist/Office Administrator for the Edinburgh office, Emma swiftly progressed to the role of Property Manager after finding a real passion for rentals. In her spare time Emma enjoys taking care of her daughter, with her husband. They very much enjoy travelling to new places and spending time with the wider family and pet cat. Emma is a fan of country music, books and movies.
Lia Mitchell

Lia Mitchell

Property Assistant Edinburgh Office
Lia joined Ballantynes in November 2018 as Property Assistant. Very much involved with the day to day running of our sales & rental portfolio and provides her invaluable support to the rest of the team. A recent business graduate with Aberdeen University, Lia has spent the past few years studying hard to qualify with a 2:1. In her spare time Lia enjoys going to the gym, socialising and travelling.
 

Elaine Durie

Elaine Durie

Maintenance Coordinator
Elaine joined the Ballantynes team in May 2021 as Maintenance Co-ordinator to manage this very busy department in support of the lettings portfolio making sure that all properties are managed and maintained to a high standard, for our landlords and tenants. Elaine started out in property back in 2016 having previously operated within the financial sector for many years prior. Some would say that finance and property work hand in hand so it was a understandable transition and her experience is second to none. In her spare time, Elaine has a passion for travelling, good restaurants and spending lots of time with her children Alan and Lauren and her grandson Matthew.
 

 
 
 
 
With an expert knowledge of the property market in Scotland and with our diverse breadth of expertise across the sector, we believe that not only do we achieve the best results in the market place for our clients but we also ensure that business is done in the right way.
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Ballantynes have long established relationships with many of Scotland’s most prominent and successful house builders and property developers, and have now grown to become one of the country’s leading independent agents in New Build Homes.
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With a passion for everything rural, one of Ballantynes founding building blocks was making its name in Scotland's high end country market. Ballantynes has now established itself as one of the major players in country property in Scotland.
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