Edinburgh firm gains the competitive edge with its two new high-profile appointments
Residential investment and management firm Grant Property has appointed two high-profile professionals from the realms of sport and finance to its Edinburgh team.
It has recruited former Scotland cricket captain Preston Mommsen and Nicole Perry, a Young Banker of the Year finalist in 2016, as Property Buyer and Associate Director of Investment respectively.
After representing Scotland in international cricket for more than six years, Mommsen announced in 2016 that he would be leaving competitive sport for an opportunity in the corporate world. Prior to his cricket career, he trained as quantity surveyor and worked for global engineering firm Black and Veatch.
He will now work within Grant Property’s Buying team to acquire prime residential properties throughout the city on behalf of the company’s investors.
Mommsen said: “I’ve always had a passion and interest in property and invested personally when I played cricket. My previous experience with Black and Veatch gave me a strong grounding in the necessary skills and commercial awareness required and after being introduced to co-founder Colette Grant I was offered a job. It was an opportunity I grabbed with both hands.”
He is also currently studying part-time for a BSC in Property Development and Valuation, which he is due to complete in 2018.
Perry, meanwhile, will focus on developing Grant Property’s UK and international growth strategy. She previously worked for Tesco Bank, where she entered the graduate scheme and became International Commercial Development Manager.
A graduate of Strathclyde University and former Saltire Scholar, Perry was previously an intern at Entrepreneurial Scotland where she met Grant Property’s Colette Grant.
Perry said: “My role will focus on driving UK and international growth, specifically through the development of high-earning portfolios for the company’s high and ultra-high net worth investor network.
“Wealth management has been a long-term career goal and I am looking forward to working with the team and to increase Grant Property’s client base in the Far and Middle East.”
John Moran, Managing Director, said: “At Grant Property we pride ourselves in offering clients and investors the very best experience. To do this we have a team of skilled professionals whose expertise is crucial to our business.
“Both Preston and Nicole are fantastic additions to our expanding team and will help us continue to deliver excellent customer service and company growth both domestically and abroad.”