Developing amazing spaces

A major talent in real estate development and investment, the Chris Stewart Group’s expertise is in transformational projects with a focus on regeneration and redevelopment and a particular interest in complex, listed buildings. The Group embraces opportunity with a passion for innovation, but will also apply a keen understanding for market and location. Founded almost 20 years ago, the company’s credentials were firmly established in the early 2000s, when a number of astute property deals helped spark the regeneration of Edinburgh city centre’s east end. Over the decade that followed, an ability to anticipate the market saw the strength and reputation of the company grow, along with its portfolio of assets. This growth has been reflected in the appointment of twelve new members of staff since 2013, growing the team to 17 and now offering a full service across the property spectrum, from acquisition to development, from interior design to asset management.


A fast-growing company, an outstanding track record

In 2014, Chris Stewart Group attracted the attention of global investment advisory group Proprium Capital Partners. As well as investing significant capital, Proprium provides the Group with a funding partner for future opportunities. Proprium Capital Partners LLC is an employee-owned real estate fund manager spun out from Morgan Stanley in March 2013 and currently advising funds which have a combined net asset value of approximately $3 billion. Proprium and its affiliates manage funds for more than 50 institutional investors, including government and private sector pension and retirement funds, banks, family offices and sovereign wealth funds.



Chris Stewart Group has attracted a wide range of prestigious Scottish, UK and International awards for quality, design innovation and expertise as well as a number of individual awards for founder and CEO Chris Stewart.

In November 2014, Advocate’s Close earned the title of Scotland’s Best Building 2014, receiving the RIAS Andrew Doolan Award, recognised as Scotland’s highest award for architecture. A month later, the same development won an International Property Award as the World’s Best for Commercial Redevelopment.

Chris Stewart has won a series of individual awards over the last few years, the most recent being ‘Outstanding Individual Contribution’ at the 2015 Scottish Property Awards.

 The full list of awards:

Advocate’s Close: Scottish Property Awards 2014 –Winner – Development of the Year (Commercial Buildings)

Advocate’s Close: Scottish Property Awards 2014 Highly Commended – City Regeneration Project of the Year 

Advocate’s Close: Scottish Design Award, Regeneration Award

Advocate’s Close: RIAS ‘Andrew Doolan’ Award 2014 – Winner

The Townhouse at Old Town Chambers : Herald Property Awards 2014 – Best Renovation and Conversion

Advocate’s Close: Herald Property Awards 2014 – Best Non-Housing Regeneration Project

Advocate’s Close: Herald Property Awards 2014 – Commercial Property of the Year

Advocate’s Close : International Property Awards 2014-15 – UK 5 Star Award for Renovation and Regeneration

Advocate’s Close : International Property Awards 2014-15 – World’s Best for Commercial Redevelopment

Old Town Chambers: Scottish Hotel Awards 2015 – Regional Winner

Advocate’s Close: RICS Scotland Awards 2015 – Winner – Project of the Year 

Advocate’s Close: RICS Scotland Awards 2015 – Winner – Regeneration Project

The Devil’s Advocate: GQ Food & Drink Awards 2015 – Finalist – Style Bar of the Year