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 20 years ago by CEO and majority shareholder Chris Stewart, the company’s credentials were firmly established in the early 2000s, when a number of deals helped spark the regeneration of Edinburgh city centre’s east end. Over the years that have followed, the strength and reputation of the company have grown, along with its portfolio of assets. This growth has been reflected in the appointment of 14 new members of staff since 2013, growing the head office team to 18 including an in house architect, interior design team, project and construction management, development finance and asset management teams.
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, including ‘Outstanding Individual Contribution’ at the 2015 Scottish Property Awards.