David Stewart has been appointed as a real estate partner at Burness Paull 2023


Burness Paull has added real estate attorney David Stewart as a partner, increasing its total number of partners to 86 throughout its Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow offices.

Mr. Stewart joins the firm from Morton Fraser with over twenty years of experience, with a strong history in investment and development transactions.

Scott Peterkin, head of real estate at Burness Paull, stated, “The real estate market has demonstrated incredible resilience in the face of tremendous problems over the past several years, and we continue to see a robust flow of instructions from all of our clients.

“David is a terrific addition to the company, since he has extensive expertise in key growing areas of the market, such as the build-to-rent and purpose-built student accommodation sectors, where possibilities exist and customers are increasingly seeking our counsel.

“Having been on the opposing side of a number of transactions with David, we are familiar with his technical abilities and legal ability, which, together with his track record of establishing long-lasting client connections and managerial style, make him an outstanding addition to our team.”

Peter Lawson, the chairman of Burness Paull, stated, “Our real estate segment is a long-standing powerhouse of the firm that continues to advance and adapt in accordance with the demands of our clients. Investing in bright employees, such as David, who offer considerable value and strengthen our market-leading position, is essential.”

David Stewart remarked, “I am thrilled to join what is undoubtedly Scotland’s premier real estate team.” Burness Paull enjoys a solid reputation on the market, both for the calibre of its work and for its company culture. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with my new coworkers to provide the best possible results for our clients and uncover development potential.”

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