Savills appoints new OCM Director

Savills announces the appointment of a new Operational Capital Markets (OCM) Director, who will be based in Edinburgh.

Edward Crockett, Director, Savills OCM | BTR News
Edward Crockett, Director, Savills OCM.

Savills announces it has appointed Ed Crockett as a Director in the Operational Capital Markets (OCM) division, the market leading advisor in the operational real estate sectors in the UK and EMEA. 

Ed will be based predominantly in Savills’ Edinburgh office, but he will also regularly spend time in the Margaret Street head office in London. Ed will work across all OCM sectors – including Multifamily, Single Family, Student Accommodation, Co-Living, Senior Living and Healthcare.

“I am delighted to be joining the market-leading OCM division at Savills. Working alongside an established team I am excited to help continue to grow our offering in all of the OCM sectors, across Scotland. I look forward to a new opportunity to drive increased investment into the sector.”

Edward Crockett, Director, Savills OCM

A multi-disciplinary practice, Savills Scotland has over 300 staff and has strong residential investment, development and planning teams. Ed will work closely with these teams, supporting clients in their aspirations in the OCM sectors in Scotland.

“With the anticipated growth in the Scottish Build to Rent sector we are delighted to have Ed join us; his first-hand experience of the sector brings an unrivalled expertise our clients can benefit from. I am very excited to start working with him.“

Ben Brough, Head of Development, Savills Scotland

Ed joins Savills from abrdn, where he was Head of UK Residential Investment. He was responsible for the creation of abrdn’s UK residential business, and he supported the growth of their European Residential platform. Ed has vast experience managing UK Funds’ strategies in both the commercial and residential marketplaces. Ed has over twenty years’ experience – and his extensive sector expertise will be an asset to further strengthening OCM’s residential team. Ed also recently featured in EG’s ‘50 Most Influential People in UK Build to Rent’. 

“Ed has a wealth of expertise in UK Residential Investment and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team. His experience and drive will be a huge asset for us, and for our clients.”

Andrew Brentnall, Head of UK Residential Investment & Development, Savills OCM