Martin Hall, senior director of Davidson and Robertson, Scotland’s oldest firm of Valuers and Rural Consultants, has been appointed as a Recognised European Valuer (REV) by TEGOVA – the European Group of Valuers’ Association.

REV status is the mark of excellence in real estate valuation, demonstrating to international and local clients that the valuer is qualified to a consistent high European standard of practice.

Martin has over 30 years’ experience as a Rural Surveyor and is a past president of the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters' and Valuers' Association (SAAVA), an examiner for the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) and honorary vice-president of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).

He is also a member of the Agricultural Law Association, the Compulsory Purchase Association and was appointed to the CAAV President’s Panel of Arbitrators in 2021.

Commenting on his appointment, Martin said: “In these changing times, when investment in the environment and carbon footprint are growing in importance, the REV status enables European property investors to identify local UK valuers qualified to the European standard.

I am one of only a few in the UK (and one of only two in Scotland), so it will make the process easier for property owners in Northern England and Scotland looking to tap into pan European investors.”

According to TEGoVA, “the greatest impact of REV is on local clients".

"In times of economic uncertainty, local clients seek out professionals with special knowledge and experience who can help them make difficult investment and pricing decisions.

"Here, the competitive edge for REV valuers lies in their guaranteed minimum level of education and experience and the capacity to interpret global and local valuation impacts that comes from demonstrated familiarity with European Valuation Standards.”