Scotland at MIPIM

Scottish organisations were out in force at the world’s biggest property event: MIPIM 2019, in Cannes, France. Over the four days of the event, we hosted a series of events and conversations on capital investment opportunities in Scotland, smart cities, city living, lifestyle, waterfronts, healthcare, technology, education, devolution and Brexit.

Scotland's Capital Investment Portfolio (PDF, 14MB)

Attractive investment

Scotland is the most attractive region in the UK for inward investment after London

In UK's top ten cities

Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are all among the top ten cities in the UK for attracting international investment

UK's number one for R&D

Scotland attracted more R&D projects than any other UK region in 2016 (including London)

Capital Investment Incentives (PDF, 1.2MB)

A strong investment offer

Scotland has a strong and attractive investment offer.

Our growing and stable economy, thriving cities, outstanding talent, world class universities, leading-edge innovation, and high quality of life, means Scotland has much to offer international investors.

MIPIM delegates

A great place to do business

Investment in Scottish commercial property hit £2.3 billion in 2017. Scotland’s economic strengths, along with our infrastructure and connectivity, and our skilled and talented workforce, make Scotland an effective place to invest in property.

Derek Mackay, cabinet secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, talks about Scotland’s attractive capital investment opportunities.

A growing portfolio of investment opportunities

Scotland’s commercial property market is strong, evidenced in 2017 with high occupancy rates and rising prime rents (over £320 per square metre for Grade A offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow). Scotland also has a growing portfolio of large-scale investment opportunities available. 

Over the last decade, Glasgow has attracted £5.3 billion and Aberdeen £2.67 billion of commercial property investment. And, relative to its size, Edinburgh packs a property punch, being ranked the 4th city globally for investment intensity.

International Financial Service District, Glasgow

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