Our People

Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald

Founder & Director

Ian is one of Edinburgh’s most colourful property entrepreneurs.  He founded the IME brand in 1989 but spent the early days of his career as the UK’s leading building preservation surveyor.  IME Property was re-formed in early 2014 as a new start commercial property agency.

He is a highly experienced property investor/developer with a diverse contact book who can construct property deals of all types and sizes.

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Iain Mercer

Iain Mercer

Managing Director

Iain has over 15 years’ experience in the Scottish commercial property market and joined IME in September 2014.

He ran the Almondale Group for 8 years during which time he was involved in direct property investment/development, asset management and property management.

Iain is also a former broadcast news journalist and is currently a freelance business writer for several publications.

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John Mcdonald

John Mcdonald

Director

John is a construction expert and runs IME's fledgling property renovations arm.  Having previously run two successful building companies, he has extensive knowledge and experience of developing residential and commercial properties across Scotland.

John is also actively involved in transaction work at IME and is regularly out at viewings.

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Bill Adams

Bill Adams

Property Consultant

Bill is one of commercial property’s ‘all rounders’ having had stints during his career at Christie and Co, Colliers CRE and DM Hall.

His wealth of knowledge and expertise extends to leasehold, purchase and sale transactions, business sales and residential development appraisals.

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Lauren Burt

Lauren Burt

Agency Administrator

Lauren joined in May 2016 as a school leaver with a real desire to learn in business.  The firm has supported her during her studies for a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration for which she recently qualified with flying colours.

Arranging and diarising viewings, creating sales particulars and generally keeping the office in good order are just a few of her key roles.

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David Bell

David Bell

Property Consultant

In a career which as taken in stints at Kenneth Ryden, Jones Lang Wooton and DM Hall, David has amassed over 40 years’ commercial property experience.His particular area of expertise is acting for a range of clients in buying, selling and leasing properties across Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders.

His practice, DMB Property Consultants, merged with IME in May 2016.

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