John Grewar

Leasing & Asset Management, Standard Real Estate Ltd

The most satisfying thing about my job is .... working with like minded people to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

The hottest topic in our sector right now is .... the need for offices to provide interesting, stimulating work spaces to cater for new working practices. Companies are keen to get staff back to the workplace to encourage engagement and interaction but need to offer high quality invigorating space taking cognisance of collaborative working and mental health. Standard offices are quickly becoming obsolete and the trend for fitted, furnished offices on flexible leasing arrangements is quickly gathering strength. Whilst the private sector is addressing these issues, there is a concern at the speed of return of the public sector, which is having a detrimental effect on the recovery of our city centres.

Property is a great career choice because .... it is a practical and sociable career with diverse opportunities

The most important career advice I would give to my younger self is .... focus on the people who treat you well and respect your advice. Be bold.

The three best things about working in Glasgow are .... people, atmosphere, easy communications

My favourite part of Glasgow is .... Pollok Park; I am there early in the morning walking my dog in peace and quiet, which is a good way to start the day.

The city around the world that reminds me most of Glasgow is …. Chicago, as it is down to earth and good fun, with a similar look.

Outside of work, I am passionate about .... fitness & socialising. Cycling and running are best, as you can combine both.

My best tip to achieve a better work/life balance is .... get a dog

Favourite band? - I love live music with recent highlights Pixies and Highly Suspect.

Favourite author? - John Niven, a brilliant Scottish writer

Favourite holiday destination? - Croatia; beautiful scenery and the sea is beautiful for swimming.

And, finally, what three words best sum you up? Sociable, enthusiastic and down to earth



  • John Grewar