About Us

About Us

Burns & Shaw Property Consultants is a Limited Liability Partnership founded in July 2009 by Niall Burns and Adam Shaw. They provide occupational, development and investment advice on Industrial, Office and Retail property throughout Scotland.

The consultancy who operate under the principal of “who you see is who you get” are dedicated to becoming one of the recognised alternatives in these fields to the national practices. They aim to achieve this through personalised service and by providing strong fundamentals of property consultancy.

Niall Burns has over 17 years experience in the Scottish Commercial Property Market in private practice. Having also worked for a leading development company, he provides another aspect, fully understanding client’s expectations, aspirations and requirements. Niall specialises in Business Space Agency together with Retail Agency and Development.

Adam Shaw has 14 years experience in the Business Space Agency and Investment markets having worked with three leading national practices. He specialises in Office and Industrial Agency and places particular impetus on achieving key objectives for clients through a committed and holistic work ethic.

Burns & Shaw act for a wide range of clients including:-
Aberforth Partners, London and Oriental, Mapely, British Waterways, BUPA, Blackrock Land (UK) Ltd, C&W Assets, The Church of Scotland General Trustees, Dobbies Garden Centres, Hansteen Holdings PLC, Kangaroo Self Storage, Walker Commercial Properties Ltd, Marstons Inns & Taverns, Castlecroft Securities Ltd, Ruffer LLP, Henderson Global Investors and The Drum Estate.

We are committed and focused on maintaining existing client relationships and to identifying and building new ones. We would be delighted to meet with individuals or organisations to speak in further detail.

Our Team

Adam Shaw


BSc (Hons)
MRICS Partner

Adam is a member of the RICS. He bases work commitments and client relationships on integrity, transparency and a positive outlook. He is involved in the Commercial Property Sector having acted for Landlords and Tenants throughout Scotland.

Niall Burns


MRICS Partner

Niall is a member of the RICS and has over 17 years experience in the Scottish Commercial Property Market both in private practice and for a development company. Niall specialises in asset management, retail/business space agency and development. Niall lives in the Scottish Borders and is married with a young son.