Scottish Widows Investment Partnership director of real estate Malcolm Naish has announced plans to take early retirement.
Naish joined the group in late 2007 and is described by Swip as having been instrumental in growing the real estate business to more than £4.9bn in assets under management.
He will step down from the position at the end of June.
Naish says: “Knowing that the Swip real estate business is in excellent shape and in the hands of a strong and highly-experienced team has made it possible for me to realise my ambition to take early retirement.
“The past few years have been both professionally challenging and thoroughly enjoyable.”
He adds: “I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to lead and help shape a great team and am looking forward with relish to the next phase of my life.”
In addition to the role at Swip, Naish served as vice-chairman of the Scottish Property Federation from 2009 to 2010 and chairman from 2010 to 2011.
He is also a member of both the British Property Federation policy committee and the editorial board of the Investment Property Forum.