Nick White

As Director of Agency & Development, Nick provides specialist advice to a number of institutional funds, property companies, developers, occupiers, local authorities, charities and HNWIs. Nick is also a Trustee of Edinburgh World Heritage.


A direct relative of Charles White (formerly Charles White & Son), Nick’s family have been providing Edinburgh property advice since 1840.

He graduated from both Aberdeen and Reading University before joining Knight Frank & Rutley in London as a graduate surveyor in 1995. Promoted to partner in 2002, Nick returned to Scotland with Knight Frank in 2004 before moving ‘client-side’ to CALA Properties where he was appointed UK Regional Acquisitions Director.

Following 24 months as a senior consultant to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Economic Development team, Nick joined forces with Chris Cuthbert to establish CuthbertWhite in 2011.


Nick is a Director and Trustee of Edinburgh World Heritage.  He played international schoolboy rugby in his youth, captained London Scottish 1st XV and possesses the least imitated swing in Scottish golf.


Nick has provided advice to numerous clients across a range of sectors but with a core focus upon offices; key professional highlights include:

  • Development and letting of The Charlotte Square Collection, Edinburgh (110,000 sqft)
  • Disposal of Capital House, Festival Square, Edinburgh to Bank of New York Mellon (55,000 sqft)
  • Off-market purchase of the Romanov Portfolio and subsequent pre-letting of 20 West Register Street to Baillie Gifford (61,000 sqft)
  • Sale of Blenheim House and subsequent pre-letting and sale of re-branded Greenside (35,000 sqft)
  • Off-market purchase of Bupa House and Centrum House (40,000 sqft)
  • Lease acquisition of 1 Lochrin Square and 93 George Street (55,000 sqft)
  • Purchase and subsequent lettings of Quartermile 2 (60,000 sqft)
  • Lease disposal of Apex, Haymarket (20,000 sqft) and Mainpoint, West Port (30,000 sqft)