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About Portolio

Our Story

Experience counts for everything in the property industry. Thankfully we have decades of it here at Portolio – all of which we’ve used to create Scotland’s only estate agent for landlords.

From their time running letting agencies, our co-founders Chris Wood and Ross MacDonald could see a better way to sell tenanted properties from landlord to landlord, generating rental income from the first day of ownership for buyers, to the last day of ownership for sellers.

They know what tenants want, what buyers want, and what sellers want. Tenants want security in their home. Buyers want a tenant as well as a property. And sellers want income up to the day of transfer.

That’s Portolio – the win, win, win.

The very early days...

Chris and Ross have been working in the ever-evolving property industry since the early 1990s and each of them built successful letting agencies which were eventually bought by larger companies.

They’ve known each other for years and know they make a strong team.

So when Chris first had the idea for Portolio he teamed up with Ross to turn the vision into a successful reality.

Chris Wood & Ross MacDonald

Meet the team

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Chris Wood
Founder and Managing Director

Chris owned and ran a small letting agency for nine years, before selling it. He left property for two years (2013 to 2015) but came back with an idea – to create an estate agent for landlords.

When he’s not working, you can either find him camping, golfing, going to the football or doing his favourite thing, spending time with his family.

Picture of Ross MacDonald Co-founder of Portolio
Ross MacDonald MNAEA
Co-founder and Director of Sales

Ross graduated as a Building Surveyor in 2000, and went on to build a successful letting agency, help set up the Council of Letting Agents (CLA) and be involved with the Inside Letting magazine. His experience in the private rented sector is recognised across the industry.

In his spare time you’ll find him doing DIY, playing football and getting lots of family time.

The Landlord's Estate Agent

We started life in 2017 as a property portal – think Rightmove for tenanted property!

Then, after some great feedback from our clients, in 2018 we quickly changed to become the NAEA Propertymark  certified Landlord’s Estate Agent you see today.

And from that point, a number of great things started to happen;

  • The word started to spread about the results we were achieving for our delighted customers
  • We buddied up with the Scottish Association of Landlords, becoming an approved supplier in January 2019
  • We were accepted onto the RBS Entrepreneur Accelerator Program in April 2019

Where do we go from here? As the only Landlord’s Estate Agent in Scotland, we’ve set our sights on the top, and we’re continuing to spread our message to help people succeed in property and achieve their goals.

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