First “Under Offer” for Scotland’s newest residential estate agency


RIO Residential, the new residential real estate agency brought to market by real estate professional, Judy Shields, has its first “under offer”, with the property, a second floor, one bedroom apartment at Orwell Place in the capital, only on the market for four days.

Commenting on the news, Judy Shields, who co-launched Rio Residential with The Fusion Group of Companies, a company that works in commercial hospitality, hospitality, and the meetings and events industry, said: “This is great news, and I’m delighted that we received this first offer so quickly. Its 10% more than the Home Report value, or around £11,000 extra, which is also very good news. This is the kind of “quick start I was looking for”.

Fusion already has Drysdale & Company, its commercial real estate agency, dealing exclusively with the hospitality sector. He quickly made a name for himself as a leader in hotel sales.

As with Drysdale & Company, which is led day-to-day by Stuart Drysdale, Rio Residential will be a stand-alone business within Fusion.

Judy, who has worked in residential real estate at a senior level for eight years, is looking forward to bringing a fresh approach to the real estate industry with full point-of-contact service, embracing the way brokers operate in United States. , Australia and Dubai.

“Edinburgh property has been frozen for too long, I want to shake things up and do it differently and better!” she says.

Most recently she was a Senior Associate Director at Strutt & Parker in Edinburgh, having also spent time at McEwan Fraser as a residential and commercial property surveyor.

During her career, she has also held the position of Client Relations Manager (Restructuring) at KPMG and Area Director for Clyde Property in Stirling.

“Extremely connected to the market”, Rio Residential covers all aspects of residential sales, including redevelopment projects, property supply and off-market.

The agency already has listings running from Stirling, to Edinburgh and to the Scottish Borders.

While a standalone brand within Fusion, Judy, originally from Dunblane, collaborates and networks with Fusion Director Alex McKie, who promotes and supports Rio Residential across its extensive portfolio of hospitality businesses, including The Isle of Skye Guest House and Old Churches House, Dunblane.

Commenting on the agency’s first sub-offer, he said, “I’m thrilled for Judy. This really is the start of something exciting that will cause an even more positive “market disruption” that Fusion is most certainly known for!”

Judy can be contacted on 07446 878544, email


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