About Us

The Carling Group is a successful and growing investment company with interests in UK property and construction sectors.

The Carling Group and its owners, Graeme & Leanne Carling are on a mission to consolidate fragmented markets across the UK and having successfully done this in the property sector, have recently switched focus to the construction sector.

Group business, Carling Property Group is one of the largest residential property landlord in Scotland, proving tenants with affordable housing in the form of family homes, student and work-force accommodation. The Group’s residential portfolio has grown to over 300 properties whilst adopting a unique acquisition and development strategy and becoming Scotland’s only private, affordable-housing provider.

The Carling Group have identified a consolidation opportunity in the UK construction sector and through group company, United Capital, have developed an aggressive and focused acquisition model and been successful in securing private finance from company directors and their networks. Having completed the acquisition of McGill and Alliance Electrical in 2019, United Capital is actively seeking to acquire building services and facilities management companies with a combined turnover of £300million over the next three years.

Meet the Carlings

Owned by husband and wife team, Graeme and Leanne Carling, The Carling Group has been created through their aim of enhancing lives through property for their investors and property tenants.

Using over two decades of experience in property development and investment, The Carling Group has developed into one of the country’s most innovative and forward thinking property investment companies, with a specific commitment to delivering quality affordable private sector housing to the Scottish rental market.

Graeme Carling

Graeme specialises in consolidating fragmented markets, maximising value from corporate assets and brings significant expertise in acquisitions and delivering growth. Over the last 13 years, Graeme and his wife Leanne have been involved in over 1,000 property transactions, either buying or facilitating with a value of circa £200million.

In February 2019 Graeme acquired Scottish building services company McGill directly from KPMG after it entered administration. Graeme and his senior team have re-built the business, won several significant public sector contracts and expect to turnover in excess of £5million in this financial year, £10million next year and over £20million in the following.

Graeme has successfully secured financial investment from UK and overseas family offices, HNW individuals and significant bank debt funding. Graeme’s ability to identify investment opportunities has allowed him to become one of Scotland’s more notable entrepreneurs. Graeme has built a reputation for growing value in companies.

Leanne Carling

Leanne has more than a decade of experience in the residential property sector where she identifies, manages and negotiates M&A activity to its completion. Having built a reputation early in her career for being able to find and negotiate deals, Leanne brings strong organisational skills developed in the logistics industry, to ensure that any and all opportunities are properly explored.

Over the past 13 years Leanne has grown her residential property company, Carling Property Group into the largest privately-owned residential landlords in Scotland. During this time Leanne has led the growth of the business by sourcing portfolio deals and securing the finance required.

Leanne has been involved in over 1,000 residential property portfolio acquisition transactions, either buying or facilitating with a value of circa £200million. The rapid growth of Carling Property Group is testament to Leanne’s talent for buying at the right price to maximise eventual sale value.