Aubrey Adams joins the banks global restructuring arm
Aubrey Adams, who headed up Savills from 1991 to 2008, is also anon-executive director at British Land and Max Property Group.
RBS said Adams will continue in those roles when he joins the bank on November 1.
Adams responsibilities at RBS will include overseeing West Register, which specialises in acquiring borrower default properties and managing them until their sale.
The 83 per cent taxpayer-owned bank is in the process of offloading around half of its property and loans identified as non-core in its restructuring.
RBS has s87 billion in property on its balance sheet as reported at December 31, 2010.
Financial news website Bloomberg estimates RBS has accumulated losses of s45.8 billion since 2007.
RBS has received s45.5 billion in taxpayer funded bailouts to date.