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How valuers can support London's prime retail market
How valuers can support London's prime retail market

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How valuers can support London's prime retail market

With high-quality retail premises in the UK capital now recovering from the pandemic, can the profession benefit from continuing to use the techniques that saw the sector survive lockdown?

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How property sector can embrace collaborative AI
How property sector can embrace collaborative AI

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How property sector can embrace collaborative AI

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RICS publishes guidance for valuers operating in the US
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RICS publishes guidance for valuers operating in the US

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RICS Property Journal Editorial Advisory Group members

 

Paul is head of property standards at RICS, where he has worked for more than 14 years. His specialisms include corporate real estate, public-sector property, facilities management, commercial service charges, property management and property auctioneering.

 

Mairéad is a senior specialist at RICS and leads work relating to property agency and management, including the development of an overarching code for property agents and a block management code for managing agents. She represents RICS on a number of groups, including the Technical Support Group to the Commonhold Council, the industry-wide Home Buying and Selling Group, and the Construction Industry Council’s Housing Panel. She is also a board member for Innisfree Housing Association in London, where she sits on both the Development and Renumeration and the Nominations Committees.

 

Nicola is an experienced commercial property manager, currently working on the regional portfolio at the Crown Estate. During her career she has won the Asset and Facilities Management category of the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year and the University College of Estate Management (UCEM) Alumni Award, as well as being elected an Associate Fellow of UCEM. Formerly working at CBRE, Nicola was instrumental in running the company’s All Greens Committee. She is also keen to encourage the next generation of surveyors; having previously been chair of RICS Matrics London and elected to the RICS Matrics UK Board, she now focuses on mentoring.

 

Rachel is a partner in the real-estate group at solicitors Herrington Carmichael. She has more than 20 years' experience in all aspects of high-value commercial property work, particularly in supporting corporations, in acquisition, letting and disposal of investment properties, and in all landlord and tenant matters. Rachel also has experience of dealing with complex option agreements, easements and other property development matters.

 

Jonathan is a senior specialist in valuation and investment advice in the global valuation team at RICS, where he has worked since 2021. Previously, he was director of UAE Valuation for Cluttons Middle East, based in Dubai, and director of investment, Knight Frank Prague. Jonathan is an RICS-registered valuer and expert witness, with 25 years’ experience in investment brokerage, valuation and development consultancy.

 

Charles is a senior specialist in valuation and investment advisory at RICS. He covers commercial property valuation, including RICS Valuation – Global Standards (Red Book Global Standards). He specialises in environmental, social and governance issues and sustainability, discounted cash flow, and the valuation of operational property such as hotels and flexible workspace.

 

Kevin is one of the most experienced proptech developers in the UK, having worked in the sector for more than 30 years. He is currently director of software innovation and engineering at Trace Solutions, a property management software supplier. In recent years, his team has masterminded the company’s digital transformation with the Mojo process-based web apps.

 

Katie is a senior development manager at the LLDC. She is experienced in both asset and property management as well as residential development, with more than ten years’ experience in a variety of organisations including consultancies, estate agents, small local businesses and global property companies. Katie is also a member of the Property Institute.

 

Antony is head of residential block management at JLL. Formerly a senior specialist in property standards at RICS, he is a chartered surveyor and registered valuer with experience in a variety of property sectors, including block management, home surveys and valuation. At RICS, Antony was responsible for a portfolio including the Home Survey Standard and Service charge residential management code. He is also a professional member of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).


Natasha is a senior partner at law firm Forsters, with experience in all areas of commercial and residential property litigation and particular expertise in residential disputes and leasehold enfranchisement. She advises and acts for estates, charities, commercial landlords and management companies, primarily in London. She also acts for landlords and tenants alike in relation to enfranchisement claims and related litigation, including professional negligence claims.

 

Philip is a residential surveyor and valuer, and a regular conference presenter. An acknowledged expert on Japanese knotweed and its effect on residential values, he is the technical author of RICS guidance on the subject, and he has made significant contributions to other RICS publications and initiatives. Philip is also the author of two practice guides published by Routledge, formerly Estates Gazette.

 

Nigel is a senior specialist in land and property standards at RICS, where he has worked in the standards team since 2015. Previously, he was a manager at Drivers Jonas Deloitte, and a chair of the RICS Matrics UK board.

 

Kelly is a national valuation specialist at the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and winner of the valuation category at the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2022. She leads a team of nine surveyors at the VOA and specialises in public-sector valuations and valuations for taxation purposes. In addition, Kelly is an APC assessor, counsellor and supervisor who has dedicated many hours as an educator and mentor to supporting graduates and helping students into the surveying profession.

 

Paul is real-estate disputes partner at Hogan Lovells. He specialises in development disputes, rights of light, and securing possession of large sites.

Gary is a vice president at CBRE Canada working within their Seniors Housing and Healthcare Group. His work involves real estate valuations, development feasibility studies, investment and financial analysis, market research and a wide variety of real estate consultation services. Gary started his career in the United Kingdom in 2007. He worked as a valuer, advisor, and broker across residential and commercial markets before specialising in the healthcare and senior living sector in 2014. Before relocating to Canada in 2023, he was a director at CBRE UK leading a regional seniors and healthcare valuation team with experience in seniors living and care home valuation, private hospitals, medical offices, childcare and specialist care facilities. Gary is a regular chair and assessor for RICS APC and AssocRICS assessments, with experience assessing in the UK and Ireland, Europe, Middle East, Americas, and Asia Pacific.