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Rachel Ward



I’m an Associate in our Specialist department based in the West End. I specialise in providing valuation, estate strategy and acquisitions and disposals advice on educational, healthcare and other institutional and operational properties, with a focus on student accommodation.

My experience has focused on Red Book Valuations for loan security, accounting, estate strategy, acquisition and disposal purposes. I specialise in valuing institutional property including schools, colleges, places of worship and student accommodation across the UK. I also advise charities and religious orders on compliance with The Charities Act.

My clients include lenders, developers, investors and owner occupiers such as Barclays, HSBC, The English Province of The Institute of Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Caterham School, and City, University of London.



  • Strategic, valuation and disposal advice to the Lutheran Council on their student accommodation at Thanet Street, London. Initial advice given to assist with varying the terms of their lease which led to a disposal of the 82 bed student residence.
  • Loan security valuation advice to HSBC in regards to St Dunstan’s College, Catford. This involved undertaking a trading valuation of the independent school and sports ground in addition to a valuation on the basis of vacant possession.
  • Valuation and strategic advice on a potential disposal of surplus property at St Euphrasia’s Convent, Blackley in compliance with the provisions of the Charities Act. I also advised the client on the terms of a new substation lease, also in compliance with the Charities Act.

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