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Rachel Ward

Senior Associate


I am a Senior Associate in our Operational Real Estate team based in the West End, with a principal focus on Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA). I have over 10 years’ experience advising clients on valuation, agency and other property matters in the education and PBSA sectors.

My clients include lenders, developers, investors and owner occupiers such as London School of Economics and Political Science, University of the Arts London, Waypoint, Lendinvest and HSBC.



  • Valuation of a site in Southwark with planning permission for a 244 bed student scheme with no affordable student accommodation or link to a university required for loan security purposes.
  • Valuation of the University of Derby’s 423 bed student scheme for potential sale as it had become vacant and needed substantial refurbishment.
  • Valuation and strategic advice to a South London University on their options for the future operation of their 486 bed student accommodation in light of substantive fire compliance and cladding remediation costs.
  • Loan security valuation advice to HSBC in regards to Caterham and Woldingham Schools. This involved undertaking a trading valuation of the independent school and sports ground in addition to a valuation on the basis of vacant possession.

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