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William Ray



I am a Partner in our Operational Real Estate team based in our London head office. I specialise in advising on valuation, estate strategy, development, acquisition and disposal advice in respect of educational, charity, healthcare and other institutional and operational properties..

As a partner in Operational Real Estate, I regularly advise on universities, FE colleges, student accommodation, schools, care homes and ecclesiastical property as well as more traditional property assets such as residential and development land.

I am the firm’s lead on Further Education. My expertise includes valuation for loan security, financial reporting, estate strategy and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. I provide strategic estates advice including purchase and disposal of surplus assets.

I provide specialist valuation advice to charities and not-for-profit organisations and am a Qualified Surveyor for the purposes of The Charities Act.



  • Sale of More House, Cromwell Road, South Kensington on behalf of a religious order. I advised the charity on the viability of the student centre before acting as their selling agent for the sale of the freehold of the surplus asset, releasing valuable funds to the charity.
  • Valuation of 13 FE colleges across central and outer London for Capital City College Group, London’s largest FE provider.
  • Sale of the former Centre for Health, Social and Child Care, a former FE college in Islington extending to 50,000 sq ft which sold for redevelopment.
  • 1 Mark Street, Stratford. I advised on value and negotiated the variation of a restrictive covenant and subsequently sold the freehold interest of the 30,000 sq ft building to an international higher education institution.

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