Charitable organisations can face unique real estate challenges that require creative, distinct and empathetic solutions.
The properties you own and occupy can be specialist spaces – often housed in heritage buildings and listed premises – and even seemingly straightforward cases are subject to particular sensitivities. Community organisations, charities, social enterprises and religious orders need strategies that meet their competing requirements, for which traditional real estate advice is unsuitable.
Our team holds specific technical knowledge ideally suited to the sector, including an understanding of charitable objectives and the intricacies of charity law, as well as strategic real estate advice tailored to the unique challenges such organisations face. We have an understanding and empathy that contrast with what is required in other sectors, but draws upon our experience to provide clearly reported, independent, commercially sound real estate advice within the regulatory framework.
Our clients include a broad range of charitable organisations including mainstream charities, religious groups; healthcare and educational institutions; and a number of other charitable entities, as well as museums and institutions of the arts. We provide a full service offering to charities from valuations, Qualified Surveyor’s Reports, acquisitions and disposals and strategic estates advice to planning, building consultancy and rates mitigation.
Since May 2020, William Ray and Paul Greenwood have spoken at a number of webinars discussing, managing property in the charities & religious sector.View webinars