As Director and Head of Valuation at Aitchison Raffety, Ian has overall responsibility for the business’ valuation service line, comprising close to 30 individuals, across its’ extensive office network. He is based out of the London office, but oversees and manages the company’s valuation coverage nationally. His role at Aitchison Raffety further encompasses strategic business planning, business development, risk management and quality control.
Ian is a Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer having in excess of 20 years’ experience in the real estate valuation industry and, for the last 15 years, has developed a specialism in the execution, review and management of valuations in the UK and EMEA region.
Paula is a Director and Head of Healthcare at Aitchison Raffety, one of the Country’s leading experts on surgery premises and primary care medical centres.
Paula joined the company in 2003 and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry having worked with many surgeries, medical centres, healthcare investors and funds across the country during this time. Aitchison Raffety have a number of offices with a team of healthcare specialists located across the country with over forty years’ experience working with doctor’s surgeries.
Recognised for her knowledge of healthcare property and extensive experience in the healthcare industry and provides a range of services, specialising in valuations for a variety of purposes including secured lending, partnership, portfolio and court purposes for a range of clients from individual property owners and investors, to large portfolio holders with a considerable number of medical centres located nationwide. These services also include sale and leaseback, disposal and acquisition and development work.
Paula is also involved in a variety of Landlord and Tenant situations on a daily basis dealing with rent reviews and lease renewal negotiations, dispute resolution, CMR appeals, as well as pharmacy rent reviews and lease renewals. She also has significant experience as an Expert Witness in relation to rent review and lease renewal disputes including the PACT process.
As well as being a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Paula is instrumental in the management and running of the Healthcare Department. She also qualified as an Independent Expert in 2017 and is now a member of the RICS panel of Independent Experts.
Rick is our Head of Business Rates having joined Aitchison Raffety in July 2022 to oversee the growth of the division in London and the Regional offices.
With over 12 years’ experience within the rating industry spanning the breadth of the country, Rick has advised and been client manager to some of the largest organisations in the UK.
Rick is experienced in the rating valuation of industrial premises including large distribution warehouses, banks, offices and retail. He also has experience with specialist properties including pubs, gyms, hotels, and car showrooms.