Bella Joined our Healthcare team in April 2023 with 10 years post qualification experience in valuations, rent reviews and lease renewals in the commercial sector. Bella is an RICS registered valuer and provides Valuation and Landlord and Tenant advice to a wide variety of healthcare clients including GP premises and investors in the sector.
Her role at Aitchison Raffety is primarily based in the East of England region and surrounding areas.
Qualifications: MSc MRICS
Bob is responsible for carrying out valuation and surveying work on residential property, including investment and development property, owner occupied property, ranging from country Listed properties to new build high end London apartments. Valuation work is primarily undertaken for secured lending purposes and survey work is primarily undertaken for acquisition purposes.
Bob has been a Chartered Surveyor since 1997 and joined Aitchison Raffety in 1999.
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MRICS, RICS Registered Valuer
Casey joined Aitchison Raffety as a Marketing Executive in August 2022 and is instrumental in driving the brand forward and delivering AR’s content and social media strategy.
Casey is an experienced marketer with a background in both national and international events within a variety of industries.
Casey is a Member of CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) and holds a Bachelors of Arts (BA) Degree in Contemporary Lens Media.
Business Development Executive
Caz has worked in the primary care industry for over six years alongside doctors and practice managers in relation to notional rent reviews, market valuations and sale and leasebacks, and has extensive knowledge of how surgeries can maximise property funding levels.
Caz is involved with our substantial existing client base of GP Surgeries across the county as well as establishing new relationships, within all aspects of healthcare work.
Elliot joined our Commercial Agency division in late 2021 having graduated from Oxford Brookes University.
He is mainly responsible for the acquisition and disposal of commercial property in Hertfordshire (St Albans, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Amersham, Chesham and the surrounding areas).
He is currently studying towards his APC and therefore helps with Landlord and Tenant matters along with the Rent Review and Lease Renewal process.
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
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Georgia is a Commercial Surveyor based at the St Albans office and joined Aitchison Raffety in July 2021 having graduated from Nottingham with a degree in Mathematics.
Georgia mainly deals with the sale and letting of all types of commercial property across Hertfordshire. She also works closely with the Lease Advisory team dealing with lease renewals and rent reviews for both landlords and tenants.
Georgina was made an Associate Director in November 2021, having joined as a Surveyor in 2018 in the company’s St Albans office. She provides Landlord and Tenant advice to a wide variety of Healthcare clients including individual GP premises and major investors in the sector.
In addition, Georgina is a registered valuer and undertakes valuations on a regular basis for a range of purposes including secured lending, partnership and portfolio.
Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MRICS
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Hugo is a Commercial Agent based at the St Albans office and Aitchison Raffety in September 2019. Hugo studied Real Estate at Reading University and is currently working towards completing his APC.
Hugo deals with the sale and letting of all types of commercial properties across Hertfordshire. He also works with the Lease Advisory team dealing with lease renewals and rent reviews for both landlords and tenants.
Ian is a commercial surveyor and Director based at the St Albans office but with responsibility for overseeing the Hemel Hempstead and Watford areas. He joined the company in 1988 and has over 30 years’ experience in commercial property disposals and acquisitions.
Ian is mainly involved in commercial agency and Landlord & Tenant matters with a geographic range including Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Amersham, Chesham and surrounds. He is involved in sales, lettings and acquisitions of retail, office and industrial premises, and also involved in landlord and tenant matters such as rent reviews and lease renewals.
In addition, Ian has also provided advice on planning matters where commentary on the local market is required to assist planning applications.
Justin is an experienced commercial property professional with over 20 years of industry expertise. Justin joined Aitchison Raffety in 2023 as a Senior Surveyor in our Business Rates team.
With experience as an Industrial Leasing Agent in Durban, South Africa, he progressed to become a Leasing Manager, General Manager, and Director with a staff of 70 people at Sage Properties, a listed property company in Johannesburg.
Possessing a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of Commercial Property, including Leasing, Property Management, Development, Sales and Acquisitions, Valuations, and Development, Justin successfully ran his own Commercial Property Agency in Ballito, South Africa, for seven years before relocating to the UK to qualify as a Valuer.
He worked at the Valuation Office in Southampton for three years before joining Aitchison Raffety.
Mark is Regional Director for Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas which is primarily a business development role building on a wide experience of property related work and in-depth knowledge of what Aitchison Raffety can bring to assist both existing and potential clients.
Previously, Mark has headed both the Commercial Agency and Lease Advisory Divisions at Aitchison Raffety as well as dealing with rating appeals, valuations and general property advice. Mark’s 30 years plus knowledge property started with a short spell in the VOA before moving to Hertfordshire in the mid 80s and opening the St Albans office of Aitchison Raffety in 1990.
His day to day work continues to include a variety of agency and professional work giving him one of the broadest spectrums of experience and expertise within our Group. This allows wide ranging advice to be given to clients, enabling potential problems within jobs to be identified and circumnavigated which may not be spotted by more specialised or less experienced advisors.
Director, Head of Healthcare
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.
Senior Secretary/PA, Healthcare
Sally joined Aitchison Raffety in 2015 after working as a Secretary/PA in accident and injury law and previously a Chartered Building Surveyors. Sally’s primary role at Aitchison Raffety is to deal with all administrative tasks for the healthcare team corresponding with doctors and practice managers and managing independent expert and arbitration work on behalf of the surveyors.
Senior Associate Director
As a Senior Associate Director of Aitchison Raffety, Stephen prepares valuation reports on a range of commercial properties including retail, office and industrial, predominantly for secured lending purposes, although also for solicitors and financial organisations. Stephen predominantly covers the M25, M40 and M4 corridor ranging from substantial bespoke warehouse units to the corner shop.
Stephen has been in practice for over 40 years’ operating in the South Herts, Buckinghamshire and Middlesex areas. Originally trained in building surveying, Stephen has an extensive skill set. He had developed good connections with a range of bank customers and property investors, completing valuations on Listed buildings through to brand new residential and commercial schemes.
Stephen joined Aitchison Raffety in 2007, originally working out of the High Wycombe office, although more recently based in South Hertfordshire. The primary workload includes preparing valuations on commercial buildings and both residential and commercial development schemes, together with specialist dentist practice goodwill appraisals.