Know Valuation

In today’s fast-evolving property market it is imperative to have a clear understanding of the true value of your assets. Our 131-strong team of RICS Registered valuers across the UK and Ireland provides you with that understanding, reporting in detail on the current and potential value of your property. Locally, we have a team of six dedicated valuers covering the island of Ireland.

That in turn enables you to make the right financial decisions, fulfil your regulatory obligations and understand and manage value risks effectively.
 
We allocate RICS Registered valuers with relevant market knowledge and the right specialist skills to every instruction. Our range of skills and experience enables us to undertake more than 4000 valuation projects a year, for clients ranging from local authorities to central government landowners to large corporates. We hold positions on major lending institutions panels, including Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank and Allied Irish Bank, and work with many leading brokers and investors.

Our client satisfaction surveys repeatedly show that 100% of our clients would use us again, and 100% would recommend us to others.

How can we help?

Our specialisms

Airports and aviation

Clive Redding and Joanne Hooper

We offer nearly 30 years experience in the airport related property sector. Extensive knowledge of sector trends and understanding of operational considerations allows us to react quickly to deliver specialist solutions, whether for airport owners, handling agents, airlines or related businesses, be they operators or institutional support services.

Car parks

Andrew Mearns

We understand that, to assess the market rent and value of a car park, we need to consider the nature of the car park holding. We’ll look at operational agreements with car park operators as well as the income generated from each car park for the past 12 months.

We’re experienced valuers in this sector, having undertaken work for NCP, the largest independent private car park operator in the UK, as well as for private companies and local authorities.

Caravan parks

Darren Fitzsimons

We have been providing nationwide valuation advice to the caravan park sector for over 20 years. The sector provides a wide range of accommodation including holiday touring parks, static caravan parks (being owner occupied or fleet), mobile residential parks, self-catering accommodation and holiday lets.

Crematoria

Tim Sandford

We’re experienced at valuing crematoria for investors, developers, private operators and local authorities.

As the majority of crematoria are still in public sector ownership, we undertake valuations on an operational entity basis, taking into account the unique characteristics of the facility which is valued on a depreciated replacement cost basis.

Doctors' surgeries

Oliver Johnston

We provide regular valuation and rent review advice for investors, for loan security for banks, for doctors for partnership purposes and for other specialist sector developers.

We use our specialist experience and understanding of legislative changes to provide support to investors, lenders, developers and owner occupiers.


Education

Paul Roskilly

Educational property represents a broad sector including day nurseries, universities, independent schools, academies and further education colleges. We have extensive experience in valuing each of these property types for various parties, including lenders, occupiers, investors, developers, and local authorities.

Garden centres

Darren Fitzsimons

Our specialist business appraisers provide valuation services for garden centres for all purposes throughout the UK.

Whether for existing or new build properties or development proposals, we prepare valuations on a cashflow or investment basis, depending on whether the property is let or owner operated.

Health and fitness

Darren Fitzsimons

We advise lenders, operators, investors and developers so they can optimise their position on their property-related decisions in this constantly changing sector.

Ancillary services are becoming increasing important in the health and fitness sector; we can also help our clients through the various processes and significant property costs of expansion and consolidation.

Care Homes

Andrew Mearns

The value of a care home property is usually based on profitability, a different approach from mainstream commercial valuation.  Our experienced specialist valuers will look at every item of expenditure to make sure it reflects a competent operator.  We've acted on behalf of many of the major lending institutions, property funds, private investors, charities and operators in the long term care and specialist care sector.

Hotel and leisure

Darren Fitzsimons

Our specialist valuers are experienced in valuing hospitality-based businesses internationally, ranging from bed and breakfast to resort and deluxe hotels, serviced apartments and conference centres.

We’re also experienced in valuing other leisure businesses such as health and fitness, theatres, cinemas, sports stadia, pubs, restaurants, gaming, casinos, nightclubs and live music venues.

Maritime and ports

Paul Lidgley

We offer an experienced valuation service in respect of marinas and maritime property generally, providing valuations for a range of purposes including company accounts, taxation, secured lending acquisition and disposal.

Motor trade

Darren Fitzsimons

We provide specialist advice on the valuation, disposal and acquisition of motor trade property throughout the country, including petrol filling stations, motor dealerships, tyre and exhaust centres, roadside restaurants and car rental premises.

Detailed and specialist knowledge of this complex and evolving marketplace is essential if transactions and valuations are to reflect current market conditions and operator requirements. We have over 20 years’ experience in this sector, with clients including Shell UK Limited, Total UK Limited, Inchcape Retail and Kwik Fit, as well as all the major banks and lending institutions.

Planning and development

Andrew Mearns

We have years of experience of undertaking valuations and appraisals of a wide range of development projects from small owner occupier single unit development sites or Listed refurbishments to major mixed use city schemes. Our network enables us to provide up to date, unrivalled market information, which is imperative when undertaking viability studies along with the support of our comprehensive agency and research departments allowing us to advise on a broad spectrum of projects nationwide.

Residential

Oliver Johnston

There are many sub sectors in the residential sector – from investments and portfolios to ground rents and development land. We understand the characteristics that affect each and will provide a concise, thorough and realistic assessment of a property’s performance.

Our clients include high street banks and building societies; banks; bridging lenders and property funds; house builders, developers and investors; accountants; solicitors; London Boroughs, housing associations and charities.

Sport stadia

Adrian Lunn

Sports stadia and football ground assets are valued in different ways, depending on the purpose of the valuation. As each approach may produce different figures, it’s essential to understand the purpose of the valuation.

We offer an experienced valuation service in this specialist area for both private sector and public sector bodies.

Student accommodation

Andrew Mearns

Our specialist student accommodation valuers provide valuation services for operators, developers and investors throughout the UK.

We prepare valuations on a cashflow or investment basis, depending on whether the property is direct let or subject to a commercial lease to a university.

Telecommunications

Mark Walters

Mobile Telecommunications networks are relatively new to the property sector, with significant rollout of base stations starting in the early 1990’s following deregulation of the telecommunications industry in 1984 and the granting of spectrum licences to private companies.  We understand the importance of

  • Location, including line of sight, surrounding sites, the value of permitted equipment rights, likelihood of obtaining planning consent; and
  • Site ownership/tenure and the comparable flexibility of licences and long leases and the value of specific terms herein.
  • We have a sound understanding of the current market, operators and landlords, an up to date knowledge of legislation, guidelines and best practice and are therefore best placed to meet your valuation needs.

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