Property consultancy Vail Williams has appointed a new partner to bolster its London-based Valuation & Advisory team as business demand grows.

The Experienced Varun-Dev Gudka has joined from Knight Frank, where he spent more than five years in commercial valuation. He previously worked at Allsop for four years.

Based at Vail Williams’ London West End office, he is responsible for growing the firm’s valuation offering in the capital in collaboration with the firm’s other service lines.

His client base includes clearing and private banks, challenger lenders, Receivers, property funds, asset managers, family offices and private investors.

He undertakes valuations in various property sectors, including retail, office, industrial, investment pubs, and mixed-use schemes, for a multitude of requirements, including loan security purposes, audit and accounts, Capital Gains Tax, transactional, matrimonial, and probate valuations.

Before becoming chartered, Varun-Dev gained valuable experience in commercial and residential agencies, commercial asset management, and auction trading. 

Varun-Dev, a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), has 14 years of real estate experience.

He has a strong track record of property appraisals of individual lot sizes ranging from £500,000 to £150 million-plus and portfolios ranging from £5 million to £1.5 billion throughout the UK.

He said: “I was very quickly drawn in by the project London Regional Managing Partner James Lacey and the firm’s head of valuation Stephen Hobbs outlined for the London Valuation & Advisory service line. 

“I share the same vision as Vail Williams, to grow a London team from the ground up and firmly establish our place in the London market as we have across the UK. I am both overjoyed and excited to be joining Vail Williams.”

James said: “All-rounder Varun-Dev brings experience and enthusiasm for business generation and property valuation spanning all commercial and mixed-use property sectors. 

“He is like a breath of fresh air and has already hit the ground running as a valued and popular member of our valuation team. 

“His expertise and effectiveness in handling valuations right across the board is an important asset as we seek continued growth of our London operations and the expansion of our offering.”

Vail Williams’ full-service property advice includes commercial agency, investment and development advice, building consultancy, property valuation, planning, lease advisory, property asset management, business rates and occupier consultancy. 


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