Vail Williams hires Partner to boost London team

Varun-Dev Gudka joins the team as a Valuation partner to keep up with the consistent business demand.
April 23, 2024
Property consultancy Vail Williams has appointed a new Partner to bolster its London-based Valuation & Advisory team as business demand continues to grow.

Experienced Varun-Dev Gudka has joined from Knight Frank where he spent more than five years working in commercial valuation, having 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 firms’ 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 as well as matrimonial and probate valuations

Prior to becoming chartered, Varun-Dev gained valuable experience in commercial and residential agency and commercial asset management and auction trading.

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

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 help grow the London team in line with the consistent business demand 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 with him 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.”