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Philip Waite

Part of the Opendoorz family since Jun ’23

Play Hard…

Phil loves skiing during the winter and sailing in the summer but sadly his work limits this a little... He enjoys music generally, playing the piano in particular, and spending time with his family, preferably on holiday.

Work Hard…

Phil's motivation has always been to do the best for his clients.

In 2021 Aitchison Raffety, also frequently referred to as AR, became employee owned, and today Phil is joined by over 100 co-owners who really care about the company and the service it provides to its clients.

As a chartered surveyor Phil specialises in valuation and development, particularly within the healthcare and education sectors. His clients include the NHS, GPs, independent schools, academies and universities, as well as developers and investors.

AR provides a range of top quality property consultancy advice including:

  • Valuation of commercial, residential and specialised property and land (except agricultural) for bank lending, company accounts, probate, taxation, disputes, and charities.

  • Property management for landlords with large or small commercial portfolios to ensure clients get a good return from their property and comply with legislation.

  • Planning for developments large and small.  Our chartered town planners work with developers to maximise potential and minimise conditions.  Our development managers can advise on client's proposals, incorporating ESG with our green energy expertise.

  • Building Consultancy which includes schedules of condition, project monitoring and management, and maintenance planning.

  • Commercial investment to find the right property with the right return.

  • Lease Advisory services to help smooth any creases in leases for commercial property, for both landlords and tenants.

  • Business Rates advice to ensure companies pay no more than they need to, with expertise in the 2017 and 2023 Rating Lists.  We also operate a Rates Management service to clients with multiple properties. 

AR provides advice to clients right across the UK from a network of offices from London to Manchester, and has a range of clients from FTSE100 companies to medium sized local enterprises.

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