Raj is a specialist in regeneration and mixed-use development with a focus on build to rent, forward funding, shared ownership investment and residential and commercial acquisitions and disposals.

Working within the real estate sector and as an integral part of urban dynamics as part of the regeneration and residential element. Many of the main projects are centred around town centre regeneration, the delivery of build to rent via forward funding, the acquisition and development of residential sites within the M25 and the investment into shared ownership.

Many of the clients are institutional investors like M&G UK Residential Property Fund, M&G Shared Ownership Limited, Edmond De Rothschild REIM (UK) Limited, Longharbour Fund, Barratt London, Brighton City Council and Shearer Property Group Limited.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I am a member of the Partnership Council for Osborne Clarke and a diversity ambassador for OC Reach which is a network embracing the BAME community within the firm. The firm has an established network of individual diversity groups and has made considerable efforts to promote inter-sectional activity within that network to promote and achieve the best outcomes.

Within OC Reach we have regular meetings within the network to monitor the progression and ambitions of the participants within OC Reach to ensure that they can achieve the very best in their individual careers and are able to feel integrated within the practice. Within OC Reach we are currently running a reverse mentor programme to allow people to have open conversations about the matters which they feel may inhibit or suppress their ability to perform at their very best and to just have natural conversations about what it is like to be from a minority group.

For a number of years we have run a talent programme for young and aspiring recruits who would never have been offered the opportunity to experience a City practice. We offer them a week of experience, offer them tasks so that they can develop their skills, introduce them to different practice areas and provide some guidance on interview and application techniques. Each participant is then offered a full 12 month period of mentoring from both a senior and junior mentor so that they can consider their future career path and raise any queries or seek help.

M&G Shared Ownership Limited

Advising M&G Shared Ownership Limited in relation to their investment and framework agreement with Hyde Housing and the portfolio purchase of their first shared ownership investment.

M&G UK Residential Property Fund

Advising M&G UK Residential Property Fund on all of its build to rent forward funded investments for its residential portfolio.

Shearer Property Group

Advising Shearer Property Group in relation to the regeneration of the prime 15 acre site location in the heart of the City of Coventry for a mixed use development.

Edmond De Rothschild REIM (UK) Limited

Advising Edmond De Rothschild REIM (UK) Limited, in respect of its forward funded build to rent projects in Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Gateshead, and Warrington.