We are thrilled to announce that Ray Palmer, Chairman of Fiera Real Estate, will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s PROPS Awards lunch. This will take place on Thursday, 22nd October at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Ray will be awarded in recognition of his significant impact on the British property industry over the past five decades.
Ray has specialised in development and investment for over 50 years. He became the Chief Executive of Lambert Smith Hampton in his early 20s and remained in this position until 1992, when he formed Palmer Capital. Over the past 27 years, Ray has been responsible for backing and mentoring the property companies that make up the firm's unique operating network by providing them with management, financial and legal expertise. In 2019, he sold (alongside other directors) 80 per cent of the firm to Fiera Real Estate. This resulted in the rebrand of the UK division of Fiera Real Estate in January 2020. Ray is the chairman of all of the property companies in which Fiera Real Estate has a shareholding, and takes particular responsibility for Fiera Real Estate’s balance sheet investments. He is both a Board Director and member of the Investment Committee.
Ray, commented “I am honoured to be recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 PROPS Awards and I am looking forward to celebrating this moment on the 22nd of October at the award ceremony. I am humbled to receive this honour and to be in the company of such an illustrious group of British property icons.”
Neil Sinclair, the PROPS Chairman and Chief Executive of Palace Capital plc, said: “Ray is a phenomenally talented person and truly one of the great real estate entrepreneurs of our time. It is a real pleasure to honour him at this year's PROPS Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With his remarkable career spanning over 50 years, Ray is one of the most successful property professionals in the UK and I am really excited to welcome him to The PROPS and to recognise his huge success over the years.”
Ray joins a renowned list of previous PROPS Lifetime Award recipients including David Pearl, Paul White, Irvine Sellar, David Lockhart, Sir Stuart Lipton, Michael Slade, Tony Pidgley CBE, Gerald Ronson, Sol Kerzner, and Chris Lazari.
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