Not For Profit

Not For Profit

150 years’ experience in the not-for profit sector

We have worked with charities and livery companies for over 150 years helping them generate best value from their property assets through development, investment, planning and management.

High degrees of discretion create a deep level of trust in our work, which also includes enabling development, overage agreements and risk management.

With a market-leading understanding of the legislation and regulation governing how charities operate (specifically The Charities Act), our independent and highly trusted advice allows groups to have confidence around obtaining best value from their assets.

We are sensitive to the values Not For Profit groups are often bound by and are experts in structuring JV or leasehold arrangements with appropriate partners in order to maximise returns while maintaining freehold interests.

Our broad market knowledge and ability to collaborate closely with other partners in our businesses means we can help Not For Profit landlords innovatively use their estates and support them in offering excellent service to their own tenants.

To view a list of our clients in this sector, click here.

Our services include:

  • Strategic portfolio advice
  • Sales and disposals consultancy
  • Estate and property management
  • Development consulting
  • Joint venture and leasehold structuring
  • Overage negotiation
  • Leasing advice and consultancy


John Harding

John Harding

Senior Partner

John has over 35 years of experience and his career has spanned all areas of development, investment and transactional work.

He fulfills two primary roles for the business: the first as head of Daniel Watney’s transactional business and the second leading the specialist not for profit team. John works closely with a number of livery companies, charities and not-for-profit institutions as well as traditional investors and developers providing advice and guidance through the complexities of the development process.

He is appointed surveyor to six City Livery Companies and lead client report to The Dulwich Estate, The Central Gospel Hall Trust and YMCA London South West and has London wide development experience.

John also undertakes voluntary work for the RICS and chairs APC Assessment Panels.

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John has over 35 years of experience and his career has spanned all areas of development, investment and tr...