Ralph Charlwood FRICS
Ralph is an experienced RICS APC Chair, assessor, auditor and appeals panel member. He started by helping friends who didn’t have access to a graduate structured training scheme pass their APC back in the early 1990s and has had a passion for coaching and training others ever since. His professional experience spans a range of practice areas including property finance, investment management, financial modelling, corporate real estate and many of the Commercial Real Estate disciplines.
Ralph started his career at JLL (then JLW) as a summer student and graduate trainee and over 10 years gained experience in: rating; property management; leasing; investment management, and; investment agency. In 2000 he joined Regus (IWG plc) and gained international corporate real experience in all markets outside UK and USA. In 2003, whilst also undertaking a part-time MBA he moved into commercial real estate finance, joining GMAC Commercial Mortgage. In 2007 he joined a start-up real estate debt originator and manager, which grew into a £3.5bn AUM business when sold to ICG plc in 2015.
In his spare time, Ralph is an ambassador for Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research, having himself suffered a spinal injury aged 26. A lifelong Chelsea fan he runs a successful property industry quiz for the charity. He is married to Sarah, a wine expert, has a cocker spaniel called Millie, and shares his time between west London and West Wittering on the Sussex coast. He has found a new interest in repairing pottery and ceramics and volunteers at a local repair café.