As director and head of corporate child-centric sectors at Christie & Co, Courteney has a vast range of expertise across niche asset classes, including the childcare and education sectors. Courteney, a chartered surveyor, has specialised in trading related asset sectors since 1999, providing valuation, transactional and consultative advice to operators, banks and investors across the UK and Europe. In one capacity or another, she has been involved in every major UK nursery portfolio transaction since 2006. Working with owners of single settings, regional and national nursery groups, Courteney has a unique insight into current trends both across the market, and operationally including levels of demand and sustainability matters. Alongside her expertise in the early years sectors, Courteney also advises on other child-centric business asset classes including residential special educational needs schools, children’s homes, independent schools and foster care businesses. Alongside Courteney’s national role at Christie & Co, and as testament to her expertise in the nursery sector, she was invited to join the board of the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) as a co-opted trustee. Courteney leads a team of sector specialists located across Christie & Co’s extensive UK network of 15 offices. She is also frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars.