Ray is the Chairman of both Harlex Property and Fiera Real Estate (formerly known as Palmer Capital). Ray has specialised in development and investment for over 40 years, starting his career at Lambert Smith & Partners, serving as its chief executive and guiding their sale to Abaco. He stayed on as the chief executive and masterminded a series of acquisitions, culminating in the creation of Lambert Smith Hampton, one of the UK's top agencies.
In 1991 he led a management buy-out before resigning in 1992 to establish Fiera Real Estate. Fiera Real Estate have evolved into a niche fund manager, which provides Harlex Property with the funding and buying power required to deliver on their projects.