Ray is the Chairman of both Harlex Property and 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 Palmer Capital. Palmer Capital have evolved into a niche fund manager, which provides Harlex Property with the funding and buying power required to deliver on their projects.