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National Director - Specialised Assets

National, Sydney
James Ruben

James is the National Director of the Specialised Assets team and benefits from more than 18 years experience in the property sector, having commenced his valuation career in Canberra in 2005.

James became a certified practising valuer and admitted as an Associate of the Australian Property Institute in 2007; and a member of the Valuers Chapter of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 2018. James is also the current Vice President of the Property Owners of NSW.

Prior to joining M3 Property in October 2019 as a Director, James held various senior roles within other large multi-national valuation firms and the NSW Government.

James has a particular focus on the valuation of specialised assets, which includes service stations, childcare centres, hotels, boarding houses and other accommodation assets.

James’ experience includes assessments on a going concern basis, leasehold interests and freehold interests.

With experience spanning most states of Australia, James has undertaken valuations for variety of purposes including mortgage, taxation and litigation matters. His past clients include all major banks, listed property trusts, major corporate businesses, and government departments.

Experience includes:
Wide range of experience spanning various property types including retail, commercial, industrial and specialised assets such as childcare, service stations, hotels and boarding houses.

Valuations have been prepared for a variety of purposes including compulsory acquisitions, mortgage, expert witness, family law, taxation, financial reporting and fair value.

Specific experience in valuing various interests in land including life interests and easements.

Valuation and Consulting Experience includes:
Sheraton Mirage Resort, Gold Coast QLD
Rydges Norwest, Baulkham Hills NSW
Sundown Villas Holiday Park, Symonston ACT
Walk Arcade Site (Holiday Inn & Indigo Hotel) Site, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne VIC
Only About Children childcare portfolio
Ampol Pacific Highway Service Centre, Wyong NSW
BP Gateway Service Centre, Pacific Highway, Port Macquarie NSW
Leasehold Interest in Ski Rider Hotel, Snowy Mountains, NSW
Greenwood Childcare, McCabe Street, Chatswood NSW
Bankstown Airport, NSW
Camden Airport, NSW


  • Bachelor of Property Economics – UTS
  • Graduate Certificate of Dispute Resolution – UTS
  • Associate of the Australian Property Institute (AAPI)
  • Certified Practising Valuer (CPV)
  • Member of the Valuer Chapter of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Vice President of the Property Owners Association of NSW
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