Ray Simmonds is the Technical Manager at Countrywide Surveyors, one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK. The Relationship Between the Panel Firms and Lenders As a Technical Manager at Countrywide Surveyors, Ray Simmons answers queries and sorts out problems coming from both valuers and lenders. As he says, […]
Maria Wiedner is the CEO of Cambridge Finance a specialist real estate training and consulting company, which she founded in 2016 with the aim to teach property professionals more about finance. Maria’s passion for property finance and particularly financial modelling is built on her highly quantitative career history, having been an index and financial analyst in […]
Alexandra Anderson is an insurance lawyer and partner at City law firm RPC, who specialises in defending claims against surveyors and valuers. Either via their insurers and upon direct instructions, Alexandra regularly gets drafted in to act for surveyors on the defence of a wide variety of claims, arising from all aspects of the typical […]
Michael Holden FRICS (MBA, FCABE, FNAEA, FARLA) is the Managing Director of an independent family based chartered surveying practice, with offices in Lancashire, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Michael was elected to the RICS Governing Council to serve between 2017-2019 on the mandate to promote the independent practitioner. He was the technical author […]
Marion Ellis sat down to chat with Kevin Keane MRICS, who has been working at Walker Fraser Steele Chartered Surveyors since 2013. He carries out all aspects of Residential Valuations, Home Reports and Energy Inspections mainly within Stirling and the surrounding areas in Scotland, and has an interest in Historic Building Conservation and rural properties. […]
Roy Albert is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor at the Valuation Office Agency, where he has been working for the past 16 years in different roles. He is also an APC Ambassador at LionHeart, as well as The Surveyor Hub admin. He shares with us his journey from a small village in Dominica to building a […]
Surveyor Business Stories is our collection of discussions with SME surveyors and valuers where we talk about their business.
In Episode 5 of The Surveyor Hub Podcast, Marion Ellis spoke to Justin Mason, the founder of Justin Mason Valuation Consultancy. Justin specialises in the valuation of residential homes and investments in prime central London, worth between £3M and £40M for wealth planning, taxation or litigation.
We all have to start somewhere. Qualifications, training, reading, blogs, discussion forums, ear-wigging, brainstorming with other students and colleagues. It’s all important stuff for a would-be surveyor.