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Former RICS president joins Barnsdales

Graham Chase, a Fellow and former President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), has been appointed by property consultancy, Barnsdales to head up its London office.

Joining the business as Head of Valuations to lead the Valuation Department, Chase will focus on RICS Red Book secured lending valuations and setting up the company’s first ‘official’ office in the capital.

Chase is a high-profile name in the industry, and in 2024 was named the Global 100 Commercial Property Business Leader of the Year for the second consecutive year, his sixth national property industry award in four years – now including clinching the SME Legal Awards – Best Property Professionals (London) 2024.

He is also a Chartered Arbitrator, and one of the three panel arbitrators, chaired by Lord Neuberger, on the recently concluded MOD Estate dispute with its Landlord, Annington. He is a Past Master of the Chartered Surveyors Livery Company as well as a visiting professor at Westminster University where he has lectured for some 40 years to a wide range of students and courses.

He was chairman of Chase & Partners LLP, having founded the company in 1995, until the business was transferred to Chase Sinclair Clark LLP (CSC LLP) in 2022. He continues to work for CSC LLP as a Senior Surveyor. As part of the arrangement, Barndales will trade from the CSC LLP office at Maiden Lane, Covent Garden.

Speaking about his appointment at Barnsdales, Chase said: “I first met Jason Barnsdale (Managing Director of Barnsdales) when he was with Warner Estates in the early 2000s and have always been impressed with his business acumen and approach to people. He has already achieved great things with Barnsdales, transforming it from a local residential-based agency practice to a national brand. I hope I can assist him in establishing more.

“I am delighted with this appointment as an employee in addition to my continuing employment with Chase Sinclair Clark as a senior surveyor. Although I ran Chase & Partners for a quarter of a century, and other businesses, including flotations on the London Stock Exchange, I decided I needed a change with a focus on my work as a surveyor, valuer, dispute resolver and expert witness. My roles at both Barnsdales and Chase allow me to achieve this new objective.”

Jason Barnsdale, MD at Barnsdales, said: “Graham is one of the best-known surveyors in the UK property industry, and for good reason. He has a high profile thanks to his track record and achievements which have seen him win multiple awards and become an influential figure at the RICS. 

“I’m delighted that he’s chosen to bring that wealth of knowledge and experience to Barnsdales to establish our first London office and provide a Red Book and secured lending valuation service to the south east. 

“Recruiting Graham helps us towards our goal of growing the business across the UK, gaining new clients and providing an even better service to existing clients.”

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