By: 18 March 2024
Graham Chase joins Barnsdales as head of valuations for London expansion

Barnsdales has hired Graham Chase, a fellow and former president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), to head up its London office.

Graham has joined Barnsdales as head of valuations to lead the valuation department, focussing on RICS “Red Book” secured lending valuations and setting up the company’s first ‘official’ office in the capital.

Graham 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.

 

Speaking about his appointment at Barnsdales, Graham 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.

“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 has always wanted a London office for Barnsdales to provide secured valuation lending work in the south east and, with the approval of both CSC LLP and Barnsdales, I was happy to do it.”

Jason Barnsdale, managing director 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.”

Image: Graham Chase, a fellow and former president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Emma Cockings
Emma is a content editor for Claims Media.