FRICS IRRV Registered Valuer
Favourite building: The Old Palace at Hatfield House
Tony How qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1976. He was an equity partner in Batty Stevens Good, a firm of Chartered Surveyors and Agents in West and North London. He became a director of William H Brown in 1990, which he then bought out with David Moon in 1998. Tony has a wealth of experience and general practice, developed from over 40 years in the industry. Some of his previous experience includes property advisory work for HSS and Cannons Health and Fitness. Tony is property advisor to a number of charities and trusts. He also holds a position as a trustee of a large charity and he was a former governor of Stormont School.
Favourite building: Doges Palace, Venice
David Moon became chartered in 1975. He studied at Leicester Polytechnic and began his career with the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, moving into private practice 1978. His chief specialisms are party wall matters and dilapidations, project management, building surveys and expert witness work. David is a former chairman of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club and currently chairs the editorial panel for its magazine, Whispers. He was also chairman of the Middlesex and Urban Essex branch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Furthermore, David is currently chair to the Subterranean Development Bill advisory panel to the House of Lords.
BA(Hons) MRICS Registered Valuer
Favourite building: St Pancras Station
David studied Business and Real Estate Management at Oxford Brookes. He has been at Davis Brown for 10 years and is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer. He deals with a diverse range of work including Valuation, professional rent reviews and lease renewals, lease extensions and property management. David also heads the commercial agency department who deal in acquisition and disposal of retained client interests and investment work.
BSc Hons M.A.R.L.A
Favourite building: The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, Mallorca
Emma comes from a family background in property. After graduating from University in 2009, she began working as a Residential Negotiator at Davis Brown. She qualified in the NFOPP award in Residential Letting and Property Management and became a member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) in 2010. Emma works with a variety of clients from private investors to large charities. She has recently been instructed to work for a large family trust in W1.
MSc (Econ) MSc MRICS
Chartered Building Surveyor
Favourite building: The Natural History Museum
Tony Guerguis studied Economics at university to Masters Level before deciding on Building Surveying as a career. He has over ten years’ experience in dealing with a broad range of Building Surveying aspects including specification writing, contract administration, dilapidations and insurance valuations. His main interest and area of specialisation is party wall matters.
Consultant Chartered Surveyor
Favourite building: Windsor Castle
Tony studied in the dawn of time at the College of Estate Management gaining a BSc degree in Estate Management, both rural and urban options. Following university, he worked with Knight Frank & Rutley in Hanover Square becoming Chartered in 1972. He subsequently worked in Building Surveying and Valuation work with Chappell & Company in Mayfair and Scotchbrooks in Reading. In 1976 he became self-employed and started the Partnership of JJ & A Thompson. Between 1980 and 2001 he was mainly occupied with agricultural matters returning to save the building stock of the country in 2002. Tony has been a consultant with Davis Brown since 2002 and specialises in residential and commercial building surveying, reinstatement cost assessments, preparation of specifications, contract administration and dilapidations. He has also carried out Probate Valuations and Schedules of Condition for commercial lease purposes.
Graduate Building Surveyor
Favourite building: Taipei 101
Since leaving University with a degree in Building Surveying and the Environment, Alex worked as a Party Wall Surveyor for over two years before joining DavisBrown in early 2017. Alex is now working as a Graduate Building Surveyor and working towards becoming Chartered
Favourite building: 1 Canada Square
John studied Zoology at Bristol University and graduated in 2011. He then took a Masters in Real Estate Management at Oxford Brookes and graduated in 2012. Since then John has gained experience in commercial agency and valuation and is working towards completing his APC. He now works within the Commercial Department as Graduate Surveyor.
Senior Residential Negotiator
Favourite building: The Colosseum
Joshua began his career in Real Esate in NW London when he was just 16 and quickly developed his passion for property with Aldermartin Baines & Cuthbert. Here he worked for five years as a lettings negotiatior. In 2014, he moved to a West End agency and became a lettings manager after 2 and half years. Joshua has also worked for a large international agency in both sales and lettings and therefore has a good depth of knowledge in the property industry.
Residential and Commercial Property Manager
Favourite building: The Sagrada Família
Susan started her property career in 1985 when she set up the Residential Lettings & Sales Office for Batty Stevens Good in Museum Street, WC1. After a short break she returned to Davis Brown as Office Manager in 1998 and has since combined her role with property accounting and more recently, property management.
MARLA ICBA Certificate in Shopping Centre Management (South Africa)
Residential and Commercial Property Manager
Favourite building: The Union building in Pretoria, South Africa
Graham moved to the UK from South Africa in 2008 where he was involved in managing shopping centres and commercial property portfolios for listed property funds. He has expanded his property management experience into residential lettings and block management in London and since joining Davis Brown in September 2014, has managed a mixed portfolio of Assured Shorthold Tenants, Residential blocks and a variety of commercial properties. Graham completed NFOPP Qualifications in Residential Lettings and Property Management as well as in Commercial Property Agency and also completed the IOSH Managing Safely accreditation. He is a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents and The Institution of Commercial & Business Agents.
Residential Property Adminstrator
Favourite building: Chrysler Building – New York
After graduating from Hertfordshire University with a degree in Language Communications and French, Sonia joined British Waterways Property development team which ignited her passion for the property sector. Sonia then moved into Private and Corporate property management and lead a Property Administrator and Utilities team. Sonia has experience in both lettings, investment and management teams within the private real estate sector. She is now working with our residential property management team supporting the management of the AST’s and block management and building management.
Favourite building: Sydney Opera House
Mandy started her career as a cashier for Strutt & Parker where she quickly progressed to assisting with client accounts and service charge reconciliation. Mandy then moved to Jones Lang La Salle where she further developed her service charge accounting skills. After spending a few years with Jones Lang, Mandy then joined Collier and Madge to learn more about client accounting. After growing specialised within her role, Mandy moved to DTZ to manage the accounts for shopping centres, before joining Davis Brown as a client accountant.
Assistant Client Accountant
Favourite building: Empire State Building, New York
Derek started his accounting career as an accounts administrator at United Arab Shipping Company. He then joined the British Transport Police as a Police Constable, where he served for 13 years. In 2015, he began studying for the AAT qualification and ventured back into accounting for JLL as a Cashier before moving on to one of the Client Accounts teams where he looked after some large client portfolios.
PA to Commercial and Residential Agency
Favourite building: The Tower of London
Georgina has worked with Davis Brown for over 10 years and provides invaluable support to the agency teams on all administative matters. She has experience working with various charity organisations and housing associations, together with private landlords, developers and investors.
PA to Tony How
Favourite building: Marine Bay Sands
Gilly Frost’s first job, following her successful completion of the LCC Private Secretary’s Certificate, was working at JCB Rocester as Secretary to the Marketing Plans Manager. She then held a number of PA positions including PA to the Chief Executive of Portman Building Society, PA to the Chairman of Jacques Vert and PA to the Senior Partner of George Trollope before joining Davis Brown to become Tony How’s PA.
Social Media Executive
Favourite building: Trellick Tower - London
Hannah has been at Davis Brown since April 2015. Understanding the importance social media plays today within business development, she has taken on a key role in expanding our social media from Twitter to Instagram and everything in between!