About Us - Multi-discipline firm of Chartered Surveyors
Capital Chartered Surveyors and Valuers was established in 2009 by Robin Jones BSc MRICS, Fraser Maldoom Dip.VEM FRICS & John Strong FRICS. John has stepped down as a Director but remains as a Consultant and is an invaluable font of knowledge. Our Directors and Consultants are all Chartered Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers each with over 25 years surveying experience in a wide range of surveying disciplines. Our "core team" have worked together since 2003 or earlier, throughout London & The Home Counties, from offices in Central and South West London.
We specialise in the Survey & Valuation of Residential Property and are a multi-discipline firm of Chartered Surveyors not tied to any lender or estate agency.
Whilst much of our work is within and around the M25, we have also surveyed many substantial Listed Country Houses further afield and where appropriate we are able to put 2 surveyors on site, each equally experienced in such work.
We take pride in the work we do, providing a personal service meeting modern demands and maintaining traditional standards.
We recognise that contact and accessibility is of prime importance to our clients so we are always available to discuss the service we provide as well as specific matters arising from our surveys.
Capital Chartered is delighted to announce that ValuStrat has acquired a majority shareholding in Capital Chartered Limited. ValuStrat is a leading consulting group headquartered in Dubai providing Advisory, Valuations, Due Diligence, Research & Industrial Consulting operating across a diverse range of industry sectors since 1978. ValuStrat will now supplement Capital Chartered’s real estate offering in the United Kingdom with additional consulting services, both in real estate and other non-real estate sectors; services that it already provides to its large client base in the Middle East, including Strategic Advisory, Business Planning, Research, Business Valuations, Plant & Machinery Valuations, Due Diligence and Industrial consulting.
After studying at Bristol Polytechnic, Fraser started his London property career in West Hampstead, managing propety in St Johns Wood, Bayswater, Marylebone, Hampstead, Highgate, Golders Green and many points inbetween. He qualified in 1986 whilst working for Healey & Baker in the West End &. shortly thereafter moved to Barnard Marcus in Clapham before setting up and managing the Mayfair Professional Office. In 1991 Fraser joined the Inland Revenue's Valuation Office as a Senior Valuer covering the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Richmond & Kingston where he gained 10 years experience in valuing anything from houseboats to flour mills (but mostly land, houses, flats, factories, offices and shops!) for Probate/Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax. In 2001 he re-entered the private sector, initially in Commercial Property as an Associate Director of Stiles Harold Williams then moved back into Residential Surveying and Valuation, most recently setting up Capital Chartered Surveyors and Valuers in partnership with his former colleagues John and Robin.
Robin studied at South Bank and Anglia Polytechnics, obtaining his degree in Building Surveying. He set out first into Project Management on Luxury Hotel refurbishment and then spent 10 years in the Public Sector with Islington. He returned to the Private Sector in 2001 joining Colleys as a valuer, leaving in 2003 for Ashdown Lyons where he had the good fortune to meet his current Partners. Robin subsequently headed up the Prime Team at Shepherd Surveyors before leaving to co-found Capital Chartered Surveyors and Valuers.
John started his professional life by training as a Chartered Surveyor in the District Valuers office then moved into private practice after qualification. He now has over 35 years experience in the Survey & Valuation of residential property throughout London and the Home Counties. John was one of the founding partners of Capital Chartered Surveyors in 2009 and continues to operate as part of the team on a consultancy basis.
Ian, based in North London, brings a wealth of experience to the Capital Chartered team. Having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1989, his first post qualification position was alongside Fraser Maldoom at Barnard Marcus Professional, based in Battersea & Mayfair. Since then, he has developed the London region of GA Valuation and Survey (now Esurv), opened and headed the London office of Hockleys (the surveying division of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society) and subsequently dealt with prime properties in Central London as head of the Residential Valuation Department of Mann Smith Chartered Surveyors, based in Whitehall. Ian has more recently been at Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward Chartered Surveyors covering Central, North and North West London including Highgate, Hampstead and Islington, before leaving to join the team at Capital Chartered Surveyors as a Consultant Surveyor.
After studying Valuation & Estate Management at Bristol Polytechnic and a broad based training in both residential and commercial surveying with Prudential Portfolio Managers and the Estates Department of The London Borough of Croydon, Valerie specialised in residential surveying. She has worked both in-house with The Halifax and in private practice based in Wimbledon and has over 20 years experience in the preparation of Building Surveys, RICS Homebuyer Reports and Private Residential Valuations in the Central & Greater London Areas.
David, in addition to providing Valuation Consultancy to Capital Chartered Surveyors and Valuers is a Director of Capital Leasehold. A former Head of Lease Extensions & Enfranchisement at John D Wood and subsequently at Friend and Falcke in Kensington and Chelsea, David has over twenty years experience honed in the Prime Central London postcodes of W1, W2, W8, W11, SW1, SW3, SW5, SW7 and SW10. A tough negotiator, he has challenged The Cadogan, Grosvenor and Crown Estates at The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal on The Sportelli Decision, Hope Value and Leaseholders Improvements. David has an Expert Valuer’s knowledge and first hand experience of Leasehold Enfranchisement and Lease Extension legislation and case law. David offers our clients, across London and beyond, the benefit of his experience and expertise which complements our established core business of Building Surveys, HomeBuyer Reports and Valuations in Central, North, West, South, South East and South West London and The Home Counties.
Richard Qualified in 1984 and has over 25 years experience. Areas of specialisation include valuations of residential and commercial property for loan security, tax, probate and pension purposes. He also specialises in commercial landlord and tenant consultancy and negotiation services.
Max has been working in the property industry for over 8 years. He started his career and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at HMRC’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) negotiating rating appeals and regularly presenting at Valuation Tribunals before transferring to District Valuer Services assuming responsibility for Residential and Commercial Valuations, primarily for major public sector clients including the NHS and Housing Associations. Since qualifying he has advised clients on the sale and disposal of their estates and regularly undertakes Red Book Reports from inception to completion including, as might be expected given his training and experience, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax Valuations. At Capital Chartered Surveyors and Valuers Max specialises in Commercial and Residential Valuations for all purposes and at any valuation date.
Tim is a Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer with over 40 years of experience. After obtaining his degree in Estate Management from Reading University Tim qualified as a Chartered Surveyor working for the Valuation Office Agency in the Midlands. After leaving public service to spend about 4 years working as a Real Estate Appraiser in the USA Tim returned to the VOA as a Principal Valuer working in West and South West London offices until 1996. Since then Tim has moved into private practice undertaking RICS HomeBuyer Reports and valuations for all purposes including secured lending and taxation.
Julian Marwitz is our Business Development Manager for our offices in London. He brings over 9 years of international experience and is working to grow our business and network in UK.
Julian is originally from Germany and has previously worked in corporations such as Microsoft, Volkswagen, SAP and Allianz. He has also served as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of JLL and was involved in strategic planning for growth and innovation within JLL in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Moreover, he was the Account Manager for Qatar Investment Authority and was contributing to several large real estate deals. Julian has also worked as Development Manager for ECE, the European market leader in shopping malls. He is a regular participant in conferences such as World Economic Forum in Davos, Milken Institute Summit and family office events.
Julian holds a Master of Sciences in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford and has previously studied law in Geneva, Hong Kong and Germany, finishing with the German State Exam.
Damian worked in the digital industry for over 16 years since graduating with a first class honours degree in Computer Science. He started his career in Germany working as a software engineer and has moved through the ranks to be become a Web Development Manager. He now is now in charge of marketing at Capital Chartered.