We are proud that four of our building surveyors have been shortlisted at this year’s RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.
Senior Associates Carl Sablon and Dan Felgate and Partner Karl Stansbie are finalists in the Building Surveyor of the Year category. Whilst Partner Ash Winter has been recognised in the Mentor of the Year category.
These prestigious awards recognise outstanding inspiring talent, set to be the future leaders in the profession.
The winner in each category and the overall Young Surveyor 2019 will be announced at the awards dinner on 28 November at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.
A bit more about our candidates:
Ash Winter, Partner – Over the past 12 years Ash has mentored over 50 surveyors – including many through the APC. He’s particularly proud that amongst these, one has recently been promoted to a Partner – pipping him to the post as the company’s youngest! His RICS commitments as an APC supervisor/counsellor and assessor make a huge difference to budding chartered surveyors and helps to maintain the high standards expected by the RICS of newly chartered surveyors. As well as being an active member of various professional groups (including the Dilapidations ADR group) he works hard to promote the profession to younger people too. He maintains contact with his previous universities and schools to encourage youngsters to consider a career in property and also helps to shape the curriculum to better prepare students for their careers after university.
Carl Sablon, Senior Associate – Carl’s drive and commitment means that he is now very much the ‘go-to’ advisor when it comes to industrial properties and refurbishment. He is a key member of our industrial team and takes a very active part in the ongoing development of our services in this sector. Over a number of years he has collated and analysed our industrial data to create a cost forecasting tool that is now used across the company. Carl is always prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ and provides clients with exemplary client care, nurturing existing relationships and fostering new contacts. He is the prime contact for several major clients including SEGRO, Royal London Asset Management and Warehouse Reit accounts. Leading by example he is an inspiring mentor and role model to younger colleagues within the firm and an ambassador to the building surveying profession more widely.
Dan Felgate, Associate – Dan joined Hollis as a Senior Surveyor in late 2016 and was made an Associate within his first six months with us. In May 2019, in recognition of his outstanding work and qualities, we promoted him to Senior Associate. As well as being a dilapidations specialist Dan has been instrumental in propelling the success of our Tenant Alterations service – a success that is measurable both in financial terms and the number and diversity of clients with which we work. Innovation is close to his heart: he has displayed extraordinary commitment in researching and exploring the commercial possibilities associated with the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) and has already rolled out service developments and staff training across the firm.
Karl Stansbie, Partner – As our youngest ever Partner Karl has made an incredible impact right from the moment he joined as a graduate building surveyor less than seven years ago. With a broad base of experience he has now established himself as a ‘go-to’ specialist in both dilapidations and project management and in both areas he is a committed member of our services development teams, always looking for ways to introduce innovative ways to improve or add to our range of services. Karl is the primary point of contact for a number of key clients including Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Legal & General Investments and Aberdeen Standard Investment – for whom he provides exemplary client care and is always willing to ‘go the extra mile’. Karl’s many achievements, energy and professionalism – but also his ease in building up relationships with colleagues and clients alike – makes him an inspirational role model and a stand-out industry ambassador.
We wish them all the best of luck at the upcoming awards ceremony.