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Simon CookBSc (Hons) MRICSManaging Director
Simon has acted on many major developments and compulsory purchase schemes across the north west and nationwide including: – Liverpool One, London Olympics, Brent Cross redevelopment, Mersey Gateway and Crossrail. He is also the managing director of the Business.
Angela JuszczykBA (Hons) MSC MRICS Director
As a Compulsory Purchase specialist Angela is experienced in acting on behalf of both claimants and acquiring authorities in transport, infrastructure and regeneration schemes. Angela advises on all aspects of a claim from assessing market value, preparing budgets/claim documents to negotiating compensation.
John has been with the firm for over 20 years and a Director for 10 years. During this time he has worked closely with our property management clients believing in a ‘hands on’ approach to help get the most out of their property investments in an ever changing market.
Jonathan HarrisonBSC (Hons) MRICSDirector
Jonathan heads a team of RICS Registered Valuers who specialise in undertaking valuations of both commercial and residential property for a variety of purposes including loan security, strategic management and taxation. In addition, we also undertake Expert Witness instructions for litigation purposes.
Julien Kenny-LevickBSc (Hons) MRICSDirector
Julien has over 20 years experience in the Industrial Property Sector in the North West advising client’s including Asda, Lidl and Gazeley. Acting for both Landlords and Tenants.
Julien prides himself on his dedication to ensuring the best possible outcomes when either disposing or acquiring property interests.
Mark has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of Commercial Property and Management, in that time he has acted for a wide range of Private and Major Investment clients enabling them to effectively manage their property assets through proactive and effective delivery. Mark specialises in lease renewal and rent reviews work, Rating Appeals and all aspects of Landlord & Tenant works including dispute resolution expert witness and 3rd party submissions, attending at Valuation Tribunal and Court.
Matthew MearsBSc (Hons) MRICSDirector
Matthew brings to Roger Hannah a wealth of property management experience gained at a senior level in major firms working across the north west region and further afield dealing with a wide variety of properties and clients.
He is considered one of the foremost experts in the management of complex mixed-use developments and management company structures having successfully represented clients regarding dispute resolution on service charge and cost recovery.
Neil O’BrienBSc (Hons) MRICS IMAPS Director
Neil is an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor and as the Head of Building Consultancy he ensures high quality delivery with a positive outlook at all times. Neil Provides over 20 years commercial and residential experience working throughout the UK and Europe.
Steven WhittleBSc (Hons) MSc MRICSDirector
As an experienced Chartered Surveyor Steven heads up the Building Consultancy Team alongside Neil; and has a breadth of experience across various sectors focusing on commercial and educational work, including Project Management, Dilapidations, Building Surveys, PPMs and associated Design work.
Tom specialises in providing acquisition, disposal and consultancy advice relating to land for development purposes. His experience extends across a full spectrum of sites from less than one acre through to 20 plus acres. He advises a range of clients including local authorities, national house builders and individuals affected by development. Tom has over 10 years’ experience working in real estate investment advisory, specialising in development funding transactions across a range of sectors including distribution, student housing, hotels and aviation.
James RowcroftAssociate Director
Having graduated from The University of Salford in 2002 and obtaining Chartered status in 2006, James offers a wide range of experience. He has worked in the commercial, education, health care, residential and utilities sectors, providing services which include dilapidation advice; due diligence; condition and pathology reports; reinstatement cost assessments; Party Wall Surveyor; PPM’s. In addition to professional survey work James has extensive experience providing Contract Administrator services.
John HusseyAssociate Director
John has over 10 years’ experience in Commercial Property Management. Working for Savills, Cushman & Wakefield and MAPP during this time, he has managed key assets for clients such as The Crown Estate, Aviva Investors, Tesco Pension Investors, AEW, Henderson and Boots, amongst many others.
He has experience with managing all asset types from multi let offices, industrial estates, City Centre retail, out of town retail, mixed use developments and business parks.
Mike WoodsAssociate Director
Mike has been employed in Property Management & Facilities since 1988. Mike has worked as a Facilities Manager delivering a full range of services for the Health & Safety Executive at their NW offices and for an industrial landlord managing a large portfolio in Trafford Park. For the last six years Mike has worked on a varied portfolio including, large residential, retail, industrial & city centre office accommodation.
Nicola Russell-SmithFMAATAssociate Director
Nicola has been employed in the property industry since 2004 and heads up the Property Finance Team at Roger Hannah.
During this time, Nicola has worked in the accounts environment for a collection of clients with different structures, from large corporate bodies to individuals, together with a variety of properties such as shopping centres and Industrial units, to offices and residential flats. Nicola’s experience includes monthly client reporting, CIS and VAT returns, resolution of complex queries and calculating a daily priced index fund.
Dan RodgersHead of Agency
With 10 years’ experience in commercial property with a particular focus on office, industrial and retail, Dan has excellent knowledge of the local markets and occupiers within Manchester, Cheshire and the North West as a whole.
Dan advises on all matters of disposal and acquisition for clients including Magnus, M-Seven, Property Alliance Group, Emsix Holdings, Hurstwoods, MCR, Aggmore, Tameside Council and Cheshire East Council.
Kat SvarupsFacilities Manager
Kat has worked in the property industry for 12 years and has experience with both residential and commercial property management.
In 2015 she received her NFoPP Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management Level 3.
Since joining Roger Hannah in 2016, she has received further qualifications including the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and PRINCE2 Foundation in Project Management.
Kat is the Facilities Manager for the South Manchester portfolio and her role involves regular site visits, ensuring sites are compliant with health & safety, managing service contracts, utility management and maintenance.
Claire MatthewsBA (Hons) MA MRICSSenior Surveyor
Claire has been a Surveyor at Roger Hannah for over 5 years. After starting her career within the Lease Advisory department at Roger Hannah, Claire is now based within the Development and Compulsory Purchase department, providing strategic property advice to a range of clients.
Lynn WoodAICM Cert Dip Credit Controller
Lynn has worked as a Credit Manager since 1996 for both in house Landlords and Managing Agents in the Property Management Industry, dealing with commercial and residential rent collections on behalf of a wide range of clients from Blue Chip corporations to independent family run businesses.
Lynn covers a multitude of Credit Control Facilities which include, Enforcement Agent Collection, Solicitor and County Court Action keeping abreast of changes on legislation such as CRAR. Lynn has been very successful in the collection of commercial and residential rents during challenging times for Landlords, regularly collecting over £2M a month.
Michelle BarlowCredit Controller
Michelle has over 25 years’ experience within Credit Control & Debt Collection in various industry sectors. Starting in a temporary position then progressing through the years which included a period of over 7 years as a Credit Manager in the Property sector. This is where she dealt with a mixture of Commercial & Residential tenants, with assets of more than 500M. Michelle has also spent several years in a senior role with one of the UK’s leading Barristers Chambers.
Her proven track record in collections speaks volumes consistently achieving targets & bringing in numerous bad debt payments using various methods showing she is tenacious & determined with a willingness to succeed.
She has experience in implementing & developing new systems & processes & building successful teams. She has a strong focus on developing relationships with clients & her colleagues.
Mia RubesaClient Accountant
Mia has worked in the property industry since 2019 and has dealt with a range of residential and commercial properties.
As a highly motivated individual with a Master’s Degree in Law and fluency in multiple languages, Mia brings a unique perspective to the dynamic field of Property Finance.
Mia has developed the skills needed to successfully navigate the complexities of client accounting and is dedicated to delivering excellent results.
Sally BrackenridgeClient Accountant
I have worked for over 30 years in various accounting roles with experience within the finance, manufacturing and property/construction sectors.
Since 2011, I have worked as a Client Accountant in the Property Management Departments of both national and regional Chartered Surveyors. My responsibilities involve administering the financial side of the properties under management including raising charges on tenants accounts, paying rental income over to our clients and being their first point of contact should they have any queries.
Andrew is responsible for the Investment department, overseeing the day to day running of the team whilst providing strategic acquisition and disposal advice to clients including UK wide property companies, private investors, REIT’s and funds & institutions.
Further to this, Andrew assists in the commercial auction team, advising corporate asset managers, receivers, local authorities and banks on their disposal strategy.
Joe HandBSc (Hons)Surveyor
Joe joined Roger Hannah in August 2022, having graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with BSc (Hons) in Real Estate.
Having gained experience in ‘all things commercial’, Joe will be assisting the management team in overseeing key client assets.
Joe is now working towards completing his APC to become a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Robyn EganProperty Management Agent
With almost 6 years’ experience working in the Property industry, Robyn has worked her way up from Office Assistant to Property Management Agent. Robyn has overseen the lettings of our Managed Property portfolio and deals with our Commercial properties across the North West. Her role involves taking on a premises once vacant, ensuring the necessary works are completed to be in a position to market and then also sourcing the new tenant. This allows her to deal with the entire process from start to finish.
Cerrie TaylorFacilities Coordinator
Cerrie joined the team in 2019 and has worked within the property industry for 5 years covering residential and commercial tenancy management. A part of Cerrie’s current role involves dealing with residential lettings, working closely with external agencies to source ideal tenants for vacant properties and ensuring our tenants settle into their new homes successfully.
Prior to starting with us, Cerrie worked in the social housing sector of a local authority where she managed new and existing tenants.
Dawn CouserFacilities Administrator
Dawn has worked in Property Management for 15 years starting out dealing with tenant queries, at No 1 Deansgate and Beetham Tower, Manchester.
Dawn joined Roger Hannah in 2019 and works closely with the property managers, clients and tenants providing complete administration and proactive support whilst being the focal point for all tenant reported defects the may occur across the manged portfolio along with ensuring all jobs are completed in line with the agreed service level agreements.
Ellen RobertsFacilities & Business Manager
I have worked in the Property Industry for 15 years – mainly covering multi let Offices & Industrial estates in the North West region.
Starting at Regus as a Receptionist and working my way up to a Management position, including 5 years at Bizspace.
Over these years I have gained experience in Property Management & Tenant liaison. I strongly believe in an open and honest relationship with Landlords, Tenants and Contractors to ensure transparency and a smooth customer journey.
After recently joining Roger Hannah in July 2023 as Facilities & Business Manager, I am excited for this next step in my career and how my skills and experience will assist the Property Management Team moving forward.
Maxine MillerSurveying Administrator
Maxine brings with her over 20 years’ commercial property industry experience gained from working in a variety of roles, supporting Commercial Property Consultants within Central Manchester. Maxine works alongside both Dan and Julien assisting on all agency administrative matters.
Laura MackayBA (Hons) MA MRICSDirector
Laura heads up Development Consultancy within the Development team, regularly advising major housebuilders, registered providers, property companies, landowners, and public sector clients. She provides a full scope of specialist services including market advice, viability in planning, contract price negotiations, options appraisals, strategic development advice and Expert Witness. Her expertise ranges from suburban housing schemes to high density mixed-use city centre developments.
Steve has 10 years of viability consultancy experience, having previously worked in valuation and commercial agency. Steve’s work includes: site specific viability assessments of housing schemes and city centre apartment developments for negotiation of affordable housing and other S106 planning obligations; options appraisals; technical advice relating to local authority viability consultations; and review of viability assessments submitted to local authorities.
Joe WilkinsonMRICSAssociate Director
Joe is a Chartered Surveyor with six years of experience in all commercial property matters including the asset management of a range of portfolios and asset classes across the UK. In that time, he has acted on the behalf of both landlords and tenants advising them how to get the best out of their portfolio or property dependent on their business objectives. Joe now specialises in all Landlord and Tenant work advising clients on Lease Renewals, Rent Reviews and Regears.
Paul LoweBA (Hons) PGCertSurv MRICS Associate Director
Paul has over 18 years’ experience in the property industry, beginning in residential estate agency with a major national firm including the management of branches in Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Paul’s experience was gained in General Practice, advising on a variety of matters but at Roger Hannah he specialises in providing valuation advice on both residential and commercial property. He has extensive experience in undertaking valuation work for secured lending purposes, Charities Act, taxation, matrimonial, accounts, leasehold enfranchisement, acquisition and pension fund purposes.
Tom McDonaldMA (Hons) MSc MRICSAssociate Director
Tom has over 4 years experience working within development consultancy, both for national and regional firms in the North West. This has involved providing development related advice for both the public and private sectors across a full spectrum of sites, from one off residential developments to supporting a successful funding bid for a development of up to 10,000 homes. Tom will be working in the Land and Development department providing acquisition, disposal and consultancy advice.
Mike KingFRICS Registered Valuer, Expert Witness & Mediator Consultant
Mike has nearly 40 years valuation experience covering a broad range of commercial and residential property assets. Mike also has extensive experience preparing and presenting expert witness evidence in litigation matters, and in all aspects of compulsory purchase and compensation.
Mike is an RICS Registered Valuer, Expert Witness and Evaluative Mediator, and is accredited the prestigious Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence.
Jessica MistryBA (Hons) MSc MRICS Senior Surveyor
Jessica is a Chartered Surveyor and has over 5 years’ experience working within development consultancy, regularly advising both public and private sector clients. Her scope of services includes site specific financial viability assessments, feasibility Studies, master planning and regeneration, valuation, and local plan viability testing. Jessica has worked across the residential and commercial sectors analysing data and consulting with agents and stakeholders. Jessica is also experienced in using specialist development appraisal software Argus Developer, and bespoke financial appraisals using Microsoft Excel.
Natasha WrightClient Accountant
Natasha has a wealth of knowledge in sales and purchase ledger, more specifically in Construction, Outdoor Advertising, Manufacturing / Import / Logistics / Sales-(Grocery)
having worked on projects such as the calculations on plastics tax and identifying cost savings and efficiencies/streamlining processes within her previous roles.
Andre completed his Masters degree in Real Estate and Property Management at Salford University. Since then he gained experience in both the public and private sectors, dealing with valuations of a wide range of commercial properties. Andre is now working within the Rating and Lease advisory team whilst working towards completing his Assessment of Professional Competence to become a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Lee ForrestalPurchase Ledger Administrator
Lee has a wealth and breadth of knowledge having over 30 years’ experience in end to end accounts payable, across a variety of sectors including building, retail, manufacturing and financial services.
Originally from London, Lee has been in Manchester for over 10 years.
Fantastic experience with this firm from start to finish. No nonsense approach to their dealings and very forthcoming and honest with advice. Provided with a fantastic service with my business rates issues. Very thankful and will certainly be using again in future. If you want an honest reliable local business offering the services they provide this is the place. Thanks again
17 (UK) Limited
Syed Bukhari - Director
Our experience working with Roger Hannah has been nothing but positive. The Property Management team invest time into understanding the intricacies of the building that they manage and are diligent and proactive in their approach but importantly whilst being commercial too. Would highly recommend.
Capital & Centric
Max Bentham - Development Director
I would like to say thank you to Roger Hannah and in particular to Neil O'Brien for the help he gave to our charity in reducing our dilapidation costs for our previous office by more than half. He was very professional and easy to work with and explained everything in layman's terms.
Carers Trust Scotland
Karen Maloney - Office Manager
I have been a client of Simon Cook and his team at Roger Hannah for several years. He is highly professional and personable. During this time Simon has been invaluable in giving great support and advice both technically and commercially which resulted in a satisfactory conclusion to the case for my company. I would thoroughly recommend Simon and Roger Hannah to any prospective client.
Ceramic Tiles Limited
Nick Braybrooke - Managing Director
I would be happy to recommend Roger Hannah to anyone seeking a professional commercial agency service, dealing with them has been a pleasure. The letting process was clearly explained to me and once my offer accepted by the Landlord, the team at Roger Hannah helped bring the deal to a swift conclusion.
Cult Fitness Limited
Paul Saunders - Director
I had a great experience working with the Agency Team at Roger Hannah. They were very prompt in responding to emails, answering phone calls and finding answers to my questions! The whole process was very smooth and speedy. Very professional and the team always ensured they worked any appointments around my busy schedule. I would recommend this company and would be happy to work with them again!
I have dealt with Roger Hannah. over many years in respect of management, agency and professional work including the building surveyors department and the fact I am continuing to use this company confirms I am very happy with the service provided.
Hyrst Garth Estate Ltd
Peter Higginbottom - Director
Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. They reduced our rateable value to half & were extremely responsive / professional. Would 1000% recommend anyone to use them!.
Mantra Entertainment Limited
Ben Hourahine - Director
I have found Roger Hannah to be very professional and diligent in their approach to property management and building surveying. They have good people and always communicate well. Would highly recommend.
Maryland Securities Ltd
Robert Timson - Associate Director
I have been a client of Andrew Bradburn for over 27 years, and in that time, ably supported by the other Directors and staff of Roger Hannah's with utmost professionalism and helpfulness. Excellent service, long may it continue. Highly recommended.
Vincent Crolla - Director
Needed to find a unit within one week, the guys here were so quick and efficient and had me in within 2 days can not thank them enough, from start to finish it went like a dream. Thanks guys!
Ryan Woods - Director
Always a pleasure working with Neil and Steve. Fantastic company to deal with. Fully recommend!
Commercial Property Owner
Roger Hannah worked with us from the early stages of securing a lease right through to handing over the keys and were our single point of contact. Their highly professional manner of working and communicating with us, at all stages allowed us to focus on our key business issues which was very important with our move. Huge thank you for making this happen for us.
Table Linen Company Limited
Gareth Stepney - Director
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Roger Hannah and especially Simon Cook for their incredible partnership with The Oasis Centre. For the past 5 years they have wholeheartedly supported us in every way possible. I can honestly say we would not be in the position we are today (building our very own purpose built day centre to support the vulnerable and disadvantaged in East Manchester) without Roger Hannah. God bless you all for your compassion and dedication to Oasis!
The Oasis Centre
Victoria Armstrong - CEO
I requested Roger Hannah to do a dilapidations and measured survey of a large commercial building in Greater Manchester. I am very happy with their service. I originally had difficulty getting a surveyor to do this work and just googled Roger Hannah. I will stick with Roger Hannah for the remainder of my work on this building. Service was excellent, product was very good, they did what they said they would do and when they would do it. No complaints. I thought pricing was also reasonable and I paid same day as received the invoice.
Travel Joy Hostels
Senan Sexton - Director
From the time the previous tenants vacated, the Agency team at Roger Hannah have managed the situation very professionally. I was impressed on how they kept me continuously informed on actions taken and eventually securing a new deal. Throughout the process I felt reassured.
Commercial Portfolio Owner
Roger Hannah have managed our portfolio since 2010 and provide us with a full package of property management functions. They arrange everything for us and deal with every issue that arises. All we do is sign new leases and check our bank account. They stand out above their contemporaries insofar that they tell us about problems which have arisen and what they have done to solve them. Other people we have had, constantly wanted us to make decisions for them. Roger Hannah have the skills to know what needs to be done, have the confidence to get on and do it and report it to us afterwards. True management professionals.
Roger Hannah was handling our case and were very helpful and professional throughout the full process!
Commercial Property Owner
I appointed Roger Hannah on a small portfolio earlier this year which needed a period of solid professional property management work. This they have completed quickly and to a high standard in difficult circumstances. Well done to Paul and his Property Management team.
Commercial Portfolio Owner
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