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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 Surveying 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.
Stephen LashmarBA (Hons) MRICSDirector
Stephen joined in 2014 bringing with him a wealth of experience in the Compulsory Purchase and Valuation sectors. He has been employed within the North West property market for over 20 years, working for a range of Practices from regional and national firms as well as client side. Stephen has experience in providing valuation and strategic property advice to a wide variety of clients from both the private and public sectors.
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.
Aaron WebbBSc (Hons) MRICSAssociate Director
As Chartered Surveyor with a project and professional consultancy work background, Aaron has a breadth of experience across various sectors, focusing on education and commercial sectors more recently. He brings with him his expertise within project management and administration of contracts. Aaron is committed to providing all clients with a high level of service and is driven by client satisfaction
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.
Steven WhittleBSc (Hons) MSc MRICSAssociate Director
Steven has over 13 years’ experience as a Building Surveyor delivering a full range of Building Surveying services, for both internal and external clients, including Dilapidations, Commercial Building Surveys, Contract Administration and related Design and Specification work
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.
Mike WoodsHead of Facilities
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-SmithFMAATHead of Property Finance
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.
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.
Karen EvansClient Accountant
With over twenty years client accounting experience in property management finance Karen holds vast experience in her role.
Karen’s management portfolios have included residential and commercial properties including large scale shopping centres and retail parks.
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.
Adam JonesAccounts Assistant
My role allows me to work closely with credit control, client accounts, the purchase ledger clerk and property management.
One of my main daily responsibilities is the receipting of tenants payments received and allocating monies effectively to stop tenants receiving unnecessary arrears letters. I work closely with Lynn Wood our credit controller.
With over 10 years’ experience in commercial property, specialising in analysis and data, Andrew has gained a wealth of experience advising clients including property owners, funds, corporate occupiers and local authorities. As part of the auction and commercial agency team, Andrew continues to advise private and corporate clients on their disposal instructions. Andrew is currently working towards becoming a chartered surveyor.
Joe GingellBSc (Hons)Surveyor
Joe joined the Building Consultancy Team at Roger Hannah in September 2021 after obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying from Salford University.
Joe will be undertaking a number of roles at Roger Hannah, including, Building and Condition Surveys, Dilapidations, acting as Contract Administrator/Employer’s Agent. Joe is now working towards his APC to become a full member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Matthew GodwinBSc (Hons) MScSurveyor
Matt started his Consultancy career at Faithful+Gould in Newcastle and has experience delivering projects in both the Public & Private Sectors as Contract Administrator/Employer’s Agent. Survey experience covers Access Audits, Fire Risk Assessments, Pre-acquisition Surveys & Condition Surveys.
Michael TolanBSc (Hons) MScSurveyor
Michael completed his Master’s degree in Real Estate at The University of Manchester. Since then, he has worked in both the public and private sector gaining experience in valuation, lease advisory, and property management. Michael now works within the CPO team, providing valuation and strategic property advice to a wide variety of clients, while working towards his RICS qualification.
Mike ArmstrongBSc (Hons)Surveyor
Mike joined the Property Management Team at Roger Hannah in April 2021, successfully obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate from Sheffield Hallam University.
Mike brings a range of experience with him, previously working in a leading commercial valuation team in the North West of England. Mike will be assisting the Building Surveying team with RCA valuations across their diverse portfolio. Mike is now working towards completing his APC to become a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Outside of the office, sport takes up most of Mike’s spare time, particularly football and golf. He also enjoys spending his weekends following Manchester United when he can.
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.
Mia RubesaFacilities Administrator
Mia has worked in the property industry for 2 years and has experience in dealing with both residential and commercial properties.
In October 2021 she joined the Property Management Team at Roger Hannah and will be assisting with the management of tenant changes across our managed portfolio and the administration of insurance matters.
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.
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.
Tim ClaxtonMA MRICSConsultant
Tim Claxton is an experienced development consultant and agent having spent over two decades working in the field. Advising across the full range of use classes his experience has involved large strategic sites, complex city centre projects and everything in between.
Joe WilkinsonMRICSSenior Surveyor
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.
Claire MatthewsBA (Hons) MASurveyor
Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy and has recently completed a Master’s Degree in Real Estate and Property from The University of Sheffield. Claire has previously spent time outside of University gaining work experience at Roger-Hannah across the different departments within the firm developing her interest in commercial property. Claire has now joined the Lease Advisory team and is working towards her RICS qualification and is assisting in the Lease Advisory Team on a verity of projects.
Tom EllisBA (Hons) MScSurveyor
Tom completed his Master’s degree in Real Estate and Property Management at Salford University. Whilst studying towards his Masters, he worked for a Manchester based Chartered Surveyors specialising in Business Rates. Tom now works within the Valuations team dealing with a wide range of projects in both the Residential and Commercial sector whilst working towards his RICS qualification.
Tom McDonaldMA (Hons) MScSurveyor
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.
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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