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Meet the EKA Team

We nurture our own people, providing the best training and environment. Find out more about the Earl Kendrick team below.

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Julian Davies MRICS, RMaPs, MFPWS

Managing Director

Overview

Julian is our founder and owner. His philosophy is that this is a people business. It requires technical knowledge, but ultimately is about relationships. That philosophy has guided the way he has shaped the business and hand-picked his colleagues to form a cohesive team that puts clients first and takes pleasure in meeting each one's particular needs.

From maintenance reviews to internal and external refurbishments, to drafting guidance rules and even acting as an expert witness, Julian's own experience underpins his leadership of the EKA team, while his passion for excellence and professionalism drives the business forward.

Julian has long been active in RICS, the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction, from being the chair of the RICS London Matrics to, more recently, sitting on the property management working group of the Residential Property Professional Group. Julian is also a member of the RICS editorial advisory group.

As someone with a peerless overview of the surveying profession, Julian regularly contributes to journals, provides training and is invited to speak at conferences in the residential property management sector.

Facts and Stats

Qualifications: Julian started working as a Trainee Building Surveyor in 1996 and qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 2004.

Julian is a Registered Member of the Association of Project Safety (RMaPS), a Member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (MFPWS),  a Member of the Pyramus and Thisbee Club and is trained in acting as Expert Witness.

Career History: His vast professional experience includes major projects on private properties, commercial premises and specialist surveying services for residential blocks of flats. His previous firms include Bailey Garner, Capita Property Consultancy and Drivers Jonas (Deloitte).

Specialist Skills: He has extensive experience in Contract Administration, Building Defects, Reinstatement Cost Assessments, Planned Maintenance Planning and Licences to Alter. Julian also acts as Expert Witness.

Julian's involved in the following services:
EKA Commercial Services EKA Residential Services EKA Building Surveys EKA Planned Maintenance EKA Major Works

Testimonials

You should be able to call on us as a trusted partner as a given. See what our clients think:

“EKA have gone from strength to strength, with their experience and expertise shining through in some of the most challenging refurbishment projects our clients have undertaken. One such example is a window replacement project in the heart of Belgravia, where their surveying team - and I mean team - confidently and competently managed the expectations of the headlease board of directors, the freeholder, the local council, the contractor, the client's own property expert...Of course, any good firm of surveyors has an excellent managing agent also managing expectations, keeping all parties communicating effectively throughout what was a project a year in the preparation and a few months on site. The finished project is immaculate and has undoubtedly added significant value to the already much sought-after apartments. ”

Jonathan Channing, AssocRICS FIRPM
Director, Principia Estate and Asset Management

“Earl Kendrick Associates advised us during the purchase of a leasehold ground floor property in Streatham Hill. The service was excellent, fast, and reliable. The survey was of very high quality and provided us with the necessary assurance as the property was in need of significant modernisation. We highly recommend Julian, Ed, the rest of the team at Earl Kendrick Associates and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Mario A
Private Client

“Earl Kendrick Associates project managed major external renovations to a block of Edwardian mansion flats earlier this year. Julian Davies co ordinated weekly site meetings, communicating well with the building company and residents.  Weekly inspections ensured a high standard of workmanship. He produced detailed weekly site reports. He and his team responded swiftly to emails and phone calls. We would recommend Earl Kendrick Associates and would be happy to employ their services in the future.”

A. Gordon
Director, Shimgrange Limited

“We appoint EKA due to their level of technical expertise and the quality of the advice they provide. This is particularly essential when we are planning the maintenance strategy for large, residential blocks.  The depth of their surveys and comprehensive cost assessments enable us to assess our liabilities and help us to plan the timings and budget for major works.”

Anthony Quin MRICS ICIOB
Head Of Management And Surveying, Residential Land

“EKA have worked for some time dealing with our Licence to Alter applications and helping us to develop an effective in house process.  We spend a morning each month running through the various Licence projects progress together.  Every fortnight they send me a progress tracker in a format of my choice.  In short, I could not ask for a more helpful or efficient approach.”

Rupert Wertheimer BA MIRPM
Senior Property Manager, Urang Property Management

“The major external maintenance project carried out at The Bromptons this year had the potential to be disruptive and have a significant impact on the residents.  Through the comprehensive specification, the advice on planning/phasing of the works and management of the works on site, EKA have assisted in ensuring that the project has been completed to a high standard and completed three days earlier than the 30 week contract programme.”

Justine Williams
Estates Manager, The Bromptons

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