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Meet the EKA Team

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Martin Barsley MRICS MBIFM AaPS

Technical Associate - Team Leader

Overview

Contact Martin for help with: Building Surveys, Insurance, Licences to Alter, Commercial Property

“I really enjoy working with such a young, forward thinking and vibrant EKA team, and very much appreciate being able to impart my knowledge gained through over 30 years in the industry. When not at work, I’m a volunteer for Essex Wildlife Trust, and also follow my hobbies, photography and military aviation, as well as going to concerts and music festivals.”

Julian says:

"Martin is a true expert in our field, and we are very lucky to have him as part of the team. He brings decades of experience in some of the fields that lie at the heart of our business, and also embodies our people-centred working philosophy."

Facts and Stats

Qualifications: Martin has worked in the property industry for over 34 years and achieved Chartered status in 1988 while with the London Borough of Newham.

Career History: Before joining EKA in 2014, he spent a short time working in Residential Property Management following 22 years with a FTSE 250 listed finance company, where he began by managing a portfolio of repossessed houses and ended his career as Group Property Manager, having gained experience in Facilities Management and being elected a member of the BIFM in 1998. For some time this role ran alongside a role in the residential field, dealing with residential surveys and management of residential property in receivership.

Specialist Skills: Martin has extensive experience in providing advice on Contract Administration, Building Defects/Pathology, Reinstatement Cost Assessment, Fire Safety, Facilities Management and Licences to Alter.

Martin's involved in the following services:
EKA Commercial Services EKA Building Surveys EKA Licence to Alter EKA Insurance

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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