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Meet the EKA Team

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Julian Davies MRICS, RMaPs, MFPWS

Managing Director

Overview

Julian is the founder and owner of Earl Kendrick Associates (EKA). Julian’s focus is on strategic business development, consultancy and offering thought leadership to the wider property industry.

Julian’s philosophy is that surveying is a people business, demanding a commitment to building relationships as well as deploying technical knowledge. That philosophy has guided the way he has shaped the business and hand-picked colleagues to form a cohesive team that puts clients first and takes pleasure in meeting each one’s particular needs. Having been founded in 2010, EKA now have more than 20 staff in offices in central London, Manchester and Brighton.

Julian has a passion for fresh thinking about the surveying business, and how businesses can evolve better to serve the needs of our clients. In recent years, EKA have relaunched our core services as separate business entities, and Julian now plays Director roles in EK McQuade (party wall specialists) and EK Design.

As well as surveying, Julian has a background in architecture and he is a trained interior designer and he is well placed to drive the growth of EK Design. EK Design offers comprehensive interior/architectural design services, with particular expertise in the refurbishment of internal communal areas of high quality, residential blocks. Julian is in the process of building an expert design team equipped to meet the needs of both private clients and those in the managed residential sector.

In addition to guiding EKA’s own business development, Julian is increasingly involved in drafting guidance rules and acting as an expert witness in property-related matters. Julian regularly write for trade press and offer high-level training for fellow professionals, as well as presenting at industry events. Julian enjoys playing a leading role in industry bodies like the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), for which he sits on the property management working group of the Residential Property Professional Group. Julian am also a member of the RICS editorial advisory group.

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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