Our team sets us apart from the competition. We have sought the most knowledgeable and talented professionals and their commitment to finding solutions for our clients is inspiring, abundant and measurable.
Adam works on delivering a range of dispute resolution and quantity surveying services on residential new build and refurbishment projects. These are for private clients and developers. He will particularly focus on advising on the quantum of claims, providing cost advice on repair solutions for disputes, preparing costings and performing project monitoring.
Molly is responsible for day to day accounting including producing monthly management accounts as well as tax and VAT returns and yearly accounts. She covers all areas in accounts payable and receivable, production and execution of invoices and assists with audits and all banking duties.
Molly is a graduate from Kingston University in Accounting and Finance and is now studying to become fully qualified with ACCA.
Ben’s focus is on private residential projects. He prepares cost plans, produces tender documents for procuring contractors, monitors project costs in line with approved budgets and performs post-contract financial reporting of projects.
Benjamin helps deliver the full range of building surveying services with a focus on aids and adaptation work on residential projects for local authorities, including completing drawings and specifications. He manages projects such as commercial shop fit out as well as party wall surveys, planned maintenance programmes and the production of drawings, mainly for residential projects.
Ed has a BSc (Hons) in Business Management from the University of East Anglia and has since completed an MSc in Building Surveying at Kingston University. This included subjects such as building pathology, contract law, building regulations and sustainable construction technologies.
Ed will help deliver the full range of building surveying services, including condition surveys, dilapidations, and reinstatement cost assessments. He will principally focus on commercial and residential properties for developers, asset managers and private clients.
Since joining Adair, James has worked as a quantity surveyor, contract administrator and employer’s agent on numerous super prime residential projects most notably the refurbishment of two adjoining Grade 2 listed buildings and their conversion into 14 apartments.
James now sits in Adair’s dispute resolution team, assisting experts in report writing, defect analysis, forensic quantity surveying and document management. James has assisted on over 50 expert witness cases and attends mediations, adjudication hearings and trials on a regular basis.
Joanna will develop the company marketing strategy and have overall responsibility for the marketing budget. She will follow up new business opportunities and oversee Adair’s networking events, hospitality, communications, brand image and PR activities.
Her strategic support will contribute to the continued growth of the company and maintain its excellent reputation.
Luke works on new build and refurbishment projects for developers and private clients. This includes measurements, material and sub-contractor pricing, completing bills of quantities and liaising with contractors.
Michael graduated with a LLB from the University of Exeter.
Michael has gained experience through internships at multiple city law firms. He uses his knowledge to support the dispute team as it assists clients through their claim procedures in adjudications, meditations and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
James is a Senior Consultant working with the building surveying team and also acts as an expert witness for construction claims and as a single joint expert.
His responsibilities include conducting pre-acquisition due diligence surveys, project management and project monitoring, preparing schedules of condition, tendering and contract administration and preparing dilapidations schedules and measurement surveys. James also heads up the party wall surveying team.
James’s many projects include the acquisition of a Grade A business park (value circa 80m) and a 300-acre industrial site (value circa 20m), multi-million pound traditional and design & build projects, party wall matters for a large reroofing programme for a London borough and preparing portfolios for sale and leaseback by large high street occupiers.
Helen Preest is the Executive Assistant to Founder and CEO Justin Sullivan. Helen was formerly a Chartered member of the Institute for Legal Executives and worked with a number of highly respected city law firms. Helen has an exceptional legal and property background with an emphasis on outstanding customer service.
At Adair, Helen is responsible for maintaining strong communication and working relationships across the business, liaising with key staff and organisations.
Leanne is an experienced Quantity Surveyor with over 5 years experience in the delivery of projects across both the residential and leisure sectors from inception to completion. Leanne is working towards her RICS Chartership following her successful completion of the bachelor’s degree course undertaken whilst working full time.
David Featherstone is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of CIBSE with over 40 years experience in Building Services Engineering consultancy and management with a Mechanical HVAC specialist background. Regularly acting as an Expert Witness/Independent Technical Expert with extensive experience across construction sectors including residential, commercial, hotels, education, health, retail and industrial. David is also an expert in leading carbon emissions studies, including carbon neutral buildings and sustainability strategies.
Igor is an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor sponsored by Adair to study at the University of Westminster. Igor assists the Quantity Surveyor team with cost plans, producing measurements and tender documents along with other services.
Ryan is an apprentice Quantity Surveyor sponsored by Adair to study at the University of Westminster. Ryan assists on the delivery of a range of Quantity Surveying services on residential projects for private clients and developers.
Simon is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 25 years in the construction industry. He specialises in FIDIC contracts and has acted on behalf of Multi-National Companies, Main Contractors and Subcontractors in large scale, complex, multi-million pound projects across the country in a wide range of sectors.
His expertise covers major claims, defences, PFI procurement management, disputes management/avoidance, client commissions, project funding, statutory adjudication, project controls, difficult final accounts, design & build, lifecycle cost modelling, financial risk modelling, value management and estimation. Simon has in the last two years produced and completed 8 adjudications all for subcontractors against main contractors. He has also produced the valuation of a counter claim in an adjudication for a developer against a contractor.
Simon has produced 2 expert reports and assisted in the production of a further report. He has recently produced the narrative for two rail industry claims and has experience with the Network suite of contracts including consultancy and target cost contracts and was the lead surveyor on a large expert level manual measure.