50 Top Property and Surveying Firms: A List
Surveyors work in a wide variety of areas within property, construction and the environment and offer specialist advice across a diverse range of issues.
Chartered surveyors earn their title from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation. RICS is an independent professional body for standards and qualifications in property, land, infrastructure and construction.
TYpically surveying is split into three sectors as defined by the RICS:
Property – Property and valuation surveyors look for structural damage and value property.
Construction – Building and quantity surveyors work on construction projects, managing the building process and looking after costs and contracts from concept to completion.
Land – A land surveyor maps and analyses data relating to land, sea and buildings and manages environmental planning issues.
In large property consulting organisations the boundaries between the different types of surveyors are often blurred because the organisation offers a complete package.
The list below features 50 of the top property and building surveying firms. The list is in alphabetical order and features companies that either provide surveying services only or offer a diverse range of services covering everything related to property – which includes surveying.
Please note: This list is designed to offer a flavour of the company offering and does not list the full extent of services offered. Please see company websites for full details.
50 Top Surveying Firms
1. Aitchison Raffety
Chartered surveyor and town planner. Services include building surveying, business rates, compulsory purchase surveyors, commercial property consultants, development surveyors and valuation.
2. Barker Storey Matthews
Chartered surveyor and valuer specialising in commercial property. Services include building surveying, property valuations, property management, and sales letting and acquisitions.
3. Bidwells LLP
Property consultancy with a particular interest in the science and tech markets (plus other high growth markets).
4. BNP Paribas Real Estate
With a presence in 37 countries, the company offers a wide range of services supporting clients who wish to embark on new projects, invest in real estate and manage their assets.
5. Brown and Lee Chartered Surveyors
Services include building surveying, valuations, development, commercial property agency, investment and property management.
6. Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure
Part of Capita PLC, this company designs, builds and optimises property across a range of sectors. The company provides surveying services (some of which are managed by GL Hearn).
7. Carter Jonas
A multi-disciplinary property partnership offering a long list of property services across residential, commercial, planning and development, and farms, land and estates.
The largest commercial real estate and investment services company globally. Services include building surveying, project management, property management, valuation and appraisal, property leasing, consultancy, mortgage services, and property sales and development services.
9. Colliers International
Commercial property expert; services include property and building consultancy, valuation and advisory services, investment property management, capital markets and investment services, corporate solutions, and business rates.
10. Currie & Brown
Asset management and construction consultancy with a strong emphasis on building surveying, and a global leader in cost management and quantity surveying services.
11. Dacre, Son and Hartley
Residential sales, residential lettings, commercial and agriculture, with a dedicated surveying department.
12. David Adamson & Partners
Construction consultancy offering building surveying, quantity surveying and valuation surveying services (among many others).
13. Deloitte Real Estate
The company offers a wide range of services combining a traditional property offering with business advisory and financial expertise.
14. Doig & Smith
One of the UK’s longest established surveying firms. Services include project management, building surveying and cost management.
15. Dron and Wright
A commercial property partnership. It advises owners and occupiers on commercial property matters.
Chartered surveyors providing RICS homebuyer reports, RICS building surveys, RICS condition reports, valuation reports and home reports.
A multi-service line chartered surveying and property consultancy practice. Property services include property consultancy, commercial property, strategic advice and more.
18. Fisher German
A specialist property consulting firm and chartered surveyors. The company offers advice on property and land management, specialising in sustainable energy, commercial, residential, development, infrastructure, rural and utilities.
Chartered surveyors specialising in the sale and valuation of restaurants, hotels, leisure property and pubs.
20. Gerald Eve LLP
The company is active across Europe and the US. Services feature building consultancy, planning and development, valuation, and property management.
A property and construction consultancy. Services include building surveying, cost management and quantity surveying, project management, and more.
22. Glenny LLP
Chartered surveyor and property consultant. A multi-disciplined practice, key services include architectural design, asset and property management, building consultancy, valuation, and leasing.
23. Hartnell Taylor Cook
An independent practice of commercial property consultants. Services include building consultancy, valuation and property management.
The company operates across the UK, Ireland and Europe. A team of surveyors, technical specialists, engineers, consultants and project managers take on projects at every stage of the property cycle.
25. James Andrew International
Specialising in property investment and management services in the retail, office and leisure sectors.
26. JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)
The world’s second-largest real estate and investment management firm. The company buys, builds, occupies and invests in a diverse range of assets, including commercial, industrial, residential, retail and hotel real estate.
27. Joe Fraser Chartered Surveyors
Chartered surveyors and property experts covering London and the North East of England. Services across commercial, residential, sales/lettings and valuation.
28. Kirkby & Diamond
Kirkby & Diamond offers a total solution for all surveying and commercial agency needs. The team includes building surveyors, quantity surveyors and rural surveyors.
29. Knight Frank LLP
A London-based company with a total of 523 offices worldwide. A range of services across commercial property, residential property, valuation, investments and property management.
30. Lambert Smith Hampton
The company offers a wide range of services including planning, sourcing, advising, valuing, selling and managing across both the public and private sector.
31. Mason Owen
UK-based property services firm offering services across agency, investment, landlord and tenant, asset management, valuation, business rates, and compulsory purchase.
32. Mason Partners
A multi-disciplined chartered surveying firm offering advice to owners and occupiers across retail, leisure and commercial property.
33. MJ Mapp
A property management company; services include property management, asset management, building consultancy, estate management consulting, and mobilisation and set-up.
34. Montagu Evans LLP
One of the UK’s largest owner-managed surveying firms. Sectors served include healthcare, retail and leisure, offices, residential and land, public sector, industrial and logistics.
35. Potter Raper
A construction consultancy offering services in building surveying, quantity surveying, project management and more.
36. Property Tectonics
The company offers building surveying for acquisition, condition and statutory compliance. Other services include building maintenance, project management, and architecture and design.
A property and planning consultancy. Key sectors include healthcare, automotive, charities and not for profit, transport and infrastructure, industrial and distribution, residential, office, and retail and leisure.
38. Robert Pinkus
An independent firm of chartered surveyors and commercial property consultants. It advises on project management, sales, investment, valuations, rent reviews and more.
39. Roger Hannah & Co
A chartered surveyor and commercial property manager – the largest independent company of its kind in the North West of England. The company advises on all aspects of commercial property.
40. Sanderson Weatherall
A national firm of chartered surveyors, business asset advisors and property consultants.
A global company offering a wide range of services across the following categories: asset management, buying or selling, consultancy, development, finance, investment, letting/renting, occupier services, planning, property management, research, and valuation.
42. Shepherd Chartered Surveyors
A company providing residential and commercial property services. Building consultancy services include pre-acquisition building surveys, dilapidations and more.
Commercial and residential property advisor offering lease renewals, rent reviews, building insurance, property portfolios and building surveying.
44. Torrance Partnership
A chartered surveying firm that operates across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Its key client base includes private employers, local and Scottish government agencies, housing associations, developers, and major construction companies.
A firm of chartered surveyors operating across the UK. Services include building surveying, property management and valuation.
46. The Vinden Partnership
Offering a wide range of property services including building surveying, Vinden Partnership has a turnover in excess of £3 million.
47. Wayne Storey
Operating across the UK and Ireland, Wayne Storey offers a range of building survey services with additional project management services.
48. Weston Allison Wright
Chartered building surveyor offering a diverse range of services and advice to commercial and public sector clients.
49. White Horse Surveyors
The UK’s largest independent residential surveyor. Key services include property valuations as well as level 2 and level 3 surveys.
50. Workman LLP
A building consultancy and property management specialist, this company is the UK’s leading independent company of its kind.