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The Surveyor Hub Podcast


Sep 17, 2020

Michael Holden FRICS (MBA, FCABE, FNAEA, FARLA) is the Managing Director of an independent family based Chartered Surveying practice, with offices in Lancashire, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

Michael was elected to the RICS Governing Council to serve between 2017-2019 on the mandate to promote the independent practitioner. He was the technical author of the 2012 RICS practice note on building surveys and was a member of the RICS product development group which published the guidance note on residential surveys published in December 2013.

During his career, he has been involved in 200+ projects that ranged widely in nature, such as City Campus at Salford, sea defence engineering schemes at Brora, Eric the Viking!, the Wick Project, or Blackburn Railway Station and other community and infrastructure projects.

He has taught real estate in higher education at HE level in the UK for nearly 15 years. Currently he is a visiting lecturer to the The Hague University of Applied Sciences and also delivers CPD with some of the leading practitioners in the UK.

What We Cover in This Episode:

  • The importance of role models throughout Michael’s versatile career in surveying
  • The experience of working in the far North of the UK
  • What has changed in the higher education and how it affects the surveying profession
  • The challenges of scaling and running a private practice at the time of recession
  • What Michael’s PhD research is about
  • How technology can breathe a new life into the survey reports
  • How surveyors can protect themselves against the claims

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