Jim had a broad grounding to his surveying career covering every aspect of Commercial Property within the Civil Service Property Agency. Moving to the private sector with Pearson Commercial in 1981 concluding in a management buyout in 1990 with Mark Clancy.
Jim is a regular tennis player, an active Rotarian and still has time for dog walking and family. Jim has interesting views on many issues and can always be relied on for unusual anecdotes and witty banter.
Mark started his surveying life in Wales in the Valuation Office, giving him useful insight when challenging rating assessments. He moved to Hampshire joining Pearsons Commercial in 1982. The founding partners of London Clancy all emerged from here and four still enjoy working together today.
Mark follows Southampton FC, actively keeps fit, enjoys travelling and spends a lot of time keeping his river-side garden in order. Mark can always be relied on to be the voice of reason when all around panic.
James started his career at Weatherall Green and Smith, London in 1974 which led him to study and graduate in Urban Land Administration in Portsmouth. He subsequently joined Pearsons Commercial in Basingstoke from which London Clancy emerged.
James enjoys keeping fit, gardening, travel and getting involved in his local community. His most recent hobby is drumming with aspirations to emulate Ginger Baker.
Favourite building: The Leaning Tower of Pisa proving that you should always have a building surveyed because if you don’t your house could become a tourist attraction.
James started his career with Gerald Eve & Co in London in 1980. He joined Pearsons Commercial in 1984 and was part of the buy-out team that set up London Clancy in 1990. In 1993 he moved to head up the new Camberley office.
James has built up a wealth of experience in dealing with large and small scale projects for clients from institutions through to individuals.
In his spare time he enjoys photography, dog walking and French and New Zealand wines.
Gary started his career at Basingstoke Council latterly in the property department having successfully studied and graduated in Property Management during his 16 years with the Council. Joining London Clancy as Head of Property Management in 2003 he has restructured and increased the client base of the department managing a wide variety of properties.
Gary is a keen sportsman who is now suffering from previous sporting antics. He enjoys golf, diy and walking his dogs and his mantra is I will rebuild be it his house or his physical state!
Keith’s future in property was sparked off by a careers officer when he discovered that Keith had a keen interest in property and architecture. After 5 years at Pearsons residential, with increasing involvement in commercial agency, Keith joined the commercial team in Basingstoke which subsequently became London Clancy. He has been working in the Surrey/North Hampshire region for his entire career and consequently has an in-depth knowledge of the market.
Keith’s main leisure activity is golf and he considers himself fortunate to play at Sunningdale. Other interests include photography, the arts, boating on the Thames long walks and pub lunches – appropriate when living in a converted pub near a golf.
Chris joined London Clancy in 2002 to head up the Southampton office. He had been working on the South Coast for several years and together with his degree in Estate Management is also qualified in Facilities Management. He is able to address any aspect of commercial property and acts for a wide variety of operational businesses, property companies, developers and private investors.
Chris is a keen and extremely active sportsman as comfortable on skis, boats, bikes or a tennis court. He is capable of tackling most things with a calm, measured approach and can usually find time to maintain a sense of humour when under pressure.
David started his career at Fox and Sons Commercial in 1984, later to become Palmer Fry where he was an Associate Director dealing with all aspects of Business Space agency. He has always worked in the Southampton market and has an in depth knowledge of the local area. Following the takeover of Palmer Fry David joined London Clancy in 2010.
David’s main hobby is golf which he plays regularly and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. Their holidays are spent exploring different golf courses in the UK and abroad and his love of the sport is now complete as he also drives a Golf.
Russell graduated in Real Estate Management in Portsmouth and joined London Clancy in 2005. He spent time in his family’s fourth generation greengrocery business for many years at holidays and weekends which taught him many inherent business values and skills. He heads the retail department in Basingstoke whilst also handling industrial, office and investment transactions.
Russell has participated in many sports and has recently taken up golf which combines his competitive nature and love of walking in a sociable environment. He recently became a father and is taking the responsibility with relish. (Not sure that golf is a great sport for a new father).
As an ex forces Grenadier Guard, Derek’s military background gives him a great advantage where attention to detail and maintaining high standards in managed properties is necessary. It is an extremely diverse role needing flexibility to turn your hand to many things and diplomacy when dealing with landlord, tenants, contractors to name but a few.
Derek’s principle hobbies are golf, fish keeping, world travel, gardening and reading. He loves organising events from golf tours to social gatherings and the phrase ‘Don’t panic Mr Mannering’ should be his catch phrase.
Upon attending the University of the West of England, Bristol, Alex graduated in 2014 having studied BSc (Hons) Property Management and Investment. Since graduating Alex joined London Clancy on an internship basis leading to a permanent appointment as a Graduate Surveyor and is now working towards Chartered Surveyor accreditation.
Alex is a very keen sportsman however his main love lies within football, currently playing for AFC Stoneham in the Wessex League and supports his beloved Everton FC. This led him misguidedly to follow some of England’s games in France in Euro 16.
Thomas is the newest member of the team joining as a graduate trainee to start his RICS accredited training. One of his interests is how sustainability impacts business with particular reference to buildings.
Thomas enjoys cycling and completed part of the London Clancy charity ride along the Ridgeway and supports Southampton FC. Maybe he should plan to start a tour de Hampshire in the future and incorporate a match at St Mary’s.
Keith has 10 years experience in the Commercial Property market in Hampshire and West Berkshire starting at Dreweatt Neate, then Carter Jonas in Winchester and Myddelton and Major in Andover before joining London Clancy.
Keith is an all-rounder with experience in all aspects of agency transaction as well as professional work including rent reviews, lease renewals and valuations. He is an RICS Registered Valuer and has joined London Clancy as a Senior Surveyor working across all departments from our Basingstoke office.
He enjoys cricket; playing for his village team, Kingsclere, rugby, cycling and football. Keith plays the guitar (badly) and enjoys spending time with his young family going on walks through the countryside.
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