Team

Sneller Commercial

Ian Sneller BSc (Hons), FRICS

Chairman

T: 020 8977 2204 | E: ian@snellers.com

Ian started his professional career in the City of London in 1977 after leaving University. Since joining the family business in 1988 he has been involved with every aspect of its management and has put his hand to just about everything.  

Ian is responsible for assisting with the management of the company as well as specific client work along with building new relationships and creating new business. Ian is also a RICS Registered Valuer.  

Ian has had a passion for skiing for over 40 years and he also enjoys anything aquatic including sailing, windsurfing and boating generally. Spending time with his family is important to him, with his 5 children mostly now grown up.

Keval Pankhania BSc (Hons) MRICS

Managing Director

T: 020 8977 2204 | E: keval@snellers.com

Prior to joining Snellers, Keval has worked for Trilogie CRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Dearle & Henderson and Watts and Partners.  

During that time he acted for a number of blue-chip corporates, including leading a team of dilapidations surveyors consolidating circa 40 of Balfour Beatty’s offices and warehouses across the UK in 2013/2014.  

He also achieved a saving in excess of 80% on a multi million pound dilapidations claim (on behalf of a Tenant) in Aberdeen with very onerous Lease obligations (the Tenant had been in occupation for over 30 years).  

Keval was also short listed for the Estates Gazette Young Property Professional of the Year Award in 2011.  

Alongside managing the day to day running of the business Keval is responsible for business development across the entire firm and more specifically advising clients on a variety of Building Surveying/Project Management instructions.  

Keval’s specialisms include advising both Landlords and Tenants on dilapidations/exit strategies and refurbishment/alteration projects on all property types.    

He enjoys the challenge of keeping fit by attending spin classes and likes to ski, as well as grabbing any socialising opportunities to balance a busy work and family life.

Michael Parker BSc MRICS

Director - Commercial Management

T: 020 8977 2204 | E: Michael@snellers.com

One of Michael’s biggest strengths is how he builds relationships and maintains close contact with clients. Prior to joining Snellers in 2007, he worked for two firms of Chartered Surveyors in Wimbledon and Epsom, dealing with a variety of commercial property matters with an emphasis on estate management. Michael has over 20 years experience in the industry and as such there are few problems that he hasn’t faced and successfully overcome on behalf of his clients.  

Michael oversees the commercial property management department and deals with tightly scheduled rent collections, site inspections, arranging building repairs and addressing maintenance issues and tenant liaison. He also undertakes RICS valuations as a RICS Registered Valuer and negotiates rent reviews and lease renewals.    

Michael enjoys walking, the beautiful outdoors and playing hockey. 

Ian Sneller

Chairman

Keval Pankhania

Managing Director

Michael Parker

Director - Commercial Management

Chhaya Pankhania MSc MRICS

Director - Valuation

T: 020 8977 2204 | E: chhaya@snellers.com

Chhaya joined Snellers in 2011 and is responsible for undertaking RICS Red Book Commercial and Residential Valuations, Commercial Lease Renewals & Rent Reviews and Residential Lease Extensions & Enfranchisement work. Chhaya has over 8 years experience in her field and is also a RICS Registered Valuer.  

Previously, Chhaya worked for a large multidisciplinary property company in East Kent undertaking valuation, development and landlord & tenant work. Chhaya’s claim to fame (apart from working at Snellers) was appearing on the television show 'Homes under the Hammer'. She provided valuation advice on a property purchased at auction.  

Outside of work, Chhaya juggles family life with trying to keep fit and she enjoys skiing whenever she gets the chance.

Andrew Watson BSC (HONS) MRICS

Director - Building Consultancy

T: 020 8977 2204 | E: andrew@snellers.com

Andrew has over 16 years of Building Surveying experience representing a broad range of clients within the residential, commercial and retail sectors in the United Kingdom.  

He has a varied experience to date that has enabled him to have worked with a considerable number of clients which include Local Authorities, National House Builders, Logistic Companies and Large Blue Chip companies.  

Andrew Specialises in Project Management and has managed projects from 40,000 sq ft CAT B office fit out through to £10 million Production Facility new build. He has a vast experience in leading the client project team through projects from inception through to completion, with responsibilities also including managing and coordinating sub-consultants such as Architects, Structural Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers and Environmental Consultants.  

His extensive experience also includes Condition Surveys, Corporate Acquisition Surveys through to Dilapidations Surveys for large Blue Chip clients.  

Away from work Andrew is a dedicated family man and enjoys swimming with his two daughters and wife. Where possible he also enjoys a game of golf, weather permitting.  

Matt Walters MSc MRICS

Director - Agency

T: 020 8977 2204 | E: matt@snellers.com

Following a successful number of years working in the West End of London where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, Matt joined Snellers to oversee the Commercial Agency Department. He has a proactive attitude and provides honest, transparent advice to his clients.  

His work includes the disposal (sales and lettings) and acquisition of offices, industrial buildings and development sites. He also undertakes RICS valuations, rent reviews and lease renewals as well as providing clients with advice on property strategy.    

Matt spends as much of his spare time as possible with family and friends, when not taking them on adventures in his beloved VW Camper van, or enthusiastically attempting D.I.Y.

Chhaya Pankhania

Director - Valuation

Andrew Watson

Director - Building Consultancy

Matt Walters

Director - Agency

Greg Michail FRICS

Director - Professional Services

T: 020 8977 2204 | E: greg@snellers.com

Greg’s experience dates back more decades than he cares to remember. He started his professional career with a major firm of West End surveyors before passing through asset management for a substantial pension fund and then as a Partner dealing with all property aspects for a major off licence group including sales and leasebacks, rent reviews and renewals, and group acquisitions.

He advises a number of national clients including multiple retailers and charities on property acquisition, rent review and lease renewal issues, business rates, and Valuation for all purposes from company accounts to commercial mortgage including significant work on behalf of barristers within the Inns of Court. Greg has worked with a good proportion of his Clients for over twenty years and enjoys the close business relationships that develop over an extended period.

Outside of the office, Greg enjoys exploring the delights of Middle Eastern and Oriental cuisine, travel to far off places and occasionally picking up a paint brush from time to time for the sake of home maintenance.

Pauline Sharkey MRICS

General Practice Surveyor

T: 0208 977 2204 | E: Pauline@snellers.com

Pauline has over 15 years of experience in the Commercial Property Sector and is a full member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) as well as a Registered Valuer.  Pauline started her career at Jones Lang LaSalle, where she worked in the valuation team.  She subsequently joined LaSalle Investment Management where she acted as a client, working on the asset management of major funds across all property asset classes throughout the UK.  Pauline has continued in her client-side role working for a number of organisations, both in the UK and Overseas including Heathrow Airports Limited and Swire Properties (Hong Kong) as well as acting for HMRC on their property assets, at Mapeley Estates. 

Pauline’s focus at Sneller Commercial is on providing advice on landlord and tenant and valuation matters and has secured good results acting on both sides of the fence.    

Away from work Pauline likes to spend time with her husband and three children; enjoying the great outdoors both locally and further afield.

Simon Lawrance

Associate Director - Block and AST Management

T: 020 8977 2204 | E: simon@snellers.com

Simon has been with Snellers since 2010 and is responsible for proactively and reactively managing around 50 properties / estates of various sizes. He is an experienced property manager and provides an excellent service to his clients.  

In his spare time, Simon enjoys keeping fit by boxing and regularly attending the gym as well as socialising with friends and spending time with family.

Greg Michail

Director - Professional Services

Pauline Sharkey

General Practice Surveyor

Simon Lawrance

Associate Director - Block and AST Management

Sharon Bastion AssocRICS

Senior Agency Surveyor

T: 020 8977 2204 | E: sharon@snellers.com

Sharon joined Snellers in 1996 and has been part of the commercial agency team since 2007.  She has successfully achieved her RICS Associate qualification, following 8 years of experience in Commercial Agency  

Sharon takes responsibility for the disposal (sales and lettings) and acquisition of various types of commercial property, specializing in the retail market. Sharon deals with a high volume of transactions, and in 2014 alone she completed the successful disposal of over 50 properties. Sharon also acts for clients in negotiating rent reviews and lease renewals of retail premises.  

Away from the office, Sharon enjoys spending time with her 3 grandchildren and if they have not worn her out, she will be either at the gym, attending music festivals or Salsa dancing.

Kimberley Lucas

Personal Assistant

T: 020 8977 2204 | E: Kimberley@snellers.com

Kimberley is the Personal Assistant to the Managing Director and she also provides support to the wider Building Surveying Department. In addition, Kimberley undertakes other day to day office management duties. Previously Kimberley worked as a PA at an events agency.  

In her spare time Kimberley enjoys cooking, socialising with friends and family and regularly travels to new places.

Sharon Bastion

Senior Agency Surveyor

Kimberley Lucas

Personal Assistant