Geoff Hanna has become a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). RICS Fellowship is defined as ‘An honoured class of membership awarded on the basis of individual achievement within the profession.’ Fellows have demonstrated a range of professional and technical competencies enhanced by experience and career progression to raise their profile and recognition in the industry.
Geoff began his career in Belfast and moved to the South West of England where he continued his studies to become a chartered quantity surveyor in 1992. He joined Hills in 1995 as a Quantity Surveyor responsible for a small team of surveyors working on leisure and retail projects across the south of England. He progressed through the ranks to become a director in 2015.
Early on in his career Geoff became interested in construction dispute resolution. He undertook further studies via the College of Estate Management and ADR Group, gaining qualification in both mediation and arbitration. He has furthered this field within the Hills, heading up our dispute resolution resource, offering Expert Witness, Expert Determination, Mediation, Adjudication, Arbitration and Party Wall services. He has gained recognition from solicitors and Tribunals alike for providing professional, reliable and impartial expert advice.
Geoff has also served on the committee of the Western Counties Branch of the CIArb dedicating over 15 years of service including time as chairperson.
One of Geoff’s key responsibilities in Hills is staff training; mentoring APC candidates and ensuring that surveyors carry out their responsibilities relating to continued professional development. “My continued ambition is to encourage and inspire young people to become interested in our profession by showing them the many career options that the RICS can allow young people to aspire too and in doing so to use the resources of the RICS as a professional institution” says Geoff.
Everyone at Hills would like to congratulate Geoff on this achievement.