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Meet the Team

DowlingDodd was established in 1981 and our surveyors are amongst the most experienced in the area with an in depth knowledge of the local market, historic and vernacular building techniques as well as the problems that can be specific to Cornwall such a Mundic Block, Radon Gas and of course Mining.

We are a totally independent firm of Chartered Surveyors with no ties to any financial institution or large chain of estate agents and pride ourselves in providing sound, honest advice to all our clients whether you are purchasing you first home or relocating to Cornwall and buying a 200 year old farmhouse or a professional property investor.


We know how lucky we are to live in this beautiful county and our passion for Cornwall extends to our buildings and traditional methods of construction.

We cover the entire county surveying and valuing Town, Country and Coastal properties and our reports are written using clear understandable language avoiding technical jargon.

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We are looking for a full time, permanent surveyor to cover a range of stunning locations across Cornwall. Find out more about how it is to work with us here.

Managing Director

Julian Crosby FRICS MRPSA

Julian Crosby FRICS MRPSA

Managing Director


Julian grew up in Truro and was educated at Redruth Grammar School; he studied surveying in Bristol and after a short period working for a firm of Chartered Surveyors in London returned to Cornwall. During his career he has worked throughout Cornwall surveying and valuing property for private and corporate clients specialising in both residential and commercial property. During the 1980’s, Julian was a partner with the substantial local respected firm of Jose Collins and Harris, which was subsequently sold to the Leeds Building Society. Julian was one of the first surveyors in the county to carry out Mundic Block Testing. Before joining DowlingDodd Chartered Surveyors in 2005, Julian was an Area Surveyor for one of the largest national surveying chains where he was responsible for leading a team of surveyors covering the South West of England. Julian is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an RICS Registered Valuer and a member of the local RICS branch committee.  He is also a founder member of the Cornwall Property Professionals Association (CPPA).

Director

Paul Davison FRICS MRPSA

Paul Davison FRICS MRPSA

Director


Paul studied Valuations and Estate Management for three years at Bristol following which he spent two years in commercial agency in Southampton. After qualifying, Paul decided to specialise in the field of residential survey and valuation, over the next nine years working in private practice in Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset. In 1994 Paul relocated to Cornwall with his family and joined DowlingDodd Chartered Surveyors continuing mainly in the field of residential survey and valuation, carrying out Building Surveys, Homebuyers Survey and Valuation reports, Concrete Screening Tests and other associated professional work. Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a RICS Registered Valuer and a member of the Cornwall Property Professionals Association (CPPA).

Senior Surveyor

Richard Eccleshall BSc MRICS MRPSA

Richard Eccleshall BSc MRICS MRPSA

Senior Surveyor


Richard grew up in Mawnan Smith and was educated at Falmouth School. He studied at Thames Polytechnic and graduated with a BSc Degree in Building Surveying in 1987. After graduating Richard worked for a variety of private and corporate employers in Wiltshire, Somerset, Cornwall and Devon, undertaking a range of building surveying and valuation work. Richard returned to Cornwall with his family in 2003 on being promoted to manage the local branch of a corporate firm of surveyors and valuers. He has been based locally ever since and is delighted to have joined the team at Dowling Dodd in 2019. Richard has many years of experience, primarily in residential property, undertaking a range of work including building surveys, RICS Homebuyers reports, concrete screening tests and valuations for both corporate and private clients. Richard is a Chartered Building Surveyor (MRICS) and a RICS Registered Valuer.

Surveyor

Nathan Bennett-Glew BA (Hons) AssocRICS

Nathan Bennett-Glew BA (Hons) AssocRICS

Surveyor


Nathan grew up in Solihull and moved to Cornwall with his family where he studied at St Austell College.  He went on to complete a BA (Hons) degree at Marjon University and began his career at a Corporate Estate Agency.  He gained over 10 years Estate Agency experience where he became an Assistant Manager of an independent firm.  He was keen to advance his career, believing surveying to be a positive, natural transition and started at DowlingDodd in January 2022.  He is delighted to be working for such a highly regarded company, with such a wealth of experience.  He qualified as an RICS Associate professional in February 2023 and is an RICS Registered Valuer.  Outside of work he has a keen interest in sport and likes to explore the beautiful county of Cornwall with his wife and daughters, saying there is no better place to bring up a small family.

Operations and Marketing

Teresa McKinstry MInstLM

Teresa McKinstry MInstLM

Operations and Marketing


Teresa joined DowlingDodd Chartered Surveyors in 2008 bringing with her considerable experience in Customer Service, Administration, IT and training and has continued to develop her skills during her time with us. As Operations and Marketing Manager she is responsible for the day to day running of the office, overseeing marketing activities and ensuring that we continue to meet our customers’ needs as well as all the back room work that is required to support our surveyors. Her role includes staff recruitment and training, project management, business development, accounts and workflow management and she is often the all-important first point of contact for DowlingDodd Chartered Surveyors customers. Teresa is a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Administrator

Suzanne Cascarina ACILEx

Suzanne Cascarina ACILEx

Administrator


Suzanne returned to her home County of Cornwall in 2004, after working in Cardiff and other parts of the UK. Joining DowlingDodd Chartered Surveyors in 2017, Suzanne has brought with her experience gained in the public, private and legal sectors and has also previously qualified as a Paralegal with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Now part of the Administration team at DowlingDodd, Suzanne provides excellent customer support and assistance to our many and varied clients. Both Suzanne and her husband live in the heart of the county and thoroughly enjoy living and working in Cornwall once again.