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Chartered surveyor among youngest to achieve RICS Fellowship status

A 31-year old chartered surveyor has become one of the youngest to achieve RICS Fellowship status.

James Brook, founder of Novello Chartered Surveyors, has been awarded the prestigious accolade.

He is one of the youngest Fellows out of 134,000 RICS members worldwide.


Brook said: “The past few years have been a challenging time for any new business but I am so proud of where Novello is today and our plans for the future. I started at the bottom achieving my AssocRICS with Countrywide back in 2014.

“Since then I have taken every opportunity to work towards the next goal, taking risks and doing things my own way. My plans for the next few years are even bolder and I can’t wait to see where the future takes us.”

Most chartered surveyors become fellows much later in their careers. 

To become a RICS Fellow, chartered members must show how their career experience demonstrates four out of twelve characteristics that benefit the surveying industry. 

The in-depth application process involves submitting not just a detailed career history, but a professional characteristics statement and third-party evidence of the applicant’s contribution to the industry. 

He was awarded Fellowship status for his work in setting up Novello Chartered Surveyors in Epsom alongside cofounder Jack Pye. 

Together, they have grown the business from four to 28 employees in just three years despite launching on the cusp of the coronavirus pandemic.

The team has increased from four to 28 employees and now covers Yorkshire, the South East, and London. The company’s head office is based in Epsom.

The RICS Fellowship is not the first time that James’s contribution to the industry has been recognised. 

In 2020 he won the RICS Chartered Surveyor of the Year Award at age 29, making him one of the youngest people to have ever won.

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    Congratulations to him. I became an FRICS at 30, so I know how proud he must be feeling


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