The Keygrove Team
Richard Nevines BSc MRICS, Andrew Hancock BSc (Hons) MRICS and Lauren Udall MRICS are Directors, and Andrew Archibald BSc (Hons) MRICS is a Consultant.
The existing business and client base has been developed for over 30 years. Keygrove Chartered Surveyors was formed at the management buy-out from Cardales in December 2000.
Richard Nevines – BSc MRICS APAEWE
Director of Professional Services
Richard Nevines advises property occupiers, landlords, financial institutions and their professional teams on property valuations and appraisals for loan security; corporate finance; litigation; company; partnership and recovery purposes. He negotiates rent reviews and lease renewals and advises on commercial property investment.
Richard has been appointed by leading banks and legal practices to act as a Law of Property Act Receiver and as an Expert Witness calling upon his 31 years relevant experience. He is an accredited expert witness with an Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (APAEWE)
Richard qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1988. He formerly worked as a Senior Valuation Surveyor with St Quintin (now part of CBRE) in their City and West End Offices, with responsibility for portfolio valuations on behalf of leading financial institutions including The Bank of England and Royal Life Insurance. Prior to this Richard worked with Stevens Scanlan & Partners, a general practice partnership, in their Westminster office. Richard joined Cardales in 1989 and he bought the Southampton business in December 2000 when he set up Keygrove.
Andrew Hancock – BSc (Hons) MRICS
Director – Property Management
Andrew Hancock specialises in commercial property and service charge management and at Keygrove manages a wide ranging portfolio, ranging from multi-let industrial estates to offices and individual residential properties across the Southampton region. He also advises on Landlord & Tenant matters and ensures legislative compliance.
Andrew sees property management as providing a vital function to maintain and improve the value and income return of property assets, which brings together many of the varied disciplines of the surveying profession. He utilises his knowledge and experience to minimise estate management problems for a wide range of clients including property companies and private investors.
He has worked throughout Dorset and Hampshire since 2001 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2004 whilst working at James and Sons, Poole. Andrew joined Keygrove in 2015 and was previously Property Manager at Goadsby Commercial in Bournemouth.
Lauren Udall – MRICS
023 8083 5964
Director – Agency
Lauren Udall joined Keygrove in January 2019 to assist with commercial agency and now runs the commercial agency department.
Lauren provides transactional advice on all commercial property and land on behalf of a variety of clients including private land and property owners, commercial and residential developers, investors and solicitors.
She is involved with sales, lettings and acquisition of high profile industrial, office and retail property across South Hampshire.
Lauren, who was brought up in Southampton, graduated in 2008 with a Diploma in Surveying Practice before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2021. She previously worked for the commercial property consultancy DTZ in London before taking a break from the property industry to look after her young children.
Andrew Archibald – BSc (Hons) MRICS
023 8063 5333
Andrew Archibald is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years experience in property matters in the South Hampshire region.
His clients cover private land and property owners, commercial and residential property developers, investors, banks and accountants. Major land owning clients include the Barker Mill Estates and Oceanic Estates.
He has been involved in the sale, letting and acquisition of a number of high profile office, industrial and warehouse buildings in the South Hampshire area for clients including Lidl, Ordnance Survey, Russ Berrie, Dixons Mastercare, ICON, Garmin and Trant Construction.
He is a specialist in commercial and residential property development and the associated infrastructure, being responsible for the initial development of the 80 acre Adanac Park and 30 acre Hounsdown Business Parks in Southampton as well as a number of potential future development sites.
Andrew is retired and now consults for Keygrove. He was a Director of Keygrove from 2008 – 2021 and previously was Director in Charge of Humberts Southampton office.
Personal Assistant to Richard Nevines
Polly Whittle joined Keygrove in January 2019. She has worked in commercial property in the Southampton and South Hampshire region for over 30 years and knows everything and everyone.
Previous employers include Myddelton & Major and Primmer Olds.
Property Accounts Assistant and Office Administrator
Erin assists with Keygrove’s property and service charge accounting. She is studying for her Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2. Erin runs Keygrove’s office, helping to keep us all in check.
Erin joined Keygrove in 2022 and is a busy mum of two small children.
Property Management Accounts Assistant
Tracie assists Corinne within the Property Management Accounts department. She qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3 in 2016 whilst working for Proudreed Ltd, a private property investment company and joined Keygrove in 2019.