Firm’s joy as their first female surveyor qualifies

Joanna Stephenson

A property firm is celebrating after seeing its first female graduate qualify as a chartered surveyor. 
Bosses at Croydon-based Leasehold Valuers were delighted when Joanna Stephenson became a qualified surveyor and a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Joanna becomes a part of a profession that is made up of just 13 per cent of women in the UK.
She said: “There is clearly a real shortage of women entering the surveying profession, particularly in leasehold reform, so I'm very proud to be able to say that I am now a chartered member of RICS.
“The qualification process was very challenging and has required a lot of self-motivation, so I am absolutely delighted to have passed first-time.
“ I am excited about moving forward in my career and helping to grow and develop the Leasehold Valuers brand. I am also very appreciative to my colleagues for their support and patience whilst I was studying!"
A graduate of Edinburgh Napier University, Joanna studied Property Development and Valuation before taking up a role as a Graduate Surveyor at a large property company in Dubai. She moved to London in May 2015 to take up her present role at Leasehold Valuers.


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