meet the team

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meet the team

Our staff are very experienced and undertake regular continual professional development to ensure we are completely up to date and able to provide you with the best possible advice. Michael Parkes Surveyors is also a firm regulated by the RICS which means you can rest assured that all client monies are protected and held strictly in accordance with the code. Further, the RICS accreditation assures you of high professional standards of care. We have a great network of professional contacts including solicitors, in house valuers, contractors, engineers, professional bodies, in house Town Planner etc which means we can ensure we provide you with well rounded advice and experience. We already manage properties in Kent and across the South East and are experienced in working in Blackheath, East London and the Isle of Dogs. We also write various articles which you can find under “Latest News” on our website to keep you well informed.

Denise Ford

Managing Director

An experienced General Practice Surveyor, Registered Valuer and Law of Property Act Receiver, Denise is Managing Director and owner of Michael Parkes Surveyors Limited, a wide ranging firm of Chartered Surveyors, established over 25 years ago. Denise has solid experience managing all levels of multiple projects including budgeting and administration.


A core of the work that Denise is involved in has always been the evaluation of existing property and its ability to earn an income as an asset, and continual acquisition work for a variety of clients on all genre of property. Her career started in Law of Property Receivership, examining property in debt and establishing a financially successful exit for lenders, coupled with Agency and Acquisition work. She is experienced in Commercial, Residential and Leisure property.

Sabina Olesky-Chung

Head of Property Management

Sabina joined our Team in April 2022. 

She has brought with her vast and versatile experience – having worked in the private and public property management sector for the last 16 years. Her previous employers included: First Port, One Housing and James Andrew International (Residential).


Sabina is particularly adept in Health & Safety matters.

Richard Wade

Chartered Surveyor & Registered Valuer

Richard was educated at London Guildhall University and London South Bank University and spent nineteen years working for HSBC in commercial and corporate banking in the West Country and London before moving into property valuation and qualifying as a chartered surveyor with Clarke Wilson in Hither Green in 2007. He specialises in valuations, both current and retrospective, for lending, investment, legal proceedings, probate, asset management and accounting purposes. He has been instructed by a variety of clients including private individuals, companies, banks and lawyers and has experience of expert witness work including the production of court-compliant reports. Richard also has professional interests in South Africa and is also accredited with the South African Council for the Property Valuers’ Profession.

Carrie Li

Assistant Property Manager

Carrie joined the firm in May 2022, to assist with managing property.  She is the person who will sort out any issues with property management, from queries to repairs and will often be seen on site inspecting works are up to standard.  


Carrie is very experienced in dealing swiftly with variety of customers needs, having worked over 20 years in high end International Hotels in Hong Kong.

Judyta Nel

Property Management Accountant

Judyta’s role is handling client money in respect of property management, but also supports the property management department, assisting them with day to day management

Caprice Carter

Chartered Surveyor & Registered Valuer

Caprice has a (2:1) Honours degree from the University College of Estate Management and is MRICS qualified. She works closely with Denise and Richard in the valuation and agency departments undertaking a wide range of commercial and residential valuations, and you will often see her letting or selling commercial property in and around the Medway Towns.  

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