Our Team

Christopher Lee

Building Surveyor – Director

Chris read Building Surveying in Newcastle, graduating in 1996. His career started at Barclay's Property holdings before moving to a niche building surveying practice in Belgravia (ask him to bore you about Aled Jones' loft). He moved back north to join the fledgling CNP Leeds office with Rob Lucas. Chris loves shops and big sheds and works closely with a number of high street retailers giving bespoke advice in all things property and design. Chris is a qualified yacht skipper and races a yacht for the fire service. He is passionate about his cars, is a competitive cycler and reluctant marathon runner. A little known fact is he has a bus licence and can often be found driving the school bus. He lives in the heart of the Pennines with Vanessa, his young son and two English Springers in a house that will never be finished. Has been known to drink.

Walter Mashumba

Quantity Surveyor

Walter has had a varied career starting off as an apprentice Motor Mechanic in 1993, he qualified as a Journeyman in 1996 and along with working as a Taping Jointer/Plasterer. He then decided to study HND Construction and Property at Salford University in 2011, completing his studies in 2013. He then progressed to study Quantity Surveying at the same University in 2013, eventually graduating in 2015. He then joined Kier on a Graduate Development Programme and subsequently joined Lucas Lee in May 2018.

Walter enjoys spending time with his “Girls of the House” being a dad to four girls!! He hobbies include watching football, especially Arsenal, whilst enjoying an ice cold Budweiser or a Bourbon!

Matthew MacWhirter

Building Surveyor

Matthew is currently studying to become Chartered. He is almost as comfortable on a building site as he is on a snowy mountain slope, having spent his younger days snowboarding to a professional level. Matt is no stranger to competition and still enjoys sports of all kinds.

Danielle Horsfall

Office Manager

Danielle spent the first part of her career in the legal profession, firstly at a legal publishers before moving to become a Legal Secretary working for two well known Yorkshire firms where she worked for approximately 12 years before joining Lucas Lee in October 2013. In her spare time Danielle enjoys keeping fit in the gym, running, walking up big hills and days out by the sea. She also loves a bit of theatre, live music and socialising with a G&T (or two)!!

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Eloise Riva

Apprentice Building Surveyor

Eloise joined the team as an apprentice in early September 2020.
Outside of work Eloise supports Huddersfield Town, loves socialising, baking, and spending time with her family.

James Davies

Associate Building Surveyor

James has recently joined the Lucas Lee team from Bellrock Group. He is a Chartered Surveyor qualifying in 2008 and has worked in the Education, Commercial, Civic and Residential sectors delivering both professional consultancy and project management / design services. James is currently awaiting the RICS EWS Part 2 course result and has been working within the fire safety sector for a number of years completing EWS1 inspections, FRAs passive compartmentation surveys, design and delivery works. Outside of Lucas Lee James takes on the hardest management role, coaching his teenage daughter’s football team and in between likes going to the gym and playing the occasional game of golf.

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