A coffee with… our Senior Commercial Surveyor, Hassan Gaffar

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Commercial Surveyor, Hassan GaffarOur new Senior Commercial Surveyor and wannabe Time Traveller has only been with us a few weeks so let’s get to know him better and have a coffee with Hassan.

What drew you to working at Readings?

Readings have an excellent reputation amongst fellow professionals and are one of the only agencies to offer expertise in all aspects of property.

What 3 words describe your role at Readings?

Agency, Development, Management.

What are your goals for the next 5 years at Readings?

To bring Readings to the forefront of commercial property by being a ‘one-stop shop’ for all commercial matters.

As a Commercial Surveyor, what aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

Meeting new people and completing deals, especially when you achieve a result that exceeds client expectations.

What’s your biggest achievement to date?

Raising both my children is a challenge yet still an achievement though I’m sure my wife will want to take most of the glory!

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Donald Trump – I’m interested to know what goes through his mind before sending out some of his tweets!

What’s your favourite travel destination?

Malawi as it’s known as the “warm heart of Africa”. My parents are from there and I still have grandparents and other relatives that live in Malawi so it’s a great place to visit for me.

When was the last time you laughed so hard that you cried?

When Leicester City won the Premier League. It was an emotional season!

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose and why?

Time Travel, surely everyone would want to have a nosey into the past!

Name one thing that’s on your bucket list.

Fly a plane – that’s perfectly doable right?