The Shortland Parsley Team

Keith Parsley at Shortland Parsley

Keith Parsley BSc (Est Man) FRICS ACIArb RICS Registered Valuer logo

Senior Partner

Keith, who has over 40 years’ experience in a senior position was educated at Bablake School, Coventry and the University of Reading where he graduated with an honour’s degree in Estate Management (Rural Option). In the following year he added a postgraduate urban valuation qualification. In 1980 he qualified as a chartered surveyor and as an Incorporated Valuer and Auctioneer (ISVA) which professional body has since merged with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Unusually, Keith qualified as a member of both General Practice (GP) and Land Agency and Agricultural divisions of the RICS, which reflects the breadth of professional work he undertakes. In 1987 he was admitted as a Fellow of the RICS.

In 1981 Keith became an equity partner of John Briggs & Calder. In 1998 he merged the practice of John Briggs and Parsley (as it become known) with that of Shortland Horne where he was a director and shareholder. Subsequently, Keith practiced independently as Shortland Parsley and in 2017 he wasjoined by his son James to form a new partnership which continued to practice as Shortland Parsley.

Keith is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of Arbrix.  He has been included on the President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor’s Panel of Independent Experts. He is able to act as an independent expert and has provided evidence in connection with tribunals and court proceedings. Keith is an RICS Registered Valuer authorised to undertake formal valuation reports for inheritance and capital gains taxation, rent review, insurance, matrimonial and other purposes in accordance with the RICS Valuation – Global standards (‘Red Book Global’).

For 23 years Keith was an RICS APC panel assessor, for the most part acting as chairman. The Assessment of Professional Competence is the final academic hurdle for post graduate surveyors applying for professional membership of the Institution following a structured period of training.

Jamie Parsley

James Parsley BA (Hons) PgD MRICS RICS Registered Valuer logo


James Parsley was educated at Bablake School, Coventry. He obtained an honours degree from the University of Bangor. Subsequently, James was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying with Distinction from the University of Reading.

James is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and also a RICS Registered Valuer, authorised to undertake formal valuation reports for inheritance and capital gains taxation, rent review, insurance, matrimonial and other purposes in accordance with RICS Valuation – Professional Standards, also known as “The Red Book”.

James has a particular interest in property management, service charge schemes and landlord and tenant issues in respect of which he has developed a strong clientele.

James is an equity Partner of the firm.

greg fielding

Greg Fielding AssocRICS

Senior Surveyor

Greg Fielding is an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a senior surveyor within the practice.

Greg has been involved in the property sector since 1987 and earlier experiences included commercial property management for several national firms which entailed travelling over many parts of the UK. Today, he is able to undertake a wide variety of work, not just in the field of property and service charge management, but also property sales and lettings, lease renewals, rent reviews and assisting in the preparation of formal valuations and claims for compensation.


Antony Cresswell-Black MRICS (Chartered Building Surveyor)


Antony qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1985. He spent time working in the public sector before gaining experience in the private sector.

In 1992 Antony established his own practice dealing with all aspects of building surveying.  The growth of the practice resulted in a sound client base and considerable experience within the licensed trade, dealing with public houses, large nightclubs and licensed premises. In 2000 Antony became the managing director of Cresswell Property Surveys Ltd, operating from his base in Leicestershire. With his range of building surveying skills, he deals with all aspects of his profession including large building surveys and schedules of dilapidations and condition.