About Us

 

SMC's success is closely due to the values instilled by its founder, George Stone, who placed great importance to personal integrity, prompt and efficient service, and a personalized approach to the business. We are dedicated to a standard of values that promote honesty, trust and openness. We aim to be dependable and consistent in all our dealings.

 

Our Beginnings

 

George Stone
Founding Director

 

In 1995 George Stone moved to Kenya, qualifying as a Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya and as a Registered Valuer, and joining and eventually acquiring the firm of SMC International, based in Nairobi. With a degree in Land Economics, George had worked as a Chartered Surveyor for over 31 years, first with Strutt & Parker in Scotland, and thereafter with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), as their Scottish Land Agent.

As Managing Director, between the years 2000 – July 2015, George oversaw tremendous growth in the company undertaking property valuations in East Africa, including farms, commercial and residential property. He also guided the expansion of the real estate agency function of the firm, and SMC International has now become one of Kenya's most respected Estate Agency firm in Kenya.

He passed on in 2015 and his values of integrity, efficient service, and a personalized approach to the business reign supreme at SMC.

 

The Team

 

Stella Mwangi, M.I.S.K
Managing Director, Registered Valuer, Licensed Estate Agent

 

Stella has over 20 years of diversified experience in real estate industry spanning all sectors of real estate; in property valuations, real estate marketing, property and facility management, investment feasibility studies, property negotiations, and environmental impact assessments.

She obtained a student placement with SMC International in 1998, and later in 1999 as a trainee valuer. She has remained with this firm and took over the leadership in 2015.

She holds a degree in Land Economics, and various post certifications in Marketing, Environmental Studies, and Real Estate finance, Business Leadership, etc. She is a qualified and licensed valuer, and a full member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, a Registered and Licensed Estate agent and property manager. She is also registered as a Lead Expert with NEMA.

 

David Opiyo
Head Marketing Department, Registered Estate Agent

 

David has close to 15 years of diversified experience in marketing of Real Estate including feasibility studies, marketing strategy and sales plan formulation, execution, deal origination, real estate research, negotiations, and team leadership.

David joined SMC in 2011 and previously gained marketing experience from Citivillas Ltd and Techno Brain Ltd. He holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Administration. He is an associate member of Institution of Surveyors of Kenya and a Registered Estate Agent.