Meet the Team

The team at Snag & Inspect has over 70 years of inspection experience behind them. Some team members also possess addition skills which include Civil Engineering, Security Systems, Mechanical Engineering and Construction Materials Engineering. Through our Consulting Partners we can also deliver specialist services for A/C systems, and Fire Protection systems.

The team comprises of:

Douglas Ralph

C.E.O

Douglas Ralph is a Certified Master Inspector, the Managing Director of Snag & Inspect, the top property inspection company based in Dubai since 2009, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Middle East since January 2012, and the President Elect of Middle East Real Estate Inspection Association (MEREIA) since 2016.

He has gained qualifications in Theme Park Maintenance, Building Maintenance, Lean Manufacturing, and Business Management and has amassed over 30 years of experience in the construction, commissioning and maintenance of building and mechanical systems. His specialties include investigation and troubleshooting of building issues.

He has held senior positions at Universal Studios, Hollywood and Orlando; Project Manager in RD&E (rides, dining and entertainment facilities) at Hong Kong Disneyland and City of Dream Macau, China.

While working at World Trade Center Residence for the Jumeirah Living Group, he recognized the need for a high quality inspection and supervision service where his considerable knowledge and expertise could be used to help and assist others in protecting their property investments, raise the quality of life and safety, reduce maintenance and energy costs across the whole country; and so in 2009, in partnership with His Highness Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, <a href="http://snagandinspect.com/">Snag & Inspect</a> was launched.

In late 2011 his company began working with the <a href="http://www.dubailand.gov.ae/English/Pages/RERA/AboutRERA.aspx">Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA)</a> by providing support for RERA’s involvement in the implementation of the Emirate’s ‘Strata Law’ introduction, aimed at providing quality consumer protection for property purchasers and support for the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) in their desire to raise the standards of property inspection within the Emirate.

In more recent times Douglas together with the MEREIA members and with the support of DREI launched <a href="http://mereia-me.com/">Middle East Real Estate Inspection Association (MEREIA)</a> with a goal of setting and implementing inspection standards to support the real estate industry now and into the future.

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Douglas Ralph

Douglas Ralph

C.E.O

Nigel Taylor

Operations Manager

Nigel is a construction professional with 14 years of Military engineering followed by a further 20 years in construction, maintenance, interior fit out and project management. He is a certified Internachi Master Inspector who is now the operations manager for Snag and Inspect Dubai.

Originally a City and Guilds advanced craft tradesman he has a vast array of practical and man-agement experience in both the British Military and civilian environments in various locations around the world. Nigel has experience in security both in the Military as an Intelligence Sargent and in civilian environment as a locksmith concentrating in commercial and residential installa-tions. For the past 8 years he has been in the UAE continuing his work in construction, property management and inspection for a variety of international clients.

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Nigel Taylor

Nigel Taylor

Operations Manager

Andrei Bacsaev

Senior Inspector

Andrei is Moldovan, a Master Engineer in Energy and Environment and a licensed Engineer in Thermoenergetics. After his studies at Technological University of Moldova under the Power Engineering Faculty, he has gained his industrial experience in thermo–power engineering, industrial heating energy systems, biomass thermo-power engineering and biomass burning from various industries such as Heat Power Station No. 1 and Termocom J.S.C.

He worked as an Energy Audit Expert for Moldovan Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MoSEFF) program where he ensures implementation of energy audits for different private Moldovian companies, conducting site visits, preliminary analysis, estimates execution and quotations. He has also dealt with heating, cooling, ventilation load and air conditioning systems for industrial, residential, and other types of buildings inclusive of hotels and greenhouses calculation.

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Andrei Bacsaev

Andrei Bacsaev

Senior Inspector

Ronald Anthony C. Arguilles

Certified Inspector

Ronald is a licensed engineer from the Philippines.  He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in Mapua Institute of Technology in 2004.  Practiced his profession for 5 years in the Philippines as a Project Engineer for residential properties developer and managed his own business for a year before he decided to work overseas.  He continued his profession in Singapore in 2010 and worked there for 2 1-1/2 years as a project engineer for high end residential properties.  His family decided to relocate to Dubai and become part of Snag and Inspect in 2014.  He completed Building Construction Supervisors Training in Singapore and he is also proficient in using Autocad software.

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Ronald Anthony C. Arguilles

Ronald Anthony C. Arguilles

Certified Inspector

Christopher Lagason

Certified Inspector

Christopher is a Filipino licensed mechanical engineer who graduated from Don Bosco Technical College. Since graduating and passing the mechanical engineering licensure exam in 2012, he has worked as Building and Property Engineer for mid and high-end residential properties. His role is integral to ensuring that all buildings adhere to the highest safety and maintenance standards. With his extensive experience in the field, he decided to venture to Dubai to take part in its dynamic, international real estate landscape. His interest in property management and mechanical engineering spans safety and security, inspection and development, and mechanical design.

He joined Snag & Inspect in 2016 as a Building Inspector.

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Christopher Lagason

Christopher Lagason

Certified Inspector

Joanna Majewska

Certified Inspector

Joanna is a Polish National (EU) - Interior and Spatial Designer. Her profession started as a hobby by working hands on renovation and full fit-out projects in Poland. She graduated out of local University and possesses BA degree in Interior Design. She practiced her profession for more than 4 years in UAE and Europe as an Interior Designer and Project Coordinator. Proficient in Autocad, 3D Max and other rendering softwares.

She joined Snag and Inspect in 2015 as Building Inspector.

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Joanna Majewska

Joanna Majewska

Certified Inspector

Mark Lester Ibañez

Certified Inspector

Mark is an Electrical Engineer. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He has practiced his profession as Building Engineer, Electrical Engineer and Property Management Engineer in various real estate and construction companies in the Philippines before coming to Dubai in 2010.

He worked as an MEP Engineer in two different construction companies in Dubai designing the electrical shop drawings and supervising its execution on site. He also deals with the local authority agencies for the approvals of the construction drawings.

He joined Snag and Inspect in 2016 as a Building Inspector bringing over years of professional engineering experience in construction and property management.

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Mark Lester Ibañez

Mark Lester Ibañez

Certified Inspector

Jeric Lobete

Cost Surveyor

Jeric is a Civil Engineer. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the Bicol University. He practiced his profession for more than 4 years in the Philippines as a Quantity Surveyor, Site Engineer, Project Engineer, and Resident Civil Engineer for a construction company and property development company. He has gained a lot of experience handling projects such as site development of manufacturing plant, warehouses, commercial and residential buildings, and malls. Proficient in AutoCAD and survey applications. He joined Snag & Inspect in 2016 as a Cost Surveyor bringing over years of professional engineering and estimation experience in construction and property.

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Jeric Lobete

Jeric Lobete

Cost Surveyor

Marah Rose Tierra

Administrator / Accountant

Marah is from the Philippines. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Philippine School of Business Administration. She is the company’s administrator with overall responsibility in running the office, managing Finance & HR as well as providing support in sales and operations. Prior to joining Snag & Inspect, she has worked with Nestle as a Finance Controller handling Australia and New Zealand Account.

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Marah Rose Tierra

Marah Rose Tierra

Administrator / Accountant

Erlin Cabaraban

Administrator

Born in the Philippines, Erlin graduated at Cebu Institute of Technology and finished Information Technology. She joined Snag and Inspect in 2015 and is in-charge in overseeing the office, supports the sales and customer service, quotations, filing and records. Before Snag and Inspect Erlin in the lat 10 years has been responsible for reviewing technical documentation, supervision of inspectors, quality assurance as well as a wide range of administrative duties.

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Erlin Cabaraban

Erlin Cabaraban

Administrator