The last 6 months have certainly flown by, however I guess that’s what to expect when you have been working within a busy Office Agency department. My time in the department has been extremely insightful and has enabled me to get to grips with the big smoke and settle into working life.
From attending breakfast office launches, creating availability schedules and undertaking viewing tours with clients my exposure to the central London office market has been unprecedented. This is something that comes naturally at Montagu Evans, graduates are given a large amount of responsibility from the get go. I believe this hands on approach has been instrumental to helping me quickly learn the ins and outs of office agency and expanding my real estate knowledge base. I would like to thank the team for being so welcoming and for everything they have taught me over my rotation, I will undoubtedly miss my time here.
Nevertheless it isn’t all bad news and goodbyes as I am looking forward to moving into my next rotation within the Corporate Real Estate team which sits within Professional Services on the energetic second floor. Here I will be assisting the team on a number of corporate real estate solutions, specifically in the assembly of market value reports for both public and private sector clients. This will help me to gain indispensable valuation experience which is of course a crucial competency needed for my APC.
Although this is ‘goodbye’ to Office Agency for the time being it is also ‘hello’ to Corporate Real Estate and the opportunities this may bring, watch this space.
Matthew Rickman, Graduate, Office Agency