With the much welcomed Christmas break long gone in the rear view mirror work has started coming in thick and fast again. The break provided a useful time to unwind and prepare for 2017 and the challenges to come.
Since my return I have worked on a few interesting but vastly different projects. The first project I worked on in the New Year was one close to home. In fact I can see the huge office tower from my bedroom window! Having met with the clients and been taken around the building our task was to then provide a development appraisal for its conversion to a residential development. It was a great project to work on and especially interesting for me due to my knowledge of the area as well as being able to see new developments that are occurring.
Another project, on the complete opposite end of the scale, which I have been working on is a new high-end residential development in Knightsbridge. Seeing a development of such high specification in prime central London a short distance from Harrods and Hyde Park was great experience and even motivation to one day be able to afford one of my own. Although, that may take a couple more years (at least!), but we all can dream.
With a couple more weeks left in my secured lending seat, within professional services, I am excited to see where my next rotation takes me. But, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone in the team for making me feel so welcome and helping me along the way.
Alex Kountourides, Graduate, Professional Services