A Career in Property Surveying
Do you have strong business acumen? Are you a creative problem-solver? Do you like dealing with people? Are you looking for a varied career that puts you at the heart of organisations globally?
Property surveyors are highly trained professionals who specialise in one of the following areas:
Commercial Property (retail, office, industrial, hotels and leisure)
Valuation and Investment
Property and Facilities Management
Planning and Development
Arts and Antiques
Forestry and Rural Land
Where do they work?
As a Property Surveyor, you might find yourself giving advice to Google on where best to locate their new offices or helping Forever 21 or Abercrombie & Fitch identify the best retail pitch in a city centre.
In terms of residential property, a surveyor’s clients can vary from a young couple buying their first home to an international film director looking for a short-term letting.
Surveyors provide expert advice to financial institutions and pension funds on property investments.
As a surveyor in the public sector, you could be at the heart of Government decisions regarding State-owned properties and portfolios, including forestry.
What sort of subjects should you be interested in to pursue a career in this area?
An interest in business and an aptitude for maths are a distinct advantage. But property is a wide ranging career, and courses include subjects such as law, economics, information technology and management.
It’s worth noting that property surveying tends to be a very sociable and team-based career — ideal for those who enjoy interacting with and meeting lots of new people.