Thursday, 23 April 2020

5 years of the MSc/PGD Real Estate Investment Finance

The original development team of Ye Xu (now the REIF programme leader) and Peter Dent who won
a university award for the development of the REIF programme


It is now 5 years since the MSc/PGD Real Estate Investment Finance (REIF) was launched by Oxford Brookes. The REIF programme was developed following an approach from APREA who wanted to find a UK university to develop their REIF certificate programme. Following formal university approval, Oxford Brookes now offers three routes through the REIF programme. The MSc (which is fully accredited by the RICS) and PG Diploma offer students the opportunity to study Real Estate Investment Finance in more depth and we also continue to offer the REIF programme as a CPD certificate. The features that made the original course so successful have been maintained and enhanced over the last 5 years:

An online, distance-learning programme tailored to students who are also working full-time
The REIF programme has been designed for real estate professionals across all sectors, as well as fund managers and investment bankers who would like to gain a better understanding of real estate as a financial asset in an investment portfolio. The programme is delivered online and offers students a flexible and innovative way to study. We have developed our use of digital media to bring together students from many different backgrounds and locations using our virtual learning platform as well as social media and webinars. Following student feedback, we have also developed our use of video - something that we feel is very important and contributes to the sense of community and belonging to the programme. We have developed a series of podcasts for each module, based around the learning packages and some modules also contain longer video lectures. A series of induction videos has also been developed for students on more general topics such as how to use the online Library.

A practically based programme which makes extensive use of real-life examples
This continues to be the focus of the programme and each module within it. Students appreciate the applicability of the programme to their work and also to their development within the workplace. As one of our students said: 'The course was very practical and applicable every way through my job. It opened my mind to global perspectives as well. All of these came in handy in my day to day property fund management role'.

Networking: opportunities to share knowledge, work practice and experience across the world 
We offer students the opportunity to come together online to share experiences and work practices which enrich the student experience. We hold at least two webinars during each module as well as Q&A sessions in the online chatroom. We also facilitate student networking through a series of (very active) WhatsApp groups as well as a REIF group for students and alumni on LinkedIn. 

Since it started in 2015, the REIF programme has widened its intake and we now have students all over the world. Locations include: Australia, Botswana, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, St Lucia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, UAE, Uganda, UK, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. Great news for the REIF programme as students (and staff) from many different backgrounds and locations can come together online to share experiences and work practices.

Input from industry experts 
As well as input to the programme from our external examiners (one of whom is an expert from industry), we hold an annual REIF Seminar Day for students, alumni and staff which is made up of a series of lectures from industry experts and staff on the REIF team. This seminar day is live-streamed and also involves interaction via webinars. And of course there is the input from our students and alumni who are working in industry. 

If you would like to find out more about the REIF programme you can:

  • Visit the REIF programme page on the Oxford Brookes website
  • Join one of our online information sessions - we normally hold 4 of these a year - the next sessions will be held on 21 May 2020 and 16 July 2020. Email rec-creif@brookes.ac.uk for more information
  • Look at our REIF student profiles on this blog





Friday, 27 March 2020

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We're here during this time to interact with you in new and interesting ways! Join us to take a look at our memories, what we are doing now and our plans for the future.

Everyone is welcome: students, staff, applicants and alumni...and anyone who is just interested :)




Monday, 3 February 2020

The Mentoring Scheme 2020

Our Mentoring Scheme (now in its 8th year) is managed jointly by OBREMS (our alumni association) and the School of the Built Environment and is open to second year students on the BSc Real Estate and the BA Planning and Property Development as well as students on the MSc Real Estate. And today we launched the OBREMS/OBU Mentoring Scheme for undergraduate students. The closing date for applications is 20 February 2020 - email rdixon@brookes.ac.uk if you would like to take part.

The mentoring period for undergraduate students starts in March each year with a launch event in London (on 26 March 2020 and this year hosted by Lambert Smith Hampton) and applications for the scheme open at the beginning of February. There are a wide range of mentors who volunteer to take part, from recent graduates to CEOs - and a lot of our younger mentors took part in the Mentoring Scheme themselves when they were students. All our mentors are alumni of Oxford Brookes (Real Estate or Planning and Property Development) and are also volunteers - they give their time to the Mentoring Scheme free of charge.


James Robson (left) at the launch of the Mentoring Scheme in 2019

This year, I asked James Robson some questions about his involvement in the Mentoring Scheme. James is a graduate of the BSc Real Estate Management (2010) and started out as a mentor in 2014. He currently works at Legal & General as Residential Development Manager. His answers:

1. Why did you decide to go into Real Estate?
FOR ME IT WAS A CAREER WHERE YOU COULD SEE PHYSICAL CHANGE IN LANDSCAPE IN PEOPLE IN EVOLVING MARKETS. I WAS ALWAYS EXCITED BY THE UNEXPECTED AND THE DEVELOPMENT ASPECT FOR ME WAS THE PATH I WANTED TO GO DOWN. AN INTERESTING AND RELEVANT EXAMPLE WOULD BE THE TULIP BUILDING WHICH RECENTLY WAS GRANTED PLANNING. THAT'S ABOUT CREATING A BRAND, A DESTINATION AND REAL ESTATE IS FACILITATING THAT.

2. What did you enjoy most about your time at Oxford Brookes?
FUZZY DUCKS! IT'S HARD TO SAY IT WAS THE BEST COURSE AT BROOKES AS I ONLY DID ONE, BUT IT WAS A COURSE WHERE ALMOST ALL THE MODULES ARE COMPULSORY. NOT ONE OF THESE COURSES WHERE YOU COULD LEAVE WITH SOMEONE ELSE WITH THE SAME DEGREE AND NEVER MEET THEM. IT WAS GENUINELY 3 YEARS WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ALL INTERESTED IN SIMILAR THINGS AND KEPT CLOSE TOGETHER. THE TRIPS WERE ALWAYS GOOD AND THE ACTUAL LECTURERS WERE VERY GOOD AT HARVESTING MORALE AND GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE STUDENTS. ALWAYS LOOK BACK AND ADMIRE HOW IT WAS ORGANISED.

3. What have you been doing work-wise since you graduated?
I SPENT 10 YEARS WORKING FOR A DEVELOPER WHERE I WAS INVOLVED IN LAND BUYING TO DELIVERY OF RESIDENTIAL LED MIXED USE REGENERATION. I OVERSAW A PORTFOLIO OF 8 SCHEMES ACROSS VARIOUS SECTORS INCLUDING STUDENT, PRS, RETAIL, OFFICE. I WAS THEN OFFERED A ROLE AT L&G IN THE MOST ACTIVE MARKET OF BUILD TO RENT WHERE I HAVE BEEN FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS.

4. What do you enjoy most about your job?
BEING AT THE HEAD OF THE NEWEST AND MOST EXCITING SECTOR IN REAL ESTATE AND HAVING THE END USER MINDSET FOR A 40 YEAR PURCHASE.

5. Why did you decide to take part in the Mentoring Scheme?
I NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EXCITING TO TAKE ADVICE FROM SOMEONE IN THE SECTOR WHO CAN GUIDE AND HELP WITH ONE OF THE MOST CAREER DEFINING MOMENTS OF SOMEONE'S EARLY LIFE.

6. What kind of support do you offer the students that you mentor? 
I OFFERED UNENCUMBERED ACCESS TO MY ENTIRE NETWORK. IN PROPERTY PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO HELP THAN NOT HELP! WE ARE A FRIENDLY INDUSTRY. IT WAS OFFERING TO HELP WITH WORK TOPICS AND COURSEWORK. APPLICATIONS AND CV AND INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ETC. IT WAS ABOUT A FREE TEST AND INSIGHT INTO HOW THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE SEES THINGS.

7. How do you feel your experience as a Mentor has benefited you?
I ALWAYS SAY I PROBABLY WON'T KNOW THE ANSWER IMMEDIATELY BUT I WILL KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES. IF I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER THEN I WILL FIND OUT SOMETHING KNEW AND LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE MYSELF. THE WAY THE WORLD IS SEEN BY SOMEONE 10 YEARS YOUNGER CAN ALWAYS BE EXCITING AND OFFER NEW I SIGHT. AT THE END OF THE DAY. THESE STUDENTS ARE THE FUTURE!


For more interviews with mentors and students, take a look here:
The OBU/OBREMS Mentoring Scheme



Monday, 13 January 2020

MSc Real Estate Investment Finance: Student Profile

The Real Estate Investment Finance (REIF) programme at Oxford Brookes attracts students from across the world - bringing students together online. I caught up with Ned Croston, our first student who is based in Australia. Ned works for AXA Investment Managers and is currently a student on the MSc REIF. He agreed to answer my questions...





What is your background? 
Coming out of high school, I undertook a Bachelor of Property Economics degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, which has an excellent reputation within the industry for churning out work-ready graduates. I was lucky enough to secure a position as a Consultant with EY’s Real Estate Advisory Services team at the end of my first year on the course. This role enabled me to gain invaluable industry experience while continuing with my studies. At EY, I worked on a wide variety of challenging projects, including market research studies, property valuations, financial modelling assignments, analyses of property portfolios, and the preparation of business cases for major development projects. Investment management was the area that interested me the most and the direction in which I wanted to take my career. Consequently, I began to look around for the best way of achieving this goal.

Why did you decide to do a course in Real Estate Investment Finance?
While my undergraduate degree addressed some investment management subjects, I was looking for a postgraduate degree that would greatly expand my understanding of property investment management and help with my career aspirations. Specifically, I was looking for a course that would help me delve into the political, economic, social and technological factors that drive real estate investment decisions.

Why did you choose the MSc REIF at Oxford Brookes?
I did consider undertaking a course in Sydney but had found the demands of attending university for my undergraduate degree and meeting my day-to-day work commitments at EY challenging. The idea of a course that would give me the flexibility to study on my terms very appealing. The fact the university was located in the United Kingdom only added to the appeal because it would give me an international perspective on the real estate investment market. Lastly, I was attracted to the idea of studying with a cohort of students from different real estate markets around the world.

What have you gained from the course and how has it helped you in your career?
So far, the MSc REIF course has delivered all that it promised. The course’s four main modules have greatly expanded my understanding of real estate investment finance. Furthermore, the additional reading the course requires has introduced me to concepts I would have otherwise been unaware. Perhaps most pleasingly, I believe the course played a significant role in helping me to secure a new Fund Analyst role with AXA Investment Managers, a global top 10 real estate fund manager with €87billion of funds under management.

What subject area will you choose for your dissertation topic and why?
I’m currently looking at three potential topics for my dissertation. First, how Australian unlisted real estate funds are preparing for the next downturn in the property cycle. Second, the impact of institutions increasing their allocation to real estate on the Australian property market. And third, an in-depth statistical examination of the Australian real estate office market’s key performance drivers. I believe each of these topics is relevant to my day-to-day work and will help me develop a deeper understanding of how the real estate investment market functions.

Thanks Ned - to find out more about the MSc/PGD REIF follow the links below:

MSc/PGD Real Estate Investment Finance - course details
MSc/PGD Real Estate Investment Finance - student profiles





Monday, 16 December 2019

MSc Real Estate Investment Finance: Student Profiles


Guillermo Probst and Charles Kanugi

The Real Estate Investment Finance (REIF) programme at Oxford Brookes attracts students from across the world - bringing students together online. I caught up with two of our students: Guillermo Probst, an Architect who is based in Uruguay and Charles Kanugi, Head of Property Investment at Britam in Nairobi (Kenya). Both students have just completed the MSc REIF and agreed to answer my questions...

What is your background? 
Guillermo Probst (GP): I am an Architect, and have been working independently for 15 years. Most of my work is related to residential developing in Montevideo, Uruguay. I have also taken specific courses on Finance.

Charles Kanugi (CK): I pursued a BA in Land Economics in my undergrad. My main areas of practice post university were in property valuation and feasibility studies.

Why did you decide to do a course in Real Estate Investment Finance?
GP: I take part in the Investment Analysis  of the projects I am involved as an Architect. I  decided to do the MSc REIF because I wanted to increase my knowledge on the matter to have more tools for analysis and provide better insights. Besides I wish  to broaden my professional practice to a more international one, and thought the MSc was an important step in that direction.

CK: I transitioned into property asset management and I needed more grounding in this field. I needed a course that blended real estate, financing and fund management aspects of it. I found that in REIF.

Why did you choose the MSc REIF at Oxford Brookes?
GP: Since having a family  in Montevideo I had to choose an online program. Between  the ones I found, the MSc REIF at Oxford Brookes was the one that integrated all the aspects I was looking for: distance learning, program length and focus on International Real Estate. Other programs were more focused on their own national realities.

CK: The course outline was a perfect match for my expectations including RICS accreditation. The flexibility was equally attractive not to mention the institutions strong heritage and competitive ranking.

What did you gain from the course and how has it helped you in your career?
GP: I gained a more detailed knowledge  about the Real Estate worldwide, specifically finance, regulations, and their interactions.

CK: The course was very practical and applicable every way through my job. It opened my mind to global perspectives as well. All of these came in handy in my day to day property fund management role.

What did you choose/will you choose for your dissertation topic and why?
GP: I chose to study the impact of Prop Tech Platforms in Low Transparency Markets in my home country of Uruguay. I focused on hospitality platforms such as Airbnb. I see Real Estate is changing at a strong pace, as most other areas of the economy and I wanted to focus on how these technological changes will impact developing countries with low transparency real estate markets. The case of Airbnb selection is because during my current practice as an Architect I see the impact it is beginning to have in investment decisions.

CK: I delved into a comparative analysis between Kenyan REIT market and 6 other jurisdictions spread across Europe, Americas, AME and Asia Pacific. My focus was on the socioeconomic and regulatory factors and how they contribute to the growth of the REIT market wherein I was testing the case for a corporate REIT form in addition to the trust form. This was in realization that though a global perspective, the local dynamics contribute heavily into market perception and acceptance of the REIT concept. These local nuances led me into testing the corporate form.

Thanks for your time Guillermo and Charles. For more student profiles, take a look here:

REIF student profiles


Thursday, 21 November 2019

MSc Real Estate: Up North

The MSc Real Estate students on tour in Liverpool


During the first week of November, the students on the MSc Real Estate went on a field trip to Liverpool and Manchester. The field trip was designed to introduce the issues of sustainable use and development in the context of commercial and residential property markets in Liverpool and Manchester and to:
  • develop an understanding of sustainable use and development
  • examine the use, investment and development of commercial and residential property
  • set commercial  and residential property in a wider economic, social and legal context
The field trip also integrates a range of core real estate skills and disciplines (covered in the first semester) as they relate to the regeneration of the urban environment. During the field trip, the students attended presentations from a number of local experts, had an opportunity to question those experts, and collected local information through visits to key locations.


On the way to Liverpool the students stopped off for a tour of Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
(located 30 minutes drive from Liverpool). The outlet village had a £40 million makeover
in 2018 to celebrate its 21st birthday.


On the first evening the students joined Andrew Scott and Jamie Moffat from Mason Owen for a presentation and drinks reception. The next day they were taken on a walking tour of central Liverpool including Albert Dock and Liverpool One by Callum McDougall also of Mason Owen. For more information on the regeneration taking place in Liverpool visit the Regenerating Liverpool website.


Lush is at the forefront of providing a great retail experience. The Liverpool store is the largest in the world and the manager gave the students an impromptu full tour of the store, including the in-house spa. Brilliant customer service.


Mason Owen showed the students how active management had transformed a failed Debenhams department store into a large and successful H&M. Find out how the development of Liverpool One has transformed the city centre. 


On the final day the students left Liverpool to travel to Manchester where they attended an informative and entertaining presentation from Andrew Gardiner of Lambert Smith Hampton about the Manchester office markets. After lunch the students explored Manchester city centre and the developments taking place, before returning to Oxford.





Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The OBREMS Annual Dinner 2019

On the left of the photo: Ramin Keivani (Head of the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes)
talking to Katherine Grainger (Chancellor of Oxford Brookes)


The 9th OBREMS Dinner was held on 7 November 2019 and Dame Katherine Grainger (Chancellor or Oxford Brookes) was invited to attend as the guest speaker. The Oxford Brookes Real Estate Management Society (OBREMS) is the alumni association of OBU for graduates who work in the real estate industry - more on the OBREMS website.

The evening went something like this...

Location: the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London
Guests: more than 200
Drinks: from 6.00 pm
Welcome: from Jason Antill (Chair of OBREMS) and the premiere of the new OBREMS video
Game: Heads or Tails compered by Jason Antill and Harriet Costello (OBREMS Committee)
Dinner: two courses
Guest Speaker: Dame Dr Katherine Grainger - Chancellor of Oxford Brookes
Dessert: STP
Auction and Coffee: with Will Clough from Allsop (Commercial Auction)
Networking: and a few drinks until midnight

The guest speaker, Katherine Grainger, was introduced by Andrew Hynard (President of OBREMS). Katherine Grainger talked about how she was persuaded to try rowing during her first week at university (during the Freshers' Fair) and how she became hooked. She talked about the importance of determination, believing in yourself (and your team) and what it felt like to win. She also answered questions from the audience.


Heads or Tails

Below is a short video from the evening featuring staff and students from the School of the Built Environment. And all the really good photos (taken by freelanceeventsphotographer) are in our album on Facebook.





Friday, 18 October 2019

MSc Real Estate in Oxford and London

Each year during the first week, the new students on the MSc Real Estate take a walk around Oxford accompanied by the 'Oxford Property Market Questionnaire' - the purpose of which is to make them more familiar with the city centre and to equip them with the relevant information about the city that they need to construct a group presentation based on the property market in Oxford.

The students had a (brilliant) guided tour of Westgate Oxford, the completely refurbished (and rebuilt) shopping centre at the end of Queen Street - a joint development between Land Securities and The Crown Estate. Thanks to Land Securities for the tour. The shopping centre looks so different from when a group of MSc Real Estate students visited in 2014!


Westgate Oxford in 2019

...and in 2014

Later on in the first week the course leader (Mike Patrick) took the students to London for a tour of Victoria (including Portland House) and King's Cross. Thanks to Land Securities (Victoria) and Savills (King's Cross) for hosting the tours. Mike took some photos...


On top of Portland House

...and the views...

...across London

King's Cross - Coal Drops Yard and the amazing 'kissing' roof designed by Thomas Hetherwick

Down by the canal

And alongside some of the original buildings

Finally - the King's Cross model where Savills described the development to the students


For more information on the MSc Real Estate, take a look at our website or the posts on the blog:

MSc Real Estate - course information
MSc Real Estate - on the blog




Thursday, 17 October 2019

Real Estate Careers

The job application season is well underway for both our final year undergraduates and our MSc students. A number of careers events have already taken place, with more to follow...

First of all, a day of Graduate Assessment Workshops took place in late September with workshops hosted by Savills, CBRE, Lambert Smith Hampton and Oxford Brookes Careers together with a networking lunch in the Sports Bar.



The Graduate Assessment Workshops...

...students at work.

And then in early October students and staff were joined by members of our Careers Service and number of presenters from: Knight Frank LLP, Carter Jonas, Pinders, Montagu Evans, Berkeley Homes, Cluttons, Network Rail, Savills and JLL for the Real Estate Careers Day 2019. Many of the presenters were graduates from Oxford Brookes (BSc Real Estate Management, BA Planning and Property Development and MSc Real Estate) and also members of our alumni society - OBREMS. As well as the presentations there were lots of opportunities for networking.


Presentations at the Real Estate Careers Day 2019

The presentation from Montagu Evans

Finally (for now) the School of the Built Environment Careers Fair was held on 14 October. This event was attended by more than 50 firms from across the construction and property sectors.


The SBE Careers Fair...

...took place on 14 October 2019

For more information about how the Oxford Brookes Careers team can help you, take a look at their website. Once you are out in the world of work, or whilst you are looking for a job, join one of our LinkedIn groups where we post jobs and where you can keep in touch with your fellow graduates:

Real Estate Management (over 900 members)
Oxford Brookes Construction, QS and Project Management (over 300 members)
Urban Design, Planning and Development (200 members)

We offer our second year undergraduate and MSc students the opportunity to be mentored by one of our alumni as part of our Mentoring Scheme. If you are a graduate of Real Estate or Planning and Property Development (BSc/BA or MSc) and would like to be involved in our Mentoring Scheme as a mentor, please get in touch with rdixon@brookes.ac.uk. Take a look at the blog posts about the Mentoring Scheme - including profiles of students and their mentors and the launch events.











Thursday, 20 June 2019

School of the Built Environment Graduation 2019

Graduation 2019 took place on a cool Monday 17 June. The ceremonies and reception took place back on the main campus in the newly refurbished Kenneth Wheare Hall and the JHB Building. The photos (and video) show the story of the day - photos and videos by the Ed and Daniel Vicars (Real Estate and Construction) and Uzma Khan (Planning and Urban Design)...


Students from courses in Real Estate or Construction graduated in the first ceremony - the staff are getting ready...



Inside the hall and...

...processing out.











(Some of) the prizes for students in Real Estate and Construction - presented by Ramin Keivani (Head of SBE) 

The Graduation Reception for Real Estate and Construction...

...and for students in Planning and Urban Design... 

...who graduated in the second ceremony of the day.




The traditional hat throwing ceremony...

...and the paparazzi.

That's it until the next round of graduation ceremonies at the end of August. If you would like further information about any of our courses, take a look at our website:




Wednesday, 12 June 2019

MSc Real Estate: Amsterdam 2019

Each year the students on the MSc Real Estate take part in a study visit to Europe which allows them to find out more about the operation of land and property markets in a different institutional context from that found in the UK. This year (on 19-24 May) the students (and staff) went to Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands and a world city of culture, media, science, canals and cycling as well as being renowned for its nightlife and coffee (cannabis) shops. Amsterdam is also the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centres in Europe. With a stable economy and a buoyant housing market, Amsterdam is also at the heart of the EU's digital economy.


On the canal boat tour

As part of the study visit, the students were given a project to work on...the aim of which is to integrate a range of core property skills that the students have acquired during the MSc Real Estate in order to address a professional project brief. The students looked at the retail, office and residential markets in and around Amsterdam and were asked to submit and present a group report about their understanding of the real estate market in Amsterdam. During the study visit, the students were able to build on their knowledge through a series of city tours and presentations by local experts. Thanks to Mike Patrick (MSc Real Estate course leader) for the great photos.


Presentation on the development of Amsterdam by the
City of Amsterdam Department of Planning and Sustainability

Visiting the Batavia Stad (fashion outlet mall) for a tour and presentation

The group... 

...presentations

Back to the canal boat trip...

And finally, Mike Patrick (course leader) would like to thank City of Amsterdam, INREV
Knight Frank, Hammerson, ViaOutletsMasterdam.nl and
Adam Najak (at Oxford Brookes) who all helped to organise the trip


For more information on the MSc Real Estate, take a look at our website or the other posts on this blog:

MSc Real Estate
MSc Real Estate on the blog







Monday, 1 April 2019

The Great Estates of London 2019

The first year students on the BSc Real Estate Management went on a field trip to learn more about the Great Estates of London on Friday 8 March 2019. First stop was the recently renovated Regent Street Cinema for a series of talks on the Great Estates of London.

This field trip is part of the Integrative Project which provides a background to the subjects that are taken in the first year. The module addresses the discipline-based and transferable skills that students will need during their time at university and beyond. These skills are explored and developed through a series of activities which involve viewing real estate from a range of perspectives. After the field trip, the students work in teams to prepare a group presentation about the Great Estates of London (the one visited by the team on the field trip) and how they are managed to positively enhance their value.

Back to the field trip itself (click on the red links for more information). The students listened to two presentations:


...the first from Peter Murray (New London Architecture) on The Great Estates of London

...and the second from Nick Bailey (Argent) about the development of King's Cross


The students split into 6 groups for a walking tour and presentation about one of the following Great Estates:

The Grosvenor Estate
The Howard de Walden Estate
The Crown Estate
Covent Garden (CapCo)
Shaftesbury
The Pollen Estate

This year the photos feature the Crown Estate:


Presentation from Sarah Stanley and Ruth Kemp on The Crown Estate -
at their first dedicated co-working and flexible office space at One Heddon Street 

Walking around the back of Regent Street -
the surrounding streets have been greatly improved by The Crown Estate 

The refurbished Quadrant Arcade on Regent Street

The Crown Estate is working with Westminster City Council
to improve the quality of the streets and road markings

Looking towards Piccadilly Circus and the famous advertising boards 

Burlington Arcade

Jermyn Street - a quintessentially British experience

...and home to rather a lot of gentlemen's outfitters

Walking to St James Market past...

...the new building at 2 St James's Market

And into 1 St James's Market - the Head Office of Crown Estates...

...and the first office in Europe to achieve WELL Platinum Certification

The office features lots of plants and these amazing living moss lights

Back onto Regent Street with its distinctive curve


For more information on the BSc Real Estate Management click here.