Monday, 28 October 2013

MSc Real Estate: Sponsors' Day 2013

Iain Maxwell and Marcus de Minckwitz from Savills talking about Commercial Investment

Towards the end of last month (September 2013), Nick French organised a day for the MSc Real Estate students where the MSc sponsors were invited to give talks on a variety of subjects including sustainability, commercial investment, landlord and tenant, valuation and residential. You may be wondering who the sponsors are and what they do. Read on.

The MSc Real Estate is sponsored by seven of the big players in the property industry: CBRE, Cluttons, DTZ, GVA, Jones Lang LaSalle, Knight Frank and Savills. The sponsors are there to support the MSc Real Estate through the contribution of their expertise, time and resources (not financial). Activities include hosting field trips, guest lectures, careers advice and sponsoring (supporting) events such as MSc Sponsors' Day. Here they are in their own words (from their own websites):

CBRE - commercial property consultants who advise more clients than any other commercial property adviser, combining the market-making of management consultants with the accountability of professional advisers. CBRE work with occupiers, investors and developers of office, industrial and logistic, residential, retail and hotel property.

Cluttons - a limited liability partnership of chartered surveyors and property consultants, founded in 1765. They offer a very wide range of professional property management, agency and consultancy services across the commercial and residential sectors, for both investors and occupiers. We strive to combine integrity and energy with experience and expertise.

DTZ - is one of the world’s largest property services firms, encompassing best-in-class advisory, brokerage and management solutions to occupiers and investors worldwide. Our clients benefit from a global platform which extends through Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Our fully integrated, end-to end property services offering is delivered at unparalleled performance levels to occupier and investor clients wherever they need us to be. With a strong balance sheet and broad global footprint, DTZ is the emerging leader in global property services.

GVA - is the UK’s largest independent commercial property consultant. Headquartered in London and with 12 offices and 700 fee earners across the UK, GVA offers the country’s largest and most diverse multidisciplinary property consultancy outside of the capital. Our 200 year heritage has given us stability and resourcefulness. We bring a vital insight to all your challenges, as well as the creativity to solve them.

Jones Lang LaSalle - is a financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate services and investment management. In response to changing client expectations and market conditions, we assemble teams of experts who deliver integrated services built on market insight and foresight, sound research and relevant market knowledge. We attract, develop and reward the best, and most diverse, people in our industry, challenging them to develop enduring client relationships built on quality service, collaboration and trust.

 Knight Frank - is the leading independent, global real estate consultancy providing an integrated prime commercial and residential offering, operating in key hubs across the globe. Founded in 1896, Knight Frank provides the highest standards of quality and integrity in global residential and commercial property advisory services. Our reputation for uncompromising professionalism in everything we do is earned by serving our clients and earning their trust.

Savills - is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange offering a broad range of specialist advisory, management and transactional services to clients all over the world.  Our people combine entrepreneurial spirit and a deep understanding of specialist property sectors with the highest standards of client care.

To find out more about our MSc Real Estate, click on the link.


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