Sam Brown"During my time in the High Street Lease Consultancy team I have provided budgets for banks forthcoming reviews and renewal, carried out numerous inspections and measurements of retail and office space and assisted with the banks break removal programme. My colleagues have always encouraged the development of my APC skills, offering me the opportunity to deal with clients directly, to actively lead on rent review negotiations and to help prepare submissions as part of the dispute resolution process.

"Alongside the high profile projects, CBRE life has social events to rival any firm, most infamously the Retail Christmas Party, where all new employees take to the stage and perform their best renditions of classics (thankfully group performances are allowed!). Furthermore, CBRE pay for your membership to the R&R club which is a social society for professional surveyors; events include BBQ’s, drinks and pub quizzes throughout the year. My advice to those starting out in the industry is to sign up to in order to ensure an instant network of young professionals in the industry. Furthermore, when deciding on what career path you want to progress with, bear in mind the market, sector, technology and try to identify niches! Overall I have had a fantastic start to my time at CBRE and look forward to the challenges ahead."