Chohan Harvin“I joined the industry immediately after having completing my A Levels in 2016 & my only previous experience of the world of surveying was via work experience here at CBRE. The combination of work experience and my own research into this industry is what ultimately assisted me in choosing Surveying as the industry in which I wished to carve my career out of.

“Currently I am working in the Residential Development Consultancy team. The team combines an in-depth understanding of market opportunities, requirements and trends, with innovative problem solving strategies. It services a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients and provides solutions to challenges posed by a rapidly evolving and disruptive residential market.

“As an apprentice your role can be very diverse which is fantastic as it enables you to gain a well-rounded understanding of all the different aspect & intricacies of the residential industry. Tasks vary from, data collection & comparables reporting, pricing appraisals and development advisory reports, to sales & marketing strategies and residential agency experience. No two days are the same, a working week in surveying is truly diverse and for me that’s what I really enjoy.

“CBRE are the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. This means you are able to work on some of the most high profile projects in London as well as work alongside the best & most experienced individuals in the industry. I appreciate that this can be said many a time however, you will be amazed at the number of opportunities that will be presented to you here at CBRE & so make the most of them and get involved in as much as you can, it’s the best way to gain invaluable experience. My last piece of advice would be just be yourself and let your personality shine!”