What's your background?
I worked as a graduate surveyor before I joined CoStar as a Research Associate, looking after the Leeds area. I was fast-tracked to management through the 'Leaders of Tomorrow'
Program, whereby anyone with management aspirations can learn about management theory, presenting skills etc. Thanks to the training, after nine months I was managing my own team!
Why did you move to sales?
I had been travelling to London often with my role as Investment Comps Team Manager and always enjoyed it, so when I received notification of a position in the Southern Sales team, based out of the London office, I jumped at the chance. I saw it as a fresh challenge and an opportunity to meet clients face-to-face. Not to mention living in one of the coolest cities in the world!
What's the highlight of your change of career to date?
There are many highlights following the move; the warm welcome, the help and assistance from colleagues (not forgetting Edward's excellent cakes) and of course the City itself. I'd say the highlight so far has been meeting my clients in the Mayfair patch. I really enjoy doing deals with the top property professionals in the country and learning more about the market from them.