Why did you join CoStar?
I had been flying for KLM for seventeen years (which is the equivalent to 117 in flying years!) and decided that it was time for a career change. When I noticed the job advertisement for CoStar I thought that it would an interesting and very different career. It was exactly what I was looking for, a new challenge!
What's the highlight of your experience to date?
In 2008 I was awarded The Research Excellence Award, due to work that I had done with the Birmingham Office Market Forum (BOMF). The BOMF group brings together the city's leading office agents to provide a unified view on the Birmingham property market and utilises CoStar's comprehensive market data to add independence and authority to their reports. This is an ongoing success which I am sure will remain the case for many years to come.
What advice would you give to someone who is interested in working for CoStar?
This is a great company to work for, the work is interesting, the people are fantastic and the career path is open to all. The old saying 'the more you put in the more you get out' has never been truer than here at CoStar. The company has excellent training courses along with ongoing development and learning programmes so your career here is limited only by your own ambition.