Property sector consultancyPosted on: August 13, 2013
Happily, as the market has continued to recover I have been active in property sector consultancy.
During 2014, I continued to work with a number of firms following the publication in June 2009 of my third book “Growing your property partnership – Plans, promotion and people“. My thanks are due to the firms who contributed case studies (some of whom were and remain clients: Brown & Co, Chase Buchanan, Chase & Partners, Cluttons, Coda Studios, Colliers CRE, Douglas & Gordon, Drivers Jonas, Henry Adams, Pellings, RICS, Spacelab and Stiles Harold Williams).
Following the strategic review for Central London agents and surveyors E A Shaw (www.eashaw.com) and my period there as a Non Executive Director, I was pleased when it was announced in November 2012 that they had joined forces with CBRE. They seem to be doing well in 2014.
During 2014 I was a regular visitor of the London, Brighton, Crawley and Croydon offices of long standing client Stiles Harold Williams (www.shw.co.uk) where I work with partners in the management, building surveying, retail, planning and rating teams. Training sessions included networking and pitching topics.
At the end of 2012 I did a small project for designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists Ove Arup & Partners (www.arup.com). The construction theme followed with some work with specialist consultancy mbrss during 2013.
My work with both residential and commercial property lawyers brings me into frequent contact with numerous surveying and planning practices. Training sessions for property people included pitches, client service excellence, social media and campaign development.
And although I no longer have a regular column there, I still write occasional articles for Estates Gazette (www.estatesgazette.com). And I presented a major paper at the inaugural Estates Gazette Property Marketing Conference in June 2014 and published a series of posts about the content http://kimtasso1.wpengine.com/property-marketing-trends-challenging-convention/