Recruitment and succession of surveyors – Human resources management for property partnerships

Posted on: December 12, 2016 Recruitment and succession of surveyors

At two recent MBL training courses on “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors practice” https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Managing-_-Marketing-a-Profitable-Surveyors-Practice/5865/ – one in London and the other in Birmingham – there was much discussion about human resources management (HRM) issues. Recruitment and succession of surveyors appears to be a common challenge when it comes to growing a profitable practice. Recruitment […]

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The Lawyer UK 200 Workspace report – Law firm use of real estate

Posted on: September 19, 2016

During the summer months I spent much of my time visiting the offices of solicitors and barristers around the UK, interviewing JLL’s property agents in the Big Six UK cities and knee-deep in data to produce an article and 20,000 word data-rich, benchmarking report for the second The Lawyer UK 200 Workspace report which is […]

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To merge or not to merge? Merging property partnerships

Posted on: September 14, 2016 Merging property partnerships

Merging property partnerships – which are essentially people businesses – can be challenging. The topic of whether to merge or not to merge a small surveyors’ practice was discussed at a recent “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” (see https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Managing-_-Marketing-a-Profitable-Surveyors-Practice/5865/ for future dates and locations).  Reasons to merge Property partnerships cite lots of different […]

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Leading a surveyors’ practice – Eight insights into leadership in property

Posted on: July 20, 2016 Lessons in leadership - personal brand, presence, stages

At the recent Leeds presentation of the “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” training workshop we discussed leading a surveyor’s practice – leadership in property. Some of the leadership models discussed were considered helpful. We tackled a number of common issues when leading a surveyors’ practice and these are the themes that struck a […]

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Managing client service in surveying and property partnerships

Posted on: June 23, 2016 managing client service in surveying and property partnerships

At a recent workshop for surveyors (“Managing and marketing your surveying practice” http://www.mblseminars.com/Outline?progid=5865) I was asked to write a blog about managing client service in surveying and property partnerships. It’s a big topic, but here are the headlines with signposts to further reading.  Why is managing client service in surveying and property partnerships so important?  […]

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