Grosvenor is a fantastic company to work for with a great deal of emphasis placed on how business is conducted. This is coupled with a long term interest in the urban environment in which we develop, invest and manage. Working to achieve this alongside an excellent group of colleagues creates a rewarding environment in which to work.
Having done the MSc Real Estate course at the University of Reading, I was offered a place on Grosvenor's Summer Internship Programme and subsequently the Graduate Scheme. My first year was spent with the Grosvenor Developments team working on projects off the estate in London as well as Cambridge and Oxford. I gained a great deal of exposure to all aspects of development, splitting my time between financial analysis of new opportunities and development management of existing projects.
My second rotation with the London estate Mayfair team had primarily an asset management focus but also involved property and investment management, for example working with the London Estate Development Team to deliver vacant possession of upcoming projects. My time on the London estate gave me the opportunity to develop skills complementary to those in a development role and gave me an understanding of one of the core parts of the business. The range of experience and the responsibility given to graduates ensures a rewarding and fulfilling early stage of your career.
Having qualified I re-joined the Grosvenor Developments team as a Development Manager where I focussed on sourcing new residential-led opportunities in London being primarily responsible for financial analysis. Having acquired two sites in Bermondsey I now work on many aspects of the project including strategy, design and planning. Given the varied and encompassing nature of my role, it requires me to constantly develop my skill set, something which is very much encouraged at Grosvenor
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Fergus Evans, Senior Development Manager - London
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland