CBRE invests in ‘Next Generation’

24 February 2021

Property consultancy CBRE has taken on four new graduates at its office in Birmingham.

Nick Barnes, Iain Cameron, Jay Khan and Sarah Zengeya have joined the firm as part of its Next Generation Graduate Programme.

Nick and Iain join as general practice graduates, while Sarah will sit in the planning consultancy team and Jay in project management and building consultancy.

The growth of CBRE’s planning consultancy in Birmingham follows a successful 12 months for the team, with a number of active instructions, advising both private and public sector clients on schemes they are promoting.

CBRE’s project management and building consultancy team has also had a busy year. Construction is one of the few sectors that has remained active during the pandemic and as a result the team has seen a number of large refurbishment and redevelopment schemes given the green light.

Martin Guest, CBRE Birmingham managing director, said: “Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, CBRE remains committed to providing career opportunities for the next generation of property professionals through our graduate training programme.

“Now more than ever, we need to support those just starting out on their chosen career path and nurture talent to ensure the property industry continues to attract the brightest and best people. Last year, CBRE’s graduates across the UK achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, which we are extremely proud of.

“Like everyone else at the moment, the graduates will be conducting their training remotely at home, but I look forward to welcoming them properly in person when we return to the office, hopefully in the not-too-distant future.”