As a Commercial Agency Surveyor, you'll deal with all aspects of commercial property in both the private and public sectors. Principal activities are related to the management, purchase, sale or leasing of land and property, as well as valuing and surveying property.
In Commercial Agency Surveyor jobs, you will take control of commercial property disposals, generating new instructions and winning new business. Dealing with enquiries from commercial property applicants, securing viewings, negotiating and concluding deals through to sale completion.
You may act as an agent, broker or auctioneer during a sale and may also carry out contract negotiations between landlords and tenants.
Required responsibilities in Agency Surveyor Jobs
The surveying work generally involves tasks like:
Following up enquiries with a view to securing viewings of relevant properties
Dealing with day-to-day enquiries from commercial property applicants
Instructing solicitors to prepare relevant documentation and subsequently monitoring progress of legal
Develop and maintain professional contacts throughout the Firm's geographical area, developing and building business levels.
Provide excellent customer service to both private and corporate clients
Keep professionally up-to-date and maintain adequate records
Undertaking formal red book valuations and residual appraisals
Analysing complex property situations.
Taking on instructions for the acquisition of sites and premises for clients.
Use electronic equipment and computer software to collect, manage and analyse survey data.
You will be responsible for telling professionals or clients the results of surveys so that work can be done. For example, data may be used for a construction project or to make maps.
Core Skillsets in Agency Surveyor Jobs
You'll need to show:
enthusiasm and commitment for the surveying profession
good oral and written communication
excellent interpersonal skills
readiness to take responsibility and act on your own initiative
the ability to develop and maintain a network of professional contacts
good physical mobility in order to survey a site, a building under construction or an inaccessible part of a residential property
a driving licence - this is usually essential, unless you are working in a defined urban area, such as a city local authority.
Training and expected salary
The average salary of an experienced Commercial Surveyor is around £46,000.
There are several ways to become a commercial surveyor. The most direct is to take a RICS-accredited undergraduate degree. Accreditation is available in many different subjects, including:
building construction management
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) produces a list of accredited courses.
Contact the Surveying and Property Team
Email the Surveying and Property Division at email@example.com.