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

  • negotiation 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

  • building surveying

  • construction management

  • estate management

  • facilities management

  • quantity surveying

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

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