Career Profile: Lease Advisory
Name: Ben Glickman
Job Title: Lease Advisory
I work as a Partner in the West End team and I am Head of Lease Advisory.
I enjoy the variety in the job as it involves a good understanding of law, valuation and negotiating skills.
Every day I am out of the office for some part of the day. I have client meetings, inspect very high value West End office buildings in the most prestigious city in the World and negotiate lease terms with other surveyors.
I enjoy meeting a diverse range of people and securing the best possible solutions for clients with some complex property issues.
I was not very academic at school and left with 8 O Levels (GCSES) and 2 A Levels. I decided to get straight into work and did a 5 year “day release” course in Estate Management which involved working 4 days a week as a trainee surveyor in an office and 1 day a week at college. Working and dealing with coursework and exams was challenging but fun! After completing the Diploma in Estate Management I gained the rest of my work experience required to pass the Assessment of Professional Competence and become a Chartered Surveyor.
Property is a people business. If you are personable, commercially astute and enjoy variety then this is the right job for you. I joined the profession as a trainee at the age of 19 and with hard work and dedication was able to be promoted over time to my current role.