Graduate scheme

Greater London

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.

In the UK, we service our clients from our offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, and Southampton.


Your journey starts here! In joining CBRE’s Next Generation Graduate Scheme, you will be shaping the future of Commercial Real Estate. Our Graduate programme is 24 months long and provides you with the opportunity to work across multiple teams within your chosen pathway as well as work with market leaders and specialists in their field who will share invaluable knowledge and experience with you.

Property Management is one of CBRE’s key service lines and is responsible for managing over 215m square feet of assets across every asset class around the UK. Our 900-strong team pride themselves on leveraging the right technology and skill set to manage their clients’ real estate with total efficiency with the aim of maximising its value and allowing their clients to focus on their core business.

Property Management are offering successful candidates this exciting opportunity to gain detailed experience within the industry and a place on the graduate programme which launched in September 2019. This will allow candidates to follow the RICS Corporate Real Estate Pathway to achieve their APC qualification and consists of rotations within the Property Management business. The team pride themselves on leveraging the right technology and skill set to manage their clients’ real estate with total efficiency with the aim of maximising its value and allowing their clients to focus on their core business.

This is a significant opportunity for an aspirational individual to learn the fundamental building blocks of real estate, to develop and grow their career as part of the dynamic and innovative Property Management team within CBRE.


  • Desire to work towards achieving the APC qualification following the RICS Corporate Real Estate Pathway specifically, in Property Management.
  • Able to work as part of a team, supporting other team members and recognising the work of others
  • Effective communication skills and experience in building relationships with key business stakeholders
  • A forward-thinking and enthusiastic individual with a passion for the environment
  • Strong personality with the ability to drive for results, make decisions and build consensus to achieve           
  • your targets taking the along the organization
  • Ability to take both a high-level view and drill down into details as needed and able to separate main  topics from details
  • Task oriented and self-motivated, with ability to prioritise issues ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Detail focused and ability to multi-task to meet the demands of the Client and Occupiers
  • Good MS Office skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.


  • The Graduate Surveyor role will be wide ranging and will include the following:
  • Attend client and occupier meetings
  • Ensure rent demands are raised accurately and on time
  • Assist with the management of assets under the guidance of your Surveyor
  • Undertaking inspections and writing up reports
  • Assisting/reviewing service charge budgets and reconciliations
  • Review and analyse tenant applications to alter/assign/sublet and ensure fee invoices are raised and paid promptly
  • Review arrears on a weekly basis and escalate to Surveyor where applicable
  • Work with the Surveyor to ensure that all client KPIs are met as per the Property Management Agreement
  • Providing general Property Management advice but escalating to Associate Director when necessary
  • Responsibility for preparing relevant information for client meetings and reporting
  • Responsibility for ensuring that all necessary insurance valuations are undertaken, providing accurate insurance data to broker for renewal and ensuring that all insurance premiums are recharged to tenants
  • Meet the required competencies to qualify as a Surveyor within Property Management


  • This structured programme focuses on the completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); the RICS APC pathway is Corporate Real Estate.

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