60 seconds with Graduate Property Manager, Charlie Mclean

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How long have you worked at Rendall & Rittner?

I started working at Rendall & Rittner in September 2020 as a Graduate Property Manager. The role is fixed term for two years, so I am almost at the end of my scheme.

Why did you want to work in property management?

I always knew I wanted to work in property as I found the industry fascinating. I studied Real Estate at the University of Reading so that I could gain a detailed overview of the property sector. There are several possible career pathways when finishing a Real Estate degree, including surveying and estate management. I liked the idea of managing residential properties, so pursuing the graduate scheme at Rendall & Rittner seemed ideal.

What is your favourite part of being a Graduate Property Manager?

My favourite part of being a Graduate Property Manager is getting to go to site. I work on two sites, Landmark Pinnacle and White City Living. Both are flagship developments in London with luxurious specifications and amenities including a first-class gym on level 56 of Landmark Pinnacle. Going to site means I get to meet the on-site and estate teams and identify anything that needs addressing.

What have you learnt so far in your role?

I have really developed my communication skills as I have built relationships with clients and contractors. I have also learnt how to manage expectations which I think is really important for ensuring that you are able to deliver what you have agreed to. 

What does a typical day look like for you?

I definitely have more of a typical week rather than a typical day. I normally spend two days on-site (one at Landmark Pinnacle and one at White City Living) and then three days working from home. When at home, I spend most of my time responding to queries from residents and managing invoices for suppliers who have carried out maintenance and repairs at my developments. I also spend around a day per week working on my project and presentation for the graduate scheme, as this is essential for achieving my IRPM Level 4 qualification.

Would you recommend the graduate scheme to someone looking to get into the property management role?

Absolutely - it’s great that I am gaining experience and working towards qualifications at the same time.

At Rendall & Rittner, we induct eight new graduates each year. We have recently closed our application process for our 2022 intake, but be sure to keep an eye out for our applications opening for 2023 later this year. Alternatively, find all our latest job vacancies here.

Posted: 04 February 2022

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