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1. You have been with Deloitte for 10 years now, could you tell us a bit about your career here and your current role?
I recently celebrated my 10-year work anniversary at Deloitte, after joining on the graduate scheme. During the past 10 years I enrolled onto the training programme which enabled me to become a Chartered Surveyor, APC Assessor and delivered a number of high-profile capital projects as close as the office next door and as far as Panama City. I am currently monitoring the development of a 500-bed integrated casino resort in Cyprus and exploring an opportunity to 3D print some houses for Veterans. I am also supporting Deloitte's in-house team develop our future workplace strategy and implement a series of refurbishments across our estate in response to this. A varied and exciting work-load, all whilst project managing the renovation of my own home!
2. How do you see the future of occupiers / office space?
I think it will become increasingly important to make the office a real destination and entice people out of their homes. The cost of living is increasing, and it will become less economic for people to travel to the office if they can work from home. It will be interesting to see how this translates into workplaces, but two areas that will be critical are wellness and sustainability. A focus on wellness through both building design and organisations support model for their people will be important. Sustainability conscious staff will want both a company and working environment that supports that too. We deployed sustainable furniture throughout our new Newcastle office and had plaques made to tell the story of each furniture item. It’s a great conversation starter with our clients and reaffirms to our people that we are delivering on our ESG commitments.
3. How are you supporting Deloitte with their future of work strategy?
4. What excites you about the future?
5. What is the best piece of professional advice you have ever received and would like to pass on?
David is an MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor with an ambition to help businesses plan, implement and govern the successful delivery of capital projects. David plays leading roles in major real estate programmes, with over 10 years experience working across the UK and internationally to support Clients in their delivery of capital projects and strategic investment planning. Acting as engagement lead, David gives advice and confidence to boards and steering committee’s on project deliverability, strategy and performance improvement initiatives to manage distressed schemes. Alongside his work, David is passionate about advancing the industry and Client service through innovation and supporting the next generation of Chartered Surveyors in his role as an APC Assessor.