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Professional opportunities in Deloitte Real Estate
Defining moments. That’s where we make our impact. We guide our clients through business-critical events, helping them to emerge stronger from every transaction, M&A, restructure, or dispute. To unravel the big, complex, risky issues involved in this, takes emotional as well as technical intelligence. Which is why our people are as curious and considered as they are decisive and level headed. At these moments, we become our clients, boldly reaching for the same, shared goals. They’re counting on it.
Your career in Financial Advisory
High profile clients and projects, the chance to work with truly inspiring colleagues, and opportunities to develop a deep industry or product specialism are all yours in Financial Advisory. Your trusted financial counsel means much more than offering due diligence; these days we’re providing five – or more – services on almost every transaction. So you’ll find yourself working in diverse teams, and across our global network, whichever one of our core areas you join.
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Career opportunities in Financial Advisory
We’ve established a new benchmark in how real estate advisory services are delivered, bringing fully-integrated solutions to the most complex property challenges. You’ll help us provide expert advice on a national and global basis, working seamlessly with specialist teams across assurance and advisory, tax, corporate finance and consulting. Here you can expect a truly diverse range of property types and an outstanding client list.
Real Estate Financial Advisory
You’ll help clients in all industries to realise their commercial ambitions, advising on everything from sourcing finance to commercial transaction structuring. This is a unique environment, combining deep real estate expertise with extensive industry experience.
Whether it’s getting the tenant mix right, ensuring an occupied estate supports business strategy or unlocking hidden value in a distressed portfolio, this is about helping clients address complex issues, reduce costs and realise value from their real estate.
Real Estate in Financial Services
Specialising in global banking, insurance and investment management, you’ll be part of a network of experts who provide the insight and delivery capability our clients need, whether they’re investing, occupying or lending.
Real Estate in Public Sector
You’ll play a significant role in helping central government and local public service clients ensure they deliver services at a convenient location, in a fit for purpose building, cost effectively.
Every business faces challenges relating to location, from using property to attract staff and customers to reducing real estate costs. We help clients with all of this and more, including advising on a wide range of sustainability issues.
Capital Projects Advisory
You’ll help clients plan, manage and deliver significant capital expenditure, often supporting complex business transformation, optimising value delivered through capital investment. This is about providing ‘end to end’ advice and assurance, as well as project delivery.
Real Estate Consulting – Strategy
Join us and you’ll advise clients on how best to optimise their real estate footprint. Whether that’s helping them achieve an overarching business objective, fund portfolio, or operational change, or identifying and exploiting surplus assets. Strategy includes our market leading Real Estate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Financial Distress teams.
Real Estate Consulting – Operations
In operations, you’ll help clients optimise their day-to-day delivery of real estate services and capital projects. This can be through structuring their in-house property function, strategic procurement of outsourced contracts, or estate management via MI provided by real estate systems and technology.
Planning & Development
Acting for landowners and developers on many of the UK's major development projects, you’ll be part of a unique team. We’re different, because we provide real estate advice consistent with a top flight surveying practice, with the organizational and finance capability of one of the big four advisory firms. Want to be part of it?
Valuation, Assurance and Professional Advisory
Join this team and you’ll be offering a genuinely differentiated service versus 'traditional' valuation houses, working with colleagues across Deloitte. As well as expert valuation advice, advocacy and negotiation, we provide a full range of complementary services, including assurance, buy/sell-side due diligence and strategy input.
Meet our Real Estate people
"Deloitte has to be one of the best places to grow your career"
What’s the best part of your job?
I enjoy working in a forward thinking team and working on high profile projects. I also feel like I’m constantly exposed to new ideas and skills, which is great for learning and professional development.
Soon after joining the team, I was brought in to help in the bidding process for the sale of the St James’s Gate Guinness storehouses. The site would be redeveloped to provide an exciting new space in Dublin and regenerate the area. This is a good example of the scale of the projects I’ve been involved in at Deloitte.
Tell us about your role.
As a team, we predominantly act for corporate and public sector landowners, helping them meet their real estate needs. That can be with meeting their housing targets or maximising financial return from their real estate portfolio.
I work with a variety of clients, from large infrastructure organisations to private developers. I’ll often be handling work for several clients at a time, so one week is always different from the next. Generally, I undertake financial appraisals and modelling, providing key analytical skills for the client. I also provide advisory services, such as helping them form joint venture partnerships to develop their property portfolios. I work in a number of different teams, both within Deloitte and ‘client-side’, which has been a good opportunity to meet new people.
What’s the top reason to choose a career with Deloitte?
I think Deloitte has to be one of the best places to grow your career, due to the training and breadth of services on offer.
“I think the fact that I re-joined the company, after leaving for eight months, speaks highly of the firm!”
Would you recommend career at Deloitte?
Yes I would. I think the fact that I re-joined the company, after leaving for eight months, speaks highly of the firm! I originally started on the graduate scheme in 2015. I worked here for two and a half years, and passed my real estate professional qualification, the APC. I left Deloitte in June 2018, for a different role at a smaller company. But I soon came back, as I missed working in such a great team and for such a fantastic company. It’s the people employed here that set Deloitte apart from our competitors.
What does your job involve, day-to-day?
Within my role as a surveyor/assistant manager, I generally provide development support and advice to directors and partners within the team. I am responsible for writing client reports and deliverables and undertaking financial and development appraisals and market research to support the reports and deliverables.
Depending on the project I’m working on, there are opportunities to go on development site visits and inspections, which means some travel around the UK. Normally, I’ll be in the office for most of the day, unless I have any client meetings to attend.
What’s your most memorable moment?
My greatest achievement was passing my APC professional qualification in 2017, meaning I became a Chartered Surveyor. This took two years of hard work and studying for my masters, while also doing my day job. Deloitte were so supportive through the process, and all my colleagues were happy to offer their time to help me.
What’s the best part of your job?
Within the development team, we are lucky enough to work with very large and well-known clients and gain exposure to significant projects. During my time here, I have been lucky enough to work with TfL, Homes England and Network Rail, on large projects that really impact on the client’s business.
"I have the opportunity to work on large and complex development schemes across the UK”
What’s great about your job?
In Planning and Development, we have many industry experts leading our projects, who are great to learn from. It also means I have the opportunity to work on large and complex development schemes across the UK. The most exciting project I’ve worked on, so far, has been advising National Grid on their surplus portfolio.
What’s a typical day like for you?
It’s difficult to define a typical day in the development team, as all the projects I work on are different. The structure of my day will really depend on the current project.
I normally arrive at the office between 8 and 8.30am, and spend the first 30 minutes organising my day. The morning tends to be a mix of client and internal meetings to discuss projects. Unless I have a deadline or meeting to prepare for, I’ll use lunchtime to socialise with my peers.
Afternoons are usually a mix of project work and meetings. In terms of the type of tasks I’ll do, it might be helping to formulate a development strategy or with marketing development opportunities, analysing data or advising clients on development solutions. It’s a real mix.
In the evening, I tend to go the Deloitte Gym or to a social event. I also enjoy trying out new restaurants and bars in London.
What does Deloitte offer that you won’t find anywhere else?
The scale and range of projects you get to work on, because of Deloitte’s capability across all industries and clients, is why I would recommend a career here.