Future Building Surveyor



Are you the Future Building Surveyor of the Year?

We’re searching UK universities to find the exceptional Building Surveyor of the Year. Are you passionate about real estate and do you aspire to use your building surveying skills to help create the best built environment?

To enter you need to:

  • be in the penultimate year of an undergraduate degree
  • be studying a RICS accredited, bachelors of science in building surveying


What could you win?

You could win a paid four-week summer internship with CBRE including mentoring and a breakfast with a senior leader at the organisation. You will work alongside current graduates and senior professionals on a range of projects, giving you first-hand insights into what a graduate career in surveying at CBRE is all about. You will gain real-world experience and have opportunities to build a network of professional contacts.


What makes an award winner?

Our winner will be passionate about forging a career in commercial real estate surveying. They should:

  • display strong written and verbal communication skills
  • display problem-solving abilities  
  • have an understanding of the industry (commercial awareness)  
  • have a logical and analytical mindset.

Our winner should also demonstrate CBRE’s core values (RISE):  

Respect – act with consideration for others’ ideas and share information openly to inspire trust and encourage collaboration.

Integrity – no one individual, no one deal, no one client, is bigger than the commitment to the company and what it stands for.

Service – approach clients’ challenges with enthusiasm and diligence, building long-term relationships by connecting the right people, capital and opportunities.

Excellence – focus relentlessly on creating winning outcomes for clients, employees and shareholders.


CBRE and the Future Building Surveyor of the Year

CBRE is a global multi-disciplinary commercial real estate services and investment company. We have a range of opportunities for students and graduates across the UK  and serve a range of clients with an integrated suite of services.  

When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where a pioneering mindset is encouraged. You'll realise your potential with challenging work, busy assignments, an environment of constant learning and commitment to results. To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

CBRE knows that students work incredibly hard at university. This competition is a fantastic opportunity to discover and identify the best emerging talent in the building surveying world and give students the recognition they have earned. Alongside this, we want to promote building surveying as a career to continue to grow and diversify the students undertaking this as a degree.


How do I win?



Online tests


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Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 9am on Wednesday 31 January 2024

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 28 February 2024


If you pass the online tests and successfully make it to the next stage, your application will be reviewed by CBRE

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 26 April 2024, where the award winner will be announced.

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