The local student was mentored by the valuation and consultancy departments and given the opportunity to learn about valuation and research techniques.
Philip Paul, head of agency at Cluttons in Oman says, ‘This student was an excellent candidate for work experience. She enjoyed putting her theoretical knowledge to practical use and made several interesting observations on the differences between the UK and planning and real estate Oman systems. She was able to see how international standards were being applied in a developing market context. Having a properly trained professional workforce is a huge asset to the Omani market and Cluttons is delighted to be part of the mentoring and training process of Omani students.’
The Omani student undertook a wide range of activities including site surveys, building measurement, comparative sales research, analysis of comparative sales/leases, valuation report writing, valuation techniques; best use research and financial modelling.
Cluttons has a reputation for property and facility management of high profile properties ranging from standalone residential villas, apartment blocks, mixed-use buildings, offices and retail malls. Cluttons employees are internationally qualified and implement international standards of best practice, which means the firm is ideally positioned to provide work experience for college students.
Philip Paul went on to say, “We give industry input to add relevance to theoretical university courses. It is important that students who choose property management as a profession get to work with an international company like Cluttons”.
Cluttons has identified property and facility management as a key area to develop Omani staff. Cluttons is committed to developing Omani students and giving them the opportunity to work with an international company and learn international best practice.
He adds, ‘We are always ready to work with college students and see local Omani students develop. The Omani student we mentored is keen on a career in property and was delighted with the great start given to her by Cluttons”.
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