William Salter

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Government
Job title: Stategic Property Manager
Subject of study: International Management
Year of graduation: 2006
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

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What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

William is an Interim Strategic Property Manager at the London Borough of Waltham Forest. He is responsible for advising on strategic property asset management, technology and data on the council’s commercial property. Previously as a contractor he has advised two other London Boroughs on Proptech and digitization. With a career in real estate spanning 15 years mainly as a contractor, William is a Property Asset Management Surveyor, Project Manager, PropTech Advisor and mentor. William is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK Proptech Association, Oxford Real Estate Society and Oxford Brookes Real Estate Management Society. • Shortlisted for Adoption of Tech Award at the UK Proptech Association Awards 2019 • Shortlisted for Proptech Advocate Award at the UK Proptech Association Awards 2019 • Shortlisted for Special Achievement Award at the UK Proptech Association Awards 2019

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

Real estate combines both my interest in Geography and Business. The ability to work outside and to embrace new technologies.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Hockey Club.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The module structure.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The course and the hockey club.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

9 month masters.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Business skills.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Do a real estate undergraduate or masters degree full time.

What are your plans for the future?

To get on the board of a company and innovate the real estate space with new technologies to disrupt old ways of working.


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