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Ravinder Cheema talks about his career so far at JLL and the prospects for Nottingham's property market.
Nottingham, 3 August 2016 Ravinder Cheema first
came to JLL, whilst studying for a Masters Degree in Planning and
Development. He was supposed to do just a four-week internship and
ended up joining JLL's graduate scheme.
Smith, JLL's lead director of the Nottingham office was really impressed with
Rav from the start. "He was very switched
on, clearly knew the East Midlands market and stood out as an
individual who was keen to make his mark in the industry.
immediately embraced JLL's culture, demonstrating a
very positive approach to building a profile on social media, but
what really struck a chord with us, was his commitment to completing a masters
degree yet still giving 100 per cent to his work."
Rav lives in Derby and works within the agency and development
team, responsible for securing and managing a range of disposal,
acquisition and consultancy instructions across the East Midlands,
predominantly within the office and industrial sectors but also encompassing
He gained a
merit in his Masters degree at Nottingham Trent University and
has continued on his journey at JLL, now working at the company for just
under two years.
was the opportunity I knew JLL presented that made me stay in
Nottingham." said Rav. "Many of my friends at uni had
headed back down south, however from looking at JLL's graduate
scheme and website I could see this was the company where I wanted to
as part of a local team but drawing on the strength and benefits of a global
network has given me the exposure to a much higher level of work than I would
ever have gained from joining a regionally focused
like many other regional cities, a stellar year for investment in 2015 and
JLL was behind the scenes on pretty much all the large transactions
happening. I quickly learned that attracting inward investment is the key
to ensuring the long term prosperity of the city."
of NOW: Pensions, taking 20,000 sq ft of prestigious office space at 37
Park Row was significant in more ways than one. Not least because of the
creation of 250 jobs, but more critically it represented
an emerging trend of London based companies looking to set up their back-room
operations in the regions.
continued: "London and the South-East is struggling as the
cost of living and house prices are so high, its pricing many graduates out of
the capital. Nottingham scores extremely well when companies are looking
to relocate. And it is a vibrant city providing a good
quality of life and accessible property market.
"Recent investment in
infrastructure with the new tram links, revamped station and duelling of the
A453 from the city to the M1 also makes it an attractive proposition. Not
to mention the leisure facilities."
has many conversations outside of city and with itsother regional and
international counterparts, flagging up the opportunities Nottingham
presents. It's a really exciting time at the moment with devolution and HS2
changing the way cities think about themselves and how they can connect in the
future with the rest of the UK and the world.
means more and more young people want to gravitate to our
cities and the way people want to live, work and play is
changing. We are the new digital natives embracing technology and demanding new
Rav concludes: "For me it's
an incredibly exciting industry to be in and with JLL I feel I have
the best opportunity to be at the cutting edge of it. It's not
all work though. The chemistry of the team is important too
and JLL encourages extra curricular activities. There are a
wide variety of sports teams, a staff choir, volunteering and charity
fundraising activities and regular social events as well as networks for women,
LGBT staff and working parents. Oh and there's an annual triathlon. I haven't entered
it yet, but it's something to aim for."
Lead Director - Nottingham
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Cathrine Harrison - PR
Head of UK Regional Marketing & Communications
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