CBRE selects top student for dissertation prize
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:14
Leading property consultant, CBRE (Scotland), has announced the winner of the CBRE Prize for the Best Real Estate Student studying on the Real Estate, Planning and Regeneration Masters Programme at the University of Glasgow.
The winner, Douglas Chisholm, graduated with an MSc in City Planning and Real Estate Development with Distinction. Run by Urban Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences, the course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Douglas won the prize for his outstanding dissertation submission, entitled 'Are Retailers Interested in Sustainability?', which investigated the level of tenant demand for sustainable retail buildings in Scotland.
Douglas commented: "It is an honour to be recognised by one of the most respected real estate firms in the world. The award reflects the hard work I put in during the year and my passionate interest in property. It has been a fantastic start to my career and I am confident that it will help to act as a catalyst to me becoming a successful professional within the property industry."
Doug Smith, Chairman of CBRE Scotland, said: "The Masters programme is an excellent platform for developing talent in the real estate sector and I am sure that Douglas can look forward to a successful career."
Dr Allison Orr, Programme Director in Real Estate, Planning and Regeneration at the University of Glasgow, said: "Douglas received this award in recognition of his commitment to the course, not to mention his outstanding dissertation submission."
Douglas will now undertake his Assessment of Professional Competence with the RICS.