On 22nd November 2018, Tom Harris was successfully awarded his Planning and Development Chartered Surveyor qualification from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Tom, Development Manager at Welsh construction firm Jehu Group said: “I’m delighted to be formally elected to the class of MRICS, this qualification is held in high regard within the development sector, so I’m pleased all my hard work has paid off.”
The planning and development pathway is a wide-ranging specialist area that is concerned with both the highly strategic policy issues as well as more operational aspects of land and real estate use and development.
The work of Planning and Development Surveyors impacts not only on the physical aspects of the built and natural environment, but crucially to the social, economic and environmental aspects as well. The profession is continually evolving with a wide range of environmental, economic, political and social relevance to its day to day activities.
Tom completed 24 months of structured learning and diaries, prepared a case study and a written submission covering the pathway competencies. He presented to the RICS interview panel and undertook the final assessment at Heathrow in London on 15th November 2018.
Previously a student at the University of Reading where he studied Real Estate and Land Management at Henley Business School for 3 years, which is currently ranked 1st in the UK for Land and Property Management.
Tom commented: “My course at University was a great stepping stone, I picked up much of my development experience from working within the Housing Association sector but since joining Jehu Group just over 12 months ago my experience has grown vastly. The support given to me at Jehu whilst completing my Chartership has been fantastic, I must thank the Head of Development, Dafydd Cantwell, our Managing Director, Simon Jehu and HR Manager, Gwilym Hughes for all their support and patience.”
What’s next for Tom: “I’m currently working on a number of schemes; Subway Road in Barry for Wales & West Housing Association which consists of 72 apartment and a 76-unit development for Newport City Homes on Coverack Road. My goal is to become a Land or Development Director.”
For more information on RICS Planning & Development Chartership go to: https://www.rics.org/uk/join/pathway-guides/planning-and-development/
For more information on Jehu Group go to: www.jehu.co.uk
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