Two property professionals from the Savills rural building consultancy team based in Lincoln are celebrating after recently achieving becoming chartered.
Michael Gilbert has achieved chartered status from the Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) while Aaron Man has gained chartership from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) by qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor.
Whilst both have achieved chartered status, they have both taken very different paths to achieve their goals.
Aaron has undertaken two years of professional experience, a year of which has been with Savills prior to successfully completing the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) for chartership. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Building Surveying before joining Savills award-winning graduate programme in Lincoln to broaden his surveying experience in the rural team.
He says: “The Savills Graduate Programme provides young professionals with superior resources and support throughout the qualification process. Being part of a large multi-disciplinary firm allows graduates greater freedom to explore and develop their strengths which helps to identify an area of specialism they feel really passionate about. I look forward to providing quality rural building consultancy advice to landowners and developers across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.”
Michael took a different route, utilising his 15 years of experience in architectural design to become chartered, which involved an in-depth critical analysis summarising his knowledge, understanding and application of the construction process with regards to planning, design and construction use whilst relating it to his professional experience.
He began his career as a trainee architectural technician at a Boston based architecture firm and went on to gain experience across a number of Lincolnshire architectural practices and within the local Government. After gaining six years experience in industry, Michael undertook a degree in Heritage Studies, gaining a 2:1 BA (Hons) from Bishop Grosseteste College. He then joined Savills in July 2014 where he has worked on planning, building regulations and construction drawings on projects covering a number of sectors including commercial, historic, agricultural, educational and residential.
Michael comments: “Having the opportunity to work in this industry over the past 15 years has given me a superb opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge and experience. This has resulted in a successful application to become chartered.
“The team here at Savills has earned an excellent reputation throughout Lincolnshire and I’m keen to grow the architecture business line further so that the firm becomes the ‘go-to’ architectural services across the East Midlands over the forthcoming years.”
David Morris, head of the rural building consultancy team in Lincoln, adds: “Aaron and Michael have done incredibly well and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them both. They are a credit to our team and their newfound chartered status provides further confirmation of their professional and expert approach.”
A multi-discipline office, Savills Lincoln offers a range of services from rural estate management and agribusiness consultancy to valuations, residential sales and architectural design. An experienced team is able to assist with managing estates and farms; buying or selling a property; or surveying buildings, designing and planning building projects.