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Mon 27 April 2020
Meet Chris Dixon, Business Development Consultant at youngsRPS. Chris is a relatively new member of our team; he answered some questions to help you to get to know him a bit better!
How long have you been at youngsRPS and give us an overview of what you do day-to-day?
I’ve been at youngsRPS for three months and I’m working as a consultant, helping to raise the company profile and use my contacts from my career in the industry to attract new clients; particularly in the commercial property sector.
What attracted you to the industry initially?
The commercial industry is very varied in the scope of work, and a lot of it is based outdoors so you’re never sitting at your desk for too long and no day is ever the same.
What do you specialise in?
I specialise in asset management which seeks to add value to property interests
What has been your career highlight?
At one point I was operating a number of large, national property contracts for Coop Group, General Accident and Norwich Union.
What would you say has been your biggest challenge?
Building, running and maintaining an asset management division; however, one that I most certainly learnt from!
How do you get the best out of what you do?
Work life balance. By getting that right, I can safely say I sleep soundly at night.
What do you find most interesting about your industry?
The range of people you meet and the businesses they run.
How does what you do link to the other services at youngsRPS?
At youngsRPS the broad range of services offered is attractive to a wide range of potential clients and it is my job to find them and connect the dots between the different teams. There are few firms that combine rural, estate agency, planning and commercial under one umbrella which makes youngsRPS unique.
What do you see for the future of commercial property and development in and around the North of England?
Once the Covid-19 crisis ends, the economy will recover bolstered by support from the Government. The latter has said that they will support the North to level up the economy. I recently wrote a piece for our magazine, Insight, about the potential for Free-Ports in the North East post BREXIT; I think that this releases huge opportunity. To read the piece, click here.