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Surveyor - Student Valuations

Date: 01-Jun-2023

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 27346 
Job Title Surveyor - Student Valuations 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Residential 
Sub Division Valuation & Consultancy 
Department Student Vals (10000219) 
Location 55 Baker Street 


Knight Frank                                     Knight Frank is the leading independent property consultancy in the UK offering agency and professional advice across Commercial, Residential and Rural sectors.  The Student Property team are recognised as market leaders and advise on purpose built student accommodation (PSBA) located throughout the UK and Europe. Established in 1896, Knight Frank now comprises a global network of over 335 offices. 


The Student Property team is the largest London based Student Property Consultancy.  Knight Frank Student Property is unique amongst its competitors, in that the functions of agency, consultancy and valuation are undertaken by surveyors that work together, based within one department in our Head Office on Baker Street.  The team undertake market leading transactions and value more PBSA annually than any other consultant, £7 billion in 2015.


The role is to work within the valuation team to support them with existing clients and instructions. The role will be UK based but it is anticipated that it will expand to include mainland European PBSA valuation work. The role will comprise of writing loan security valuation reports for lendors and preparing valuations for specialist and institutional fund clients. The successful candidate will work closely with two Associates and Neil Armstrong, Head of Student Property Valuation.  The role has excellent prospects for expansion with the associated career development opportunities.





        Business Generation & Fee Income

- Have the ability to increase the range and quantity of instructions via business generation to ensure development of the department as a whole

- Undertake such valuations as gained personally or are allocated by seniors in an accurate and professional manner.

-Understand and be proficient in the use of all the office technology employed in undertaking valuations.

- Attend events to promote the department and firm amongst clients and professional organisations.


      Client Care

- Respond quickly to client enquiries.

- Foster the professional image of Knight Frank at all times.

- Be capable in the preparation of valuation reports.


Professional Standards

- Acquire and build a sound knowledge of UK and Student Property markets.

- Take a close interest in the property press and the national press with a view to building up a wide perspective of the property market and related activities.

- Adhere to all deadlines set for the completion of work.

- Maintain neat tidy orderly file records of valuations, including computer files at all times.

- Fully understand office records and procedures and be able to make good use of all the available information contained therein.

- Maintain confidentiality in respect of all work undertaken by the Department and to be aware of what is likely to be sensitive information.

- Abide by the principle of Continuing Professional Development as required by the RICS.



- Become an integral member of the student property team

- Liaise with members of other departments and get to know the individuals and their markets both for the purpose of obtaining information in support of valuations and also to look for opportunities for cross selling of business.


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