Charles Dady, Cushman & Wakefield
It's January and it's drizzling but we're not letting the weather and lack of mince pies get us down! This week we're excited to talk with Charles Dady an International Partner at Cushman & Wakefield who definitely things that there is change on the horizon for the property industry.
Hi Charles, thanks so much for agreeing to be our inspiration on this grey Monday! Could you briefly tell us about your career journey up to your current position?
I joined Jones Lang Wootton (now JLL) in September 1988 as one of 32 graduates. The following year they took on 50 and in 1990 zero. That was my first experience of a recession.
I qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1991 and was promoted to Associate in 1994. I moved to Cushman & Wakefield (then Healey & Baker) in 1998, becoming a Salaried Partner the following year and an Equity Partner in 2007. I have remained in the agency sector throughout that time in various roles. Post merger, I am now an International Partner of C&W with responsibility for the South East Office Agency team and a member of the UK&I ExCo.
Fantastic! So having had such a successful career yourself, what advice would you give to someone feeling a little overwhelmed at the start of their career?
Seek as much experience as possible in different parts of the industry before specialising in the one you were most enthusiastic about. You will only succeed at something in the long run if you really enjoy doing it.
Sounds like a good reason to attend as many networking events as possible...
So how would you describe the property industry right now in three words?
Grappling with change!
And to finish, where do you look for for inspiration (especially on wet, cold January mornings)?
David Attenborough, as he proves that you can keep getting better with age, which sounds inspiring to me !
A huge thank you to Charles Dady for talking with us and providing a little bit of career inspiration to fire us up for the week ahead!