Frankie Byron

I joined LSH as a graduate surveyor in 2015 as a non-cognate graduate, having studied History at university.

Whilst on the graduate scheme I completed rotational seats in the property management, lease advisory, development and valuations departments, and I also studied part time for a masters in Real Estate.

Whilst in the Property Management department, I found that there was an increasing need for surveyors to support their clients to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings. I saw this as an opportunity to create a new service line for LSH, to better meet our client’s needs, and also better enable us to work towards reducing the environmental impact of our industry. As such I presented a business case to the management board, and when I qualified as MRICS they allowed me to become LSH’s first ‘Sustainability Surveyor’.

I have now been in this role for just under two years, and to date the project has been a success. We have had some brilliant client feedback, generated interest from new clients, delivered on our client’s sustainability targets, reduced the portfolio’s operational energy use, increased the amount of renewable energy technology, and increased tenant engagement on these issues.

Alongside my role I am also studying part time for a sustainability related masters degree which I am due to complete in September 2020 after handing in my thesis.