Sophia is currently providing corporate real estate consultancy services to ISG – a global construction and fit out company focusing on the commercial sector. The role involves advising and liaising with key stakeholders, acquiring new offices, disposing of complex estates, advising on landlord and tenant matters, as well as implementing asset management strategies across the company’s global footprint to increase efficiencies and reduce occupational costs where possible.

She is also an advisory board member of the British Property Federation’s Futures Group, the UK trade association for residential and commercial real estate companies. As Engagement Officer, she assists the Board with engaging professionals with less than 10 years’ experience in the sector and contributing to representing the voices of the youth in industry discussions and amongst government policy advisors.

In addition to the BPF, Sophia also sits on the advisory board of DiverseCity Surveyors, a network aimed at engaging and supporting BME professionals in the property and construction sector with official support from the RICS. Her original appointment came after being a co-founding member of CBRE’s Multi-Cultural Network, the first of its kind in the industry and one of the contributing diversity strategies towards the company being the first real estate firm to achieve the National Equality Standard’s official accreditation.

Ultimately, Sophia is a passionate consultant and has been active in the industry since the age of 18. She loves bringing edge and creativity to a slightly dated industry and always encourages young professionals to be just that – young. She believes that ‘professional’ does not have to reflect being rigid and caged in expression. Quite to the contrary, in everything she does her ultimate aim is to celebrate difference and individuality in this sector she highly values, whilst also providing exceptional real estate services that positively impact the lives of businesses and individuals