Robert Cawood

Manager, Building Surveying and Real Estate UK

Rob  manages  the  General  Practice  and  Building  Surveying  teams  at  Capstone. 

He  is  responsible  for  growing  and  developing  these  business  units.  Rob  graduated  from  Newcastle  University  with  a  BA  Honours  in  Economics,  before  moving  to  London  to  start  his  career  in  property  recruitment  in  2012. 

Over  the  past  6  years  he  has  built  up  an  extensive  network  within  the  property  industry,  attending  events  such  as  MIPIM  in  Cannes,  RICS  Matrics  Ball  and  the  Surveyor  7s.  In  2016,  Rob  faced  his  biggest  challenge  when  he  tackled  his  fear  of  heights,  abseiling  down  the  Broadgate  Tower  for  the  LandAid  Towerathlon!

Alongside  billing,  Rob  is  focused  on  mentoring  and  developing  all  members  of  his  teams  and  and  expanding  Capstone’s  presence  in  their  respective  markets. 

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Property Risk Underwriter

£75000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus & Package    London, England

Property Risk Underwriter £75,000 - £100,000 plus bonus London This is to work for one of the largest annuity providers in the UK market. They have over £36bn of assets under management and insure the pensions of over 750,000 individuals. This role is for a Property Risk Underwriter/Surveyor, who will support the origination and servicing activities within the residential real estate loans books. This role will suit a person who is enthusiastic and hard-working, who has a desire to work in financial markets where it is fast-paced and demanding, who can work independently as well as being part of a small team, and who is able to communicate effectively. Key activities include: General: Review and maintenance of our lending criteria. Advise on trends in the real estate market that could impact risk in the portfolio. Auditing the underwriting processes at our lender partner firms. Underwrite individual cases and decide whether to accept into the portfolio. Undertake desk top valuations on individual cases as part of a portfolio. Work closely with the Asset Operations, and Risk teams to ensure processes are robust and risk averse. Support BAU projects and work with the broader trading / residential real estate team. Skills & Experience: Required: A minimum of 5 years demonstrable experience in residential property underwriting, or property valuation surveying. Experience reviewing and assessing lending criteria. A depth of experience in pricing and benchmarking, understanding applicable nuances in the UK market. Ability to manage multiple tasks and stay focused on risk management. Strong analytical and presentational skills. Preferred: Experience working with outsourced functions. Strong familiarity of UK equity release schemes. RICS Qualified. Competencies Technical Skills - Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to detail, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate analytical skills Drive and Motivation - Be a self-starter; successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks Client and Business Focus - Effectively handles difficult requests, builds trusting, long-term relationships with clients and service providers, helps the client to identify/define needs and manages client/business expectations Teamwork - Demonstrate evidence of being a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner and shares information/new ideas with others Judgement and Problem solving - Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives. Sees the big picture and effectively analyses complex issues Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value Influencing Outcomes - Presents sound, persuasive rationale for ideas or opinions. Takes a position on issues and influences others' opinions and presents persuasive recommendations Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

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