Property Networking at East India Club
On Wednesday 28 November, The Eastbournian Society held a networking event focusing on the property industry. The event was held at the East India Club in St James’s Square, and some 50 Old Eastbournians, parents, members of staff and current pupils were present. Sporting an impressive list of notable patrons, including close relatives of the 7th Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish, who founded the College in 1867, the East India Club was the perfect location.
Stephen Yorke (Eastbourne College 1977-81) gave a thought-provoking and analytical talk about the historical and economic reasons for the special status property has as an asset class in the UK. Stephen has recently launched The Property Chronicle, an online and print property magazine for the buy side.
The breadth of the property industry was represented with a cross section of architects, designers, engineers, surveyors, project managers, investors and lawyers all in attendance. The sixth formers present were able to explore the comprehensive range of career opportunities within the world of property.
Pupils of the College benefit from networking events such as these by gleaning careers advice and taking the opportunity to connect with business leaders, often resulting in prospects for work experience and even job offers.