At the age of 32, Lukasz Skowronski, the managing director at Global Development LLP, has become the youngest RICS Fellow in Central and Eastern Europe and in CIS. Lukasz has been in the real estate industry since 2006, combining work and studies. After getting his Master’s degree, he established his position in international real estate through projects in Poland, Germany and Slovakia. He also worked in Bulgaria in 2008 before moving to Kazakhstan in 2012. As a managing director of a company that is an office premises landlord, Lukasz is responsible for the full management of the office portfolio, totalling approximately 100,000m² gross leasable area, comprising seven business centres in Nur-Sultan and Almaty.
"RICS membership is undoubtedly a confirmation of a high standard of professional competence. During my day-to-day work activities, I often meet global real estate portfolio managers and workplace managers. In my opinion, RICS membership matters on your business card. It’s proof of your experience, knowledge and transparency. People expect the highest standards of service and, for me, belonging to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is a guarantee and proof of my professionalism and desire to be an internationally recognised commercial property expert. I’ve always seen my RICS membership as a recognition of what I have achieved and a motivation for further career achievement", commented Lukasz Skowronski.
Lukasz adds: "My interest in joining began after taking part in the European Real Estate Challenge in Berlin in 2010, where I met RICS members from all over the world and experienced the influences of international students and property experts. We were able to take part in inspections of some of the best office developments in Berlin and Bratislava and to compare the German and Slovak markets to the Polish market. I became a Chartered Member (MRICS) in 2014. That same year, I became a counsellor and I then trained as an assessor in 2015. Now, with RICS fellowship, I’m devoting myself to the hard work necessary to prove my Fellow status. I’m aware of the effort – as well as the level of responsibility – involved and it’s a career goal I’m proud to have achieved. The fellowship is the highest status in the profession of surveying. I hope reaching it will help me make a real difference and to continue offering my clients the very best service."