Cushman & Wakefield have been participating in organizing the “Grasz o staż” competition for 10 years now. The competition was launched 20 years ago by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Gazeta Wyborcza. The participants compete for internships at the most prestigious companies. During the ceremony that took place on 25 June representatives of C&W received the founder’s statuette. Two talented students are starting their internships in the property management and the office department this summer.
“This internship at Cushman & Wakefield is my first professional experience of such importance. Working with the best experts in the real estate market has helped me gain the knowledge, experience and skills I will be able to apply in my future professional career. Participating in the competition has assured me that working in real estate will grant me great satisfaction in the future” – explains Kamil Kwiecień, winner of the 19th edition of the competition, currently at C&W’s internship.
Cushman & Wakefield has been the sponsor of the competition for 10 years and is the only company in the real estate market that prepares the tasks for participants every year. The experts make every effort to ensure those tasks test analytical thinking and work organizing skills as well as knowledge of market mechanisms.
This year the C&W experts prepared questions regarding two areas: office properties and commercial property management. The experts asked participants to play the role of an investment fund consultant intending to invest in office properties. Within the competition the participants were asked – based on an analysis – to lay down the sequence of execution of each of the phases and propose a strategy for commercialization and marketing activities for the selected project. The second task was aimed at future commercial property managers, who were asked to provide advice on a newly built shopping center, which included, among other things, the assessment of the attractiveness of the facility, preparation of a marketing strategy and the center’s opening plan.
Joanna Blumert, Associate, Business Development Manager in the Office Department at Cushman & Wakefield represented the company at the closing ceremony. She said: “The competition’s level was very high this year. The participants handled the tasks and situation analysis really well. The internship we’re offering at C&W within the program is a great opportunity for young people to get to know our company, take advantage of the broad scope of access to knowledge and practice and to put themselves across in the best possible way at the beginning of their careers. The “Grasz o staż” program is, in my opinion, a wonderful initiative and I’m glad that we’ve had the opportunity to co-create this competition for 10 years now.”