Colliers International’s Becky Thomson has been appointed to sit on University College of Estate Managements (UCEM) periodic review and revalidation panel where she will be reviewing and approving the UCEM’s suite of BSc programmes, including the BSc (Hons) Real Estate degree programme.  The programme provides the academic learning necessary to enable graduates to access the Assessment of Professional Competence programme of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and to qualify as Chartered Surveyors in the commercial real estate management and valuation specialisms.

Becky Thomson is one of ten UK-based panel members who have accepted invitations from UCEM’s Quality Standards and Enhancement Committee. The panel is comprised of seven academic and professional experts, a student representative and two internal representatives from UCEM. 

“To be nominated to sit on a panel which has the power to set a quality assurance benchmark and recruit more people into the property industry is a great honour, said Becky Thomson, an Associate Director at Colliers International.  “To represent the sector at this level will enable me to contribute to the vision and strategy of our profession from a grass roots level.”

With over 15 years’ commercial real estate experience, Becky supports, advises and helps grow Colliers’ client base nationally. She previously worked as UK Valuation Associate Director at The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) where she was involved in supporting valuation professionals through the development of standards and guidance, and detailed involvement in the latest RICS Valuation Global Standards 2017 (Red Book) and its UK interpretation. Becky has also worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment and was a Director of International Development at Northumbria University.

Kate Greenway, Quality Assurance Office at University of College of Estate Management, added: “The programmes deliver a fully rounded skill set for those wishing to practise in these sectors of real estate and encompasses commercial property management, valuation, property economics, property development and planning. Gaining this degree will enrich your knowledge of this vital area of modern commerce and industry and strengthen your CV. I am confident that Becky, with her excellent experience and solid business acumen, will be a credit to the panel.”