Surveyor, Alexandra Page, latest recruit to growing Vail Williams team

December 12, 2016

Our latest recruit, Alexandra Page, is a self-confessed career driven surveyor, and we would like to welcome her to our property acquisition and disposal team.

She joins us from Lambert Smith Hampton and will work out of our Southampton and Portsmouth offices, where she will specialise in business space and commercial lease advice work.

She may have started out life as a barista many moons ago, but her heart is in commercial property consultancy.

Needless to say, we’re delighted to have her on the team – a team which she was drawn to because of our values.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our values and what it’s like to work for Vail Williams, click here to read more.

In the meantime, here’s a bit more about Alexandra, and what brought her to Vail Williams.

Where are you joining Vail Williams from?
Lambert Smith Hampton.

How long were you there and what do you specialise in?
A year and a half, specialising in Industrial Agency.

What attracted you to your new post at Vail Williams?
I am quite career driven, and wanted to progress up the career ladder into a more senior position where I could be responsible for my own instructions and clients. The quality of the clients that Vail Williams acts for, as well as their corporate values, really drew me in to apply for a role here.

What are your ambitions in the role?
I would now like to establish my profile within the Portsmouth property market, as well as that of Southampton, covering offices and industrial property, whilst leading my own instructions.

What’s the best thing about working in property, and why?
It would have to be the fact that you get to meet all sorts of people from different walks of life.

What was your first ever job?
I’m sure that my new colleagues will be delighted to know that I worked in Costa Coffee as a barista.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never be afraid to talk to and approach senior members of any firm. At the end of the day, everyone started out knowing nothing.

If you had to recommend a good book, what would it be, and why?
I have just finished reading Girl on the Train, which has just been made into a film too. It’s one of those stories where there are so many twists and turns, that you cannot put the book down.

Tell us a surprising fact about yourself.
My heritage is Irish/Spanish.

What’s your favourite band?
At the moment I cannot stop listening to One Republic

If you could work in any other profession, what would it be and why?
I would be a journalist because I could still travel and meet new people. Plus I’m really nosy!