Jason Morel | French Student Intern Review

Jason Morel, Grenoble University Student

I reached the end of my three months internship at UK Sotheby’s International Realty. Through this short article, I’ll try to summarize the memorable experience I just lived.

I was in charge of content creation and management on Facebook and LinkedIn. I used Hootsuite to schedule around 300 posts. As a result of my work, I increased by 14% the number of fans and by 58% the number of engagements on Facebook. Regarding LinkedIn, I boosted by 17% the number of followers and by 135% the number of engagements.

Moreover I worked collaboratively with the accountants’ team creating the annual fees report on Excel. It was a great opportunity for me to learn new skills. For example, I learned how to use pivot tables when formulating the yearly figures, providing relevant information to the head of the company. My previous training in Excel also enabled me to help my colleague who was having issues with computing payment delay. By creating a conditional formula using “Datedif” I was able to create a simple and efficient way to tackle this problem.

Due to my marketing skills developing rapidly throughout the internship, I was trusted with the project of creating a document that would be given to clients when valuating properties. Clients could then receive a clear, formulated document instructing them on pricings and future steps that will be conducted. It was extremely thrilling to produce something the company will use in the future.

I was also put in charge of creating the monthly internal newsletter for October and November as well as an article on the evolution of exchange rates.

Using my native language, I helped the company by translating property descriptions from English to French, targeting potential French clients.

Shadowing viewings with both sales and lettings, brokers enabled me to firstly understand the techniques which are conducted when interacting with clients but also served as a great way for me to discover new areas of London.

I say a massive thank you to Amanda and all the team for welcoming me even during this hard time with those unusual conditions. It was great to start my gap year with UK Sotheby’s International Realty. By the way, I am currently looking for my next internship, I focus my research on investment banking, wealth and asset management, or financial services. Any help would be very welcome, you can reach me via LinkedIn or via email.

Owning a Private Island

From the UK to French Polynesia

For questions about the event email London@sothebysrealty.co.uk. 

Recorded on Wednesday 13th May, 2020
1800h GMT | 0700h Tahiti

Join Guy Bradshaw, Director of London Residential at UK Sotheby’s International Realty, as we discuss the property market in French Polynesia. Jacques Menahem, Owner of French Polynesia Sotheby’s International Realty will give us an overview of the benefits of owning a private island, including price points, the right steps to take, and what to watch out for. Explore the benefits of having property in French Polynesia as we’ll answer questions about permanent residency vs. secondary home and island ownership. Find out what you need to know to invest, buy and rent property in that region.

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Guy Bradshaw
Director, Head of London Residential

Spotlight Special | PRINCIPALITY OF ANDORRA

No-Deal Brexit, Hard Brexit, Soft Brexit…its uncertainty is being felt on both sides of the English Channel.  While the UK’s future relationship with the EU is being discussed, we can suggest a solution completely isolated from both sides. For those looking for a nation with a soft taxation framework and an inspiring mountainous destination, we suggest The Principality of Andorra;  where you can benefit from passive citizenship and a maximum tax cap of 10%. 

Enter PRINCIPALITY OF ANDORRA.

Andorra de la Vella

The perfect destination for British citizens

Andorra is politically and socially a stable country with an extraordinary standard of living, the Principality of Andorra is a popular destinations for British citizens. Here’s why:

  • Favourable tax and tax legislation, open to foreign investment.
  • High solvency of the Andorran banking system.
  • Nominal GDP per capita higher than the EU average.
  • An unbeatable location between France and Spain.
  • The official currency is the euro.
  • One of the highest incomes per capita in the world.
  • The driving forces behind the Andorran economy: mainly the services sector, followed by the financial and the construction sectors.

 

Quality of life in Andorra

  • A safe country with low crime rates.
  • Ranks 2nd in terms of highest life expectancy and is 4th in the world in health.
  • 3 free educational systems: Andorran, Spanish and French.
  • It is also home to the British College of Andorra, which teaches the British National Curriculum.
  • 90% of the country is forests and green areas, with three national parks and hundreds of kilometres of ski runs.
  • Two ski resorts in Europe’s Top 10 for high quality and low prices.