DC115 at Prologis RFI DIRFT was a hive of activity recently when students from Nottingham Trent University visited us to gain first-hand experience of a logistics building. Second year undergraduates from the Real Estate, Property Finance & Investment and Planning & Development courses, spent the morning learning about the logistics sector and how to measure and market a logistics building.

At Prologis UK we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the future generation of property professionals and our relationship with the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment and Nottingham Trent University is central to this. This relationship has developed over the past six years and, in addition to making our buildings available as a learning resource, we also recruit interns from the university every year.

Keith Agar FRICS, Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, who coordinated the visit, is in no doubt about the benefits the relationship brings:

“At Nottingham Trent University we want our students to have hands-on experience of as many types of property as possible. Our relationship with Prologis enables our students to gain real-life experience of the logistics sector and develop skills which give them a competitive advantage when they enter the graduate market.”

Phil Oakey, Vice President, Market Officer for Prologis UK, who welcomed students to the facility and gave them an overview of the UK industrial logistics sector, believes the partnership has long-term benefits for the students and the industry:

“People are the foundation for our success at Prologis and we are proud of the relationship we have built with Nottingham Trent University. By introducing these future property professionals to Prologis and the industrial logistics sector we are helping to develop both the students and the future of our industry.”