Hazel Richards

Hazel Richards | CBRE Ltd

I am a Project Manager working in CBRE’s New Build Offices team, offering advice from project inception through to completion. My projects are predominantly commercial office developments, working with clients from one off owner occupiers to large scale developments. I work hard to become a trusted advisor for my clients, utilising the extensive knowledge within CBRE to provide world class service and advice.

Having come through the CBRE graduate scheme, I am a huge advocate for the next generation of talent coming into the business. I run the graduate recruitment within our department alongside the company’s Next Generation team. I am working hard to improve visibility of our service line amongst Universities, to increase the number of high quality applicants we receive. I also actively promote our internship scheme which is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain experience within the industry whilst they are at university.


Yodaly Sierra-Rubio

Yodaly Sierra-Rubio | CBRE Ltd

I consider myself an Energy & Finance Strategist, with two masters degrees (Distinctions in both), one in Finance & international business and another in Energy and Economics. I have 4 years of experience in the energy industry and 3 in the financial sector. Because of this unique background I am currently the Energy Finance & Business Development Manager for EMEA at CBRE, and also the youngest Associate Professor at City University of London.

My passion is sharing knowledge, this is why I’ve spoken at more than 15 conferences worldwide, including COP21 (Paris), European Commission Energy Sustainability Week 2015 (Brussels), Energy Systems Conference (London), ESTA (London), All-Energy 2016 (Glasgow), WEEC (Washington D.C.), The Uncommon Good 2017 (Kuala Lumpur). I am the current advisor board member for Electrify Europe, former Vice–Chair of the YPN Energy Institute and committee member for the UK Association of Energy Engineers.

I am proud of my desire to help South America become the greenest region in the world, of being shortlisted for the Energy Institute’s Young Energy Professional of the Year Award 2017, and of my salsa dancing skills.


Sophie Angus

Sophie Angus | CBRE Ltd

Sophie grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and at the age of 18 went to the University of Leeds to study a BSc in Geography & Geology, graduating in 2013. Alongside her studies, she worked for a Leeds based events company arranging large scale events for students and young people in Leeds.

Seeking something new but wanting to maintain a people facing role, Sophie moved to London, to work in the residential property sector. Spending 12 months working in the property industry in London cemented her love for this sector, and seeking a more diverse career she moved back to Newcastle to undertake an MSc in Real Estate at Northumbria University. In 2015 Sophie Graduated with a first-class honors degree, also winning an award for her dissertation, ‘Commercial property tax in the UK: business rates and rating appeals’, which has since been turned into an academic paper and published in the Journal of Property Investment and Finance for the research it yielded.

Following her graduation, Sophie secured a place in the Leeds Office of CBRE on the Graduate program in 2015, starting off with 7 months in the Valuation department, before moving to a permanent role in the National Industrial and Logistics team in March 2016.

Sophie qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2017 and works closely with a range of clients, including Northern Gas Networks, Peel Logistics, Schlumberger, CBRE Global Investors, Buccleuch and St Modwens providing advice and support on acquisitions, disposals as well as current and future development schemes.