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Sarah Cardwell BA Hons, MSc, MRICS, FHEA

Senior Lecturer In Real Estate


Sarah has worked at Sheffield Hallam University since September 2012. Prior to this she worked for Lambert Smith Hampton for approximately six years as an Associate Director specialising in the area of Valuation. Whilst in this role she undertook valuations for a range of property types for purposes such as secure lending, company accounts and pension funds.

  • About

    From 2004 to 2006 Sarah worked at a general practice firm in South Yorkshire providing a wide range of property consultancy and transactional services including valuation, lease advisory, property management, planning and agency.

    Her previous experience within the private sector allows her to offer the technical, commercial and personal skills to prepare students for a successful career as a chartered surveyor by translating professional experience into an academic context.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Sarah teaches the core valuation principles through to the application of valuation in practice, incorporating the professional body standards and ethics. Subject areas include data collection and market analysis, conventional methods of valuation, discounted cash flow analysis, valuation reporting, the effect of Landlord and Tenant legislation on value, surrender and lease renewal, marriage value, Leasehold Reform, Compulsory Purchase, Asset Valuation and non-domestic rating.

  • Teaching

    Department of the Natural and Built Environment

    Development and Society

    Sarah is the Course Leader for MSc Real Estate. Sarah delivers the core Valuation modules on the undergraduate Real Estate course at Levels 5 and 6. She also teaches Valuation Principles on the MSc Real Estate course, and Economics across all Built Environment courses at Level 4.

  • Other activities

    Member of the RICS

    CPD Delivery to external bodies; Academic Support Tutor; Participation in recruitment events.

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