Tu Nguyen - Real estate valuations

Senior Valuer, Cushman & Wakefield

Tu has been in real estate business for 6 years. She is eager to share her experience in the professional world from the point of view of a Millennial/Generation Z. As a fan of interactive learning, she presents herself as a “workshop instructor” who will guide students through basic valuation concepts and methods with examples and simple real-world exercises.

She came to the Czech Republic from Vietnam to join an undergraduate program in Economics and Management at the age of 17. By finishing all courses early, she devoted her last academic year seeking for challenges. After a summer running her own business in sales in the U.S., she entered the real estate industry in 2014 by joining Cushman & Wakefield Czech Republic, one of the global Big Four in commercial real estate consultancy. In the same year Tu received the Rector’s Award (Cena Rektora) as the highest-ranking student among her graduating class. She recently obtained two master’s degrees from highly selective elite universities in Europe (Charles University, Czech Republic and Science Po Strasbourg, France) despite working full-time.

Tu has been participating in around 100 valuation projects, from single assets to complex portfolios, from existing buildings to development sites, from standard buildings to specialist assets such as cinema multiplexes. She has been involved in valuations not only in the Czech Republic but also in other CEE nations such as Slovakia, Romania and Moldova. Her track record includes high-street retail landmarks (Van Graaf department store, Palladium shopping centre, Prague…), the largest shopping mall in CEE (Centrum Chodov, Prague), and coordination of a large portfolio with 100+ properties across 9 countries.

In her everyday life Tu enjoys helping the less privileged, protecting Mother Earth with an eco-friendly lifestyle, promoting ethical values, and spreading out a positive attitude. She spoke out for better environmental protection (against the overuse of plastic) and gender equality (against the pay gap) in her 2019 valedictorian speech to inspire her fellow graduates to participate in good deeds.

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