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6 Nations | Rugby Vs Real Estate

by Danielle Burley

With the Six Nations kicking off this weekend, we wondered if any comparisons could be drawn between property and rugby. More specifically, can the business attributes of our teams in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy relate to what goes on the field. We asked colleagues in each of the teams’ home countries to come up with one word that sums up their approach. This was easier said than done with the rivalry already beginning to boil… an exciting few weeks ahead of us.

England – Versatile

With over 24 service lines based in our London HQ they can turn their hand to any property needs, much like Jones’ men who xyz in any conditions. After a slightly tentative start 2018 (due to Brexit), the back of the year they really shone, much like our English business with a very strong Q4. England could surprise a lot of people with a new (official) Captain and a few key players back in the mix.

Ireland – Teamwork

Our Irish team based in Dublin isn’t our biggest by any stretch, however the amount they complete is comparable. They work well as a team and hard work gets them a long way. This is reminiscent of Ireland stopping the best side in the world – New Zealand – from scoring in the last throws of the game through a collective effort. Ireland are also masters at the breakdown and rely on hard work clear out the opposition giving more routes to success. The Irish are the favourites and if they play like they did in 2018 it will be a grand slam year, hopefully the same will be true for our Colliers Ireland team.

Scotland – Passionate

After having 10 sell out crowds in a row , the Scottish are ready to take on the rest in the Capital, Murrayfield. With Ireland and Wales both visiting Edinburgh and with the ‘Flower of Scotland’ belting out, could this be Scotland’s year? Not quite the 67,000 people at our events however last year our 3 flagship events were sell out.

Wales – Dark Horses

Wales are the dark horses for this year’s Six Nations title, but with home fixtures against Ireland and England, a number of people will be tipping them to upset the odds. Potentially the best counter attackers with a lot of pace to their game parallel to our business which moves at 100 mph!

France – Visionary

Our French business is an ever evolving office space comparable to the ever changing selection of the starting 15. New initiatives such hotdesking throughout the business give a fresh feel equivalent to the new look back line with the addition of 19-year-old Toulouse centre Romain Ntamack who makes his debut against Wales in the opening game. Both ‘teams’ are under relatively new management, it is an exciting year ahead with some positive results incoming.

Italy – Opportunistic

Almost beating Scotland in last year’s Six Nations, Italy’s chances are always a bit of a guessing game. They can disrupt the competition and provide an excellent service, like our colleagues in Italy. Akin to our Italian business the rugby team takes the chances handed to them with interceptions and break away tries being the most common methods of try scoring. A win in the Six Nations will lift the team going into a busy year both on and off the field.

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