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Estelle Murer - Taking on the challenge of real estate investment

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EHL Alumni Network

Welcome to a brand new season of the EHL Alumni Network podcast. I'm your host, Caroline. In this exciting series, we'll dive deep into the journeys of EHL Alumni who embarked on a Bachelor's adventure at EHL and then pursued Master's degrees across the globe. In the weeks to come we’ll talk to EHL graduates who went on to study in New York, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo and elsewhere, leading to careers in sectors including luxury, real estate, tourism, human resources and much more.



Estelle Murer

Investments and asset management at Oxford Properties


In a recent episode of the EHL Alumni Network Podcast, Estelle Murer, an EHL graduate, shared her compelling journey navigating through career transitions and embracing the unexpected twists that led her to thrive in the world of real estate. Estelle's story serves as a testament to the power of adaptability and the pursuit of knowledge in shaping a successful career path.


    Unforeseen Beginnings: From Hospitality Aspirations to Real Estate Realities

    Estelle embarked on her educational journey envisioning a career managing hotel chains, akin to creating the next iconic Atlantis. However, her trajectory took an intriguing turn during her time at EHL when internships introduced her to the realm of global real estate advisory. The allure of numbers intertwined with tangible assets steered her towards exploring real estate finance and investment.

    The Pivot: Mastering Real Estate Dynamics

    The decision to pursue a Master's in Real Estate Finance and Investment at the University of the West of England in Bristol marked a pivotal moment in Estelle's career journey. The program's diverse curriculum equipped her with invaluable insights into real estate finance, valuation, law, and asset management, laying a strong foundation for her future endeavors.

    Navigating Uncertainty: Master's as a Strategic Move

    Market uncertainties, particularly post-Brexit, prompted Estelle to broaden her horizons beyond hotel real estate. She recognized the necessity of establishing credibility in commercial real estate and future-proofing her career. Her Master's not only bolstered her confidence but also opened doors to diverse opportunities in the broader commercial real estate landscape.

    Career Evolution: Thriving in Real Estate Dynamics

    Post-graduation, Estelle seamlessly transitioned into roles encompassing acquisitions, disposition, and asset management. Her experiences in London and her current secondment in Paris at Oxford Properties underscore the impactful role real estate professionals play in enhancing occupants' work environments.

    Lessons Learned: Networks and Continuous Learning

    Estelle emphasizes the significance of robust professional networks, particularly the influential EHL alumni network. Her advice resonates with aspiring professionals—pursue further education for genuine interest and career development, and prioritize continuous learning as the cornerstone of professional growth.

    Final Thoughts: A Dynamic Journey Unfolds

    Estelle Murer's career trajectory exemplifies adaptability, resilience, and the transformative power of exploring unexpected opportunities. Her journey, from hospitality aspirations to thriving in the diverse world of real estate, inspires individuals to embrace change, navigate uncertainties, and chart their unique paths to success.

    This condensed blog article encapsulates Estelle Murer's career transition, emphasizing pivotal moments, challenges, and key insights gleaned from her experiences in the hospitality and real estate industries. Her journey serves as an inspiring narrative for professionals navigating career shifts and embracing the power of continuous learning in shaping their paths toward success. Listen to the podcast to get the full version with all the details of Estelle's journey into real estate.

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