The Edozo Property Podcast

Edozo Ltd

The Edozo Property Podcast is a series of interviews with thought leaders from across the UK property market who share their insights, ideas and personal stories. read less

The Role of Data in the Digital Transformation of Commercial Real Estate with Dan Hughes of Alpha Property Insight
May 23 2022
The Role of Data in the Digital Transformation of Commercial Real Estate with Dan Hughes of Alpha Property Insight
In this episode of the Edozo Property Podcast, we talk to Dan Hughes of Alpha Property Insight, a consultancy that works with property companies to help them navigate the digital transformation of the sector.  For many in the industry, Dan doesn’t need an introduction as he is one of the most influential voices in data and digital transformation in real estate and has previously been voted the Number 1 PropTech Influencer in the UK. Dan has spent his career working within the built environment having held numerous senior positions at top tier organisations including Head of Land & Property at Ordnance Survey and Director of Data and Information products for the RICS. He is also the founder of the Real Estate Data Foundation and Chairs the Land Aid Tech Network as a trustee of Land Aid, the property industry charity that aims to end youth homelessness in the UK. ​In this episode, Dan gives us a fascinating insight into how data is transforming commercial real estate and some of the many topics covered include:Dans background and career and how he got into data and technologyHow data is being used to measure the impact on people and the environment Using new data sets beyond cashflow and comparables in the valuation process and the challenges this brings for the industry Dans take on using Digital Twins in commercial propertyThe role of institutional landlords and governing bodies in facilitating data sharing as an industryThe importance of having a common identifier for all UK property and use of UPRN’s Dans brilliant work with the Real Estate Data Foundation and the Land Aid Tech Network Follow Dan:Dan Hughes Twitter Dan Hughes LinkedIn*The Edozo team is running the Land Aid 10k - any donations no mattter how small will go a long way to ending youth homlessness in the UK* Donate HereEdozo simplifies property valuation and research with the software professionals really need.  Find out more at edozo.com
Stephen Fear Imparts Wisdom From Over 5 Decades In Property Development & Investment
Oct 13 2021
Stephen Fear Imparts Wisdom From Over 5 Decades In Property Development & Investment
This episode is filled with nuggets of wisdom from a true legend of the property industry. Stephen Fear is a British Entrepreneur, Businessman, Philanthropist and Author with 50 years international business experience.  Today he has an established property empire and interests in a number of industries, including green technology, hotels, residential care and manufacturing. He is the Chairman & Founder of The Fear Group, which has interests in strategic land promotion, international property development and investmentStephens story is fascinating. He went into business at the age of 15 after reading an article in the Financial Times that would affect the way industrial ovens were cleaned.  He used a red phone-box on the council estate where he grew up and persuaded an American firm to send him its product for him to sell in the UK.  Stephen later sold this business for £100,000 and invested the money in property, which was to be the start of his property empire and the birth of the nickname "The Phonebox Millionaire".Anyone interested in property and business will find Stephens story and approach to life  inspiring. Topics include:The importance of networking and physically looking at sitesHis unique research team that find land and other business opportunitiesTaking a long term view The biggest trends & opportunities in UK property His conversation over lunch with the late Tony Pidgely CBE of Berkeley GroupKey lessons for young people in the industryHow to introduce properties to Stephen and his son Leon Stephen:   Group: