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About

  • Pre-Internet: 19th Century UK & European Art Dealer
  • 1988-1995: Property Developer (Residential apartments/mixed use Commercial)
  • Mosaic Netscape 0.9 (the first web browser), released on October 13, 1994
  • Founded Estates Today January 1995
  • Designed, coded, hosted and managed multiple commercial real estate industry websites (including pan European operations of King Sturge for 10 years)
  • 1999: Founded Cityoffices.net (still running) - primary research into prime office developments across UK
  • 2000: Founded Businessparks.net (sold) - primary research into leading UK schemes 
  • Launched British Council for Offices (BCO) Research Portal + Awards entry website - (designed, coded, hosted for 10+ years)
  • 2001: Co-founded Vicinitee with Broadgate Estates (Property Management arm of British Land plc):
  • Product managed, coded and maintained five core property management modules: Helpdesk, Permits to Work, Visitor Management, Resource Manager & Licence for Alterations. 
  • Launched Building Community module providing Local Travel, Whats On and Offers to office occupiers. 
  • Vicinitee customers include Land Securities, Argent, Oxford Properties, The Shard, The Heron Tower, The Gherkin, Grosvenor, Hammerson
  • Vicinitee grew to serve 400+ Properties, 7,000 Occupiers, 15,000 + FM Users, 720,000+ System Users
  • 2006, sold 50% share of Vicinitee to British Land 
  • 2007 founded Glasnost21.co.uk - Software as a Service suite of productivity tools including Contacts, Project & Image Management and Pipeline, a business development tracking tool.
  • Since 2014 written a monthly column on Technology & Property in the Estates Gazette.
  • Top 20 #PropTech influencer according to the Lendinvest rankings and number 16 in Onalytica's Global #PropTech rankings.
  • 2017: Left Vicinitee to concentrate on wider Tech/Real Estate initiatives.
  • 2017: No 1 Non-US CRE Blog & Person to follow on Twitter - Duke Long's annual Top 100 Lists.