Tag: Property Week

Aug 02 2012

Estates Gazette closes community

EG Talking Property online community

Over the past three or four years, I have mentioned Estates Gazette‘s online community, Talking Property, a few times, usually comparing its membership numbers with those of rival Property Week‘s Ning-based network (post) and other real-estate communities. When I last made that comparison in February, the latter had 5,603 members, while EG’s had yet to …

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Feb 05 2012

RIP Reorb. Meanwhile, welcome NegNet – another network

Two years ago, I met software developer Tom Inglis to talk about Reorb, an online social network he had founded in August 2009 for professionals in the commercial real estate business. In the face of strong competition from magazine-backed rivals such as Property Week‘s Property Network (post) – which now has 5,603 members – and Estates Gazette‘s …

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Jun 28 2011

A profusion of PeerIndex groups, but to what purpose?

I have talked before (post) about PeerIndex groups and how tCn – the Construction Network – collaborated with industry weekly Construction News to highlight the use of Twitter among construction industry professionals. Just over a month later, in early June, CN’s Emap sister title The Architects’ Journal began a more focused drive to identify registered …

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Dec 09 2010

And the ‘Sustainability Now’ Best Social Media individual is … er me!

Well, that was a nice surprise! This afternoon I learned that I had won Best Social Media Individual in the Sustainability Now social media awards, and that Be2camp, which I co-founded, had won Best Social Media Community. First run in 2008 (post), Sustainability Now is a two-day virtual conference and exhibition organised by UBM, which also …

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Sep 21 2010

Constructing Social Media

The CIPR‘s Construction and Property Special Interest Group, CAPSIG (of which I am a committee member), is holding its next evening seminar on Thursday 30 September at the Building Centre in London. The event is branded Constructing Social Media, and some industry friends of mine will be speaking: Phil Clark from UBM (publisher of Building, …

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Jul 26 2010

Property Network launches forum

Surely just a coincidence, but just days after last week’s Reorb post I received an email from a rival – the Property Network: “the largest professional network in UK property with more than 3,000 members”. This Ning-based network was established by Property Week last September (post), and – as at 11am today – has 3,218 …

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Mar 17 2010

CIPR events offer perspectives on SEO

Last Thursday, I attended two CIPR events in London: the first a free breakfast briefing at CIPR’s Russell Square HQ (sponsored by Glide Technologies) on search engine optimisation (SEO); the second an event at the Building Centre organised by the CIPR’s construction and property special interest group, CAPSIG, which featured a talk by UBM journalist …

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Mar 02 2010

tCn – The Construction Network launches

Late last year I was contacted by Ryan Briggs, one of the co-founders of a new social network aimed at the construction industry. The Construction Network, or tCn, aims to become the sector’s most exclusive business networking platform and has some big name partners, most notably the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Other construction associations …

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Jan 12 2010

Reorb and Social Media Week

Through the Be2camp network, I re-encountered Reorb (“Real Estate Orbital”), an online network for professionals in the commercial real estate business. This was founded by Edinburgh-based Tom Inglis and others, and since its launch in August 2009 has grown rapidly through members’ personal recommendations to over 1550 members. In addition to its contacts, Reorb offers: …

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Nov 16 2009

Next from UBM: the Building Network

Having seen UBM sister publication Property Week establish an online community in September, Building magazine has followed suit, with The Building Network, also hosted on the Ning platform. I discovered this after noticing some familiar-sounding links on Twitter. What used to be a flow of news headlines and job vacancies from @BuildingSite now appears to …

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