Tag Archive: Reorb

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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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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Jul 19 2010

Revisiting Reorb

I first wrote about the commercial property and real estate social network Reorb in January, and I have tried to stay in touch with developments in its functionality and with its growth landmarks. According to its latest newsletter (July 2010), Reorb now features new sections on services, jobs and properties. These “enable you to list, …

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May 17 2010

Are property people more ‘social’ then construction people?

Preparing a talk for the South London Society of Architects last week, I updated some slides from a previous presentation covering online communities for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and property sectors. I had a quick look at the the number of members of  some of the groups, and noticed that the property groupings on …

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Apr 07 2010

Twitter gaining in Remit survey

Last year, in a post Twitter? not in my Remit, I talked about the findings of a Remit/Estates Gazette survey of use of social media, among other sources, at the 2009 MIPIM property fair in Cannes; I was scathing of some of the responses, mainly because they showed low property professional awareness of how some …

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Mar 08 2010

IBP takes a much-needed look to the future

Since the early 1990s I have been a member of International Building Press, an association for journalists and public relations professionals working in the design, construction and property sector. When I first joined, its social events and business meetings were ‘must-attend’ events where in-house PR people like me could network with our counterparts in other …

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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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