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The Propcast

Jan 12, 2021

Title: Maintaining Culture While Managing Expansion with Charlie Wade
Summary: In this episode the Propcast talks to Charlie Wade from VTS about maintaining culture while managing expansion.
The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. This show will focus on connecting the Proptechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the build to rent environment.
About Our Host
Louisa Dickins 
Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).
About LMRE
LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the place at the time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.
About Our Guest
Charlie Wade 
Charlie Wade is UK Managing director of PropTech giant, VTS. In their own words, VTS is the commercial real estate industry’s leading leasing and asset management platform. Landlords use VTS to maximise portfolio performance by transforming their leasing and asset management process and unlocking real-time insights – enabling them to convert leads to leases faster than ever before, and build informed data-led strategies. Brokers can manage their deal pipeline and get tenants into empty spaces faster, collaborate across teams and work easily with their landlord clients using VTS for Brokers. Beyond his role at VTS, Charlie’s an influential figure in promoting technology within the property industry and has a background firmly rooted in the traditional industry.
Resources mentioned
LMRE website
UKPA website
VTS website
Insights From This Episode
  • Our vision is to create a platform for those that operate commercial real estate, to collaborate, manage, and ultimately support their day to day tasks – Charlie Wade
  • We've often been referred to or some have coined and said that we’re the Bloomberg for commercial real estate – Charlie Wade
  • It's not one size fits all. It requires partnering with local clients to ensure that nuances of their processes or the way they run their workflows are reflected in the product – Charlie Wade
  • We don't develop technology for technology's sake, we develop solutions based on what our clients are telling us they need – Charlie Wade
  • There is no doubt that while the industry was going through change and was transforming ahead of COVID, and the pandemic, overnight COVID accelerated this shift towards a reliance on technology – Charlie Wade
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