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The Propcast

Jul 21, 2020

Title: Diversity and Tenant Engagement with Gabrielle McMillan
Summary: In this episode we talk to Gabrielle McMillan from Equiem about Diversity and Tenant Engagement
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 built 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 right place at the right 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
Gabrielle McMillan
Gabrielle is thee founding CEO of the world’s leading tenant experience platform, Equiem, and a passionate advocate of the power of technology to transform the global commercial real estate space. As the founding CEO of Equiem, Gabrielle has led the business from its 2011 inception to become the world’s leading tenant experience platform today, used by 137,000+ people across 60 million sq ft of prime commercial real estate worldwide. With a proven track record of success in delivering growth through innovation, development and leadership, Gabrielle has helped build Equiem from a team of two, to over 200 employees, in just eight years. Today, Equiem manage a client portfolio of 135+ buildings across Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the USA, with over 8,900 companies using our technology.
LMRE website
Equiem website
Insights from this Episode
In a business like Equiem, if you're a good person and you're willing to put in discretionary effort and you can learn, the sky's the limit in terms of what you can do. There are no barriers. - Gabrielle McMillan
If you're a woman and you worried about how to get started there's plenty of groups these days… and there's plenty of great, amazing women doing amazing things in the space, if you can find yourself whether it's an official mentor or whether it's you set up a handful of coffee chats and get your network up and running, everyone's willing to help each other out help good people get their start. - Gabrielle McMillan
Ultimately, put your hand up, go ask for advice. Communication is everything and if you don't ask a question, how you ever going to find the answer? - Louisa Dickins
How do we keep that competitive edge?  I think we certainly try to be very customer centric in our approach. - Gabrielle McMillan
In terms of what's coming next, I’d say almost certainly more consolidation. - Gabrielle McMillan
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