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The Propcast

Mar 31, 2021

Summary: In this episode the Propcast talks to Phillip Oliver and Joff Sharpe from Excell Group about tech enabled working from home and working from office. 
The Propcast is by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with CreTech and ReimTech. 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 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 Guests
Joff Sharpe 
Josh is a senior advisor to PropTech company Excell and Inventure, an LA based executive search company. Prior to this, he was CEO of British Land PLC, a FTSE real estate investment trust. He founded their flexible workspace start-up Storey. He also chaired property management company PropTech company Vincinity. He's a member of the New York real estate council, and is a published author of business topics, and has freelanced for Newsweek, Huffington Post and Hong Kong South China Morning Post amongst others. His second edition of “Who Dares Wins in Business” is coming out soon.  
Phill Oliver 
Phill is the Chief Business Development Officer of Excell Group. Excell Group is an award winning provider of bespoke managed communication services. They deliver support, connectivity, cloud, and communication solutions for the business, Phill has over 15 years experience in the PropTech industry, having previously led teams at O2, World Pay and Fluid One. Phill joined Excell Group to drive Excell’s aggressive growth into the property sector. Already Phill has played a crucial role in driving digital transformation for some of the industries leading property companies and including British Land, CBRE, Land Sec and Workspace Group. Phill was passionate about innovation leads with a focus on coaching and personal development, to create company cultures where employees are passionate about the positive impact and benefits of technology.  
Resources Mentioned 
LMRE website 
UKPA website 
Excell website  
Joff’s book “Who Dares Wins in Business”:   
Key Insights In this Episode 
- The tech is going to enable efficiencies and customer service and growth moving forward – Phill Oliver 
- The office could even become more valuable in the sense that people make sure it's value added – Joff Sharpe 
- Customers are going to have to potentially need to think about taking a ‘remote worker first’ thought process or strategy – Phill Oliver 
- There is a red thread, there are a number of themes that tend to repeat themselves, and things that make organisations successful that make leaders successful, and the sources of innovation – Joff Sharpe 
- The flexible space Proptech market is changing – Phill Oliver 
- So HR is having to be again, a lot more planful and involved in property and technology and how those two things come together – Joff Sharpe 
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