Locale at Future PropTech

Locale is excited to be exhibiting and showcasing our latest solutions at FUTURE:Proptech on May 2nd.

FUTURE:PropTech is the leading and most well attended global event dedicated to the technology innovation and digital transformation in the wider Real Estate sector. The 2018 London show is set to be the biggest global proptech show to date with over 1500+ property and technology professionals, 50+ tech showcases, 45+ interactive conference sessions (across three stages), dedicated networking sessions and all the leading media titles attending. FUTURE:PropTech bridges the gap between innovation and property and welcomes anyone interested in learning about technology for property. The theme for 2018 is “Digital Transformation Throughout the Property Lifecycle.”

Guy Windsor Lewis, our CEO, will be speaking on the Commercial Stage at 14.40, followed shortly after at 15.10 by Dan O’Gorman, Chief Product Officer, on the Innovation Stage. https://futureproptech.co.uk/programme/#agenda

If you haven’t registered yet, we are delighted to be able to offer our network a 20% discount on the ticket price. To register follow this link and enter this code – www.futureproptech.co.uk/get-tickets (proptech2018).

Please drop by and say hello, we are at stand 3 and look forward to seeing you there!

Locale are preparing for GDPR

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), introduced by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used, will apply from May 25th. The current legislation was enacted before the internet and cloud technology created new ways of exploiting data, and the GDPR seeks to address that.

Locale will comply with any applicable GDPR regulations when they take effect in 2018, as a company and as a data processor and controller, whilst also working closely with our customers and partners to meet contractual obligations for our procedures, products, and services.

By strengthening data protection legislation and introducing tougher enforcement measures, the EU hopes to improve trust in the emerging digital economy. The GDPR will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018.  Ultimately, the arrival of GDPR will put the control of personal data back into the hands of the individual, allowing a number of rights including access to their data and the ability to withdraw it. It also means that organisations cannot simply gather data without good reason and must prove that they are doing all they can to protect the data they do hold. The law applies to any company that is targeting consumers in the European Union and holding or transporting data relating to them, meaning it has the potential to impact companies globally.

Property Wire Awards 2018

Locale are thrilled to announce that we have been nominated for the ‘PropTech Company of the Year’ in the Property Wire Awards 2018!

The Property Wire Awards give recognition to companies embracing changes in the property industry, not just coming to grips with innovation and transition, but also making the future in terms of pushing the boundaries in a professional manner. It is a chance for individuals and businesses to shine, to show off what they are doing and to be acknowledged for their achievements in the industry.

At a time when the real estate industry in the UK is growing and changing so dramatically, the Property Wire Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the hard work that has been going on throughout the industry and reward excellence in all areas – from Developer of the Year, to Crowd Funding Platform of the Year.

As the vote is open to the public, we’d be delighted if you could vote for us here, if you think that we deserve the title of ‘PropTech Company of the Year’!

Good luck to everyone that has been nominated!

 

Locale joins the RICS Tech Affiliate Program

Locale is excited to announce that we have joined the RICS Tech Affiliate Program (TAP).

RICS created the program in order to increase awareness and the adoption of technology within Real Estate and the Built Environment. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are a global professional body, promoting and enforcing the highest international standard in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

We are extremely proud to be a member of this world-renowned body.

Guy Windsor-Lewis, CEO and Founder of Locale, commented – “In the property industry, technology has become an integral part of our lives, and we are proud to have been at the forefront of this revolution for over ten years. Our participation in this program is testament to our commitment to promoting the very highest standards of practice, as well as adhering to such expectations.”

You can visit the official RICS website here, to find out more about the Tech Affiliate Program.

MIPIM 2018

Locale is pleased to announce that we will be attending MIPIM in Cannes, France from the 13th to the 16th of March 2018.

MIPIM, the premier real estate event, gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction through premium events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones. You can visit their website to find out more about the event itself.

If you want to get in contact with us, or arrange a meeting, you can email either Guy W-L or Guy A, or alternatively, you can call the office on 0845 603 25 77. We look forward to seeing some of you in Cannes!

BUILD Facilities Management Awards 2017

The judges have made their final decisions for this year’s Facilities Management Awards hosted by BUILD Magazine, and we are delighted to announce that Locale has been successful for the second year in a row, winning Best FM Solutions Specialists – South England.

When asked by the judges why he believes that Locale is the best possible option for clients, Guy Windsor Lewis, CEO and Founder commented:

“We’re trusted, respected, knowledgeable, agile, cost effective and we offer first-class customer service. He went on to add: “with clients that include 4 out of 5 of the leading management agents; Locale’s cutting edge portals are used by some of the most iconic, high profile developments and management companies in Europe and are always looking to innovate and improve our offering to our clients. We are currently working on projects with a practical completion date of 2040! Locale work closely with clients to find out what their needs are and offer solutions as these evolve. For instance, having recognised that there was a need for a system that could streamline and simplify operations for multiple properties, earlier this year we launched a unique solution that allows managers to manage multiple properties in real-time. We are also launching a specific product solution for residential associations as well as an app. Other technologies and partnerships that we are excited to be working with are Artificial Intelligence, key and asset tracking, sensors and facial recognition”

Scott Craig, Head of Client Services added:

“We are a small, fun and friendly company – our staff are driven and passionate about what we do.  Management are really supportive and reward individuals with days out, attendance to key industry events as well as incentives, rewards (such as Employee of the Month/Employee of the Quarter) and frequent social events. It’s a great place to work!”

Heather Ryan, Awards Coordinator, stated in their press release:

“Our awards are dedicated to recognising those hidden heroes within the Facilities Management role for their excellence and dedication to the profession. It has been a real pleasure to showcase the hard work and dedication, and I would like to wish each and every one of our winners the very best of luck in the future!”

You can view our feature within the supplement, and see a full list of winners at BUILD.

2017 has been a great year for Locale, and we are thrilled to have been recognised by our peers and clients for all the great work we do. We’ve sponsored awards, and received two awards of our own including an SME Greater London Business Award.

Here’s to a wonderful, and hopefully just as successful, 2018…

 

London Planning Awards 2018

After months of deliberation, the shortlist for the prestigious London Planning Awards 2018 has finally been released. Here at Locale, we were thrilled to read that some of our clients have been nominated!

The London Planning Awards have been recognising and rewarding various elements of planning in the capital since 2003, ranging from The Best Place to Work to The Mayor’s Award for Innovation in Planning. The final award of the night, The Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence, is chosen from the evening’s winners.

Lexicon, the second submission for Mount Anvil, has also been nominated for The Best New Place to Live. This seeks to recognise the creation of desirable housing that is diverse in range, while also providing access to shops, schools and public transport.

St James’s Market has been submitted by The Crown Estate in the category for Best Place to Work, which seeks to recognise developments that are well-designed, energy efficient, encourage environmentally-friendly access but also have good access to a range of facilities and amenities.

The Shard has also been nominated by REM, for The Best Project Five Years On, an award that recognises projects that have “stood the test of time” and created a high-quality environment.

The awards are set to take place at Whitehall Palace, Banqueting House on Thursday January 18th 2018. Congratulations once again to all of the nominees. We wish everyone the very best of luck!

 

Locale Featured in SME News

We’re excited to share that Locale has been featured in SME News, following our ‘Best Property Management Software Provider 2017’ win.

SME News: “With clients that include a number of well-renowned brands; Locale’s cutting edge portals are used by some of the most iconic, high profile developments and management companies in Europe. The firm’s focus on innovation, its proven ability to forecast future trends and client-focused approach to business has ensured that the team is widely recognised as experts in its field. With 100% customer satisfaction and client retention, Locale offers an unparalleled service for portfolios or single buildings. Its user-friendly and intelligent property management portals significantly improve the day-to-day running of a building or portfolio.”

Click here to read the SME News article, and click here to read our own article on the award.

Locale Announce Ground Breaking Solution For Portfolio Management

Locale announce brand new, innovative and unrivaled new property and portfolio management tool.

Locale, the UK’s leading supplier in residential, commercial and mixed-use property management software for some of the UK’s most prestigious property brands and iconic landmarks has developed a new, ground-breaking property management tool that enables building managers to manage the requirements of multiple residential or commercial buildings within a single portal.

Since 2005, Locale’s reputation has been built upon delivering client inspired product and software solutions to empower clients and improve efficiencies. Having recognised that there was a need for a system that could streamline and simplify operations for multiple properties, Locale developed a unique solution that allows managers to manage multiple properties in real-time. Fast, accurate and easy to use, the new property management software offers increased efficiencies, minimises costs and offers reporting insights for every aspect of the building management.

Benefits include:

  • Time-saving through full digitisation of multiple processes
  • Complete visibility of the property portfolio including real-time data insights into operational aspects such as visitors, facility usage and post room holding times
  • Centralised reporting system and documentation
  • Easy to use, highly intuitive system
  • Fully configured around a client’s working processes

ROI

  • Reduces the need for multiple software licenses and paper-based processes
  • Standardised platform for further sites – quick and easy to roll out
  • Fully centralised system will further reduce training costs – tailored training manual, online training and 24/7 access to videos for quick and easy access to information, professional onsite training and daily support desk
  • Increased efficiencies
  • Greater overall occupier satisfaction leads to increased client retention

Guy Windsor-Lewis, CEO and Founder said: “We pride ourselves on always having a finger on the pulse of the ever changing proptech market, constantly re-evaluating our products and continually innovating. We recognised that property managers who manage a portfolio of properties all faced similar daily challenges – including wasting time collating multiple status reports, the need for real-time reporting and a lack of transparency when enforcing processes and subsequent compliance liabilities. Our new Portfolio portal is the first of its kind, it’s an innovative solution that guarantees genuine time and financial savings.”

 

Locale Named Best Property Management Software Provider 2017

We are proud of what we do. And we’re delighted when our peers, our clients or the business world at large recognise that we’re good at it. Business awards are a sought-after accolade of achievement, a veritable endorsement of success in business and in Greater London, the inaugural SME London Business Awards help to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SME’s. This year, we are thrilled to have been awarded the SME London Business Award for Best Property Management Software Provider 2017.

LON17014-Greater London Enterprise Awards 2017 Winners Logo

What is an SME Award? Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are businesses whose personnel numbers fall below certain limits, with the abbreviation “SME” being used in the European Union. SMEs are also said to be responsible for driving innovation and competition in many economic sectors.The SME London Business Awards are open to all sole traders and businesses in the region with less than 250 employees.

Guy Windsor-Lewis, CEO and Founder of Locale said: “We’re delighted to have won this award. PropTech is now in full swing and its great to see the property world, from estate agents to asset managers, starting to embrace technology. In the ‘property management’ sector, a few giants are already well placed although they tend to focus on the financial aspects of collecting rent and managing service charges and are playing catch up with the smaller more service orientated organisations who are actually engaging with the building managers and concierge style needs. Locale is an evolving company and we are not content to stand still – we have an exciting roadmap plus numerous partners with whom we are working from key holding, security, concierge. PropTech is generating loads of new tech and companies and some of these will work their way into the market – beware the more conservative asset managers reluctant to embrace the ‘new world’ – however we see a new breed of thirty somethings, excited and ready to use the new tech that is now available to them and which can provide greater efficiencies, more communications and better data.”