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!

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!

Another Engagement In The Locale Office!

Love is in the air, once again, here in the office! Hannah, one of our Project Managers, returned from the festive break with the fabulous news that she and her boyfriend, Jack, had got engaged!

The pair had been away to Venice together over New Years, and he proposed on their first day in the city. While they don’t have a specific date set yet, they hope to tie the knot in 2019.

We are so, so happy for the pair, and would like to wish them both all the best wishes for their future together!

Hannah’s engagement is the third in the Locale office in the last year – surely, there must be something in the water?!

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’s Annual Christmas Party!

Friday the 15th of December was a big day for us here in the office – the date of our annual Christmas Party! We were all very much in the festive spirit having decorated the office the week before and celebrated Christmas Jumper Day. We swapped our festive woollies for our best  ‘black tie’ attire and headed to the venue, which was kept a secret in the run-up to the night and only revealed an hour before the party. This year we celebrated at the prestigious Macdonald Randolph Hotel.

Locale Christmas Party Runner Up Employee of the Year

On arrival, we were met with glasses of champagne, which were continually filled throughout the night. Speeches were made before we all sat down to eat, recognising just how much the company has grown in the last twelve months and how many new additions there have been to the team. Awards were handed, with Frances being awarded Employee of the Year for 2017, having previously won the first ever Employee of the Quarter. Scott came a close second, and was awarded this year’s runner-up. An award was also handed to Jade for ‘Longest Running Office Joke’, which had the whole group laughing for way too long!

The final ‘gifts’ of the night were given to Jonathan and Andy (who was unfortunately unable to attend as he was busy getting married!) our office ‘BFG’s’ or ‘Bug Fixing Geniuses’ and their biggest fans, Eszter and Frances, our fantastic support team. We expect to see them all sporting their personalised t-shirts in the office at least once a week!

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We sat down to our starters and main courses, before a break for a very grown-up game of Pass The Parcel, the handing out of Secret Santa gifts and the Annual Christmas Party Quiz! Copious amounts of champagne and wine throughout the night led to lots of giggles, many silly selfies and even a few disagreements about the names of Santa’s Reindeer. One thing that we could agree on, was that a fabulous night was had by all! Here’s to a wonderful and hopefully even more successful 2018…

Locale ‘Make The World Better With Their Sweaters’!

As many people will be aware, December 15th is Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save The Children! Here at Locale, we are already very much in the festive spirit after decorating the office last week. We were super excited to don our festive knitwear and flaunt our festive woollies, made even better by the fact that it was in aid of charity…!

The office was, for the day, manned by the big man himself Santa Claus alongside multiple ‘Mini Me’s! We also had a sequinned Reindeer and Beagle, an Elf, a Snowman  – as well as a very confusing at first, ‘No L’ hoodie worn by Jonathan in the far left of the picture above…

Christmas Jumper Day Locale Santa's Lap

The team each paid a contribution of £2, of which all the money goes to charity, to take part in two sweepstakes with prizes for the winners – having to guess which Christmas song James Corden was ‘listening to’ and which festive item was ‘being held’ by Jon Snow! Scott actually managed to guess both the song and the item correctly with the answers being ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and ‘Christmas Ties’, but was kind enough to give his prize to the newest member of the team, Andi.

The team raised around £30 in aid of Save The Children which goes towards supporting children in various ways, such as providing food, bringing essential healthcare and educating them all over the world. We all very much enjoyed the chance to be festive yet again, especially Eszter who as we all know, loves Christmas! We hope to support Christmas Jumper Day 2018 as well…

Christmas Jumper Day Winners!

Locale’s Employee Of The Quarter!

The Employee of the Quarter October to December 2017 has been decided – and the winner is, Hannah! Hannah was the runner-up last Quarter, so she is a very deserving winner this time around. Hannah takes the crown from Scott, who won last Employee of the Quarter!

Hannah is one of our Project Managers, and has been with Locale for almost two years! She’s been super smiley, positive and hardworking for the last few months and is very deserving of the award this time around.

We also announced the runner-up for this quarter which was, yet again, Jael! Jael also tied with Hannah as runners-up last Quarter.

Runner Up Employee of the Quarter October to December 2017

Employee of the Quarter is always peer-voted, and the reappearance of both Hannah and Jael proves just how important they are, and how much they are both valued. Congratulations to our final winner and runner-up of the year!

A Very, Merry Christmas Here At Locale..

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the elves have been busy as things have gotten festive in the office, all in the spirit of Christmas! The tree is up, the computers have been decorated with tinsel, the bunting has been hung – the countdown to the big day has begun…

Friday afternoon was spent decorating the office, listening to festive music, and generally getting in the festive spirit. The Christmas Tree, which takes pride of place in the center of the office, was set up by Jade, Frances and Eszter – and there are even presents wrapped underneath – while Hannah and Jael were in charge of putting up the bunting around the office itself. Eszter claims to have been the most excited about putting up the tree, stating that there were “not enough words to describe just how excited she was”!

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And ‘Wham!’ Christmas is here – with very serious faces from everyone, but Jade and Eszter (obviously)!

“Eat, Drink and Be Merry!” can be found on the office window, which is obviously everyone’s slogan this time of year! A fabulous way to end the week, and only two more weeks to the day itself…

Merry Christmas, from everyone here at Locale!

Property Week Management All Stars 2017

Locale enjoyed a fantastic evening at this year’s Property Week Management Allstar Awards! Not only were we fortunate enough to attend the event, but we sponsored the ‘Commercial Property Manager of the Year’ award and Locale CEO & Founder Guy Windsor-Lewis presented the award on the night. 

We’d like to take the time to congratulate all the winners and nominees, it was great to see so many of our clients being recognised for all their hard work. A special congratulations to MJ Mapp for their Commercial Property Manager of the Year win and to BNP Paribas for their Employer of the Year win. 

Have a look at some our of photos from the event, and the video that Property Week shared:

 

Thank you Property Week for putting on such a great event. It was an honour to attend, and we look forward to doing it all again next year!

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.”