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OBI…In conversation with Tom Pickersgill, CEO, Broadstone Engage

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 3 December, 2018 OBI BLOG

How did the idea for Broadstone Engage come around and can you tell us more on the problem you are trying to solve? In previous roles, my co-founders (Nick & James) and I were implementing emplo...

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Flexible, a new age – how far can you bend?

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 14 November, 2018 OBI BLOG

The proportion of workspace leased that is classed as “flexible” is, you may have noticed, going through the roof. This raises a few questions: Is conventional workspace dead? Why the sudden rise...

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From recruitment in to the world of property.

Posted by Patrick Kennedy

Posted 8 October, 2018 OBI BLOG

One thing that has intrigued me is the perception of the business from being an outsider to shifting to within OBI and becoming part of the team. OBI always held an intriguing perception for me as an ...

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Decisions, decisions

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 6 September, 2018 OBI BLOG

How many times do you hear people say that the property industry is a “people business”? It’s something we’ve heard a lot of over the years, but we’re inclined to think that in many cases, t...

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Happy campus

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 20 August, 2018 OBI BLOG

The OBI team was delighted this month to act on Manchester’s largest office deal in 16 years, which will see Booking.com move into 222,000 sq ft of space at the Manchester Goods Yard, within Allied ...

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2 years in the making…OBI

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 6 August, 2018 OBI BLOG

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later” – Richard Branson. Today marks my second year at OBI and what a j...

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Dropping the property and picking up the momentum…OBI

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 2 July, 2018 OBI BLOG

We are evolving… This is a very exciting time for OBI. Our clients have become the focal point of our innovation. Our vested interest in our clients has seen us become a business that is deliveri...

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2018 Q1 Market Update

Posted by Richard Lace

Posted 2 May, 2018 OBI BLOG

The first quarter take up is traditionally the quietest part of the year, but the start of 2018 saw a significant improvement on previous years. Although transaction numbers only increased by 10%, fro...

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OBI join the PlaceTech movement

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 15 March, 2018 OBI BLOG

Place Tech is where the worlds of property and technology collide. Set up this year by the highly regarded Place North West, which last year celebrated ten years of bringing vital news and analysis to...

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Emotional intelligence and business – what can we learn?

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 13 March, 2018 OBI BLOG

A recent article by Forbes piqued my interest, inspiring me to have a deeper look at the topic of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence can be defined as the capacity to be aware of, contr...

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