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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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Networking and the bigger picture

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 28 February, 2018 OBI BLOG

I could never work for a large organisation. Obviously, everybody’s different and I’d never claim to speak for anyone else, but I much prefer working in a nimble startup-style environment where fr...

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Enterprise City… it’s time the tale were told

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 24 January, 2018 OBI BLOG

In our opinion, what’s going on right now within the St John’s neighbourhood is one of Manchester’s business success stories. Enterprise City was officially launched in April 2017, but has al...

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How Artificial Intelligence & machine learning will shape the property sector

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 6 November, 2017 OBI BLOG

Innovation and disruption are words you hear a lot in business right now – but these aren’t just buzzwords. Failing to be open to new ideas and new ways of doing things can result in businesses fa...

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Why is a property company hosting an event on diversity in the tech sector?

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 19 October, 2017 OBI BLOG

On Thursday 12th October, OBI Property partnered with Enterprise City UK to discuss the pressing issue of the lack of diversity in the workplace. There are a number of Manchester’s business communit...

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OBI Property…1 year anniversary!

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 1 August, 2017 OBI BLOG

Today marks a full year since I joined OBI Property. Previously, I worked for a fast growth tech business in the Sharp Project, Manchester, until last year when I made a huge shift in my career path....

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Round table – Can Manchester become a tech super-city?

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 4 July, 2017 OBI BLOG

Manchester is the largest digital and tech hub in the UK outside of London, and earlier this year was named in the European Top 20 for the first time. We gathered some of the city’s key players ...

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With the law on your side

Posted by Will Lewis

Posted 27 June, 2017 OBI BLOG

It’s been a pleasure to act on the deal that takes law firm Weightmans’ 150-strong team to No. 1 Spinningfields, the jewel in the crown of Manchester’s most successful business district. The ...

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