We are very lucky to be joined by two of the most senior figures in the UK property rental market talking about the existing market, how technology is now slowly coming into this sector, the effects that the Coronavirus pandemic are already having on accelerating digital adoption in the estate agency sector, and what the future holds.
Our speakers, John Hards, former managing director of Countrywide Residential Lettings and Adam Pigott, founder of several proptechs touch on:
Old legislation that used to govern housing and rentals, how it affected the market. How this transformed into current housing law
How estate agency has changed
The reason why tech has been slow in this sector
What the future may hold……….Blockchain... ?
Our speakers John Hards and Adam Piggott are board member and CEO of blockchain-based Rightmove challenger Openbrix. John Hards has 45 years experience in property lettings, including 35 years at Countrywide where he was instrumental in growing the lettings side of the business – both organically and through acquisitions – from an insignificant part of the organisation to the giant it has become today and was managing director of Countrywide Residential Lettings for 25 years. He has also been a director of ARLA, NFoPP and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. John has since joined the board of blockchain-based Rightmove challenger Openbrix. Adam Piggott, CEO of Openbrix also has over 30 years of experience in property and residential lettings, has been founder and director of several proptech starts, before which he was a former independent specialist lettings agent who sold his company to Countrywide in 2014.