Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Top Tweeters to follow for those studying Real Estate


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I am really looking forward to taking over the undergraduate real estate Research Methods module next semester. As part of my preparations I want to create a list of property-related tweeters for students to follow. I'm doing this so that:

  • students can see how brilliant Twitter is for real estate research, and 
  • they can widen their focus of property beyond traditional commercial property to encompass retail, residential and niche property, as well as planning, urban design, and other related areas.


Putting to one side that you might 'expect' property students already to be following the property tweeters such as:
  • the 'big' property companies;
  • the trade publications;
  • professional bodies such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB),

... so the question is - who else should they follow and why?



Here is the beginning of my list of tweeters - any suggestions welcome! It definitely needs more retail representation, for example. I would love this to be a collaborative effort that could be shared with real estate students in other universities, so please help if you have a good suggestion. Note, I have not included any tweeters whose information or links are behind a pay wall/require a subscription.

Networking, career advice and employment opportunities:

@Sociable Surveyors
For the all expenses-paid internships with major firms for property students

@YoungSurveyors
Relaxed networking organisation for those new to the industry

@PRPTBLOG
UK focused tweeter/blog with APC advice

@EGPropertyJobs
Online commercial property jobs board for Estates Gazette

@PW4Jobs
Property Week board for senior and graduate surveying and related vacancies


Research focused:

@statisticsONS
Office of National Statistics in the UK. Updates on economic and demographic information.

@EGi_research
News, research, data and reports on UK commercial property market


Real Estate Organisations:

@BritProp
British Property Federation - body representing interests of those involved in real estate ownership and investment in UK

@modusmag
The magazine of RICS, covering land, property, construction and the built environment.


Residential Real Estate:

@propertini
UK residential focus

@PropertyTalk
Comment on residential property


Retail:

@retailmentoring
High Street individual retailers


Real Estate and Property News (mainly UK):

@Property_mall
Property news with UK focus

@ukprop
UK property news

@propertypr
London based property PR consultant - commercial and residential

@PropMatters_
News summary for property sector.

@TeleProperty
Property news and comments from the Telegraph


International:

@WPCWorldNews
Global news network for residential commercial and holiday real estate

@PropertyWire
Global property news including UK



Professional Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility in Property:

@ULIEurope
Urban Land Institute - research/education organisation focusing on land use and sustainable communities
(Suggested by PRPTBLOG)

@cpdfoundation
Group committed to raising professional standards in property and related sectors

@BritishLandCR
Corporate responsibility tweeter




Georgina Dalton, Principal Lecturer,
Department of Real Estate and Construction,
Oxford Brookes University



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