Title: Real Estate Investment Management Tech Association with Naqash Tahir (PGIM) and Imran Nasir (La Salle)
Summary: In this episode The Propcast talks to Naqash and Imran about how they together founded REIM Tech Association, and about good proptech's in the market across the world, what technology is missing, and what makes a good pitch to the real estate world.
About Our Host
Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).
LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.
About Our Guests
Naqash Tahir is Director at PGIM Real Estate, Head of Systems for Europe and Project Manager for the Asia region. He is responsible for technology strategy, digital transformation, innovation and PropTech for continental Europe, as well as overseeing various projects in Asia.
Previously, he served as the team lead for European systems, while managing projects and overseeing fund analysis. Naqash is a PropTech advisor and mentor, representing and speaking at technology events around Europe.
Naqash began his career fifteen year ago developing solutions primarily for Real Estate. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science and is currently pursuing his MBA through Cranfield University. Naqash is also the founder and chairman for ReimTech, which is a forum for the Real Estate Investment Management Technology peers across Europe.
Imran is FCA qualified with 7 years experience at a Big 4 firm, with an impressive client portfolio which included FTSE 100 listed companies. He has over 10 years experience at two leading private equity real estate firms, and experience of leading a large Finance Team as well as also leading a Business Technology team, which has successfully project managed the implementation of numerous business critical initiatives across Europe.
Imran has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and management studies, and is a qualified chartered accountant. Imran co-founded founded the REIMtech Association.
ReimTech via Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naqash/?originalSubdomain=uk
PGIM site https://www.pgim.com/
La Salle https://www.lasalle.com/
Insights from this Episode
-The momentum will build again. And I think there's a lot of opportunities in our industry – Imran Nasir
-I think that's what was unique about REIMtech, I would say, is we are really open to showcase our failures and also our tremendous successes- Naqash Tahir
-that's the real benefit I think that Proptech firms can do, is if they find the right business partner it's kind of a symbiotic relationship that both parties can really get benefits out of it- Imran Nasir
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