About the UK PropTech Association

The UK PropTech Association (UKPA) is a not-for-profit membership organisation set up to drive the digital transformation of the property industry by promoting engagement between PropTech and Property businesses, and creating an environment conducive for PropTech innovation.

Our network

Our Objectives

To provide opportunities for engagement with property professionals and technology investors

To provide an ecosystem of support for PropTech businesses through partnerships with professional service providers

To represent the interests of the industry in regards to policy and legislation and industry wide issues/challenges

To promote and support the whole of the UK as the best place to start or grow your property technology business

The Board

JAMES PELLATT

Director of Workplace and Innovation at GPE

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James Pellatt is responsible for ensuring that GPE takes the best in workplace trends and technology and ensures that the business stays ahead of occupier need in the workplace.  His role is to challenge conventional thinking to make workplace healthy, productive and open for innovation.  He is a Board Member of the British Council for Offices where he is a member of Research and Mentoring committee.  In addition James is also a member of EPRA Innovation Committee and the BPF Technical Innovation Working Group.

CHENAI GONDO

Senior Strategy Executive at British Land 

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Chenai an experienced Strategy Executive and ex-McKinsey consultant. She has a demonstrated history of working with the top teams of some of the world’s largest organisations to successfully craft and execute their vision. She specialises in developing strategies for established companies to build incumbent resilience, and has worked across multiple sectors. 

Today, she is on the leadership team of British Land, a London-based Real Estate Investment Trust.

She is passionate about the link between diversity and innovation, and about increasing the representation of people from diverse and historically disenfranchised backgrounds in business leadership roles.

NAQASH TAHIR

Director - Head of Systems at PGIM 

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Naqash Tahir is Director at PGIM Real Estate, Head of Systems for Europe and Co-Chair European Innovation Council. He is responsible for technology strategy, digital transformation, innovation, VC investments and PropTech for continental Europe, as well as overseeing various projects in Asia.

Naqash is a PropTech advisor and mentor, representing and speaking at technology events around Europe.

ALEX EDDS

Director of Innovation at JLL

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Alex advises both JLL leadership and its clients on the technological and systemic disruption facing the property industry. Prior to this role, Alex served as Head of Sustainability at JLL, Head of Responsible Property Investment at Nuveen, and Director of Upstream Sustainability Services, JLL.

Alex takes pride in challenging the status quo, and believes there is a huge opportunity to improve the built environment by fundamentally changing the way we design, build and manage physical spaces to better serve the people that use them, and the environment upon which they depend.

DOMINIC GRACE

Principal at Dominic Grace Advisory

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With over 30 years at Savills, Dominic has an extensive knowledge of the processes involved in the residential development sector and contacts with many residential and commercial developers and landowners throughout the UK.

Dominic takes a particularly keen interest in the challenges and solutions around London’s housing crisis.

AMI KOTECHA

Co-Founder and Head of Venture Investments at Amro Real Estate Partners

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As a Co-Founder of a full cycle real estate investment, development and asset management company, Ami had first hand, C-level involvement in design and construction processes as well as in digital transformation and adoption of technology.

In her new role as Head of Venture Investments, she now seeks to identify and invest in technologies that build resilience within the UK’s real estate sector.