A B O U T U S
Look around you. You will see buildings for sure but what are the issues behind those buildings? Who owns them? Who occupies them? Who designed them? Who built them? What issues face them?
Commercial Property North East England ‘ComPropNEE’ is intended as a medium to answer the above questions and many more about this very important sector which is the lifeblood of our towns and cities.
The key message to our audience is that we will cover the sector without bias and without favour. As an online medium only we will react quickly if required. Our writing will be directed by the Editor with the support of invited writers who are specialists in their particular sectors.
From the outset I invited everyone to have fun and have the freedom to express their views with the essential caveat which is to avoid self-interest and blatant bias for pecuniary benefit. On that front we remain vigilant.
- Christopher Dobson, Editor-in-chief.
T H E W A Y F O R W A R D
Being online only, ComPropNEE can tackle any issue at speed and deliver an issue within hours. By inviting specialists we are able to deliver informed commentaries. For example Agents such as Savills, @ Retail, Avison Young and HTA Real Estate have delivered thought provoking articles.
We will continue to cover issues, trends and successes while we broaden engagement with developers, architects and other professionals. The comprop sector is immensely rich in talent and we will continue to support the sector in this wonderful part of the country.
T H E T E A M
Founder and Editor In Chief
Chris Dobson is a Thomson Newspapers trained journalist. Working from Newcastle’s Thomson House he rose through the ranks to become a district reporter based in Morpeth. Thereafter he went into public relations during which time he became editor of Newcastle Life for a 10-year period. Copies are available in the city’s Central Library Social History section. He also edited Arts North. He has written for The Scotsman, Estates Gazette, Estates Times, Property Week, Retail Week and several English magazines abroad mainly in Eastern Europe. While running Dobson Marketing he won the Best Use of Marketing Award for his work on Peterborough Business Park. He has worked for several firms of Chartered Surveyors including Chesterton (four offices) and Ryden (three offices) as well as developers and investors.
Brand Identity Manager
Emily Dobson is a corporate communications specialist, currently based in Milan, Italy. After a brief time living in London studying at King's College London, she moved on to study an international masters in Corporate Communication and eventually work in the city of Milan entering the world of advertising.
After starting her career at Leo Burnett, she moved on to Foote Cone & Belding to follow two large international clients, before moving to the agency Independent Ideas.
She is currently working for the worlds largest company in the eyewear industry as a brand manager.
She has previous journalism experience after a brief stint as a local reporter at the Fiji Sun in the capital of Fiji, Suva.