Nicholas Leeming was the joint founder of Propertyfinder, the UK’s first national property portal which brought many of the leading estate agencies onto the internet. A qualified Chartered Surveyor, Nicholas was a practising agent for over 15 years, having been a partner in one of the national firms.
Nicholas helped to oversee the development of Propertyfinder into one of the country’s best known property portals. The business was sold to News Corporation and the REA Group (Australia) before subsequently being acquired by Zoopla in 2009 where Nicholas became the Major Accounts Director.
A regular commentator on the UK property market and described by a leading trade journalist as “one of the most respected people in the industry” Nick left Zoopla in 2012 to build a portfolio of board appointments which has included non executive directorships at Spark Energy, Belvoir Lettings PLC and Lettingweb, Scotland’s letting portal. Nick is currently Chairman of Jackson-Stops and Bamboo Auctions, director of a Lloyds of London underwriting business and an active investor in a number of Proptech businesses.
Recognised with the 2008 Estate Agency of the Year award for Achievement and a judge at industry awards, Nick’s roles have involved growing a range of property related service businesses from start up to early stage investment and subsequent exit, so giving him a unique insight into the property industry.
My favourite quote
“Events, dear boy, events” Harold Macmillan’s quote when asked what the challenges in politics were and equally applicable to the property world!
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