NEWS ROUND-UP: Digital auctions poised to go mainstream

EG brings you a few highlights from yesterday’s news, in case you missed the daily round-up

COMMENT: Auctions sector sees a drive in digital change

Visible growth in the online space has encouraged new players into the market and is forcing incumbents to act. Recent experiences have shown that corporate sellers are driving this change. Examples of this have included well-known asset managers using Clive Emson’s online auction to sell commercial properties, and public bodies using Lambert Smith Hampton’s online auction to sell their land lots, writes Robin Rathore, chief executive of property auction marketplace Bamboo Auctions.

Read more of Rathore’s comment

TECHTALK RADIO: Bruised knees, AI and a Valentine’s Day request

LISTEN: EG talks to Laura Acklandiene and Bronny Wilson of building services platform Equiem about their global expansion plans and the power of women in tech.

DIARY: What a mistake-a to make-a

When Dan Norris, UK head of real estate at Hogan Lovells, and his 10 mates booked their tickets for the Italy v England match on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, something clearly got lost in translation over in Rome. They asked for “seats all in one row”, but when they arrived at the Stadio Olimpico, what they got wasn’t quite what they had in mind.

Find out what happened and more from the lighter side of real estate

LAW: Restrictive covenants and running a business

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The Upper Tribunal demonstrates a pragmatic approach to business and community interests, writes Ellodie Gibbons.

Find out more about the case of the doggy dilemma