Matthew is a retail intelligence veteran, co-author of the Grimsey Reviews I and II, Visiting Professor at UCL, Co-Founder of Didobi. Previously of LDC and CoStar/FOCUS.

At Didobi he advises on the implementation, visualisation, interpretation and monetisation of data assets. Between 2009-2017 he established The Local Data Company as the UK’s go to source for retail data and insight. Prior to this Matthew worked as the Operations Director for CoStar Group in the UK. He worked for FOCUS (Property Intelligence) from 1997 to 2003.

Matthew is a well-respected and trusted commentator on UK retailing and its places. He is a regular contributor to national and trade media outlets. As a co-author on both Grimsey Reviews (2013, 2018) he has clear views on an alternative future for the high street.

Matthew is a friendly and knowledgeable tutor. Visiting Professor at University College London. He sits on the Research Advisory Board of Nottingham Business School. In addition he is a volunteer business mentor for The Prince’s Trust in the East Midlands.

Specialisms: Retail, retail property, high street, data, operations, data systems, business development, marketing, technology, PropTech, consultancy.

Why training provision is essential

Risk management needs to embrace uncertainty and structural change

Converting the high street

Contagion or containment in the real estate industry

REITs: Castles of Sand?

My hopes and fears for UK property in 2020

CBRE buying Telford Homes: a symbol of change

New Frontiers: Flexible Space Operators and Landlords fight a turf war

New Frontiers: Space Management Beyond Bricks & Mortar

New Frontiers: Does WeWork Work for Occupiers AND Investors?

TFL, AFL, laughable?

How blockchain is the new kid on the block in real estate

A.I. for you and I

Big data, big deal?

Footloose and fancy-free?

Inhabit: the purported £1bn development programme greystar is buying according to property week

UK commercial RE lending survey 2017 take-aways

How safe is retail as an investment?

Build-to-Rent NOI growth predictions for the UK

The Grenfell Tower fire is impacting many apartments across the UK

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