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- students can see how brilliant Twitter is for real estate research, and
- they can widen their focus of property beyond traditional commercial property to encompass retail, residential and niche property, as well as planning, urban design, and other related areas.
Putting to one side that you might 'expect' property students already to be following the property tweeters such as:
- the 'big' property companies;
- the trade publications;
- professional bodies such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB),
... so the question is - who else should they follow and why?
Here is the beginning of my list of tweeters - any suggestions welcome! It definitely needs more retail representation, for example. I would love this to be a collaborative effort that could be shared with real estate students in other universities, so please help if you have a good suggestion. Note, I have not included any tweeters whose information or links are behind a pay wall/require a subscription.
UPDATE (September 2013) - thanks to those that suggested additions. I have added those that I think are directly relevant to students' learning.
Networking, career advice and employment opportunities:
For the all expenses-paid internships with major firms for property students
Relaxed networking organisation for those new to the industry
UK focused tweeter/blog with APC advice
Online commercial property jobs board for Estates Gazette
Property Week board for senior and graduate surveying and related vacancies
Office of National Statistics in the UK. Updates on economic and demographic information.
News, research, data and reports on UK commercial property market
British Property Federation - body representing interests of those involved in real estate ownership and investment in UK
The magazine of RICS, covering land, property, construction and the built environment.
Residential Real Estate:
UK residential focus
Comment on residential property
High Street individual retailers
Shopping centre owner's perspective of the market
(Suggested by Mark Robinson)
Real Estate and Property News (mainly UK):
Property news with UK focus
UK property news
London based property PR consultant - commercial and residential
News summary for property sector.
Property news and comments from the Telegraph
Global news network for residential commercial and holiday real estate
Global property news including UK
Professional Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility in Property:
Urban Land Institute - research/education organisation focusing on land use and sustainable communities
(Suggested by PRPTBLOG)
Group committed to raising professional standards in property and related sectors
Corporate responsibility tweeter