New property search portal, Harness Property Intelligence, has launched after securing £3m in equity seed funding from undisclosed investors.
Founded in January of this year, Harness Property Intelligence enables commercial agents, surveyors, businesses and investors, to search an up-to-date database of commercial property in the UK, including serviced offices, retail space, industrial buildings, leisure and land.
Harness Property Intelligence and its developments planned for introduction over the next few years is led by CEO Ben Mein, who previously held the position of head of digital strategy at News UK, commercial director at The Nielsen Company and Telefonica Digital UK, and CEO of real-time sales intelligence platform Companybook.
Mein is supported by CTO Chris Noden, who has held positions at Gamesko, MOFILM and Monstermob, and chief data officer Dr. Lee Mollins, who was formerly data and analysis director at Hometrack.
Mein said that commercial agents and surveyors are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their value today, particularly in context to fending off technology companies openly purporting to remove them from the deal cycle.
“This industry is complex and very much driven by people, and respecting and enhancing commercial agents and surveyors’ relationships with their own clients is at the core of everything we do.
“With the UK market looking uncertain, this is the right time for us to collaborate with commercial property professionals to harness knowledge and help them unlock market potential more efficiently and so achieve better results for their clients,” Mein concluded.