About us

PlaceTech began publishing in February 2018, created by the same team behind the established Place North West, a B2B media company based in Manchester, UK. Place North West covered property technology on an occasional basis for many years before embarking on PlaceTech. Through PlaceTech we hope to educate, inform and champion the products, services and pioneers bringing technology into the UK property sector.

Paul Unger (1)Paul Unger – publisher, founder

+44 (0) 7966 535262 | paul.unger@placetech.net

Paul started in journalism as a graduate trainee on the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo in 1997, rising to become business editor of the Daily Post. After moving into freelance business reporting, he spent six years as North West features writer for Property Week, before setting up Place North West in 2007, followed by PlaceTech in 2018.




Dino Edit 2Dino Moutsopoulos – commercial director

+44 (0)7803 988112 | dino@placetech.net

Dino has nearly 20 years’ experience of business development and growing business brands. Specialising in event sponsorship, Dino has worked both nationally and internationally, winning work with global brands such as CBRE, ARUP, Kier, Virgin and Reed.





Kirsty ButcherKirsty Butcher – production manager

+44 (0)7811 987023 | kirsty.butcher@placetech.net

A graduate of the University of Manchester, Kirsty joined Place Group in 2015 to manage the daily flow of business activity, events and publishing. She is responsible for all design and development of the website as well as servicing content marketing clients, event partners, advertisers and readers to shape the best products possible.





Nicola Byrne (2)Nicola Byrne – reporter

+44 (0)7708 938545 | nicola@placetech.net

Graduated from the highly respected journalism course at UCLan in 2017, specialising in broadcast.







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Editorial Board

Joe Averill, OBI

Martin Bryant, media consultant

Jon Lovell, Hillbreak

Mike Edge, Mills & Reeve

Ceri Evans, Vucity

Kirsty Butcher, PlaceTech

Paul Unger, PlaceTech

Nicola Byrne, PlaceTech

Josh Owens, Redwood Consulting

Jeremy Hinds, Savills

Jazz Hanley, Tech Nation

Steve Murphy, Altus Group

Tom Renn, Bruntwood + MSP

Lucy Mitchell, New River Retail

Richard Gwilliam, M&G Real Estate

James Boreham, Leverton

Raya Yunakova, Pi Labs