The Inaugural Spirit of Barry Award awarded to Kemi

Barry Yudolph, Debra’s father and SAY’s credit controller sadly passed away from COVID on the 1st May 2020 at the age of 82. He disliked ‘boring’ retirement and thrived on having a purpose and therefore took a role as SAY’s credit controller. When chasing payments,  he charmed our clients, always interested in their businesses and the latest happenings. Barry showed the importance of embracing life. He will be missed by all at SAY and our clients.

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Meet the Team: Rory Merchant

Rory is the newest member of the SAY team, joining in February 2021 as a consultant. We spoke to him for this speedy Q&A to find out more about his career to date and his thoughts on what the biggest housing challenge is today.

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A Connection to Tomorrow: Are you ready for the post-pandemic home?

We’re excited to be launching our whitepaper on the ‘post-pandemic’ home in collaboration with Hyperoptic, developed with qualitive and quantitative research of 311 property experts, as well as a survey of 2,000 Brits. This follows our hugely successful ‘A Connection to Tomorrow’ white paper, which explored the future of technology and communications in real estate.

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The SAY Women discuss their Dream Mentors #IWD2021

An Introduction from Debra Yudolph, Founder and Partner

As a female business leader I am proud to support International Women’s Day and Choose to Challenge.

We have been thinking about mentors following SAY supporting the launch of Mentoring Circle founded by Vanessa Murray – a free cross sector mentoring scheme designed to connect senior female professionals within the property industry with young women with 18 months or less experience. I wanted to hear from the women in SAY who they would pick as their dream mentor.

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#OurSAY Collaborators: Phillippa Hardman, Founder & CEO of Educated Body

We’re delighted to be kicking of our new #OurSAY Collaborator series with Phillippa Hardman. Phillippa started her career as a professional dancer and personal trainer before founding Educated Body, a specialist spa and gym consultancy for residential and commercial clients across the UK. SAY and Educated Body have collaborated on many projects because there is a natural synergy in our approach. They have become an extended part of the SAY team because we can always rely on them to give our clients sound, sensible advice.  We sat down with Phillippa to ask her about the journey to founding her business, her time as a Hot Gossip dancer and who her dream mentor would be.

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The Transatlantic Multifamily Debate 2021

At the tail-end of January, Debra chaired a fascinating debate on the future of multifamily markets, looking at the key differences, challenges and opportunities for US investors looking to tap into the UK market.

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Goodbye to Barry

Barry Yudolph (Debra’s father) sadly passed away from COVID on the 1st May 2020 and he will be missed by all at SAY and many of our clients.

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Congratulations to Kemi and Charles!

We actively support and encourage our team to progress their professional development. We are delighted to announce that in November 2020, Kemi Oguntoye received confirmation that she passed her Assessment of Professional Competence and is now a Member of the Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

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