Guy Montague-Jones’s source, who likened getting traditional commercial property firms to share data to “herding cats”, makes a sound point.

Cats clearly prefer to go their own way. As a founder of a cloud-based data-sharing platform for commercial property professionals, it is great to see the established players moving towards a model that starts to share data.

Edozo has been opening up commercial property comparable data, including lease and sale transactions, through a cloud-based platform for the past 12 months.

We’ve seen a great response from the UK surveying community. Having the right technology, being able to know what customers want and identifying the market gap has meant we have quickly built a solution. Commercial property is embracing digital platforms.

Marcus Ginn, founder, Edozo