The React News team
Chris Borland, Editorial Director
Chris brings a unique angle to real estate reporting having worked across the industry as an agent, communications advisor and journalist at two of the biggest publications – CoStar News and Property Week. At CoStar, over a five-year period, Chris led a concerted push to deliver more exclusive news to the ‘Big 6’ regional cities and drove market engagement.
A contact list stretching the length and breadth of the UK & Ireland helped Chris establish himself as one the country’s leading regional journalists.
James Buckley, Editorial Director
James has been covering the UK commercial property markets since 2008, making him one of the most experienced journalists currently working in the sector.
He started his career in commercial real estate at Estates Gazette where he spent four years working as an editor on the news desk. In 2012, James was recruited to help establish CoStar’s UK news service, for which he has worked ever since. As part of a team of three senior editors, James took CoStar News from a standing start to one of the UK’s most-read property news services in just three years.
James has a vast contact base across all levels of the property industry and has a track record of breaking the news of some of the largest investment transactions, with a particular focus on the London markets.
David Hatcher, Editorial Director
David has been embedded into the top tier of the real estate market since the start of his career. After spending seven years at Property Week where he was Finance Editor, he went on to launch the website of debt and finance specialist publication, Real Estate Capital. Most recently he spent four years at Estates Gazette where as Head of Content he was a key part of the leadership group.
David has a particular depth of expertise and contact base in corporate M&A, debt, fund management and logistics.
Charlie Schouten, Northern Correspondent
Charlie has extensive experience covering property and construction, with a special focus on the North of England, having worked for Construction News and Place North West. He started his career as Construction News’ Northern Correspondent, and then moved Place North West in Manchester, initially as a senior reporter and then as a deputy editor. With extensive contacts across construction, property, architecture, and investment community across the North, Charlie has a focus on exclusive news content and interviews. Born, raised, and based in Manchester, Charlie is passionate about covering all aspects of property in the region. Some of Charlie’s biggest exclusive stories have been Renaker’s purchase of Trinity Islands in Manchester, revealing the location of BT’s new Manchester regional hub and GCHQ’s Manchester city centre office and the anchor tenant Liverpool’s £200m Pall Mall.
Guy Montague-Jones, Analysis Editor
Guy is a highly experienced and award-winning property journalist. He spent six years at Property Week, working in various senior roles including latterly as Deputy Editor. He has a strong track record of breaking news stories and writing incisive analysis and comment pieces across a broad range of topics. His areas of expertise include listed real estate, fund management and debt.
Before Property Week, Guy covered the supermarket and food industry at The Grocer, one of the UK’s biggest trade publications. He started his journalism career at Decision News Media in France.
Jamie Hamer, Commercial Director
Jamie has a decade long career spanning sales, commercial strategy and marketing for industry giants Procter and Gamble, the Acuris Group and Gartner. He brings significant commercial and sales expertise to the business and holds a CFA charter.
M: +44 7827 932 537
Henrietta Curtis, Head of Sales
Henrietta has worked in publishing and event sales for more than a decade.
She joins React News from Institutional Investor where she specialised in events connecting institutional allocators with real estate, infrastructure and private equity funds.
M: +44 7770 252 081
Rhys Zownir, Business Development Manager
Rhys is an experienced business development manager, with a strong track record from his time at AppDynamics, a division of Cisco.
Prior to his sales careers, Rhys was an army officer in the Parachute Regiment, after commissioning from Sandhurst.
M: +44 7454 809 137