Welcome to #ANewLeaseOfLife, a sub-series of the devcast… podcast, where you’ll be learning how experts of the BTR, PRS, student accommodation and retirement living sectors climbed the ladder of their professional careers.
Hosted by Nick Hammond, Head of Build to Rent at deverellsmith.
This week, Jon Hammond – Head of Real Estate Parcel Locker Solution at Quadient, was in the hot seat, joined by Nick to discuss the dramatic changes the UK and world has seen in parcel volumes and how the pandemic has shaped the ecommerce industry forever.
Jon fell into the technology sector almost 20 years ago, and for the last 6 years has worked in the enthusing world of BTR. With the transition we have seen in the last year, it’s a remarkable time to be working within the industry, going from strength to strength.
They examine some shocking statistics from Ofcom that ‘genuinely flabbergasted’ Nick himself. Jon dives into detail, breaking them down to help us get our head around insane stats. They talk letter volumes and the extreme increase in parcel deliveries post-covid, jumping to 5 billion from 1.4 billion just 8 years ago!
Jon gives us insight into some of the solutions he is working on to help combat the issues raised in the episode, including making the last inch of delivery effortless within the BTR/multifamily space.
Get educated, inspired, and discover more astounding statistics.