A Conversation with Peter Hobbs
IPD, the Investment Property Databank, is known throughout the property investment world for its information services. The company, formed in 1985 by co-founders Rupert Nabarro and Ian Cullen, has broadened in scope since inception, developing in line with the increased sophistication of the global real estate investment business. Editor Richard Fleming spoke recently with Peter Hobbs, appointed last year as senior director and head of business development at IPD in London, about the company’s development and future direction.
IPD celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. Are you happy that the industry now knows and understands what IPD does?
Given the nature of IPD’s role within global real estate markets, there will always be a strong emphasi