• freelance writer • broadcaster • editor •
Charlie Jacoby has been writing about property, both commercial and residential, since 1991. His first freelance job was with Estates Times, now part of Property Week, he was a staff writer on Estates Gazette and currently writes for a range of newspapers and magazines, including the Jewish Chronicle. He has contributed to several books about property, including textbooks for chartered surveyors. He also ghostwrites articles and speeches for senior property industry figures.
Writing about property has led Charlie to develop an interest in the quest for carbon-neutral buildings, in both commercial and residential buildings. He has written on this subject for the Daily Express, Jewish Chronicle and the magazine for Jonathon Porritt's Forum for the Future Green Futures
Recent Jewish Chronicle property supplements have been up to 56 pages, up from 16 pages when Charlie started writing it in 1997. The JC now has five new homes supplements a year, two property auctions supplements a general residential supplement - up from one in 1997.
In 1998, Charlie was appointed property writer for The European - the appointment immediately won The European a single property advertising deal worth £28,000. Other residential writing credits include Country Life and Living France magazines. Recent commercial writing credits include London Property Review, Retail Week and Logistics Manager - the Supply Chain Business. He has been deputy London bureau chief for www.GlobeSt.com and journalist on MIPIM News in Cannes.
In 1994, he won the Longford Commercial Property Young Journalist of the Year award, in 1993 he was the IBP Young Property Journalist of the Year and in 1991 he received a highly commended award in the best newcomer section at the ISVA Property Journalist of the Year Awards.
Property writing has taken Charlie to different parts of the world including Newfoundland, South Africa, Morocco, thr Caribbean, France and Spain.