Gridizen, A Housing Technology and Innovation Company, Welcomes Jane Porter, COO of Optivo, a G15 Housing Association, as Chairperson


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Gridizen is creating a suite of digital tools to support landlords in the housing sector to keep pace with the latest regulatory and operational demands whilst ensuring residents remain at the heart.

Gridizen’s executive team is enhanced by the addition of Jane Porter as its Chairperson.  Jane brings over 30 years of insights and experience of the housing sector.

Jane is an advocate for Innovation within the Housing Sector and is currently responsible for all operations across Optivo’s portfolio of 45,000 homes.  Jane also participated in the MHCLG Residents’ Voice and Social Sector Engagement Best Practice Group, which aligns with Gridizen’s focus on the resident.

Kamran Mahmood, Founder and CEO of Gridizen, said: “ We are really excited to have Jane join as the chair of our board at Gridizen.  We are looking forward to working closely with her to further enhance Gridizen’s Housing solutions and learning from her extensive experience.”

Jane Porter, COO of Optivo and Board Chair of Gridizen, said: “ I am delighted to take up this position and support Gridizen develop and grow its resident focused solutions“


At Gridizen, we believe in building great relationships between landlords and residents.  Gridizen was born out of a vision to create a property management platform that enables this very thing.

The comprehensive web portal comes with an integrated mobile app to ensure excellent communication between landlords and residents. Our data-driven solution simplifies all facets of property management, while innovations in ESG allow for seamless data collection and reporting.

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