The rapid growth of cloud and open source software have given rise cohort of tech unicorns. These unicorns have tackled and changed industries in finance, transportation, BI, real-estate, and others. Besides Airbnb, real-estate technology (proptech) companies are, due to the market’s younger age, still relatively low-key compared to their counterparts in more mature industries. With […]
We Company has, over the years moved from lease length arbitrage to management fee collection to construction, and is now pivoting back to basics. WeWork has always carried a risk with its long-term leases which could realize during economic slowdown when it would lose its short-term customers. The bubble didn’t have to burst for the […]
While PropTech 1.0 was mostly comprised of established companies going online, the second wave, like in many other sectors, is disrupting through the mechanisms and economics of startup creation. Both VC backed unicorns and bootstrapping underdogs are trying to win over parts of the huge real estate market. A growing amount of investments can be seen moving […]
The third vertical of PropTech is Real Estate Fintech. Startups in this vertical enable faster and more convenient trading of real estate assets helping to lower the illiquidity of the notoriously solid asset class. Read about the first two verticals here. Out of all the transparency these technologies will bring, the strongest impact will be on […]
The sharing economy in Real Estate is galvanized by the slow merger of the second and third space. People don’t work in the office that much anymore. Sharing Economy, of course, is not only affecting the Real Estate but also the transportation and labor markets. Access to the Internet and the consequent communication tools, the […]
Smart Real Estate vertical stands on the premise of the following expectations. Both users and investors expect that buildings will operate cost-efficiently and are highly functional at the same time. If operational costs are lower, then occupants will experience more competitive fees that result in better returns to investors. Until recently, the energy bill was […]
Real Estate is the largest asset class and one of the last to adopt technological change. Despite its limits, the size and lack of adoption to tech present a great opportunity for entrepreneurs. The potential of tech in the Real Estate market started to realize first in the 1980s with the invent of the Personal […]
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