Real Estate Technology

Laying The Foundation for Success in the Connected-building Era
McKinsey
October 2018

Connected buildings could introduce a new way of working. Here’s what it will take for them to become mainstream.

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Is Coworking Dead? And Other questions About Real Estate and Technology
Dror Poleg
October 2018

Explores 6 big questions that touch key aspects of technology’s impact on office, retail, housing, coworking, coliving, data, privacy, network effects, valuations.

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Public Real Estate in a Tech-Powered World
by Dror Poleg
September 2018

How is technology impacting the way public real estate is used and valued? What opportunities and challenges does it create for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). This is a presentation from September 2018, delivered by Dror as a keynote speech at the EPRA Conference in Berlin.

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Mid-Year 2018 MetaProp Global PropTech Confidence Index
MetaProp
August 2018

The MetaProp Mid-Year 2018 Global PropTech Confidence Index© found explosive PropTech investment growth, as startup funding tripled from year-end 2016 to year-end 2017, rising to $12.6 billion from $4.2 billion.

Among the Mid-Year 2018 Global PropTech Confidence Index© highlights:
• 96% of investors are planning to make either the same number or more PropTech investments in the next 12 months compared to the previous 12 months, up dramatically from 76% a year ago.
• 57% of investors are expecting to see more pitches in upcoming 12 months, down from 76% at year-end 2017.
• 36% of PropTech investments are exceeding expectations in terms of customer growth, up from 21% year-end 2017 and from 12% two years ago.
• 44% of startup CEOs said their company has been operating for at least three years, a major increase from 30% just six months ago.
• 75% of investors see more acquisitions happening in PropTech M&A over the next 12 months.

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Accelerating the Innovation Agenda in Commercial Real Estate
Altus Group
April 2018

Virtually every industry is trying to create greater value through process efficiencies, better data and analytics and new applications that help to streamline business, and the commercial real estate (CRE) industry is no different. While some participants in the industry are playing catch-up, there exists a rapidly growing awareness of the impact transformative technology can deliver, and leading CRE organizations are already beginning to, or have already, put this into play. Altus Group’s latest CRE Innovation Report is based on a global quantitative survey of 400 CRE C-level and senior executives in both front and back office positions at owner-operator and owner-investor firms in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
This report addresses the following questions:
• How prepared is the CRE industry to embrace the next phase of technology innovation?
• Where does the industry recognize the potential impacts of “game-changing” disruptive technologies?
• Where do CRE executives see the biggest risks and opportunities associated with disruptive change?

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Big Data: Beyond the Buzzword
EY
June 2017

Exploring the latest in transformative trends in the property sector with particular focus on Big Data and its impact, challenges and opportunities for the sector.

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Disruptive Convergence: Are You Ready? Transformative Trends in Real Estate
EY
November 2017

As industries converge and traditional business boundaries break down, property companies will face competitive threats from tech goliaths, fast-moving competitors and disruptive business models. EY’s latest paper examines industry convergence and what it means for the property industry.

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Tech’s Real Estate Tech Annual Report
Tech
March 2018

Tech’s Real Estate Tech Annual Report highlights the key trends and issues impacting the real estate tech / proptech market this year, both globally and in key regions around the world.

Globally, real estate tech / proptech investment soared as the market undertook a reset following a year of “cautious capitalism” across North America, Europe, and Asia. Despite the ongoing decline in the number of venture capital deals, coupled with a balanced and steady 2015 and 2016, a significant number of mega-deals in real estate tech drove the funding boom across the sector in 2017.

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Clicks and Mortar: The Growing Influence of Proptech
JLL
November 2017

Technology has transformed many aspects of our lives – from how we communicate with each other, to how we buy things, to the way we work.
In this report, the first of its kind in this region, JLL look at the range of start-ups in the proptech eco-system, the investment they’re attracting, and key client needs and markets they serve. JLL also dig into what impact these companies, and the products and services they offer, will have on the real estate end-user – whether you’re an institutional investor, a corporate occupier, or a first-time buyer.

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PROPTECH 2017: TRENDS & TRANSFORMATION
FTI Consulting
May 2017

This research, produced jointly by FTI Consulting and FUTURE: PropTech, extremely timely, which will bring you an up-to-date snapshot of the current status of the proptech industry in the UK. Whilst we have seen a number of proptech players gain widespread credibility and sizable investment, to date, it has not been possible to provide an overview of the size of the sector, the potential growth opportunity, the sentiment amongst those driving it and the key challenges they expect to see ahead.

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Real Estate Technology: Threat or opportunity?
KPMG
31 May 2017

Real estate is a sector at the cusp of a tech-driven revolution. In this next phase of real estate sector transformation, the business of ‘bricks and mortar’ will no longer be about bricks and mortar.
In this paper, RealTech Ventures’ Steve Maarbani explains the global growth of RealTech and provides a perspective on the future of RealTech together with the implications for real estate sector participants.

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Blockchain technology: the next big thing in commercial real estate
Deloitte
August 2017

Blockchain technology has recently been adopted and adapted for use by the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. CRE executives are finding that blockchain-based smart contracts can play a much larger role in their industry. Blockchain technology can potentially transform core CRE operations such as property transactions like purchase, sale, financing, leasing, and management transactions. In particular, we have found that among the core CRE processes, leasing is well-suited for blockchain adoption. When we consider the processes and the need for smart contracts, leasing meets the prerequisites for using blockchain technology. In this report Deloitte dive deeper into the value proposition of blockchain technology and its applicability to property leasing and management processes.

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PropTech 3.0: The Future of Real Estate
Andrew Baum – Oxford University
April 2017

In this research we interviewed over 50 real estate professionals, entrepreneurs and capital providers. From one side, we heard that none of these startups know what they are doing and that young entrepreneurs misguidedly regard real estate as a sure thing. From the other, we heard that real estate people are not good at strategy and are determined to protect inefficient fee-earning practices.

2017 seems to mark a turning point. PropTech 2.0 has been building such mass and momentum that it will change the world. But real estate is a slow moving asset class, and the real estate industry is highly conservative. How will this play out? This report  maps this emerging sector and focusses in particular on the impact of tech change on the character of this enormous asset class.

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Will the Australian property sector seize the upside of disruption?
EY, PCA, GBCA
November 2016

For Australia’s biggest industry, responding to these dramatic shifts is particularly challenging because of the extended life of buildings. The cities and infrastructure we build today will serve generations of Australians to come. The Property Council of Australia, Green Building Council of Australia and EY present this report as an introduction and will follow with more
in-depth thought leadership and events to inform the industry, so that it may embrace the upside of disruption. They hope the report is the catalyst for the industry to challenge its assumptions about the future so that it is preparing for change on all fronts.

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How Human Connections Will Ultimately Shape the Future of Real Estate
JLL
November 2016

As we hurtle toward a future of quantum computing, robotic workmates and 4D conference capabilities, and driven by a need for greater connections to each other, the community and nature, JLL explore the possibility that humanity is the true architect of the future.

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Disruption = Demand OCCUPIER DECISION MAKING IN AN AGE OF DISRUPTION
Knight Frank
November 2016

There has arguably never been a more disruptive time to be in business. The orthodoxy surrounding the global economic cycle has been severely challenged. This paper argues that real estate matters.

Companies that recognise the contribution that real estate makes in delivering strategic intent are winning through. Resilience and competitive advantage derives from well considered real estate choices. In contrast, those that secure office space with a staid supply chain driven mentality accompanied by a steady-state projection of real estate needs, lose their edge. These organisations are challenged by the disruptive impacts of new technology and associated need for new talent to drive organisational change.

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Innovations In Commercial Real Estate Preparing For The City Of The Future
Deloitte
October 2016

Technology and innovation are challenging traditional business models in the CRE industry. As the government reshapes the cities of the future and tenants emphasize occupant wellness, CRE owners also have to re-invent their strategy to remain competitive. With these thoughts in mind, Deloitte have identified five themes that they believe CRE owners should consider integral to their business strategy.

Most of these themes are enablers, which if used strategically and timely, can equip CRE companies to make their physical space future-ready:

  1. Future of mobility
  2. Occupant health and wellness
  3. Internet of Things
  4. 3D printing technologies
  5. Demographic data and predictive analytics

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Assets vs. Access: A Digital Reality For Commercial Real Estate
Knowledge@Wharton
14 September 2016

The commercial real estate industry is one of the slowest to adapt to the digital age. But it has to change its mental and business models or risk getting disrupted by tech innovators. In this article, authors Michael BermanBarry LibertMegan Beck and Jerry (Yoram) Wind outline a five-step process called PIVOT to help companies change.

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Automated Technology: Driving Change In Real Estate

CBRE
September 2016

In this paper CBRE discuss the role of new technologies in the transformation of the supply chain and the implications for the industrial and logistics sector.

Autonomous vehicle technology is likely to affect industrial real estate in many important ways.

With the adoption of driver-less trucks, the trucking industry will be able to cut its labor costs, shifting its focus toward building technological systems that can meet the demand for goods more efficiently while focusing more on inventory and occupancy costs.

3D printing is rapidly becoming an integral part of industrial manufacturing.

The global 3D printing market is on track to exceed $21 billion by 2020, and the demand for 3D printers, materials and services will exceed $10 billion by 2018 (Consumer Technology Association & UPS).

Automation within the logistics space will change the way facilities are built and maintained.

The rise of automation will affect logistics facilities, transforming the labor component and altering the way operators configure and build their warehouses and distribution centers.

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