Proptech Espresso

Proptech Espresso

Learn everything you need to about Proptech from the real estate professionals, entrepreneurs, and visionaries at the forefront of this evolution. Proptech encompasses the wider digital transformation of real estate as innovators reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild the real estate industry. It considers both the technological and mentality change of the real estate industry, and its consumers to our attitudes, movements and transactions involving the built environment. Are you ready? Join the cutting edge of the Proptech movement on Proptech Espresso.

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August 3, 2022 36 min

Why can you order food delivery in a few clicks but resolving workplace building issues takes days? How do office environment issues impact productivity for office workers? Will return-to-work be an opportunity or an obstacle for building owners and operators? Where does technology aid employers and building operators in return-to-work? Given that 'returning to the way things were' is not an option, how do you positively co...

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Why is the Austin business environment so compelling for startups? What is iBuying and what innovation has occurred within this space since its inception? Why has Opendoor been successful in iBuying but Zillow and several others have been forced to exit the space? How does real estate data quality impact the performance of national iBuyers? What is the opportunity for local market knowledge to improve the performance of iBuyers? Ho...

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Why has hospitality tech only recently started to address the short-term rental space? What unique hospitality challenges do short-term rentals face but traditional hotels do not? What are the scale advantages of launching a startup in the US vs Europe? How does speaking to hundreds of customers synthesize the underlying problems they face? Why are there so many different needs amongst mom & pop property managers? What prompts ...

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As an entrepreneur, what are the measures of success beyond an outsized financial exit? Which parties win most often in company sales? What is the attractiveness of real estate for a former tech founder? How will the lack of discipline in real estate investing be exposed by a bear market? Which real estate asset classes were most impacted by COVID? How does the ability to improve NOI contribute to proptech solution adoption? Propte...

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Why do entrenched incumbents afford newcomers the opportunity to think about industry problems differently? How can established companies foster an ongoing entrepreneurial mindset? Why do entrepreneurs benefit from a lack of industry knowledge? How has data transparency and transaction process clarity empowered the homeowner in Canada? Does caring the most about the transaction result in homeowners selling above similar agent-led t...

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What are the myriad of layers and people involved in getting a successful real estate deal done? Why is there an information gap on how to successfully build a downpayment for a home? Why have lenders historically neglect long term prospective customers? What are the creative ways in which people can obtain financing in order to purchase their first home? How can technology accelerate the savings for home down payments? Pat McLough...

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How is the shift in the way people are living and working driving interest in the short-term rental market? What defines turnkey short-term rental investing and why is the appealing to prospective investors? What are the differences in serving mom & pop investors versus professional investors in the short-term rental space? What are the toughest scale challenges that short-term rental investors face when expanding their propert...

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America's housing affordability crisis needs innovative solutions. Fortunately the Ivory Prize was established to spur this exact innovation, supporting companies and groups working on ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions addressing this complex issue. The Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability focuses on solutions from three categories: construction and design, finance, and public and policy and regulatory reform. Abby I...

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How is technology evolving the full value chain of real estate assets? What are the technology categories that make up the built world? How do the unique needs of different real estate asset classes increase the complexity for developing vertical software solutions? Why have paper processes and human errors traditionally made insurance compliance the bane of property owners and operators? How does the friction from insurance compli...

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What is GIS and why is this technology so important for real estate? Why is city planning at the core of almost every aspect of real estate? Why is lead follow up for sales people, inside and outside of real estate, such a struggle? What is conversational AI and why does it make sense to use this tech for sales lead follow up? How is the predictive analytics branch of AI being used in proptech today? Nate Joens- co-founder of Struc...

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How does the scale of European and US proptech initiatives at the city level compare? How does the mix of proptech funding across residential, commercial, and retail differ in the US versus Europe? What are the seven key challenges of real estate that individuals and cities face regardless of geography? What inspired a physical manufacturer of door lock technology to innovate and create an entirely new SaaS platform to re-invent th...

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How do the realities of a home being sold influence the spectrum of staging opportunities? How has virtual staging impacted the home selling process? What are the different relationship dynamics at play between the real estate agent, client, and stager when working on a sale listing? How does location and proximity come into play when considering staging services? How is Stagerie leveraging tech as a means of removing emotion from ...

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How solving key management issues for commercial markets unlocked (pun intended) multiple residential property management opportunities? How did technical innovation force a classic start-up pivot from PointCentral's original lockbox product? What are sensory buildings and how do IoT devices enhance these buildings to deliver improved resident experiences? How does PointCentral leverage its parent company Alarm.com's techno...
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What is placemaking and how does this concept intersect with proptech? How has location data emerged to significantly improve decision making by expanding what is known beyond the limited data contained within the four walls of a building? What are location scores and how are these the backbone of Local Logic's product suite? Sara Maffey - Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Local Logic, joins Proptech Espres...

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Why was real estate industry operating like the wild west before the advent of the internet? How has the proptech space transformed over the last 20 years? What are the complexities of zoning in real estate and why is this the invisible hand in real estate development? Is real estate zoning a challenge globally? Are we incorrectly blaming zoning for real estate development issues or are development incentives simply not correctly a...

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How and why has the definition of proptech changed over the last ten years? Why is it important for founders to remain involved in sales discussions for early stage companies? What separates good and great product managers at tech companies? Who are some of the proptech companies to keep your eye on during 2022? Russell Smith - CRO of Earnnest, joins Proptech Espresso to answer these questions and share how buying his first house i...

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How can upheaval and uncertainty create opportunities in unexpected segments of the real estate market? What are the benefits of cutting your teeth in new real estate investment areas quickly and at scale? How has technology better enabled home sellers to market their homes? How can for sale by owner and real estate agents work together to have the best experience for all parties in a home transaction? PJ Mitchell - co-founder and ...

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Why are highly regulated industries difficult to innovate in? What are the challenges and opportunities of launching a startup during a global pandemic (while living in lockdown with your co-founders)? What are some of the ways in which real estate photos are underutilized? How has the real estate photo space been positively and negatively impacted by the huge adoption of smartphone cameras by agents Mert Karakus, Mine Kanso, and E...

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November 24, 2021 35 min

How has the role of the residential real estate agent changed over the last 15 years? Over the same time period, how has the technology that real estate agents rely on changed (beyond the demise of carbon copy contracts)? How did the benefits and learnings from traditional door knocking lead to the startup idea for Drop Offer? Greg Burns - co-founder and CEO of Drop Offer, joins Proptech Espresso to answer these questions and discu...

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What is the flip side of crowdfunding for real estate investing? What can be done to increase the transparency in commercial real estate financing options to bring it on par with what is available in residential real estate? How do you successfully build and scale a commercial lending marketplace? How has the aggregation and up keep of supply side rates created an opportunity to carve out a valuable offering where most brokers choo...

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