PropTech Insights – week 21, 2017

Our goal is ‘reinventing the future of property’. To support that goal, we share! We have made a selection from various (Dutch and English) news sources, which we find it worthwhile to share this with you. Have fun reading! And sharing = caring..

Zes PropTech inzichten uit London waarvan je op de hoogte moet zijn

In de eerste twee weken van mei heb ik mij mogen onderdompelen in de Londonse PropTech scene. Hierover schreef ik al een blog ‘PropTechNL goes London’. Mijn bezoek aan London was een mooie gelegenheden om internationale contacten in levenden lijve te ontmoeten. Daarnaast was ik natuurlijk benieuwd in welke mate de wereldwijde vastgoedmarkt (ter waarde van $217 triljoen) in beweging komt door nieuwe technologie en naar de laatste ontwikkelingen. [Lees meer]

One more thing – Inside Apple’s insanely great (or just insane) new mothership

ON JUNE 7, 2011, a local businessman addressed a meeting of the Cupertino City Council. He had not been on the agenda, but his presence wasn’t a total surprise. Earlier in the year the man had expressed his intention to attend a meeting in order to propose a new series of buildings along the city’s northern border, but he hadn’t felt up to it at the time. He was, as all of them knew, in dire health. [Read more]

Property tech 3.0 – ground-breaking report looks to future of real estate

Will we soon be able to buy a house with the click of a button? A report released by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford takes an expansive look at property technology (PropTech), and its findings detail the dramatic changes facing the real estate industry. The 95-page report was written by Andrew Baum, Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Oxford Saïd and real estate industry veteran, using data from PropTech venture capital firm PiLabs and interviews from over 50 real estate professionals. [Read more]

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable listed firms in the world. Their profits are surging: they collectively racked up over $25bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017. [Read more]

Zillow faces lawsuit over ‘Zestimate’ tool that calculates a house’s worth

It was bound to happen: A homeowner has filed suit against online realty giant Zillow, claiming the company’s controversial “Zestimate” tool repeatedly undervalued her house, creating a “tremendous road block” to its sale. The suit, which may be the first of its kind, was filed in Cook County Circuit Court by a Glenview, Ill., real estate lawyer, Barbara Andersen. The suit alleges that despite Zillow’s denial that Zestimates constitute “appraisals,” the fact that they offer market-value estimates and “are promoted as a tool for potential buyers to use in assessing [the] market value of a given property,” shows that they meet the definition of an appraisal under state law. [Read more]

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Eyes Toronto for Its Digital City

Larry Page’s dream of using technology to fix cities may come to Canada first. Sidewalk Labs LLC, the urban innovation unit of Page’s Alphabet Inc., has applied to develop a 12-acre strip in downtown Toronto, responding to a recent city agency request for proposals, according to two people familiar with the plans. Details of the proposal are private, but these people said the bid fits with the company’s ambition to create a connected, high-tech city or district from scratch. [Read more]

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