Angelica Donati

Angelica Donati

Angelica Donati is chief executive of Donati Immobiliare



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    Donati’s Angelica Donati on AI’s practical applications in modern construction


    Artificial intelligence holds promise for the construction industry, guiding it towards a safer, more sustainable and efficient future.

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    Break the bias for a bright future


    The construction sector is a cornerstone of modern economies, playing an indispensable role in shaping the infrastructure that supports our daily lives.

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    Long-term action needed to safeguard Italy’s construction industry


    Much has been said in recent months about the extraordinary, once-in-a-generation chance Italy has to kickstart its faltering economy thanks to the EU’s Recovery Fund, of which it is getting the lion’s share.

  • Proptech

    Pandemic winners and losers


    Now that 2020 is firmly in the past, it is time to look to the future with fresh resolve. Although we are far from clear of the pandemic, we can start to look forward to new beginnings.

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    Construction set for tech boost


    The world is rapidly – and perhaps irrevocably – changing around us, with Covid-19 acting as a catalyst.

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    Weaker companies will fail unless they embrace tech


    In my last column, in May, I looked at how tech adoption might change as a consequence of the current pandemic. In hindsight, I was perhaps too optimistic.

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    What happens next? Angelica Donati’s reforecast for 2020 and beyond


    In the final part of our reforecast series, experts from proptech, flexible workspace, architecture and beyond share their predictions for the post-lockdown future.

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    A silver lining in a year to forget


    This has been a year to forget so far. On 20 February, global equity markets plunged in a crash rivalling the 2008 downturn. Though they have rallied thanks to central bank support, hopes for a Covid-19 vaccine and a rebound in business activity as governments ease lockdown, things could take ...

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    Tech must go direct to end user


    In the third quarter of last year, global venture investments into proptech reached $24.6bn, surpassing the most optimistic estimates for the year and putting the industry on track to comfortably exceed the $30bn full-year mark.

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    Smart mobility drives smart cities


    Modern urban logistics and transport networks are under pressure from many sources. According to PwC, people will continue to migrate from rural areas to cities and by 2050 the urban population will have increased by 75%.

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    Get ready for the rise of contech


    When considering technologies in the real estate space, most people think about advancements that tech can bring to property management, valuations, sales, lettings and many more functions in the asset management lifecycle.

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    It pays to bet smart on proptech


    Last year was a bumper one for proptech. Not only did tech giants continue to validate proptech, with investments such as Softbank’s big bets on WeWork, Oyo, Reonomy, OpenDoor and Compass, real estate investors piled in as well.

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    2019 forecast: Angelica Donati (Donati Immobiliare)


    ”It will be a big year for construction tech, which has to date operated in the shadows compared with asset management and leasing-type operations”


    The greatest ROI technology provides is insight


    The fact that proptech is not a passing fad has been amply proven.

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    Tech is the catalyst for the service of real estate


    The real estate industry appears to have reached a turning point. This time, I am not (just) talking about proptech. Slowly but surely, there has been a big shift away from traditional asset management and towards ’the service of real estate’.

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    This is the year proptech comes of age


    In my last column, I theorised that 2018 may be the year when proptech becomes mainstream, and tech 2.0 investments start bearing fruit. I referred to ‘deep’, data-driven technologies, and picked IA – intelligence augmentation – as the ‘one to watch’. With Q1 2018 well behind us, are there any ...

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    Proptech has the investment – now it needs the data


    Proptech talk: At the end of 2017, the RICS published an Insights Paper, co-authored by Saurabh Saxena and me, on the future of residential property in light of technological innovation in the space.