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How developers can get with the proptech programme

By Sanjeev Patel

Property developers are under pressure to reduce costs and risks, while improving efficiencies.

Propio Parul Scampion

Democratising and demystifying property investment

The rapid technological advances of the last decade and the emergence of the shared economy have democratised a range of services including shopping, job hunting, renting rooms and taxis, putting power firmly in the hands of the consumer.


How much of a threat do online agents really pose to traditional players?

By Alastair Stewart

I wandered lonely as a geek on a virtual research tour through Putney recently, rather appropriately using Google Street View.

Proptech image survey

‘Nuts and bolts’ areas are part of proptech wave

As Property Week’s report on the growth of the UK proptech market showed, there is no denying the attention technology is receiving in the real estate industry. This buzz is supported by serious investment: a global funding of proptech firms soared 62% in 2017 to £8.5bn.


Proptech needs to add real value to succeed

By Neal Gemassmer

The rise of technology is transforming the property industry and presents opportunities to innovate/

Andrew Miles

Silver Lake/Zoopla deal will have far-reaching implications for UK property and proptech

By Andrew Miles (Realla)

Earlier this month Silver Lake, a US private equity firm, offered £2.2bn to buy Zoopla Property Group (ZPG).

The Shard, London

Levelling the connectivity playing field for UK business

By Jamie Hopkins

Digital connectivity plays a critical role in powering the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises. However, in a survey on workplace productivity last year, 24% of UK employee respondents noted that slow technology was preventing them from doing their job well.


Hyperbole does proptech firms no favours


The first mention of proptech in Property Week was in November 2014, when we asked: what exactly is proptech and just why are its proponents so excited about its potential?

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