The Propcast

Louisa Dickins

Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. This show will focus on connecting the proptechs, real estate funds and VC’s global

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The Propcast Season 2, Episode 5   Title: Tech Enabled Build to Rent with Rajesh Shah Summary: In this episode we speak to Rajesh Shah on Quintain and Tipi to talk about tech enabled Build to Rent.    The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. This show will focus on connecting the PropTechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the build to rent environment.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA). About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About Our Guests Rajesh Shah https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-shah/?originalSubdomain=uk Rajesh is Quintain's Executive Commercial Director, working in our Build to Rent (BtR) business,   Tipi, having set it up in 2015. Rajesh is responsible for all commercial and financial aspects of the   Tipi business to position it to become the UK’s largest BtR platform. He works closely with the wider Quintain team on the design and pricing for future plots at Wembley Park and new business. Rajesh joined Quintain in 2008 as the Transactions Director responsible for refinancings, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.   Rajesh has worked in real estate for over 20 years across a range of sectors including commercial, residential and retail. He has led transactions ranging from raising capital for new funds through to acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios and businesses. Prior to Quintain, Rajesh spent 10 years at Land Securities, where he was Investment Strategy Director at its Trillium subsidiary. He led the pricing of Trillium’s new business transactions as well as portfolio management of existing assets. Prior to this he worked at PwC as a management consultant in sectors including real estate, retail and media.   Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk   UKPA www.ukpa.com   Quintain www.quintain.co.uk  Tipi www.tipi.london    Insights from this Episode One of the things we learned early days is a very strong focus on customers, be it the landlord's at that point when we slowly sold the apartments or ultimately the customers who lived with us - Rajesh They're really bringing neighbourhoods to life and creating communities, which I think that's what a lot of us are all seeking, this new concept of living – Louisa I spent probably 12 months heavily researching and taking the foundation we had within Quintain, but looking very, very hard at what the customers really want as renters at large in London and beyond what our pain points were – Rajesh we want to make sure we stand uniquely for, is the whole strength and depth in customer service – Rajesh Rather than sector specific, what we've been testing very heavily in our recruitment is mindset. People really willing to go the extra mile are people really willing to put themselves into the customer shoes, willing to take every problem to its resolution – Rajesh  But ultimately, the success with the data is really are we improving enhancing the customer enjoyment and benefits – Rajesh   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this.    1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! 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Sep 23

36 min

The Propcast Season 2, Episode 4   Title: The Effects of Coronavirus with Nikolas Samios Summary: In this episode we talk to Nikolas Samios from Proptech1 Ventures about the effects of coronavirus on the industry.    The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. This show will focus on connecting the PropTechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA). About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About Our Guest Nikolas Samios https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikolassamios/?originalSubdomain=de Nikolas Samios is Managing Partner of PropTech1 Ventures, the first venture capital fund focused on PropTech startups in Germany. For decades, the real estate industry has shied away from true innovation, but now faces drastic change because of the advancing digitalization. This creates enormous opportunities for PropTech startups that focus on the optimization, digitalization, and disruption of the real estate industry. PropTech1 Ventures is a joint project of the real estate entrepreneur Marius Marschall and the COOPERATIVA Venture Group, which Nikolas heads as Managing Partner. COOPERATIVA is a platform which, based on the experience of its partner as founders, business angels, venture capital managers, and limited partners, covers 360° of the venture capital life cycle: Direct, indirect and LP investments in startups, support in their fundraising and exit efforts, venture-centric family office services and the inception and operation of VC funds in cooperation with leading sector experts.    Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk    UKPA www.ukpa.com     PropTech1 Ventures www.proptech1.ventures  Download free white paper “Proptech and the Corona effect”: https://proptech1.ventures/download-deep-dive-2-en    Insights from this Episode If you have a digital file, if you have a digital process, if that's even cloud based, you are a productivity wise in a good position – Nikolas It's not a tectonic shift. So all the standards are still there, you see normal deals happening but it's maybe a little bit more investor friendly climate right now than last year - Nikolas We are very bullish on  green technology because we believe that's the super major trend in a way for the next 10/20 years – Nikolas I’ve been doing venture capital for 20 years now, so this is not the first situation that the market changed away, and it was always a good idea to be careful with your valuation – Nikolas So if you just look at 20, 30 years of data… more or less the best venture deals have been done after the financial crisis – Nikolas As a professional investor, if you're correctly investing, if you pick the right targets, if you've optimized terms - it's a good time to invest - Nikolas   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this.    1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days!  http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525   2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks!  https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad   3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/

Sep 22

36 min

The Propcast Season 2, Episode 3   Title: The Importance of Real Estate Data with L.D. Salmanson and Thomas Walle Summary: In this episode we talk to L.D. Salmanson from Cherre, and Thomas Walle from Unacast about the importance of real estate data.   The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. This show will focus on connecting the PropTechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA). About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About Our Guests L.D. Salmanson https://www.linkedin.com/in/ldsalmanson/ L.D. has extensive experience founding, advising and investing and leading private technology companies. L.D’s latest venture is Cherre, which is the leader in real estate data and insight. Cherre connects decision makers to accurate property and market information, and helps them make faster, smarter decisions. By providing a unique single source of truth, Cherre empowers customers to evaluate opportunities and trends faster and more accurately, by saving millions of dollars in manual data collection and analytics costs. Prior to founding Cherre, L.D. served as an executive director of Oppenheimer’s private shares group, and after Openheimmer acquired GreenCrest Capital, a firm he co-founded to enable pre IPO transactions and some of the largest private technology companies in the world, including Facebook, Twitter and Uber. Prior to that, L.D. served as the principal of Knight Capital's group private equity fund and previously as a captain in the Israeli army, which I'd love to hear a little bit more about as well later on in the show. L.D. holds an MBA in finance and is a Joseph Wharton Merit Scholar. He also holds a BA, LLB and LLM in finance and international law.   Thomas Walle https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaswalle/  Thomas is the CEO and Co-Founder of Unacast, the leading human mobility data company who empower companies globally to make smarter decisions and build better products by understanding how people move around on our planet. Unacast serves data-hungry clients in multiple verticals such as retail, martech, research, real estate, and city planning. Unacast has been awarded multiple awards for its tech platform, products, and it’s Nordic-based culture. Prior to Unacast, he was a part of the early team at the music streaming service TIDAL, which was acquired by Jay Z in 2014, where he led business development and partnerships globally.Thomas shares his opinion on tech and startups regularly as a member of Forbes Technology Council and has been profiled by Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, The New York Times and Wired. He is also an LP in Nordic Web, a seed-stage fund investing in the growing Nordic Startup scene.   Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk    UKPA www.ukpa.com       Insights from this Episode - What we’ve seen over last few years is the emergence of a lot of really interesting data sets that just didn't exist a few years ago or weren't packaged in a way that was usable… Firms are more and more looking to combine those datasets to have something that's a lot more meaningful for whatever end use cases they have today – L.D. - In order to cater to the real estate vertical, the data needs to be as you started with, it needs to be clean, it needs to be easily accessible - Thomas - Data is being put front and centre where it should be. It means that people are able to make a lot more informed decisions – L.D.  - In a case like COVID, where the mobility patterns of people that changed overnight, it has an extremely powerful data set to help them understand what's happening in their neighbourhood, in their city, and help them make better decisions – Thomas - Our focus is on understanding how people move around on the planet, mobility data, that's where we are experts - Thomas   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this.    1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! 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Sep 17

41 min

The Propcast Season 2, Episode 2   Title: Deals and Investments within PropTech with Mike Sroka and John Fitzpatrick Summary: In this episode we talk to Mike Sroka of Dealpath and John Fitzpatrick of Blackstone about deals and investments within PropTech.   The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. This show will focus on connecting the PropTechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).   About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About Our Guest Mike Sroka https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-sroka-9958391/ Mike is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dealpath, the real estate industry’s leading cloud-based deal management platform. Previously, he's spent over a decade growing venture-backed software companies including Fanhood, Zynga and OneSeason. Mike started his career at Hudson Advisors, managing agent for the Lone Star Funds, and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.S. in Economics with Finance Applications.     John Fitzpatrick https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-fitzpatrick-2b9a654/ John Fitzpatrick is a Managing Director and Global Chief Technology Officer of Blackstone Real Estate within the Technology and Innovations group. He is responsible for all aspects of technology across Blackstone Real Estate and our portfolio companies and also oversees the Blackstone Innovations investment program, which seeks to unlock value for LPs and the firm by taking stakes in targeted, early stage, technology-based investment opportunities. Prior to his current role, Mr. Fitzpatrick oversaw various initiatives across the entire Technology and Innovations group. Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Fitzpatrick worked at Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor’s, for seven years where he was most recently the Head of Product. He received a BS in Finance from St. John’s University and currently serves on the Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s Leadership Council.   Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk    UKPA www.ukpa.com     Dealpath website www.dealpath.com  Blackstone website www.blackstone.com    Insights from this Episode I always think of us as kind of like pipeline through portfolio management, and really managing that lifecycle of an asset – Mike Sroka Investing is a game of connecting the dots and whoever can connect the dots and tell the best picture and have an information advantage typically wins – John Fitzpatrick Having centralised data that is globally accessible, has never been more important – Mike Sroka Two pieces of advice: one is to really have a wholesome vision for your overall technical - Mike ecosystem… and then two, the (PropTechs) that are quite successful are truly solving a business problem, and doing it in a technical way that will allow them to scale for the future – John Fitzpatrick   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this.    1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days!  http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525   2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks!  https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad   3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/

Sep 15

35 min

The Propcast Season 2, Episode 1   Title: The Largest European VC with Gregory Dewerpe Summary: In this episode we talk to Gregory Dewerpe from A/O PropTech about being the largest European VC.    The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. This show will focus on connecting the PropTechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).   About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About Our Guest Gregory Dewerpe Gregory is the Founder of A/O PropTech, Europe’s largest PropTech venture capital firm and a real estate and technology investor with over 15 years of experience across I-Banking, real estate and venture, a multi-billion deal-making history, and a deep understanding of the financial markets, real estate and venture eco-systems. Prior to A/O PropTech, Gregory founded AMD Capital, a specialised real estate investment company focusing on the most thriving segments of the industry through both private (direct assets) and public markets, taking advantage of market dislocations and price asymmetry in order to build strong conviction positions. Gregory is a Swiss national, fluent in English, French, and Italian; he attended HEC Lausanne University, London School of Economics (Masters), and Harvard Business School.   A bit about A/O PropTech A/O PropTech invests permanent capital and combines deep real estate, data science and engineering expertise together with a strategic sandbox of over $35bn of Real Estate assets from its investors. As a result of their permanent capital approach, A/O is Stage agnostic, investing from Series A to later-stage breakouts growth stages. They enable founders to create and scale disruptive tech-enabled products and platforms disrupting the real estate industry. Their mission is to transform real estate into a more digital, efficient, and accessible asset class by applying innovative technologies and business models. This mission is underpinned by a vision to improve quality of life, accelerate sustainable living, and enable the decarbonisation of the largest asset class in the world.   Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk   UKPA www.ukpa.com    A/O website www.aoproptech.com    Insights from this Episode   - The number one lesson is it doesn't matter what product you're backing, doesn't matter what segment you're backing, it always comes down to the entrepreneurs – Gregory Dewerpe - You're going to work a lot with those people in tough times, in good times, but more importantly in tough times, and being able to understand who's across the table means you can help them better and you can support them better. And so a lot of work needs to go into the people. It's really all about the people – Gregory Dewerpe - I always say I'm looking for humility. Humility is something that might sound very generic, but for me, I always say that when you find humble people, it means they're open minded to learn, they know they can get better, they're also able to change their plans when it doesn't go the way they want – Gregory Dewerpe - For me, everything around the decarbonisation is essential because the only way to be more efficient from a carbon standpoint is to become digital and tech enabled – Gregory Dewerpe - Since we've all been in lockdown, we've all had that time to take a step back and realise what's important, what's going on in the world and to actually really appreciate it, and make changes – Louisa Dickins - The office has been challenged over many decades. It needs to reinvent itself and I'm sure it will, it just going to be different and different doesn't mean worse... We reinvent ourselves, we reinvent the way we work and how we work, and how we interact with one another. So there's certainly going to be some great things happening so for me, it's all positive when I think about the future – Gregory Dewerpe - For issues like sustainability, I think the collaboration between private and public is actually essential – Gregory Dewerpe   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this.    1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! 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Sep 10

40 min

The Propcast Episode 10   Title: Real Estate, Tech Collaboration and US Launching with Real Estate with Oli Farago and Richard Croft Summary: We talk to Richard Croft (M7 Real Estate) and Oli Farago (Coyote Software) about Real Estate Tech Collaboration, and US Launching.   The Propcast is by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry.   This show will focus on connecting the Proptechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).   About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About Our Guests Richard Croft https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-croft-b2b95022/?originalSubdomain=uk Richard is the Executive Chairman for M7 Real Estate. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, capital raising and leads the real estate fund management function. In this capacity he sits on the GP board and Investment Committees of all of M7’s funds in addition to numerous other M7’s JV boards.   Prior to co-founding M7 Real Estate in April 2009, Richard founded Halverton REIM LLP (subsequently GPT Halverton), a European real estate fund management business which was sold to The GPT Group (an Australian listed property trust) in July 2007. From 2005 to early 2009 Richard was CEO of GPT Halverton which at the time of sale employed circa 180 people across ten European offices and managed €2 billion of assets. Before his time at Halverton, Richard was International Investment Director of Property Fund Management PLC (now Valad), and was responsible for setting up their international infrastructure, including offices in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Copenhagen and Madrid. Richard has been involved in over €8 billion of transactions across the UK and Europe during his 26 years of real estate experience.   In addition to his duties at M7, Richard is a Non-Executive Director of IPSX (the International Property Securities Exchange). He is a member of the Global Real Estate Institute and a regular speaker at conferences across Europe covering real estate and economic topics. Richard is a supporter of several charities and foundations and is actively involved The Suffolk Community Foundation and Shout About Suffolk.   Oli Farago https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliverfarago/?originalSubdomain=uk Oli is the CEO and Co-Founder of Coyote. He has been fundamental in scoping, designing and developing Coyote since its beginning in 2009. In fact, for the first three years of Coyote’s journey, he wrote every line of code himself. Prior to Coyote, Oli was one of the founding partners and CTO of M7 Real Estate. Oli has now been at the forefront of Real Estate technology for over 12 years. Oli spends his day working with a team of 37 on everything from the strategic growth and direction of the company, helping design new product features / functionality to demoing the platform and onboarding new clients. When Oli is not busy with Coyote or his family, he loves scuba diving and flying helicopters.   Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk  UKPA www.ukpa.com Coyote Software www.coyote.co.ukwww.coyote.io M7 Real Estate www.m7re.eu   Insights from this Episode Our view is that we think technology is going to change real estate investing – Richard Croft   the industry is changing. The industry is becoming more accepting of technology, and the technology can improve the way that we do things – Richard Croft   We are just now entering into the period where I think people are really starting to commit to major projects of digital transformation – Oli Farago   They used to say that there were three rules to investing in real estate, which was location, location, location. I think that's changing, and is becoming space, space and connectivity. I think long term, it's going to cause a massive acceleration in adoption across the board. It is from networking that you make relationships, and through work relationships that you build businesses – Richard Croft   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this.   1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days! http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525   2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks! https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad   3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/  

Jul 30

37 min

The Propcast Episode 9   Title: Global Data with Robert Courteau Summary: In this episode we talk to Robert Courteau from Altus Group about Global Data   The Propcast is by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. This show will focus on connecting the Proptechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA). About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About Our Guest Robert Courteau https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobcourteau/?originalSubdomain=ca Robert Courteau is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in leading new business initiatives and achieving growth objectives with some of the world’s foremost companies. Most recently, he was President of SAP North America, a $6 billion global market leader in enterprise application software, with other previous roles including COO of its Global Customer Operations. Prior to joining SAP, Mr. Courteau served as an Executive Vice President for EDS Corporation. He has held a number of senior management roles at Xerox Corporation, where he served as a North American Divisional Vice President and General Manager. Robert has been an active board member of numerous North American not-for-profit organizations and has served on the boards of several publicly traded organisations. Robert joined Altus Group as CEO in 2012, and has repositioned the company for growth by capitalizing on a global market opportunity for software and data solutions into the commercial real estate sector.   Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk  UKPA www.ukpa.com Altus Group www.altusgroup.com Argus Enterprise https://www.altusgroup.com/argus/products/argus-enterprise/ OnSiteIQ www.onsiteiq.io   Insights from this Episode Really getting control of how you look at your business is fundamental to good governance, insight and decision making – Robert Courteau   We are trying to attract CTOs from all sorts of other industries, whether it's finance or other technology sectors, and they're now seeing the huge opportunity they have to really change the real estate world – Robert Courteau   Cloud based technology opens up the opportunity to really innovate on how you operate your business on a global basis – Robert Courteau   At the end of the day, you have to have people that are like minded about making the customer the priority as you move forward – Robert Courteau   The automation of your workflows, the improvement in the way you manage your businesses is fundamental. If you have things like straight through processing of data and information, you're going to be at a competitive advantage – Robert Courteau   The whole world is going to be driven by AI machine learning, the ability to collect data at scale and to put that data into information – Robert Courteau   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this.   1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days! http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525 2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks! https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad 3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/  

Jul 28

26 min

Title: Innovation Hubs with Sivan Blasenheim   Summary: In this episode we talk to Sivan Blasenheim from Rentigo about Innovation Hubs.   The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry.   This show will focus on connecting the Proptechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk   Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).   About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About Our Guest Sivan Blasenheim https://www.linkedin.com/in/sivan-blasenheim-b258a/   Sivan is an experienced chief executive officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Fintech, Proptech and Tech industries. He is a global expert in Payment solutions and Extensive leadership experience in organizations from start-ups to global businesses. Sivan Co-founded Rentigo in 2016 after building his first payment company. Rentigo is a PropTech-AI start-up changing the traditional property management ecosystem ($500B industry) by combining payment expertise with a free end to end tenants facing platform that unites payments, marketing and operational decisions for real estate owners and operators.   Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk UKPA www.ukpa.com Rentigo website www.rentigo.com   Insights from this Episode There's a huge need from the start-ups to connect to the real estate, to understand the language and to understand what the real estate is looking for – Sivan   When we see good technology, the door is always open – Sivan   You’ve got to do your research, you’ve got to have those connections, but it's also a lot of investment and proof of the product – Louisa   We created a big asset, a big synchronisation, which gives all the sides of the equation big value – Sivan   One of the things that I see many times with many start-ups is that adopting the new technology in a very old environment and with an environment that is afraid of the technology is very challenging – Sivan   This is gold advice for the start-up – patience, patience, patience” - Sivan   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this. 1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days! http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525 2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks! https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad 3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/

Jul 23

32 min

Title: Diversity and Tenant Engagement with Gabrielle McMillan   Summary: In this episode we talk to Gabrielle McMillan from Equiem about Diversity and Tenant Engagement   The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry.   This show will focus on connecting the Proptechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.   About Our Host   Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk   Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).   About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About Our Guest Gabrielle McMillan https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriellemcmillan/ Gabrielle is thee founding CEO of the world’s leading tenant experience platform, Equiem, and a passionate advocate of the power of technology to transform the global commercial real estate space. As the founding CEO of Equiem, Gabrielle has led the business from its 2011 inception to become the world’s leading tenant experience platform today, used by 137,000+ people across 60 million sq ft of prime commercial real estate worldwide. With a proven track record of success in delivering growth through innovation, development and leadership, Gabrielle has helped build Equiem from a team of two, to over 200 employees, in just eight years. Today, Equiem manage a client portfolio of 135+ buildings across Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the USA, with over 8,900 companies using our technology.   Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk UKPA www.ukpa.com Equiem website www.getequiem.com   Insights from this Episode   In a business like Equiem, if you're a good person and you're willing to put in discretionary effort and you can learn, the sky's the limit in terms of what you can do. There are no barriers. - Gabrielle McMillan   If you're a woman and you worried about how to get started there's plenty of groups these days… and there's plenty of great, amazing women doing amazing things in the space, if you can find yourself whether it's an official mentor or whether it's you set up a handful of coffee chats and get your network up and running, everyone's willing to help each other out help good people get their start. - Gabrielle McMillan   Ultimately, put your hand up, go ask for advice. Communication is everything and if you don't ask a question, how you ever going to find the answer? - Louisa Dickins   How do we keep that competitive edge?  I think we certainly try to be very customer centric in our approach. - Gabrielle McMillan   In terms of what's coming next, I’d say almost certainly more consolidation. - Gabrielle McMillan   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this.   1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days! http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525   2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks! https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad   3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/

Jul 21

33 min

The Propcast Episode 6   Title: PropTech VC European Trends with Miguel Nigorra Summary: In this episode we talk to Miguel Nigorra from Fifth Wall about Propech VC European Trends.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA). About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community. About Our Guest Miguel Nigorra https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguel-nigorra-esteban-86688313/?originalSubdomain=uk Miguel Nigorra is a Principal on the Strategic Advisory team at Fifth Wall, where he drives innovation and value creation transformations with start-ups and corporate partners in Europe. Prior to joining Fifth Wall, Miguel worked at McKinsey for over nine years in the Madrid and London offices. As part of the digital practice, he led teams across Europe in numerous real estate engagements. He also was a Business Development & Strategy Manager at Fon Wireless, the largest WiFi network in the world. Miguel started his career at The Coca Cola Company and Diageo. Miguel is from Madrid, and currently lives in London. He received his BA in business administration and finance from Universidad Pontificiade Comillas, ICADE in Madrid and participated in exchange programs at Fordham University in New York and HEC at the University of Montreal. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.   Resources mentioned LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk UKPA www.ukpa.com Fifth Wall website https://fifthwall.com/ Fifth Wall LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/fifth-wall-ventures/   Insights from this Episode   -The single largest impact we can have towards mitigating climate change are the choices we make around real estate – Miguel Nigorra -Anything that has to do with ESP sustainability, carbon impact emission, circular economy, are topics that are very exciting for real estate. I believe this is the next biggest trend for the real estate world – Miguel Nigorra -I think sustainability is going to be at the front and centre of any discussion about real estate moving forward – Miguel Nigorra -There are trends that are being basically accelerated, and some of the things that you would expect to see in the next three years probably have happened in a three month period – Miguel Nigorra -There's so many interesting opportunities, so many interesting verticals that we're looking at that if anything, it's the golden age of real estate technology – Miguel Nigorra -Flexible space and flexible solutions are top of the list and this has been a trend for a long time now – Miguel Nigorra -So, Europe is following a trend very similar to the one that the US followed, probably three to four years behind in terms of growth and technology, but we see Europe as the next big opportunity – Miguel Nigorra   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this. 1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days! http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525 2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks! https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad 3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/

Jul 16

32 min

The Propcast Episode 5   Title: Real Estate Investment Management Tech Association with Naqash Tahir (PGIM) and Imran Nasir (La Salle) Summary: In this episode The Propcast talks to Naqash and Imran about how they together founded REIM Tech Association, and about good proptech's in the market across the world, what technology is missing, and what makes a good pitch to the real estate world. About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA). About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community. About Our Guests Naqash Tahir https://www.linkedin.com/in/naqash/?originalSubdomain=uk Naqash Tahir is Director at PGIM Real Estate, Head of Systems for Europe and Project Manager for the Asia region. He is responsible for technology strategy, digital transformation, innovation and PropTech for continental Europe, as well as overseeing various projects in Asia. Previously, he served as the team lead for European systems, while managing projects and overseeing fund analysis. Naqash is a PropTech advisor and mentor, representing and speaking at technology events around Europe. Naqash began his career fifteen year ago developing solutions primarily for Real Estate. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science and is currently pursuing his MBA through Cranfield University. Naqash is also the founder and chairman for ReimTech, which is a forum for the Real Estate Investment Management Technology peers across Europe. Imran Nasir https://www.linkedin.com/in/imran-nasir-177a0a86/?originalSubdomain=uk   Imran is FCA qualified with 7 years experience at a Big 4 firm, with an impressive client portfolio which included FTSE 100 listed companies. He has over 10 years experience at two leading private equity real estate firms, and experience of leading a large Finance Team as well as also leading a Business Technology team, which has successfully project managed the implementation of numerous business critical initiatives across Europe. Imran has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and management studies, and is a qualified chartered accountant. Imran co-founded founded the REIMtech Association.   Resources mentioned ReimTech via Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naqash/?originalSubdomain=uk PGIM site https://www.pgim.com/ La Salle https://www.lasalle.com/   Insights from this Episode   -The momentum will build again. And I think there's a lot of opportunities in our industry – Imran Nasir -I think that's what was unique about REIMtech, I would say, is we are really open to showcase our failures and also our tremendous successes- Naqash Tahir -that's the real benefit I think that Proptech firms can do, is if they find the right business partner it's kind of a symbiotic relationship that both parties can really get benefits out of it- Imran Nasir -. So if a company comes and solves the problem of integration with different systems, and also integration with different vendors, then I think they will be the ones to go for in the future – Naqash Tahir -Collaboration is key from all sorts of angles, whether it’s start-ups, to associations, it’s the sharing of a set of information, the sharing of data, seems to be what everyone’s talking about the moment- Louisa Dickins   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this. 1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days! http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525 2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks! https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad 3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/

Jul 14

38 min

LMRE Series 1 Episode 4   Title: Real Estate and the Cloud with Neal Gemassmer Summary: In this episode The Propcast talks to Neal Gemassmer from Yardi about real estate and the Cloud. The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. This show will focus on connecting the proptechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.   About Our Host Louisa Dickins https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA). About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About Our Guest Neal Gemassmer https://www.linkedin.com/in/neal-gemassmer-a27313/?originalSubdomain=nl Neal Gemassmer is the vice president international of Yardi board member of the UKAA which is United Kingdom Apartment Association. Yardi is a leading provider of real estate asset financial property management software. Yardi provides fully connected investment asset and property management solutions across the real estate value chain, that includes servicing fund management, commercial office, retail, industrial, residential, for example, PRS, build to rent, and the student housing market. Yardi is a privately held company founded in Santa Barbara, California and Neal manages Yardi’s operations across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. His specialties are strategy, organization development, sales & marketing, international markets, technology platforms, start-ups.   Resources mentioned LMRE website Yardi website https://www.yardi.co.uk/ UKAA website https://www.ukaa.org.uk/ UKPA website https://ukproptech.com/   Insights from this Episode   -People at the end of the day are really the foundation of any business, and so I think building the right team and having the right culture is super important – Neal Gemassmer - I think PropTech is an interesting term these days. I think at the end of the day, though PropTech can be defined as innovation and another effort to create value for clients. So it's to be creative – Neal Gemassmer -It's so important for people to get involved in associations and meet the people leading it, because these associations are there to connect people – Louisa Dickins -The interesting thing about real estate for me is that everyone is exposed to it… we're all born into real estate, we grow up in real estate, we study and rent apartments, we go to restaurants, we go to malls and at some point in time we may buy our own real estate. Tt's all very familiar to us – Neal Gemassmer -The level of innovation happening the market is just tremendous – Neal Gemassmer -If you want to be passionate about the business that you're in, every individual really optimally needs to think in terms of “Where's that next opportunity?” How is someone managing the process today? How do I make the experience better? How do I connect people and add value during that process?” – Neal Gemassmer -The Cloud will continue to grow – Neal Gemassmer   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this. 1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days! http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525 2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks! https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad 3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/

Jul 9

36 min

The Propcast Series 1 Episode 3   Title: Real Estate Economy, VC Expansion and Trends with Aaron Block and Zander Geronimos Summary: We talk to Aaron Block and Zander Geronimos about real estate economy, VC expansion and trends.   About our hosts: Louisa Dickins Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA). About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community. About our guests Aaron Block https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronnblock/ Aaron is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MetaProp, a New York-based venture capital firm focused on the real estate technology (“PropTech”) industry. Founded in 2015, MetaProp’s investment team has invested in 100+ technology companies across the real estate value chain. The firm manages multiple investment funds for both financial and strategic real estate investors representing a pilot- and test-ready sandbox of 15+ billion square feet across every real estate asset type and global market. Aaron served as Chairman of Chicago-based BayRu, LLC, the US-Russia ecommerce shopping and shipping specialist and eBay.com’s exclusive drop shipping partner for Russia/CIS consumers. Prior to BayRu, Aaron was a commercial real estate executive with Cushman & Wakefield and oversaw more than 270 professionals as leader of the Chicago region. Aaronreceived numerous honors and awards during his real estate career including Top Producer, Most Creative Deal, Agency of the Year and Most Promising Brokerage Professional. Aaron has a BA from the University of Illinois, an MBA from DePaul University. He is co-author of PropTech 101 (proptech101.com) published by Advantage Media. He has also been featured in dozens of international publications and media including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s, CBS Radio, The Moscow Times, RIA Novosti, RBK, Vedomosti, and Kommersant. Zander Geronimos https://www.linkedin.com/in/zander-geronimos-60055b41/ As the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for MetaProp, Zander leads relationships and communications with key players across the real estate value chain and acts as a conduit between strategic real estate firms and the emerging PropTech community. Prior to joining MetaProp, Zander was a Senior Solutions Engineer covering the North American region for VTS, where he spent four years working across business development, strategic data analysis, marketing, and solutions engineering. His efforts supported the growth of VTS from a start-up to a market leader, as the company became the #1 technology platform in leasing and asset management with over 12 billion square feet of commercial real estate space on the platform. His breadth of experience allowed him to work with sales, marketing, data, product engineering, and design. Before that, Zander started his career as a Real Estate Research Analyst for a Hedge Fund in Stamford Connecticut. He adds immense value to the MetaProp platform given his experience as a PropTech operator and his work with the strategic real estate community. Zander holds a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with focuses on Real Estate and Marketing. He is also the founder of the University of Virginia Alumni in Real Estate which boasts over 200 members internationally. He’s a regular guest lecturer at the University on real estate technology topics.   Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk Metaprop website https://www.metaprop.org/ Aaron Block and Zach Aarons book - PropTech 101 buy here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/PropTech-101-Turning-Through-Innovation/dp/1642250600 Contact details for Aaron and Zander: info@metaprop.vc zgeronimos@metaprop.vc   Value Bombs and Tweetables: - “We have a mission. And our mission is to be a part of creating the connective tissue between these stakeholder groups" – Aaron Block, Metaprop - "The key to success is people. This is a people business" – Aaron Block, Metaprop - "Important advice I give is to identify who would be your mentors and advisors, and grow that network from your onset to always look out and always stay in touch" – Zander Geronimos, Metaprop - "I would encourage others who work at these projects start-ups to reach across every group and try to gain exposure and a perspective" Zander Geronimos, Metaprop -“The senior space across the entire spectrum of subtypes is really hungry for technology driven solutions today, and we're excited to invest in them." Aaron Block, Metaprop   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this. 1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days! http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525 2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks! https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad 3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/

Jul 7

31 min

The Propcast Series 1 Episode 2   Title: The Truth About Real Estate Research with Professor Andrew Baum and Andy Saull Summary: We talk to Professor Andrew Baum and researcher Andy Saull to find out the truth about real estate research, and talk forecasting the future of real estate.   About our hosts: Louisa Dickins Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA). About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.   About our guests Andrew Baum https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-baum-303a014/?originalSubdomain=uk Andrew Baum is the head of the Oxford initiative and was previously a professor with Cambridge and Reading universities. He has advised companies such as CBRE investors and Grosvenor, and is the leading academic in the study of PropTech with his ground-breaking 2017 publication “PropTech 3.0” and updated for recent time “PropTech 2020” report. He has been appointed Professor of Land Management at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, in 1989; Honorary Professor of Real Estate Investment at the University of Cambridge 2009-2014; Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge 2011-2014; Visiting Professor of Management Science, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, 2013 onwards.   Outside academic life, has spent the majority of this time working with institutional real estate investors in developing global property investment strategies. Andy Saull https://www.linkedin.com/in/andysaull/?originalSubdomain=uk Andy is currently researching the impact of emerging technology on the real estate industry at Pi Labs, Europe’s first and most active PropTech venture capital firm. Alongside Andrew Baum he has also co-authored reports of the future of real estate transactions and occupation. In a previous life Andy was a professional rugby player with London based Saracens, and in England second team Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk Saïd Business School website https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ Professor Baum’s PropTech 2020 report: https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2020-02/proptech2020.pdf Professor Baum’s PropTech 3.0 report:  http://www.oxfordfuturesforum.org.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/PropTech3.0.pdf Oxford Future Real Estate LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12209841/   Value Bombs and Tweetables: - I think it is an exciting time to join real estate, especially from the from the tech or the data, data science perspective – Andy Saull - Making forecasts it's very difficult. All you can say is that the world is uncertain. And there are certain things going on that could lead to certain outcomes. And so we have to talk about scenarios to the future rather than over forecasts on what will happen – Professor Andrew Baum - I guess no publicity is bad publicity, and if someone's challenging you the good news is people are reading a report and taking notice! – Louisa - Every three or four years, something big happens that's unforeseen, and you know, there'll be another one in three or four year’s time, no doubt. It means that businesses have to work out what is sustainable and what is not sustainable – Professor Baum - I think with things like the climate emergency, now the Coronavirus pandemic, I think there is a massive transition going on in how we actually physically equip our buildings. And I think that's going to be hugely accelerated in smart buildings a lot more tangibly – Andy Saull - The city will survive. That's the big thing that's going to come through all this. But don't be surprised if there's another big shock in three or four years – Professor Baum - We know that there is a huge amount of money out there that needs to get invested. What's needed is the bringing together of all those opportunities with all that money. And that done through an app you know, that is done through personal trust and ambassadorial skills – Professor Baum   Subscribe   Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart     Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this. 1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! 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Jul 2

35 min

The Propcast Season 1 Episode 1   Title: Acquisition and Virtual Events - Michael Beckerman and Gary Chimwa Summary Today's topic is on collaborations and acquisitions and looking at the future of the events space. We talk about the impact pandemic has had on real estate, how the industry has had to adapt to digital, how to get the right people at events and e-imagining real estate and what it looks like going forward. About our hosts: Louisa Dickins Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE, and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA). About LMRE LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community. About our guests Michael Beckerman https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-beckerman/ Michael Beckerman is a leader in the commercial real estate tech sector. He entered the sector in 2012 after a 25-year career in commercial real estate public relations, in which he started and built Beckerman Public Relations into one of the largest firms in the country before eventually selling the agency. Michael now serves as CEO of CRETech, the largest event, data, and content platform in the commercial real estate tech sector. He also owns other successful brands such as The News Funnel, the largest commercial real estate news aggregator and The Content Funnel, a social media and blogging platform for the commercial real estate industry. Michael blogs at www.cretech.com/michael-beckerman/ and is active on the commercial real estate tech speaking circuit. Gary Chimwa https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-chimwa-92601855/?originalSubdomain=uk Gary is founder & MD at FUTURE: PropTech. FUTURE: PropTech is the world’s number one PropTech Event. They are well established as the leading & most well attended global event dedicated to the technology innovation & digital transformation occurring in the wider Real Estate sector. Since their launch in 2015, FUTURE: PropTech have expanded to 3 countries and have grown their database, community & attendee's to over 10,000 real estate professionals. They work with hundreds of start-ups and technology companies to connect them with established real estate companies such as asset managers, institutional investors, private equity, owners, operators, property developers, brokers, estate agents, landlords, professional services (legal, accounting, advisory), facility managers, architects, VC's, PR, media and more. Resources LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk CREtech - https://www.cretech.com/ FUTURE: PropTech - https://www.FUTURE:proptech.co.uk/FUTURE:proptech/en/page/home Re-imaging Real Estate Global Summit – register here: https://virtual.cretech.com/2020/en/page/globalsummit Brella app - www.brella.io   Value Bombs and Tweetables: - “In the meantime, digital does offer some great alternatives for the rest of 2020. Making sure that we still keep people engaged, we still bring great content to our audience. And we still continue to focus on our vision and our mission, which is to just help the industry adapt to changing times and improve and come out bigger, better and stronger” - Gary, FUTURE: PropTech - “Moving into the pandemic now, what's really happened is one of the impacts has been on the real estate industry, that they have to drive innovation with a greater sense of urgency” – Michael, CREtech - “We’re seeing now more landlords, more brokerages, more asset managers come into the fold than ever before” Michael, CREtech - “When you're constantly pitching to businesses… they never give you a full “no” when you're selling a product but now people are saying “you know what, yeah let’s take this pilot into something more serious” Louisa - “We had great content, we had great exhibitors, and then you had an ability for people just to meet and connect… so I think it was all of that which is making sure the audience was the right audience, based on what people wanted to get out of the conference” – Michael, CREtech - “ We've kind of gone through the cycle of technology and innovation being viewed as like a ticking box or like a nice to have thing on the side. The whole world is changing and has to change very fast now, we all know technology is going to be a part of our lives, It's quite indispensable” – Gary, FUTURE: PropTech - “All the cities and the communities we live in, they need to be better connected and serve people and be more human centric than ever before. So that's what reimagining real estate looks like to us” – Michael, CREtech - “There’s a point about not calling it just “PropTech”, to build environment and innovation… It's about reimagining the world of real estate in the future, and there's so many components to it. It's not just about the technology, it's not just about the deep tech that's behind it” – Louisa   Subscribe   Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Sponsors You're listening to a podcast produced by A PODCAST COMPANY. This show was made by Podcast Syndicator where we help you go from start to grow to make money with your podcast. Let us help you share your message and your voice with the world. Reach out now. Jason@apodcastcompany.com to find out more. Thank you for listening and do come back to hear more shows like this. 1) Hey, don't miss out on a free webinar! Learn about how to launch a profitable podcast in just 60 days! http://www.apodcastcompany.com/sales-page1586718105525 2) Take your podcast from idea to execution in just 6 weeks! https://www.apodcastmasterclass.com/podcast-launchpad 3) Join our Exclusive Facebook group to Make Money Podcasting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PodcastPeople/  

Jun 30

28 min

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