What Is Proptech?

| February 27, 2020

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Proptech now disrupting the marketplace ranges from artificial intelligent, automation and smart buildings to the use of big data, blockchain and cloud-based computing. Proptech, a portmanteau from “property technology”, is used to describe any technology for the real estate space. These days, it is a common phrase recognised by real estate professionals to define property-specific innovation. Proptech addresses fundamental questions of how users experience and extract value from real estate. Whether it’s planning or construction, renting or buying, management or selling, the Proptech ecosystem is increasingly comprehensive—and competitive.

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