Proptech

Proptech is a term that encompasses the wide range of technologies and tech startups that impact the real estate industry.

Proptech Q&A

Why is proptech important to the real estate industry?
Proptech companies and innovations have changed how the real estate industry operates and the types of companies that are included in the space. Technology has become an integral part of most lives, and professionals within the real estate space use proptech for everything from lead generation to multiple listing services to smart home tech to construction and more.
What kinds of proptech are there?
A large number of technologies fall underneath or intersect with the proptech umbrella. A few of these include "smart real estate," tech devices and systems that help build and run smart cities and buildings; "contech" construction technology products and startups that have changed the way we build; and "fintech" financial tech and startups that use innovative digital methods to provide financial services.
What can proptech do?
Contech innovations have reshaped the way that developers are able to design new structures, fintech services have streamlined home financing processes, homes and offices and increasingly full of smart devices, and new innovations continue to reshape the way that the real estate industry functions. Proptech companies have proliferated on the real estate scene, and tens of billions of dollars of VC funding has flooded the sector in recent years.
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New York City rentals (Credit: iStock)

Euro machine learning startup plans NYC rental platform, the punch list goes digital & other proptech news

Digital marketplace gets a boost CRE digital marketplace CREXi nabbed $30 million in a Series B round led by Mitsubishi Estate Company, Industry Ventures,...

Euro machine learning startup plans NYC rental platform, the punch list goes digital & other proptech news
Knotel CEO Amol Sarva

New in the world of proptech: A reckoning for Knotel, the rise of construction tech & more

Proptech is a $20 billion industry that’s already reshaping and upending traditional real estate as we know it. And this is just the beginning....

New in the world of proptech: A reckoning for Knotel, the rise of construction tech & more
Placer CEO Noam Ben-Zvi (Credit: LinkedIn, iStock)

Startup that tracks cell phone data for landlords raises $12M

A location-data startup that tracks tens of millions of cell phones and provides information to landlords and brokers has...

Startup that tracks cell phone data for landlords raises $12M
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son and Oyo CEO Ritesh Agarwal (Credit: Getty Images)

Masa Son & friends build a $34B city in the middle of nowhere, what’s ahead for the WeWork of China

Oy! at Oyo After an aggressive expansion effort, Indian hospitality startup Oyo is laying off workers and making major cuts to its service. More...

Masa Son & friends build a $34B city in the middle of nowhere, what’s ahead for the WeWork of China
Sunflower Labs founders Alex Pachikov and Christian Eheim (Credit: Wikipedia, Pixabay)

Sunflowers and Bees are the latest in smart-home security

The latest in home security looks a lot like your garden. Two new products — sensors dubbed Sunflowers and...

Sunflowers and Bees are the latest in smart-home security
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Credit: iStock)

Future City newsletter: Compass falls short of 20/20 goal, a proptech house hunt in Nigeria & more

Proptech is a $20 billion industry that’s already reshaping and upending traditional real estate as we know it. And this is just the beginning....

Future City newsletter: Compass falls short of 20/20 goal, a proptech house hunt in Nigeria & more
Brian Chesky (Credit: Getty Images)

Airbnb is taking steps to protect its customers. Is it enough?

On Halloween night, a shooting broke out at a crowded house party in a California property that had been...

Airbnb is taking steps to protect its customers. Is it enough?
Airbnb won court case over French real-estate rules (Credit: Airbnb and iStock)

EU court: Airbnb isn’t a real estate agency

A European Union court ruled on Thursday that Airbnb does not have to comply with French real estate laws....

EU court: Airbnb isn’t a real estate agency
Compstak CEO Michael Mandel and David Fano (Credit: Twitter, iStock)

Former WeWork exec joins CompStak board

One of the key figures behind WeWork’s rapid growth has joined real estate data firm CompStak’s board of directors. David Fano, WeWork’s former chief growth officer, will help Manhattan-based CompStak navigate its next stage...

Former WeWork exec joins CompStak board
HqO CEO Chase Garbarino (Credit: Facebook, iStock)

Proptech company HqO closes $34M funding round

A proptech company focused on the “tenant experience” at commercial properties has raised $34.2 million in a series B...

Proptech company HqO closes $34M funding round
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