New writing…Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Proptech.
The piece explores how there is more than just tech to this trend and why digital is the future for real estate, not simply a fad. The uptake in technology can help put purpose, culture shift and an interactive customer experience at the heart of the property sector. It puts the consumer in control — in a way never previously thought possible, or even perhaps desirable. The future is digital and data is the gamachanger: from housebuying to shopping malls; damp detection to facial recognition; and smart homes to social good. Proptech is here; and here to stay. To read the article in full, complete with expert insights, comment and analysis, please click here:
New writing… My latest for Real Views looks at the emergence of the PropTech phenomenon in the built environment. Property technology, ‘PropTech’ for short, is a catch-all term for a disruptive new breed of data-based startups and intelligence innovators now applying their skills with analytics and algorithms to real estate.
New writing… My piece for Real Views is now live, looking at the emergence of Nairobi, which has long been known as one of Africa’s most dynamic cities. Now, as its growing economy and rising prosperity levels fuel a development boom, it’s fast building a reputation on the world stage and Kenya’s capital has soared to tenth in JLL’s latest City Momentum Index, despite only entering the top 30 last year.