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 first piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric – explores the idea of the user experience (UX) driving the design of the built environment, particularly our workplaces. It discusses how differently commercial developers and their clients might do things if tenants and employees were to start rating the likes of their office environment in the same way as they rank hotels, or restaurants – scoring with stars and posting reviews. It considers what the implications would be for sustainability if happiness and wellbeing provided the prime metrics for post-occupancy evaluation and the key performance question to ask was simply: ‘How does your workplace make you feel?’
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.