PropTech is coming, or has it arrived?

14 November 2019

PropTech is coming, or has it arrived?

Leading experts and innovators in the PropTech revolution were guest panelists at an evening for Real Estate & Planning students held on 31st October.

This brilliant event was held in Henley Business School, sponsored by the Reading Real Estate Foundation, on the impact of PropTech.

Chaired by the leading academic in this sector, Professor Andrew Baum, the panel included representatives from leading venture capitalist Pi Labs, the UK PropTech Association and entrepreneurs capitalising on the digital transformation of the property sector.

230 students engaged in the lively discussion, asking impressive questions of the panel. Fred Attril, Head of Marketing for Coyote Software, commented: “I was very impressed with the turnout and combined with the Q&A session, I think it demonstrated incredible potential for this next generation of real estate professionals. A couple of the questions touched on current industry concerns, which proved that some of the students could hold their own already.”

The feedback from students demonstrated their engagement with the event. Alex, current student on the BSc Investment and Finance in Property, said that: “I loved the lecture…it was incredible how many different elements of PropTech were covered. It truly illustrated that there are PropTech opportunities across all sectors of real estate. It was great to have Andrew as a host especially after reading so many of his books and papers!”

The future is educated here!