Series 1 Episode 4
Title: Real Estate and the Cloud with Neal Gemassmer
Summary: In this episode The Propcast talks to Neal Gemassmer from Yardi about real estate and the Cloud.
The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry.
This show will focus on connecting the proptechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.
About Our Host
Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).
LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.
About Our Guest
Neal Gemassmer is the vice president international of Yardi board member of the UKAA which is United Kingdom Apartment Association. Yardi is a leading provider of real estate asset financial property management software. Yardi provides fully connected investment asset and property management solutions across the real estate value chain, that includes servicing fund management, commercial office, retail, industrial, residential, for example, PRS, build to rent, and the student housing market. Yardi is a privately held company founded in Santa Barbara, California and Neal manages Yardi’s operations across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. His specialties are strategy, organization development, sales & marketing, international markets, technology platforms, start-ups.
Yardi website https://www.yardi.co.uk/
UKAA website https://www.ukaa.org.uk/
UKPA website https://ukproptech.com/
Insights from this Episode
-People at the end of the day are really the foundation of any business, and so I think building the right team and having the right culture is super important – Neal Gemassmer
- I think PropTech is an interesting term these days. I think at the end of the day, though PropTech can be defined as innovation and another effort to create value for clients. So it's to be creative – Neal Gemassmer
-It's so important for people to get involved in associations and meet the people leading it, because these associations are there to connect people – Louisa Dickins
-The interesting thing about real estate for me is that everyone is exposed to it… we're all born into real estate, we grow up in real estate, we study and rent apartments, we go to restaurants, we go to malls and at some point in time we may buy our own real estate. Tt's all very familiar to us – Neal Gemassmer
-The level of innovation happening the market is just tremendous – Neal Gemassmer
-If you want to be passionate about the business that you're in, every individual really optimally needs to think in terms of “Where's that next opportunity?” Ho