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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.

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The Propcast Louisa Dickins

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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.

https://ukproptech.com

    Navigating Home Ownership and Understanding Value with Sahil Gupta

    Navigating Home Ownership and Understanding Value with Sahil Gupta

    Summary: In this episode the Propcast talks to Sahil Gupta from Noah about navigating home ownership and understanding value. 
     
    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 build to rent environment.
     
    About Our Host
    Louisa Dickins
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk 
    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).
     
    About LMRE
    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
    Sahil Gupta
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahilgupta85/
    Sahil founded Noah in 2016, Noah partners with homeowners to unlock the value of home ownership to live the lives they aspire to. Now Noah is redefining traditional finance products by offering home equity financing without the burden of debt or additional monthly payments. Sahil cultivated the passion for solving financial challenges for consumers by working in product development and strategy at Motif Investing, Slice and Mellon Capital, a $400 billion investment, managing investments for large pensions and endowments. He holds a master's in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, and a Bachelor's in electronics engineering.
     
    Resources mentioned
    LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk
    UKPA website www.ukpa.com
    Noah website www.noah.co 
     
    Insights From This Episode
     
    I think to us, homeownership is not a transaction, it's a journey – Sahil Gupta The best piece of advice that I could share is think outside the box. I think when you think outside the box, when you push yourself to be creative, you will often see answers and solutions that you didn't think were possible – Sahil Gupta Those are the two pillars of any economy in credit or in housing, you have to have access to capital, and you have to make it affordable for people – Sahil Gupta At the end of the day, you really have to think of Noah as a digital home advisor, who is there 24/7 working for you in the background. And I believe that is what truly differentiates us from a couple of other companies in the space – Sahil Gupta You see technology and the proliferation of data into every single aspect of our lives, I think that the future of housing and housing finance is very exciting – Sahil Gupta At Noah as a company we believe in product innovation, and that is why a core part of our philosophy is we are going to solve the underlying problem – Sahil Gupta  
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    • 28 min
    Revolutionising Renting with Demetrios Barnes and Tyler Christiansen

    Revolutionising Renting with Demetrios Barnes and Tyler Christiansen

    Summary: In this episode The Propcast speaks to Demetrios Barnes from SmartRent, and Tyler Christiansen from Funnel about how technology is revolutionising renting.
     
    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 build to rent environment.
     
    About Our Host
    Louisa Dickins
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk 
    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).
     
    About LMRE
    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 Guests
    Demetrios Barnes
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/demetriosbarnes/
    Demetrios is the co-founder and chief operating officer of SmartRent, where he leads his support Field Operations and Account Services teams. Prior to co-founding SmartRent, he was vice president of technology for Colony Starwood homes. Previously, Demetrios is director of property management and technology with visa pre owned rental homes, and a regional manager for several multifamily companies. Demetrios holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Arizona State University. SmartRent empowers property owners, operators and home builders to effectively manage, protect and automate daily on-site operational processes for IoT devices and from one enterprise level platform. 
     
    Tyler Christiansen
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ Funnel/ 
    Tyler is Funnels newest CEO driving the company towards continued growth leads to revenue organization, including sales, marketing and client experience. He brings over a decade of multifamily experience to Funnel including six years of multi multifamily software sales. Prior to joining Funnel, Tyler was at Entrata, where he was responsible for running the national sales organisation. Tyler has a proven track record of success both out and try to and most and his past position as director of multifamily sales at the Rainmaker Group, a revenue management and profit optimization software company. Funnel is the industry leading marketing and leasing platform for multifamily owners and managers.
     
    Resources mentioned
    LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk
    UKPA website www.ukpa.com
    Funnel www.funnelleasing.com 
     SmartRent www. SmartRent.com
     
    Insights from this Episode
     
    - You've got to make sure you integrate so tightly to that property management software. And I think continuously growing and evolving that will always just open the door as we bring in more hardware into our scope – Demetrios Barnes
    - As we've seen other verticals, beginning to focus on the consumer, the customer, and realising that that focus will lead to better returns – Tyler Christiansen
    - When

    • 47 min
    The Evolution of Office Space Technologies with Charlie Hobey and Mikki Ward

    The Evolution of Office Space Technologies with Charlie Hobey and Mikki Ward

    Summary: In this episode The Propcast speaks to Charlie Hobey and Mikki Ward from EQ Office about the evolution of office space technologies. 
     
    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 build to rent environment.
     
    About Our Host
    Louisa Dickins
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk 
    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).
     
    About LMRE
    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
    Charlie Hobey
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-hobey-6a63381/
    Charlie is the managing director of production operations for EQ office. He is a real estate executive with over 25 years of experience, who is responsible for all facets of property management, engineering, construction, and product development for 50 office properties comprising approximately 23 million square feet of office space across the US today supervisors about 100 product design operations professionals. Charlie has over 25 years of experience in real estate, strategic consulting, and various operational fields. He also holds an MBA from MIT, and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University.
     
     
    Mikki Ward
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikki-ward/
    Mikki is responsible for developing and advancing EQ Office's use of AI, automation and data analytics across the portfolio with a focus on customer and tenant services, automating for the future of work, security/access control, data acquisition and monetization, multimedia and experience design and more. Mikki is a member of EQ senior leadership team where her focus is on customer and tenant services. She's currently involved in automating for the future work security and access control data acquisition and monetization, multimedia, multimedia and experience design.
     
    Resources mentioned
    LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk
    UKPA website www.ukpa.com
    EQ Office website www.eqoffice.com
     
    Insights From This Episode
     
    EQ are “co-creating spaces for greatness”, providing flexibility for humans to do their do their best work – Charlie Hobey It's really about listening to our customers, but also observing how they work and what tools and technologies they need to succeed – Charlie Hobey When we have people approach us, the things that are most important to me are just a company that's very real – Mikki Ward We've accelerated our outdoor workspaces, which ties back to optionality but also health and wellness, the ability to get outside – Charlie Hobey  I think with COVID, I think that will accelerate and people will be willing to

    • 25 min
    Military to PropTech with Nicholas Schmidt and Sonny Tai

    Military to PropTech with Nicholas Schmidt and Sonny Tai

    Summary: In this episode The Propcast talks to Nicholas Schmidt of Blueprint Power, and Sonny Tai of Actuate AI about how they moved from the Military into PropTech.
     
    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 build to rent environment.
     
    About Our Host
    Louisa Dickins
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk 
    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).
     
    About LMRE
    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 Guests
    Nicholas Schmidt
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/oneguynick 
    Nicholas is a proven entrepreneurial executive, with extensive expertise in leading high-performing teams that design, engineer, and deliver multi-faceted solutions. His knowledge includes managing complex integration projects, performing unique R&D projects, as well as creating quick reaction capabilities for clients. He is the CIO of Blueprint Power, which is a New York City based tech company whose mission is to accelerate the growth and financial sustainability of distributed intelligent clean energy, by helping regional groups or real estate companies transform their portfolios into power plants. Nicholas's background spans both military and corporate solutions in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East with globally dispersed teams. After serving in the United States Air Force, he has worked in a variety of roles to include Co-founder and Entrepreneur, as well as Chief Engineer at companies such as Boeing.
    Sonny Tai
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonny-tai 
    Sonny is the CEO and co-founder of Actuate, an AI company that builds software that turns existing security cameras into smart cameras. Prior to founding Actuate, Sonny served as a captain in the United States Marine corps, where he led anti terrorism, force protection, planning and training. After the Marine Corps, Sonny helped corporate executives solve their most challenging growth and operational problems in strategic advisory. Sonny graduated with BA from the University of Illinois, and has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
     
    Companies mentioned
    CBRE
     
    Resources mentioned
    LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk
    UKPA website www.ukpa.com
    Blueprint Power www.blueprintpower.com 
    Actuate AI www.actuate.ai 
     
    Insights From This Episode
    I think the biggest lesson that I brought over from the military… was to get as much information as you can and charge the hill. So not to necessarily fall into just analysing an issue over and over again, but trust your gut and go forward - Nicholas Schmidt A go

    • 34 min
    Housing Affordability: The Power of Choice with Paraag Sarva

    Housing Affordability: The Power of Choice with Paraag Sarva

    Summary: In this episode The Propcast talks to Paraag Sarva, founder of Rhino about housing affordability and the power of choice.
     
    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 build to rent environment.
     
    About Our Host
    Louisa Dickins
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk 
    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).
     
    About LMRE
    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
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/psarva 
    Paraag is the CEO and co-founder of Rhino, a builder of products and services that gives renters a more affordable way to live in the homes they want. Since its founding in 2016, Rhino has made it a mission to replace cash security deposits with low cost affordable insurance. The product is now offered in over 1 million homes across the US, Rhino offers hundreds of thousands of renters a choice to eliminate high upfront security deposits with a low cost insurance. Before co-founding Rhino, Paraag lead a property management and development company with over $100 million worth of assets, and in that time learnt firsthand the pain points he’d go on to address for the creation of Rhino. He also served as City Hall policy advisor and aided in administration of the New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomsburg. He has also worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, and graduated from New York University have a bachelor's and master's degree in economics.
     
    Resources mentioned
    LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk
    UKPA website www.ukpa.com
    Rhino website www.sayrhino.com 
     
    Insights From This Episode
     
    I have a strong profit motive and want to build a successful business, but at the same time, I want to help people and I don't feel the only two ways you can do that – Paraag Sarva What we do is make renting much more financially affordable for people at the time of move in – Paraag Sarva Our goal is really thinking about the service and the products we provide as creating a new option for a resident, for a renter that never existed before – Paraag Sarva (COVID 19) is not a one size fits all problem and it's not a one size fits all remedy – Paraag Sarva It doesn't matter where you live or how much money you make, you are feeling COVID and some economic uncertainty very much, and giving people a different way of essentially reclaiming a whole bunch of cash that they otherwise would just have to put into these escrow accounts with landlords is really meaningful – Paraag Sarva What we've come to learn is that focusing on the resident is really Numero Uno. And it's

    • 27 min
    Home Away From Home

    Home Away From Home

    Summary: In this episode The Propcast talks to Dustin Figge from Homelike about his company providing a home away from home.
     
    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 build to rent environment.
     
    About Our Host
    Louisa Dickins
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/?originalSubdomain=uk 
    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).
     
    About LMRE
    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
    Dustin Figge
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustin-figge-a454364b/?originalSubdomain=de 
    Dustin Figge is Founder of Homelike. In 2015, he and Christoph Kasper founded Homelike, the leading marketplace to book furnished business apartments entirely online. Before Homelike, he successfully co-founded the HR-Startup “Talents Connect” and worked as an Executive Assistant to the CEO of Arvato. He also spent 2 years working in the Silicon Valley. Through long-term work experiences in China, Spain and the US, Dustin learned about the pitfalls of the highly offline long-term housing market which eventually led to the founding of Homelike. Dustin holds a Master’s in Business from the University of Cologne.
     
    Resources mentioned
    LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk
    UKPA website www.ukpa.com
    Homelike website www.homelike.com
    Dustin’s twitter @dustin_figge 
     
    Insights From This Episode
     
    - We see this Corona situation as an opportunity for business. So we called it “Never Waste A Crisis” – Dustin Figge
    - I think for me personally, it's the best thing in my life to be a founder because you can really challenge the status quo – Dustin Figge
    - You’ve got to have passion for your product. But I think the biggest thing, which I personally learned and I presume you and your co-founder agree is resilience – Louisa Dickins
    - I think Corona has been a great opportunity for furnished apartments, and also mega trends like flexible working and remote working – Dustin Figge
    - I believe that we have proven that furnished long term apartments are resilient to a crisis like Corona – Dustin Figge
    - One very interesting trend is flexibility when it comes to booking furnished apartments… So that's definitely a trend, I also believe will be a lasting trend – Dustin Figge
     
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    • 31 min

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