53 episodes

Learn everything you need to about Proptech from the real estate professionals, entrepreneurs, and visionaries at the forefront of this evolution. Proptech encompasses the wider digital transformation of real estate as innovators reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild the real estate industry. It considers both the technological and mentality change of the real estate industry, and its consumers to our attitudes, movements and transactions involving the built environment. Are you ready? Join the cutting edge of the Proptech movement on Proptech Espresso.

Proptech Espresso Mark Hurst

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

Learn everything you need to about Proptech from the real estate professionals, entrepreneurs, and visionaries at the forefront of this evolution. Proptech encompasses the wider digital transformation of real estate as innovators reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild the real estate industry. It considers both the technological and mentality change of the real estate industry, and its consumers to our attitudes, movements and transactions involving the built environment. Are you ready? Join the cutting edge of the Proptech movement on Proptech Espresso.

    Jeremy Gall - Making Vacation Property Rental Magical

    Jeremy Gall - Making Vacation Property Rental Magical

    How can technology empower the property experience and improve human interaction with the physical space? What stood out from the early success stories of the sharing economy as obvious lessons to apply to the vacation rental space? What are the challenges and benefits of selling to a strategic acquirer? What has been the catalyst for moving the mindset of vacation rental from a transaction to an experience? Why has the vacation rental space historically relied upon a single technology solution to run all aspects of the business instead of vertical solutions that manage specific operational functions? How has the Amazon effect transformed the vacation rental industry? Jeremy Gall - founder & CEO of Breezeway, joins Proptech Espresso to answer these questions and discuss how his beginnings as a corporate lawyer exposed him to innovative tech companies and inspired him to become a multi-time entrepreneur.

    • 42 min
    Eliane Lugassy - Building a Human-Centric Future of Work

    Eliane Lugassy - Building a Human-Centric Future of Work

    Why can you order food delivery in a few clicks but resolving workplace building issues takes days? How do office environment issues impact productivity for office workers? Will return-to-work be an opportunity or an obstacle for building owners and operators? Where does technology aid employers and building operators in return-to-work? Given that 'returning to the way things were' is not an option, how do you positively convince workers that there are advantages to coming back to the office? What are the advantages and challenges to opening 7 new European companies in quick succession? Eliane Lugassy - founder & CEO of Witco, joins Proptech Espresso to answer these questions and discuss how early careers as a lawyer and investment banker proved to be great training ground for being an entrepreneur. 

    • 36 min
    Adam Eldibany - Democratizing iBuying For Real Estate Brokerages

    Adam Eldibany - Democratizing iBuying For Real Estate Brokerages

    Why is the Austin business environment so compelling for startups? What is iBuying and what innovation has occurred within this space since its inception? Why has Opendoor been successful in iBuying but Zillow and several others have been forced to exit the space? How does real estate data quality impact the performance of national iBuyers? What is the opportunity for local market knowledge to improve the performance of iBuyers? How will the changing macro market conditions impact iBuying? Adam Eldibany - founder of homebldr, joins Proptech Espresso to answer these questions and share what drew a data scientist to the world of real estate and the emergent proptech center of the Silicon Hills.

    • 40 min
    Vince Breslin - Making Rental Properties Work For You (not the other way around)

    Vince Breslin - Making Rental Properties Work For You (not the other way around)

    Why has hospitality tech only recently started to address the short-term rental space? What unique hospitality challenges do short-term rentals face but traditional hotels do not? What are the scale advantages of launching a startup in the US vs Europe? How does speaking to hundreds of customers synthesize the underlying problems they face? Why are there so many different needs amongst mom & pop property managers? What prompts many property managers to release the software they build for internal use? Is there an advantage to raising capital from your customer base? Vincent Breslin - the co-founder of Uplisting, joins Proptech Espresso to answer these questions and discuss how his love for problem-solving launched the entrepreneurial journey of another family member.

    • 32 min
    Zain Jaffer - The Journey From Operator to Capital Allocator

    Zain Jaffer - The Journey From Operator to Capital Allocator

    As an entrepreneur, what are the measures of success beyond an outsized financial exit? Which parties win most often in company sales? What is the attractiveness of real estate for a former tech founder? How will the lack of discipline in real estate investing be exposed by a bear market? Which real estate asset classes were most impacted by COVID? How does the ability to improve NOI contribute to proptech solution adoption? Proptech investor Zain Jaffer joins Proptech Espresso to answer these questions and discuss the importance of being the type of investor that you wished you had when you were an entrepreneur.

    • 38 min
    Lindsay Skabar - Redefining Your Relationship With Your Home

    Lindsay Skabar - Redefining Your Relationship With Your Home

    Why do entrenched incumbents afford newcomers the opportunity to think about industry problems differently? How can established companies foster an ongoing entrepreneurial mindset? Why do entrepreneurs benefit from a lack of industry knowledge? How has data transparency and transaction process clarity empowered the homeowner in Canada? Does caring the most about the transaction result in homeowners selling above similar agent-led transactions? Lindsay Skabar - co-founder & CMO of Bōde, joins Proptech Espresso to answer these questions and discuss the opportune timing of launching a proptech business on the precipice of a global pandemic.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Jwood42 ,

Great insights all around

Just got my first taste of the espresso and I’ll be coming back for more! Great insights and great active listening by the host which made the experience even better.

realestatejunkie415 ,

Fun & Informative

Great guests and perfect format. Recommend to anyone interested in the proptech space!

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