‘2017 seems to mark a turning point. PropTech has been building such mass and momentum that it will change the world.’
The report also describes how PropTech is opening doors within the industry. ‘Real estate has typically lacked diversity,’ said Andrew, ‘all of that is now changing because of PropTech, and we are seeing people from a variety of backgrounds breaking into a sector that was previously inaccessible to them.’
The findings are not just relevant to real estate professionals – Baum believes the PropTech revolution is likely to impact us all. ‘It might be that in five to ten years’ time we will be using crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin or Blockchain to buy and sell our houses,’ he said. ‘Not only that, but the cost effectiveness of vertical living means we should be prepared to live in high-rise towers in which we commute to shared working spaces in the same building. 2017 seems to mark a turning point. PropTech has been building such mass and momentum that it will change the world.’
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