Vanessa Warren Mills & Reeve

Build to Rent shows its resilient side

The Build to Rent sector enjoyed impressive growth before the pandemic, writes Vanessa Warren of Mills & Reeve. With around one in five households in the UK now renting, BTR has been well positioned to benefit.

Jim Eaton-Terry

Quintain picks first CTO

The BTR developer has announced the appointment of Jim Eaton-Terry as its first chief technology officer to integrate technology systems, create end-to-end development and leasing systems and to support the company’s ambitious plans for growth in London, the UK and internationally.

Andrew Cooke Bruntwood Works

Ok, Google – how is worktech evolving in response to Covid-19?

Workspaces must constantly evolve to become smarter, and smart tech offers the possibility of using space in more efficient, proficient ways – important as we respond to changing working habits driven by the pandemic, writes Andrew Cooke, strategic director of Bruntwood Works.

Autodesk Spacemaker

Autodesk buys Spacemaker for $240m

Four years after founding, the artificial intelligence-powered design platform that helps architects find the best solution for a site, has been acquired by the US CAD giant in one of the largest property tech acquisitions seen to date.

Giraffe 360 Product Screenshot Coliveme (BNP Paribas)

Giraffe360 investors bet on camera-as-a-service expansion

The startup has raised a $4.5m funding round to further accelerate its 10x growth. Leading the round are LAUNCHub Ventures and Hoxton Ventures joined by another European VC firm, Hardware Club. Existing investor Change Ventures also participated.

Gensler 826 Valencia California

Retail has entered ‘era of belonging’

What does the future hold for retail and leisure? These are clearly challenging times, but seen against those sectors that were cruising before Covid but are now flailing for new ideas, such as offices, retailers have a headstart in confronting uncomfortable truths, and daring those who hold the purse strings to rip it up and start again.