VIDEO | Where is Corigin looking to invest?

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Nicola Byrne

Ryan Freedman, CEO, shares his investment outlook and how the developer has managed implementing tech.

‘Seven years ago, proptech wasn’t a word, it wasn’t a thing. We were real estate operators with a focus on innovation always looking for how do we innovate the product that we’re putting on the market, how do we make our operation more efficient?’

‘There were a lot of young ideas out there, so we were delivering coliving before that was a word, focused on tenant experience before that was a thing’

‘We’re very excited about capital markets right now and how technology can change the way brokerage occurs both on the equity and debt side’

‘7% of the global workforce is employed in construction, yet the dollars being invested in the space is are miniscule compared to proptech and fintech’

‘We’re looking at equipment and labour marketplaces, last-mile logistics in construction, and anything that involves communication around the different trades on a job site’

Corigin is a resi developer, owner and operator of real estate across the US and Canada. Seven years ago, Freedman founded the ventures side of the business to enable a unique role, to take innovations and test them throughout the real estate cycle pre- and post-investment.

The firm has a $40m fund up for grabs, and is looking to raise a $100m fund by the end of 2020.

Ryan Freedman was attending MIPIM PropTech New York at the time of the interview.

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