10 themes from FUTURE: PropTech

What was hot on the conference stages and exhibition floor at the biggest ever pure proptech gathering in the UK attended by nearly 2,000 people in London on Tuesday?

Ben Lerner

Entering the M+A arena

Massive valuations in IPOs such as Uber, Lyft and Pinterest show what a seller’s market it is in tech right now and the property side is no exception. Nicola Byrne sat down with Ben Lerner, mergers and acquisitions advisor, to talk about the ripple effect of investment on consolidation and maturity in the proptech industry.

Ollie Saunders JLL 2

JLL: How property should help increase decarbonisation

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The UK Government’s Climate Change Committee has recommended the UK goes for a “net-zero” target for greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. If we have any chance of reaching these targets more needs to be done to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, writes Ollie Saunders, lead director of alternatives at JLL.

Paul Unger Editor PlaceTech

Editor’s note: Use it or lose out

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Paul Unger

I suspect many of us have been there. You’ve downloaded an app and never used it. Taken out a subscription to some life-changing management aid a contact recommended and haven’t logged in since day one. Maybe you’re an architect who hates BIM?