One of the clearly emerging benefits of modern property methods is the set of tools and techniques for looking at cities. Assessing sites, measuring economies and mapping data has never been easier.
While advisory groups the world over scramble to re-position themselves as tech-savvy innovators, Arup has been quietly taking care of business. Here’s a look at what the £1.6bn turnover planning-to-engineering group has been up to as it tries to seed technology throughout its 13,000-strong organisation.
Faisal Butt, founder and CEO of property innovation fund Pi Labs, shares his thoughts on retaking the reins as CEO after his stint as chairman, what he did on first day after taking over from Dominic Wilson, and plans for expanding into Europe.
Michael Philips, president of US-based fund manager Jamestown, also talks plans for 2019, managing relationships between property and technology, the difference between the US and European markets, his view of post-Brexit Britain, and what technology excites him most.
PlaceTech caught up with Diego Harari, director of innovation and sustainable development at Vinci Immobilier, in Paris to find out more about the firm’s road to innovation, the challenges along the way, and its strategy for working with startups.