Paul Unger Editor PlaceTech

Editor’s Note: Discover the compound effect of tech

Earning interest on the interest is one of the most tantalising of all financial teachings. Does the modern tech world open the possibility of recreating this famous multiplier effect in the buildings and property ventures we create?

Dustin Strydom Open Box

How one South African company is helping ditch the spreadsheet

The poor spreadsheet has become shorthand for a situation where data is stored in inaccessible silos, living in different departments, in different platforms and even in hard 2019. Dustin Strydom, director of automation services at Open Box, offers his solution.

Bosch Deepmap Car

Bosch commits €200m to biggest startup fund to date


Nicola Byrne

Bosch was already one of Europe’s largest corporate investors, with a portfolio including more than 35 companies active in autonomous driving, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain.

JLL Bangalore Centre 2

Inside JLL’s Bangalore centre for tech


Nicola Byrne

PlaceTech spoke to Aftab Taylor, JLL’s EMEA chief information officer, for an update on the progress at the centre since the launch, which aims to set new standards for the commercial real estate industry.

Paul Bamber Bruntwood

Bruntwood’s workplace trends to watch

The march of technology continues to see our workplaces reimagined, writes Paul Bamber, director of technology at Bruntwood. In the race for talent, these tech solutions are giving businesses the edge on their competitors.

Big Tech hires from Microsoft Google Boston

Real estate poaches Big Tech names


Nicola Byrne

As the real estate industry continues to innovate, we’re seeing a steady flow of significant names in tech hired in from giants such as Google and Microsoft.

Mills & Reeve | Hackathons and automatons


Mike Edge + Paul Knight

Mike Edge and Paul Knight, partners at Mills & Reeve, look at how the law firm has been using technology to improve real estate investment purchases.

Google Home Mini

Christmas smart home gift guide


Nicola Byrne

Reading about proptech certainly has us wanting all of the gadgets, so we’ve put together a gift list that you can share with friends and family who have no idea what to buy you, let them help bring tech into your home and make it smarter.