Property sector ripe for disruption Proptech event finds

26 May 2016

Construct//Disrupt: Proptech, which saw industry leaders discuss the latest tech innovations disrupting the property sector, took place last week (Thursday 19th May 2016) at the Alphabeta Building, London EC2. Supported by Savills, the event was hosted by construction start-up BaseStone at Huckletree, a creative co-working space within the building.

 Nicky Wightman, director in the Worldwide Occupier Services team and founding member of Savills Tech spoke at the event along with Savills associate director of world research Paul Tostevin. Nicky and Paul were joined by Jacob Loftus, Head of UK Investment at Resolution Property, William Newton, UK Director at WiredScore, Raphael Scheps, Co-founder of Converge, and keynote speaker Allison Dring, co-founder of Elegant Embellishments.

 Topics covered included the trends impacting the next generation of workspaces, the need for connectivity and cloud technology, and smog-eating building facades that counteract city pollution.

 Nicky comments: “As part of our Tech Cities programme, Savills is committed to understanding the relationship between the technology community and today’s global cities. Our research aims to be relevant, dynamic and engaging and the Construct//Disrupt: Proptech event was a platform to showcase this whilst also providing an opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and creative vision for the future of proptech.”

 Alex Siljanovski, founder of BaseStone, adds: “The property sector is ripe for disruption, proptech has the potential to address some of the biggest challenges facing cities. Bringing the best startups and innovators to the forefront is what Construct//Disrupt is all about.”

 Nicky and Paul presented on their Tech Cities research, which aims to identify the 12 best tech cities around the world, ranging from Stockholm and Dublin to mega-cities like Mumbai and New York. The research team looked at drivers such as the business environment, tech infrastructure, talent pool and quality of life.

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Paul Tostevin

Paul Tostevin

Associate Director
World Research

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Nicky Wightman

Nicky Wightman

Director
Worldwide Occupier Services

Savills Cambridge

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