Samuel Warren will lead UK operations for HqO, serving as managing director, UK and be responsible for building a team in London. Julia Paolucci takes on the managing director role for France.
European proptech start-up Consorto, which has offices in the Netherlands and Estonia, has raised seed funding of €500,000.
Jasper (jasper.io), a proptech company providing access to high-quality commercial real estate investment opportunities, has raised funding from M7 Real Estate, the pan-European investment and asset manager with €9bn of assets under management.
Lavanda, the pioneering technology platform enabling institutional real estate portfolios to profit legitimately from Airbnb-style homestays and homesharing, has secured a $5 million Series-A round led by Henley Ventures, the venture arm of global private equity real estate investor Henley Investments.
CEE-headquartered Skanska Commercial Development Europe has formed a partnership with German energy company Innogy to invest in and mentor property technology start-ups.
US venture capital firm Fifth Wall, which focuses on technologies for the real estate industry, has raised $503 mln (€447.8 mln) for its second proptech fund, more than double the size of its first fund launched two years ago.
Leading German real estate trade show Expo Real is expanding the number of exhibition halls to seven to meet the growing demand from exhibitors in the field of technology and innovation.
Our editor's selection of stories from the broad world of proptech covered in the most recent issue of Firestarters magazine
Kodit.io, a Finnish property sales platform, has announced the close of a €12 mln venture round to fund its expansion in Europe.
Orbital Witness, a legaltech startup profiling legal risk in property transactions on-demand, has announced a funding round of £1.2 mln (€1.37 mln) bringing together proptech heavyweights JLL Spark, advised by Concrete VC, and LiFE Ventures, alongside European seed fund Seedcamp.