An asset belonging to the Schroder UK Real Estate Fund (SREF) in Battersea, South West London, has achieved a European first for the Fitwel standard, which is operated by the Center for Active Design.
A commercial scheme built by Skanska in Prague is the first office property in central and eastern Europe to be awarded WELL Core & Shell certification.
FenestraPro, the Dublin-based tech company which provides software applications for the design of more energy efficient building façades, has announced a €1.2 mln seed funding round. Investors include proptech VC Pi Labs, Enterprise Ireland, and US AEC software distribution firm Applied Software.
Proptech company Coyote has appointed real estate veteran Rob Bould as the first chairman of the firm that was founded in 2017.
Chiswick Park, the business campus located in West London owned by private equity giant Blackstone, has become Europe’s first campus to be wired certified.
Global real estate exchange, data and communication platform Cloudscraper has appointed HSBC's former global head of real estate finance as CEO.
The Real Estate Innovation Network (REIN), the organisers of the annual Innovation Contest at Expo Real in Munich, are rapidly expanding their activities. One of their goals is to establish European-wide standards that will advance the digitalisation of the real estate sector. The first product is a rental contract generator which produces modular, standardised contracts that can be used throughout the European market.
Proptech has rapidly become an integral part of the real estate business. So rapidly in fact that in a few years from now the term won’t exist anymore. It will simply be the way of doing things. That is one of the main conclusions that Adrian Levy and Matt Taylor, partners at international law firm Clifford Chance, draw from research they have been doing into the proptech market.