Investment In Proptech Firms Jumps To $6 Billion In 2019

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Executive Summary

Since 2012, technology change has impacted the property sector in similar ways to financial technology (fintech) in the financial sector and insurance technology (insuretech) in the insurance sector (see Verdantix Proptech Investors Aim To Force A Digital Revolution On The Real Estate Industry). Between 2012 and 2019, proptech funds have so far invested over $10 billion. In 2018, funds invested $4 billion. In 2019 thus far, this jumps to $6 billion. This report analyses these investments across six major areas (construction, commercial property management, residential property as well as smart home management, operational management, workplace management and retail management). It also evaluates their likely immediate impact on the vast real estate sector that adopts innovation slowly. Heads of product development and marketing for software vendors should use this report to keep abreast of the trends that will impact their industry in the next three years.

Table of contents

Investment In Proptech Firms Jumps To $6 Billion In 2019
Proptech Funds Closed Over 160 Deals So Far In 2019
Investors Are Homing In On Automation-Focused Solutions For Commercial Real Estate
Booming Investment Into Residential Solutions Centre Around Cutting Out Traditional Intermediaries 
The Proptech Market Will Roar Ahead Until A Recession Causes A Reset

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Figure 1. Proptech Category Definitions
Figure 2. Proptech Investment Levels 2012-2019 ($m)
Figure 3. 2019 Proptech Investment Levels By Category ($m) 

About the authors

Ibrahim Yate

Senior Analyst

Ibrahim is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice, which he joined in 2016. His current agenda covers innovation in software and hardware solutions for space management, workplace management, and workplace systems integration. Ibrahim holds an MSc from Imperial College London and MA from Cambridge University.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Global Head of Research and Finance Director

Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. He also leads the Smart Buildings practice on an interim basis. Rodolphe has over twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

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