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CBRE Proptech Event 2019

Digital transformation and how it enhances property lifecycles.


The CBRE event covered the Digital transformation and how it enhances property lifecycles. 

Delegates had the opportunity to learn more about different technologies through demonstrations of CBRE leading Client PropTech solutions and how they can be implemented in a property space.  

As part of the event’s agenda, we presented a variety of CBRE applications which includes retail analytics, 3D planning solutions, location analytics, strategic analysis of Real Estate portfolios and property management tools.  

A panel discussion was held by Dr. Thomas Herr – CBRE Head of Digital Innovation about the impact of Technology on the Real Estate Industry.

The event featured a lively panel discussion comprised of a number of CBRE leaders in the field of Proptech including: Scott Sullivan, Director, Digital Solutions – Property Management – APAC at CBRE; Anna Tng, Head of Business Development For Property Management - Asia at CBRE; Matt Hallett, Associate Director In EMEA Retail & Consumer Advisory at CBRE; Alexandra Rose, Director, Digital Product Sales EMEA at CBRE; Aidan Purvis, Associate Director, Digital Product Sales at CBRE and Borja Quintero, Architect & Valuation Advisory at CBRE.  In addition, Ben McGregor, Investment Director at ICD Brookfield Management Limited and Mohamad Khodr Al-Dah, Director, Survey Department at Dubai Land Department added their expert insights as panelists.

In addition to the panel discussion, the event featured a number of live demonstrations of innovative Proptech solutions including PULSE, Calibrate, Floored Plan & Build, Asset IQ and Discovery which aim to transform the experiences of investors, landlords and tenants alike by increasing work efficiency and profitability in the long-run. CBRE, globally, has heavily invested in technology to support its client-base, identifying a number of products, such as tools that create 3D images of buildings, and interactive walk-throughs of unbuilt and built properties, to add further value to both personnel and client activity.  


Simon Townsend, Senior Director and Head of Strategic Advisory at CBRE MENAT, said: “Dubai is constantly evolving as an emirate and with this comes an opportunity to set a new standard in smart and sustainable buildings with state of the art tenant experiences. Just 1% of global Proptech is currently based in the UAE, but this is growing rapidly.  At CBRE, we are deeply committed to leading this drive to support the Government’s push to digitize real estate processes to further bolster Dubai’s proposition as one of best places in the world in which to invest in real estate and conduct business. We believe that as a city synonymous with innovation and smart technology, Dubai has all of the ingredients required to become a shining example of the opportunities and advantages that exist through the adoption of Proptech solutions.”

Thomas Herr, EMEA Head of Digital Innovation at CBRE, said: “Digital technologies are already having a transformative effect on the real estate sector and it Is important that as an industry we come together to better understand how to utilize the latest innovations to better service our clients whilst advancing the sectors in which we work.  The Middle East is known for its commitment to innovation and yet Proptech is yet to be fully explored in this region.  We look forward to working closely with our partners and with the Government of Dubai to ensure that the most pioneering solutions are adopted in the emirate to further support its proposition as a world leading business hub and investment powerhouse.” 


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