Our Co-founder Darren Wong’s PropTech video sharing for Unissu Connect has now been posted – The Future Of Real Estate Investing.
Traditionally, real estate information is fragmented and complex in nature – most investors have a hard time finding and digesting reliable sources. This video lays out the Why and How we can solve investors’ frustration and uncertainties during their real estate investing exploration in the 2020s through the rise of Digital Experts.
Denzity is proud to announce a partnership with Realinflo, a database platform that is creating the ‘Bloomberg’ for the real estate industry. We would like to introduce Realinflo (www.realinflo.com) to you as the newest member of Denzity’s community.
Traditionally, real estate information has been difficult and time-consuming to obtain. Realinflo solves this problem by providing access to granular transaction data and insights directly from the market. This is combined with their comprehensive land and building database to give a view of normally opaque real estate markets. Realinflo’s vision is to drive improvements in data standards and to become the leading data analytics platform, which is demonstrated by being the first Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Tech-affiliated firm in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, Realinflo tracks data on 68 cities in 25 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Realinflo’s difference is in the details, for example for any particular building data points are available such as current leases, occupancy rates, historical sales transactions, development details, parameters and planning history. With a complete picture of the market, it is also possible to visualize how real estate markets have changed over time, future supply coming online and to run predictive analytics to make data-driven real estate decisions.
Gary Walter MRICS, CEO and Co-Founder of Realinflo
Gary a Chartered Valuation Surveyor and has over 11 years’ experience in the real estate industry, with Swire Properties in Hong Kong and Colliers International where he worked extensively across markets in Asia. Frustrated by the lack of reliable data across the region, he founded Realinflo with the aim to raise standards and transparency in the region. Gary has also worked with Virgin Atlantic Airways and has a keen interest in non-profit and social impact work in Africa, having undertaken projects in Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania. In 2016 Gary was awarded the excellent Young Achiever of the Year in the Hong Kong RICS Awards and is a regular speaker at PropTech events.
Gary views that Realinflo’s partnership with Denzity partnership is a natural collaboration in growing Denzity’s ecosystem in the real estate industry. Gary shares Denzity’s mission to match everyday investors with the best possible investment opportunities around the world. By having access to a diverse range of verified listings backed by comprehensive datasets, investors will be able to make informed decisions on which real estate investment best suits their risk-reward profile.
Denzity is proud to announce a partnership with RECAS Group, a fully integrated real estate firm providing asset management, investment management, and advisory services to the real estate market in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and other countries. https://www.recas-group.com/
RECAS Group (formerly Real Estate Capital Asset Services Limited) was founded in 2004 by Ivan Ko, its current chairman, who has over 25 years experience in real estate development and finance experience. The Denzity team first met Ivan at a PropTech event in Hong Kong and discussed the real estate industry’s future and what kinds of innovation will lead to the greatest impact in elevating the global real estate market.
Ivan identifies that PropTech can bring a positive impact to the real estate industry and RECAS Group believes in Denzity’s mission to serve an identified gap in the real estate crowdfunding market by matching everyday investors with the best possible investment opportunities available around the world.
Ivan has actively participated in PropTech hackathons and events, most recently the Asia PropTech Innovathon (pictured below) as one of the judges and where Denzity was fortunate enough to meet Ivan.
From Ivan’s point of view, innovation and technology services to close gaps in the traditional real estate market, whether unidentified or previously thought impossible. For this reason, PropTech may not receive industry-wide recognition now but is a wave of positive change. From his experience, real estate owners in Hong Kong have generated a decent return by being inefficient in buying and holding a real estate portfolio which has simply experienced tremendous capital appreciation over the recent two decades.
This is why he believes Hong Kong should be at the forefront of PropTech development and tackle key issues like accessibility since Hong Kong is one of the most unaffordable residential markets globally. Ivan recognizes that consistent small improvements in technology and innovation will improve the quality of real estate services provided in the best cost-benefit to corporate users.
To become a leading PropTech hub, Hong Kong provides a strong international environment where access to capital, rule of law (such as IP protection), free flow of information, ease of setting up a business, welcoming attitude to foreign workers and new economic growth companies make Hong Kong a sweet spot for any PropTech firm.
PropTech firms need only bring their innovation to strive in a best practice environment of leading real estate developers and investors. This is a market where “dreams” turn into reality. Ivan supports PropTech firms and Hong Kong as a forward-looking city to become recognized as an industry leader.
As a fully integrated real estate firm, RECAS invites PropTech entrepreneurs from all around the world to build their innovation in Hong Kong. Ivan and his team bring a tremendous amount of experience, connections, and wisdom. As a PropTech firm or investor, you can send Ivan an email here if you would like to seek his advice.
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Asia PropTech holds regular events and hackathons to build awareness and participation in Asia’s PropTech developments. Based in Hong Kong, Asia PropTech was founded by Leo Lo, a surveyor turned serial entrepreneur in high demand as a speaker for his thought leadership at real estate conferences in Asia.
Leo is the founder of PropSeed, a Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform, founder of PropBLK, a company providing real estate blockchain solutions, and co-founder of Fonto Real Estate, a boutique real estate advisory firm in Hong Kong. Leo will soon launch a dedicated PropTech accelerator and we are excited to share its ongoing developments with you.
Asia PropTech provides an ecosystem for real estate startups and incumbents, government, and academia to collaborate on achieving technological improvements to their real estate business model. The ecosystem supports PropTech startups with sound business expertise, acceleration methods, and funding with a goal towards value creation in the real estate industry.
Denzity is pleased to announce our partnership with Asia PropTech and will be sharing details of their upcoming events, new ideas and recent developments to help them build the Asia PropTech community.
Asia PropTech is holding Propteq Asia 2018 on October 30 2018 at Cyberport, Hong Kong’s incubator of startups. Propteq Asia is where the world’s leading real estate innovators will come together and talk about the challenges and opportunities in PropTech.