Top Real Estate Technology Global Events

Top Real Estate Technology Global Events

As the real estate industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, staying abreast of the latest trends, technologies, and innovations is crucial for professionals seeking to leverage the full potential of real estate technology and proptech.

For anyone in property and real estate, attending global proptech events offers a chance to integrate into the wider real estate technology industry. 

Top 3 reasons why these events are valuable

1. Networking, learnings and potential partnerships

A diverse mix of professionals allow for broader networking opportunities than what your local market may offer. Particularly in overseas markets where the proptech industry may be more mature or advanced compared with your local region, these events allow you to connect with leaders, potential customers, and collaborators who might offer valuable learnings, insights to trends and new technology, alternative business models or a global perspective into the market and competition. These events could offer a platform for gaining feedback and validation, or even to identify and recruit talent.

2. Brand visibility and marketing

Participation at these events may significantly increase a business’ visibility within the global industry; even more so if you attend as a speaker or exhibitor. An effective platform to showcase innovations, solutions, and success stories to a targeted audience, high visibility can enhance brand recognition, attract leads or other marketing opportunities.

3. Investor engagement

Often attended by venture capitalists, angel investors, and other financial backers actively seeking to invest in promising startups, these events can offer potential pitching sessions, one-on-one meetings, and informal networking opportunities. 

Global Real Estate Technology and Proptech events

2024 delivers a range of global events dedicated to real estate technology and proptech, offering plenty of opportunities for learning, networking, and growth. Varying from conferences to interactive expos, these events bring together thought leaders, innovators, and practitioners from around the world. Here is our round-up of top global events:

Event

Description

Location

Dates

RETCON 2024Real Estate’s Leading Technology & Innovation ConferenceNew York, USA1-3 April
PropTech SummitPropTech Summit is the new trade fair and conference for the PropTech industryHamburg, Germany10-11 April
CRETech LondonThe World’s Leading Built World Innovation and
Sustainability Conference Series
London, UK8-9 May
PropTech Symposium DenmarkExciting debates, startup showcases, and insights from international thought leadersCopenhagen, Denmark13 May
Future of Construction SummitThe annual gathering for the people and companies redefining Australia’s construction industryBrisbane, Australia14-15 May
Property Technology ConfexA Digital & Sustainable Built Environment –
Investing, Selling, Managing and Operating
Dubai, UAE3-4 June
Proptech ViennaThe networking conference on innovation, technology and sustainability in the international real estate industry, connecting tech and real estate experts with startups, scaleups, investors, business angels, VCs and industry associations.Vienna, Austria13 June
Australian Proptech SummitProptech solutions for Australia’s new commercial and residential realitySydney, Australia30 July – 1 August
Inman ConnectThrough immersive experiences, innovative formats, and an unparalleled lineup of speakers, this gathering becomes more than a conference — it becomes a collaborative force shaping the future of our industrLas Vegas, USA30 July – 1 August
iOi Summit by NARPropTech leaders and futurists, investors, and forward-thinking real estate professionals come together to fuel the future of the industry.Chicago, USA28-29 August
PropTech ConnectEurope’s largest proptech  eventLondon, UK4-5 September
REAL PropTech ConferenceGermany’s most important conference on PropTech, digitalisation and transformation of the construction and real estate industryFrankfurt am Main, Germany4-5 September
BlueprintThe premier event for industry executives, real estate & construction tech startups, and VCs.Las Vegas, USA17-19 September
Expo Real 2024Expo Real is the most important trade fair for the real estate industry and offers a comprehensive overview of developments, topics, innovations and solutions in the real estate industry.Dubai, UAE7-9 October
Proptech Forum 2024An event to unite proptech founders and teams collaborating on the future of the industry.Sydney, Australia17 October
Urban Tech ForwardUrban Tech Forward aims to accelerate the development of net-zero cities. Designed to rethink spaces where people live and work – through the prism of decarbonisation and resilience – it brings together urban tech innovators, VCs, real estate developers, policy-makers and most prominent entrepreneurs to shift the way we build and make real progress on achieving a zero-carbon future.Warsaw, Poland25-26 October
CRETech New YorkThe World’s Leading Built World Innovation and
Sustainability Conference Series
New York, USA13-14 November
Home apti AwardThe apti award recognises the most innovative Tech provider and startups in the international Real Estate sector. Both national and international PropTechs have the opportunity to apply in the categories.Palais Berg, Austria14 November

Other Considerations

Other than factoring in the cost and time associated with traveling and attending these global events, consider the relevance and quality, because not all events are created equal.

Check for alignment and relevance with your niche and strategic focus.

And lastly, with the growing range of digital alternatives, consider whether virtual events can offer you similar benefits.

 

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What Are Mesh Blocks & How Are They Used in Real Estate

What Are Mesh Blocks & How Are They Used in Real Estate

What are Mesh Blocks?

As defined by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), mesh blocks are the smallest geographical area of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) and ABS’s classification of Australia into a hierarchy of statistical areas.

Mesh Blocks are essentially a set of geographic boundaries designed to segment Australia into very small areas. These boundaries are used to apply a systematic grid over the entire country, dividing it into tiny sections called Mesh Blocks.

Each Mesh Block is a polygon that outlines a specific piece of land, which can range from a single block in a city to a vast, sparsely populated area in the countryside.

In 2021, the ABS reported 368,286 Mesh Blocks covering the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps.

Mesh Blocks covering the whole of Australia. Source: ABS Maps

 

Mesh Block design

Mesh Blocks for the current ASGS Edition 3 are designed according to a standard set of design criteria first developed for ASGS 2011.

Most Mesh Blocks are designed to contain 30 to 60 dwellings, although some low dwelling count Mesh Blocks exist. They are permitted in order to account for other design criteria.

The reasons for the minimum dwelling count of Mesh Blocks is so they’re small enough to aggregate to a wide range of areas, allow comparisons between geographic regions but also prevent accidentally exposing confidential information of individuals or businesses.

 

Mesh Block changes

Mesh Blocks are updated (or redesigned) every 5 years to stay relevant.

Mesh Blocks for the current ASGS Edition 3 was redesigned to ensure it still meets the design criteria first developed for ASGS 2011 and reflects the growth and change in Australia’s population, economy and infrastructure.

Mesh Block Changes

Example of Mesh Block change along the border of Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

How are Mesh Blocks created?

Each Mesh Block is assigned a unique numerical code or identifier. This code is used to reference the Mesh Block in statistical databases and geographic information systems (GIS).

The format of the code can vary but often includes digits that signify hierarchical levels of geography.

In Australia, Mesh Block identifiers are 11-digit codes.

The 11-digit Mesh Block code comprises: State and Territory identifier (1 digit), and a Mesh Block identifier (10 digits).

How are Mesh Blocks used?

The ABS does not and cannot provide detailed segmentation data (Census data) that can be directly connected to individuals or businesses. Instead, they provide anonymised and aggregated data against geographic areas. Mesh Blocks are the smallest geographic area that the ABS provide statistics against, so it offers population and dwelling counts at a hyper-local level – this is particularly useful for Census analysis.

These geographic boundaries allow for the aggregation of data from individual Mesh Blocks into larger geographic units, such as suburbs, towns, cities, and regions. This hierarchical structuring makes it possible to analyse data at various levels, from very detailed local information to broader regional or national trends.

Most businesses, including proptechs, looking to augment their analysis with population segmentation data will adopt Mesh Blocks as their default level geographic unit to gain the highest level of accuracy. The popularity of Mesh Blocks mean many businesses will use it for geographic statistics regardless of whether or not the Census data is being leveraged.

What role do Mesh Blocks play in proptech?

Mesh Blocks play a vital role in Proptech, geospatial data, and the real estate industry in Australia. Some example uses include:

Granular geographical data

Since Mesh Blocks are the smallest geographical units, providing a granular level of detail in geographic data, its precision is valuable for analysing real estate trends at a hyper-local level.

Accurate small area statistics

Mesh Blocks are designed to fulfill the need for accurate small area statistics. In Proptech, having precise data at this level is instrumental for understanding localised property markets, demographics, and trends.

Spatial mapping and analysis

Geospatial data, including Mesh Blocks, facilitates spatial mapping and analysis. Proptech platforms can leverage this data to visualise and analyse property-related information, helping users make more informed decisions based on geographical insights.

Enhanced property valuation

Proptech applications can utilise Mesh Blocks to refine property valuation models. The data on dwellings and residents at this level allows for a more nuanced understanding of property values, considering localised factors.

Land use identification

Mesh blocks broadly identify land use, such as residential, commercial, industrial, parkland, and so forth. Land use information is valuable for proptechs involved in property development, urban planning, and investment strategies.

Targeted marketing and outreach

Proptech businesses can use Mesh Block data to tailor marketing and outreach strategies to specific geographical areas. Understanding the demographics and dwelling counts at this level allows for targeted and effective location-based campaigns.

Census-driven insights

The inclusion of Census data within Mesh Blocks, such as the count of usual residents and dwelling types, provides proptech platforms with up-to-date demographic information. This can aid market analysis, customer profiling, and investment strategies.

Integration with digital boundary files

The availability of Mesh Block boundaries in digital boundary files enhances their usability in Proptech applications. These files can be readily integrated into geospatial systems, making it easier for developers and analysts to work with this geographical data.

The foundational building blocks in real estate

Mesh Blocks are foundational building blocks for geospatial and proptech applications, providing granularity and accuracy for understanding local real estate markets, demographics and land use.

To aid proptechs, The Proptech Cloud offers its Geography – Boundaries & Insights dataset which includes all mesh blocks and their spatial areas for analysis and location-based visualisation of statistics.

The integration of this important information can enhance the precision and relevance of analyses within the proptech and real estate sectors. Read our following blog to learn how to incorporate Mesh Blocks into datasets.

How to Incorporate Mesh Blocks into Datasets

Incorporating mesh blocks into datasets involves several steps to ensure seamless integration and effective utilisation of geographical information. Here’s a guide on how to incorporate mesh blocks into datasets.

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How to Measure Construction Industry Performance

How to Measure Construction Industry Performance

The construction industry is a vital component of the global economy, representing a substantial portion of gross domestic product in many countries.

Understanding the dynamics of this sector requires a deep dive into various metrics and statistics to gauge its health and direction.

Here we’ll outline the essential metrics used to measure construction activity, offering insights for contractors, investors, government bodies, economists and other stakeholders.

1. Construction Spending & Cost Estimation

The construction spending metric reflects the total expenditure on construction projects over a specific period. Breaking down this spending into sectors like residential, commercial, and public construction offers a nuanced view of the industry.

Importantly, historical or past construction spending will serve as a reference point and have some influence on future cost estimations – one of the most important steps in construction project management.

A cost estimate is a prediction provided by an estimator based on all available data serves as the baseline of the project cost at various stages in project development.

2. Building Permits Issued

A building permit is official permission provided by the government department of building or the building regulators to proceed with a new construction project. Obtaining a building permit is crucial before moving ahead with any planned property alterations or construction.

The number of new building permits granted by governments is a forward-looking indicator, measuring current real estate market demand, performance of the industry, predicting future construction activity and overall economic vitality.

A building permits report provides nationwide and location specific detail which can pinpoint which local regions fuel the economy, and governments can use this info to make decisions around funding and where to direct investments.

3. Demolition Approvals

Generally, the type of permits required will depend on a couple of factors:

  • Local council specifications and rules, and
  • What is being demolished, how much is being demolished and where.

In most cases, demolition approval (or similar) is required to demolish a building or structure.

Though not always, construction frequently follows demolition, making demolition approvals a rough indicator of future construction activity.

4. Construction Starts

Construction starts measure the initiation of new construction projects, and where available, the value of these projects. These metrics are a key economic indicator and when tracked over time, will help measure market trends.

Building construction

5. Housing Starts and Completions

In the residential sector, tracking housing projects commenced, completed, under construction, and in the pipeline, along with the value of these projects, is essential for gauging market health and predicting supply to meet housing needs for the future.

In Australia, the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s latest report shows that the federal government will fall short of its goal to build 1.2 million home by mid-2029. This is due to a “large backlog of properties that have been approved that are yet to be completed” said Westpac chief economist Luci Ellis, who admits there are a lot of factors contributing to this production issue.

6. Architectural Billings Index – United States of America (USA)

Produced by the AIA Economics & Market Research Group, the Architectural Billings Index (ABI) is a leading economic indicator in the USA that reflects the demand for non-residential construction, including commercial and industrial structures. The ABI gauges whether billing activity for the previous month grew, declined, or remained flat. This measure forecasts construction spending by reflecting the lead time between architectural billings and construction expenditure. A positive ABI can be a sign of strength or resurgence in the broader economy, while a negative ABI can signal weakness or an impending downturn.

7. Construction Backlog Indicator – USA

In 2008, the Associated Builders and Contractors introduced the Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) to forecast the volume of upcoming work for commercial and industrial contractors. This indicator centres on the commercial, institutional, industrial, and infrastructure construction sectors in the USA.

Backlog, as defined by ABC, represents “the dollar value of contracted work to be completed in the future” by construction firms.

To calculate backlog, the formula is:

(Current month’s backlog value in dollars) / Fiscal year revenues (base year) x 12 = Total months of contracted work ahead

CBI provides a view of the volume of construction work in the USA contracted but not yet executed which can serve as a predictor of future activity and industry momentum.

A higher backlog generally implies a more optimistic outlook for the construction industry, while a lower backlog suggests the opposite.

8. Employment in Construction

Job numbers in the construction sector can reveal much about the industry’s health and future growth prospects, including an indicator of any labour shortages, and construction activity and economic impacts.

9. Cordell Construction Cost Index (CCCI)

The Cordell Construction Cost Index (CCCI) is a quarterly industry benchmark that tracks and monitors the movement of building work costs for stand-alone houses. It is a valuable metric which tracks changes in construction costs, including labour costs, services, building material prices, regulatory expenses, equipment and includes expert commentary on key market factors. It is vital for understanding market dynamics, pricing trends and industry comparisons.

10. Equipment Usage

The usage rates of various types of equipment and their deployment in residential, commercial, and industrial segments can offer insights into ongoing industry activity. This data can unveil changes and trends in equipment types, across global regions, segments, and provide an indicator of market share, growth and overall size of the market.

Demolition

11. Construction Productivity

Construction productivity is often measured as output per labour hour. Or in other words, how much work is done during time spent doing it.

Productivity metrics indicate efficiency levels and the there are a number of factors which can impact productivity such as labour characteristics, work condition and non-productive activities, as documented in a Carnegie Mellon University study.

Improving productivity is often in the best interests of stakeholders such as project managers, construction firms, engineers, architects, investors and financiers, regulatory bodies and government agencies, environmental groups and the general public.

Productivity in the construction sector is an important measurement to track as it can impact the ability to deliver outcomes such as housing and infrastructure a country needs to accommodate population changes, the new energy assets required to meet requirements or even a country’s decarbonisation goals.

Construction workplace safety

12. Safety Metrics

All workers have the right to a healthy and safe working environment.

Statistics on work-related injuries, incidents, accidents, fatalities, and safety violations are crucial for assessing the industry’s commitment to safe construction practices and the proposal and implementation of new measures to protect both workers and bystanders.

13. Sustainability and Green Building Metrics

These metrics evaluate a project’s environmental impact and adherence to sustainability principles, both increasingly important in modern construction.

With more and more organisations investing in corporate sustainability and building sustainability strategies and goals, these metrics are important to measure and increase transparency around planning, design and development practices.

The Proptech Cloud’s Environment and Energy Efficiency data contains energy supply data and NABERS energy rating data which may help guide decisions on energy sourcing as part of a sustainability strategy.

14. Supply Chain Metrics

Measuring and analysing the efficiency of the supply chain, including the availability and cost of materials, procurement, processing and distribution of goods helps to anticipate potential construction project impacts such as delays or cost overruns.

Improvements in mathematical models, data infrastructure and the expansion and availability of applications provide deeper insights, while improving forecasting, efficiency and responsiveness in supply chain management.

What Do These Metrics Tell Us

Understanding these diverse metrics is essential for anyone involved in analysing the construction industry as they provide a comprehensive view of the sector’s performance, trends, and economic impact.

Analysts will often use a combination of these metrics and measurements to make conclusions, predictions or decisions regarding the property market.

And by keeping a close eye on these indicators over time, industry professionals can make better decisions, improve market condition forecasts, and more accurately assess the overall health and vitality of the construction sector.

 

Australian Construction Activity Data

The Proptech Cloud’s Construction Activity dataset contains Australian construction activity statistics which may be helpful for planning, demand forecasting and construction cycle timing.

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Understanding Auction Clearance Rates: Why Do Calculations Differ?

Understanding Auction Clearance Rates: Why Do Calculations Differ?

Auction clearance rates can serve as a barometer of Australia’s real estate market strength, particularly across its major cities.

These rates are generally a superficial gauge of market strength, because private treaty is still the most common means of property sale in some cities. Nevertheless, property predictions can be drawn when auction clearance rates are analysed alongside other factors and data points.

Clearance rates for Australia’s major real estate markets can be helpful for proptechs who leverage data, analytics, and technology to advance various aspects of the real estate industry.

What Is An Auction Clearance Rate?

The auction clearance rate typically represents the percentage of properties that sold on its advertised auction date in a specific market versus the number of properties that didn’t sell during a particular time frame (typically a week or month).

How Are Auction Clearance Rates Calculated?

There are variations in how clearance rates are calculated and reported, so it’s important to consider this and understand your data provider’s calculations. The variance in calculations means these metrics offer different views and are not interchangeable.

 

Variations to the Calculation

Calculation

Calculation (%)

Basic calculationPercentage of properties sold on auction date during a particular period (week or month)Basic calculation of auction clearance rates
Includes properties sold prior to and during auctionPercentage of properties sold prior to plus on auction date during a particular period (week or month)Basic Calculation + Properties sold prior to auction
Includes properties sold prior to, during and after auctionPercentage of properties sold prior to auction plus on auction date plus after auction date during a particular period (week or month)Sold prior + at + after auction Calculation 

 

What Do Auction Clearance Rates Tell Us?

Auction clearance rates are a crucial market indicator of real estate activity by gauging the numbers of buyers and sellers in a specific market during a certain time frame.

Generally, higher auction clearance rates indicate a higher buyer demand for property in that market, limited supply of available properties and/or with an increased likelihood of rising price, i.e. a hot market for sellers.

Conversely, low auction clearance rates indicates weak buyer demand, possible over-supply of properties and chance of reduced prices which is more favourable to buyers.

In Sydney and Melbourne, a clearance rate above 70% signals a seller’s market, below 60% suggests a buyer’s market, and 60-70% indicates balance.

But the true significance of auction clearance rates lies in its contextual analysis alongside factors such as listing numbers, days on market, withdrawn auctions, fluctuations and regional disparities.

By tracking these rates alongside additional metrics, analysts can anticipate market direction, and measure buyer and seller confidence.

Where Can I Find Clearance Rates For Australia’s Capital Cities?

Auction clearance rates in Australia are reported on a weekly basis.

Some organisations collect data from sales agents and aggregate the data by city and region, such as:

Some news outlets, auction houses and real estate agencies may also publish auction clearance rates for specific regions. Industry reports and analyses related to real estate may also compile this data to provide a comprehensive view into trends.

How Important Are Auction Clearance Rates?

For anyone involved in or impacted by the real estate market, auction clearance rates are an important indicator of demand levels, market sentiment, and potential shifts in property values. But when comparing available data, its crucial to understand the methodology behind the calculations of auction clearance rates.

Auction clearance rates should be used as part of a comprehensive analysis alongside other property data, localised research, and broader market factors. While auction clearance rates offer valuable insights into the direction of the property market, they are just one of many factors to consider, and a holistic approach incorporating various data points is recommended for a thorough understanding of market conditions.

How Might Auction Clearance Rates Be Used By Proptechs?

While not exhaustive, these are a few examples of how auction clearance rates might be used by proptechs and businesses working with real estate data.

  • By analysing clearance rates and buyer demand, price trends can be used to gauge competitiveness of the market. These could all be incorporated into tool development or software development, it could be used to optimise platform features, or to guide content creation to engage users.
  • Combining this information with localised data for property investment, integrating clearance rate data into risk assessment models could allow for more informed investment decisions.
  • Property valuation models could be enhanced with the use of real-time clearance rate data which provides more accurate and dynamic property valuations in areas of high auction activity.

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5 Things A Title Search Can Tell You

5 Things A Title Search Can Tell You

When you’re buying or selling property, proving ownership, or refinancing a mortgage, conducting a title search for a Certificate of Title is essential. But what is a Certificate of Title, and what detail can it provide about a property?

A Certificate of Title (sometimes referred to as a title deed or a land title) serves as a public and legal record of land ownership, including interests and restrictions on the land.

In the past, these certificates were physical papers, but with the availability of e-Conveyancing, they are now available electronically.

In Australia, state land registries hold title information. This title information is accessible through a Title Search from an authorised provider in as little as 60 seconds. A title search unveils crucial details, including property owner/s names, land restrictions, mortgage and lease details, and other important information.

Here are five key revelations from a title search:

1. Ownership Details

The Certificate of Title discloses the names of all landowners, specifying the type of ownership—either tenants in common or joint tenants.

This information is vital for understanding the property’s ownership structure and potential implications.

2. Easements

Easements, granting non-owners the right to use land for a specific purpose, are highlighted.

Common easements include drainage, service access and right of way.

Being aware of these easements is crucial as they can impact land use and construction possibilities.

3. Covenants

Covenants, acting as guidelines or restrictions on the land, outline limitations on construction.

Developers create covenants to maintain quality and aesthetics. Understanding these rules is essential for compliance during property alterations.

4. Caveats

Caveats serve as warnings that others have an interest in the property, preventing certain actions like selling.

A caveat is lodged with the state land registry, signaling potential claims to the property.

Buyers must be vigilant for caveats as they indicate potential issues with the property’s title.

5. Mortgages

The presence of a mortgage is disclosed – if one exists – indicating that the bank holds the Certificate of Title instead of the property owner.

This information is crucial for buyers, as the seller must discharge the mortgage before settlement to avoid delays.

Conducting a title search provides a comprehensive understanding of a property’s legal and ownership status, and the careful consideration of these details not only ensures compliance but also helps avoid potential issues, to help individuals, investors or businesses make more informed decisions in real estate transactions. 

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