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Technology, innovation and disruption: Is commercial real estate ready for change?

Technology, innovation & disruption, MIPIM 2018

Jack Sibley, Innovation & Technology Strategist, discusses the impact technology, innovation and disruption is having on the commercial real estate industry, and why it has taken until the last couple of years for the word ‘innovation’ to become a buzzword in real estate.

To an external observer, the commercial real estate industry might appear slow moving and conservative. Many industries have experienced technological disruption since the millennium, however software and technology have not started 'eating the world' of real estate until relatively recently.

This report is a collaboration between TH Real Estate and MIPIM. It includes our thoughts on the rise of digital disruption and innovation in the commercial real estate industry, and discusses whether real estate is ready to embrace innovation as the industry evolves. We also highlight our favourite 'MIPIM talk' topics from this year's conference. The 'Mapping World Urbanity' theme placed great emphasis on technology and innovation, sparking a number of insightful conversations and demonstrating that technology is front of mind for those in the industry. We hope this report gives you further insight, and will inspire you to turn ideas into actions. We welcome any feedback you may have and hope to see you at MIPIM 2019.

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Jack Sibley

Jack Sibley

Innovation & Technology Strategist

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