Five key things we learned at Future PropTech 2019

Proptech, according to Fifth Wall’s principal and co-head of investments Roelof Opperman, is like the Big Bang. It has exploded into the property scene, causing huge levels of disruption – and its emergence now seems irreversible. Meanwhile, the industry is struggling to make sense of what it all means, says Opperman. “It’s a very confused period. You have real estate people trying to do technology, and you have technology people trying to do real estate. The roles are confused and people are trying to figure out what’s happening,” he says. Opperman was speaking at the Future PropTech event in London