property

Digital transformation is coming to the commercial property sector, but its leaders are laggards. Disruptive pressures are building, and intermediaries like AirBnB and WeWork are already resetting the rules. Compare the construction subsector of property — where little has changed about the way we build buildings since the late 1930s

After more than two years of delay and political indecision, the NSW government finally laid out its plan to regulate Airbnb today in what has been described as “a party-room compromise“. Airbnb’s global head of policy, Chris Lehane welcomed the regulations, as “fair and innovative” at a press conference in

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NAB Ventures, NAB’s corporate venture capital arm, has invested in Melbourne-based real estate property tech company ActivePipe, as part of a $5.9 million series A funding round. ActivePipe is an automated communications platform for the real estate industry. Launched in 2015 and servicing more than 50 brands and over 1150

Navman probably never thought it would see its value destroyed by a search company. The taxi industry likely never expected to be upended by a phone app. Real disruption is generally a blindsiding event, not an incremental improvement by a traditional irritant. Retailers are facing huge changes to the way

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An emerging technology, blockchain, could transform the way we buy and sell real estate by doing away with the hidden costs and inefficiencies of our housing markets. Blockchain is an online ledger that records transactions. It’s capable of recording the movement of any kind of asset from one owner to

The ecommerce Chatter Report: higher conversion rates, commercial property troubles and consumer protection Improving customer conversion rates, the impact of ecommerce on commercial property, and trends in the US online shopping experience led the social chit-chat this week in our ecommerce Chatter Report. Each weekday the KINSHIP digital/Which-50 Chatter Report