POLIS discussion panel at EXPO Real 2019 sees leading proptechs offer prospect of uniform data standard in the coming years

At the EXPO Real, our CFO Dr Michael Piontek held a panel discussion with leading proptechs entitled “All in One – Comprehensive Digital Platforms for the Real Estate Industry”. One vital conclusion from this discussion that we as an investor find highly encouraging: proptechs, too, are eager for more cooperation instead of inefficient and costly standalone solutions. The industry is striving to define data standards within the foreseeable time frame of two to three years. Otherwise it will risk allowing a major tech company to “dictate” these through its market dominance. We will reassess the position in three years.

Our thanks go to Nessim Djerboua (EverReal), Maurice Grassau (Architrave), Heike Gündling (Eukon), Jans Kramer (Promos) and Sander van de Rijdt (PlanRadar) for the open, enlivening and – as the photo shows – occasionally jovial discussion. Thank you also to the visitors for their questions and contributions to the debate.