PROPTECH-X ‘Proptech & Property News’ Weekly Roundup: Rishi Sunak Yellow or Green? | Sprift joins founding members of OPDA | Why you need to be part of the CREtech global climate summit

A roundup of the week’s top PROPTECH-X ‘Proptech and Property News’ in association with Estate Agent Networking and News Now.

Rishi Sunak in environmental U-turn to appeal to populist floating voter

In what many pundits in the ESG vertical see as political suicide, the invisible man of politics Rishi Sunak has now clearly shown that he wants to slow down on policies that will help the planet from continuing to burn. By adding half a decade to some Green targets, even though large car manufacturers are going electric by 2030; and although a large slice of the electorate want a better planet for themselves and their children, it would seem that Rishi Sunak has taken fright or been pressured to change government policy.

Putting aside that very late in the day the most senior politician in the land is having a re-think on major policy that affects hundreds of thousands of jobs, economic investment and will impact on the health of the nation, it just seems utter lunacy to be so out of step with all the stakeholders tied up in this complex ecosystem. Not to mention the amount of supporters of the government who will now be looking elsewhere to other who are more sympathetic to their cause.

Do not get me wrong, I actually think that Labour was correct in rowing back on all that noise about Green industries being the new power base of the UK, as in reality though there is a need to re-plumb the whole infrastructure of energy, pollution etc, quite simply these new industries do as yet not exist. Yes multi-millions are pouring into new enterprises seeking to solve some big climate problems, but as yet there are not mature workable solutions looking to employ a vast workforce anytime soon.

Sprift announced as latest founding member of Open Property Data Association

As Sprift is a client of my associated business Proptech-PR and as Proptech-X is a media partner to OPDA as well as being a supporter to the initiative and advisor to some of the committee members, I felt it necessary to make this clear before this official press release.

On a positive note, having previously worked as an estate agent for over 30-years and dealt with over 18,000 agreed sales, many that were destined never to get to exchange and completion, and having spent the last seven-years with many proptechs dealing with the difficult task of getting from sstc to exchange on an express train, it would seem that at last, though it may have taken Covid-19, the UK residential sector is actually going to allow a digital reformation with help from all stakeholders and technology partners.

PRESS RELEASE: London 27th Sept 2023.ย Matt Gilpin, CEO at Sprift and proptech specialist to join the Member Executive Committee at OPDA

Since OPDA was launched on 8th June 2023, some of the biggest names in the property industry have been announced as founding members. Joining their ranks, property data specialists, Sprift Technologies, is today confirmed as the latest company to join the member organisation and in doing so joins the other members who are committed to delivering open data and technology standards across the industry. Through collaboration and an innovative approach to creating a common data trust framework for all property data, OPDA is driving the improvements that the home buying and mortgage industry desperately need.

๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† โ€“ ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—–๐—น๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜. ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ.

The race is on to get to Net Zero, that is old news, but do you know the way to the finish line? To make sure you are actually in the mix and can help shape the future you need to go to the ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—–๐—น๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜. ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ.

All you have to do is register โ€“ by clicking HERE.

I fully endorse this event, and to be clear I have no financial or commercial ties withย CREtechย orย its CEO Michael Beckermann. But I would urge anyone in my audience who really wants to understand the complexities, opportunities and the risks in what is probably the largest problem facing the planet to get themselves to Stockholm next month and learn, network and add input.

To get big things done, it takes a big industry figure, in this case Michael, to act as a catalyst, and put together a three-day event, where points of views, strategies and alliances can be fostered. Everyone is talking about the burning planet, ESG and the changing role of commercial assets, and the evolution of work, but very few are finding answers. Well I guarantee there will be more than a few answers if you get yourself to Stockholm.

From my point of view, and my lifeโ€™s work is solving problems by connecting and listening to industry leaders and proptech and fintech founders, the quickest route to solving big problems in the built environment is collaborative engagement, in an place where your mind is on one topic, away from the day job. The CREtech Global Leadership Summit is exactly this, that is why you need to be in the mix.

PROPTECH-X in association with Estate Agent Networking & NewsNow publications.


Andrew Stanton is the founder and CEO of Proptech-PR, a consultancy for Founders of Proptechs looking to grow and exit, using his influence from decades of industry experience. Separately he is a consultant to some of the biggest names in global real estate, advising on sales and acquisitions, market positioning, and operations. He is also the founder and editor of Proptech-X Proptech & Property News, where his insights, connections and detailed analysis and commentary on proptech and real estate are second to none.

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