At REL22 [3rd edition of Relevation PropTech Funding Conference] Sylvia Pavlova MBA CMC, Founder PropTech Bulgaria moderated a fire-side talk with Guillaume Estegassy (Microsoft), Global Lead Smart Places & Smart Buildings at Microsoft.

Some of the questions discussed are as follows,

1.How PropTech ranks among the overall tech domain priorities of Microsoft? Microsoft like the other Big Tech companies target niche sectors in healthcare. For example, Microsoft runs a HealthTech Startup Program. How does Microsoft approach PropTech?

2.According to the latest stats Big Tech are ‘deeply’ interested in deeptech. About 70% of all AI experts work for just 4 US companies: Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, and Amazon. How does Microsoft contribute to Real Estate with such a tech firepower?

Having such deeptech power, are you seeking partnerships with PropTechs to access external tech ideas? And under what formats?

3.Deloitte 2022 CRE Outlook Report sets one of your RE projects as an example. They state, ‘Microsoft & Willow worked with Brookfield to build a digital twin for the one Manhattan West property, unlocking cost-savings, energy optimizations and value-added services’. Would you share with us how did you achieve these results? and many more …

“What we want is work with PropTechs to make sure they bring their knowledge in the industry and we bring the technological capabilities. So what we do is we work very closely with all the major leading industry to understand what are the pain points today and how can technology help. Of course it’s all about data. We as a tech provider, we are the stats experts. So we work with PropTech experts and we help them build on our platform.“ – Guillaume Estegassy

Watch the replay here :

PropTech Bulgaria partnered REL22 for its 3rd edition on 29-30 June 2022.