TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
Colliers International has opened applications for the 2019 Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars, seeking enterprising proptech companies that will help lead the industry to the future. This program is part of our focus on strategic innovation and the belief that investments in value-added technology and data can enable our professionals to deliver smarter, more personalized services that make a difference for our clients.
The Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars successfully completed its first class in 2018, with companies representing solutions across the real estate value chain such as commercial datasets for occupiers and investors; office services and tenant engagement; big data, analytics and artificial intelligence; space as a service; marketplaces and space utilization; and, Smart City and Internet of Things. The companies worked with more than 150 mentors from Colliers and the broader industry for the three-month program that culminated with demo day presentations to 600 Colliers people, clients, industry professionals and technology investors.
“We’re energized by the early successes from our class of 2018 and the resulting partnerships and look forward to beginning the 2019 selection process” said Dylan Taylor, CEO Colliers Real Estate Services. “By strategically investing in the right technology solutions and enterprising founders, we can shape the future of our company and the industry. In the words of Peter Drucker, the iconic thinker and founder of modern management who had a great personal influence on Colliers, ‘The best way to predict the future is to create it’ and we believe we are doing just that.”
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