Stephanie Bentley

RICS
Prop Tech Product Executive, Data and Information Products Group

About

Digital technology is changing the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure. Property technology (PropTech) refers to all aspects of innovation and how it impacts the built environment.

Stephanie is tasked with helping to raise awareness and understanding of how technology is going to impact the sector through the sharing of thought leadership and market insight and ensuring data and technology is infused into all of our products.

Articles (11)

  • The role of technology in managing co-workplaces
    Property technology

    The role of technology in managing co-workplaces

    Changes in working environments are well documented – a more mobile workforce, a more connected workforce, and the continued blurring of the boundaries between work and home life. The exponential rise of co-working spaces is testament to the growing appeal of workspaces that are able to flex to accommodate these changing needs.

  • Ethical implications of technology in the built environment
    Property technology

    Ethical implications of technology in the built environment

    Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting the built environment and the role of professionals everywhere. The increasing reliance on data and technology for communication and making key business decisions has sparked intense ethical debates.

  • Do valuation experts value technology?
    Property technology

    Do valuation experts value technology?

    Valuation plays an important role in an increasingly sophisticated UAE property market. With stakeholders such as master developers, asset owners, banks and auditors all demanding the highest of reporting standards for the multi-billion dollar valuations they rely upon. We spoke to Declan King, Managing Director & Group Head Real Estate, Valustrat and RICS Tech Affiliate, to hear his views on how technology is impacting the role of a valuer.

  • Blockchain as part of a federated real estate data network
    Property technology

    Blockchain as part of a federated real estate data network

    Key decisions at all stages in the property life cycle – from financing, constructing and buying, to leasing and occupying assets – rely on the availability, accessibility and reliance of robust verifiable data. However, key challenges in relation to better data capturing and management have given rise to discussions around the potential of blockchain for a wide range of industries, business models and operating processes.

  • Building the cities of the future
    Property technology

    Building the cities of the future

    Increasing urbanisation, climate change and pressure on public sector budgets are just some of the issues facing our cities today. How can data and technology help? We supported the recent Smart Cities and Communities conference to share insight from industry leaders. Here’s what we learned:

  • Laying the foundations for future success
    Property technology

    Laying the foundations for future success

    In the property industry, we understand better than anyone the importance of laying down strong foundations to guarantee the longevity of our assets. We cannot limit that to steel and concrete, but must understand how the digital foundations that we lay will be paramount to the future success of our properties.

  • The future will see you now
    Property technology

    The future will see you now

    Technology and the ever-increasing availability of data is changing almost every aspect of the way we live our lives, from the way we travel and communicate to the way we design, construct and respond to the built environment. We caught up with leading thinkers at the UK-based event series Digital Construction Week (DCW). Here's what we learned.

  • PropTech: Why should you care?
    Property technology

    PropTech: Why should you care?

    Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting on all areas of the economy and the real estate industry is of no exception. Whilst it is true that some technology is being developed simply for technology’s sake, others are adding real value to the work of a professional.

  • The changing face of geomatics
    Geomatics

    The changing face of geomatics

    It’s estimated that there are 2.4 million pieces of Facebook content and 227K tweets shared every minute. This is beginning to have geopolitical consequences, with recent election campaigns perhaps acting as the one of the most pertinent illustrations of this. This huge increase in the availability of data is changing the way we do things, from politics to policy.

  • FM: It’s not only about assets, it’s about people
    Property technology

    FM: It’s not only about assets, it’s about people

    As the rate of technological change increases, it is up to all professionals to demonstrate their value. Facilities management (FM) professionals are of no exception. At our recent Strategic FM Conference, we heard from industry leaders on some of the latest technology and how FM professionals can remain relevant.