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  • Embracing change in the status quo
    Property technology

    Embracing change in the status quo

    “Just two years ago I was stumbling around rooftops, often without adequate safety systems and at night, taking infrared images to find areas of trapped moisture underneath the waterproof membrane. Nowadays, I rarely have to leave the safety of the ground at all, day or night.”

    Intrigued? You should be.

  • Using technology to leapfrog traditional approaches
    Geomatics

    Using technology to leapfrog traditional approaches

    It is estimated that by 2050, there will be 50 billion people living on the planet and 50 mega cities; movement of people, pollution and resources will become a massive challenge. No company, government or individual can solve these problems alone; geography, mapping and Geographic Information Systems have never been so important.

  • 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.

  • Blockchain platforms: Speeding up the money & assets transfer process
    Property technology

    Blockchain platforms: Speeding up the money & assets transfer process

    In the same way that the internet makes it quick and easy to transfer information in the form of words and images, blockchain platforms allow for the quick and easy transfer of money and assets. This means that utilising blockchain technology when making real estate transactions can offer real advantages.

  • Barden Prisant FRICS on the Valuation of Iconic Brands and Assets
    Personal property

    Barden Prisant FRICS on the Valuation of Iconic Brands and Assets

    More than a decade ago, the former Dean of the NYU Schack Institute, Ken Patton, and myself, Barden Prisant FRICS, President of International Art Advisors, coined the term “Iconomics”- an exploration of how one can use traditional valuation methodologies when evaluating items of iconic status.