To begin to sketch out a picture of where these technologies are headed – and what areas remain ripe for disruption – we are conducting a survey of the state of the real estate tech industry on behalf of Sidewalk Labs. Our research and in-depth interview process will help Sidewalk Labs better understand opportunities to serve as connective tissue between the real estate industry and companies with new ideas as they navigate this emerging frontier.
The development of real estate technology today is often undertaken by engineers and inventors, lifestyle mavens, and serial entrepreneurs who have little connection to the real estate industry, let alone the specific demands and constraints of property management. Thus, the real value of these new products will be in how technology companies and traditional industry segements interact, deepen relationships, and integrate. Key to unlocking these opportunities is creating a real-time feedback loop between the pipeline of innovation and the end users who will make use of them.