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Proptech Espresso

Proptech Espresso

Learn everything you need to about Proptech from the real estate professionals, entrepreneurs, and visionaries at the forefront of this evolution. Proptech encompasses the wider digital transformation of real estate as innovators reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild the real estate industry. It considers both the technological and mentality change of the real estate industry, and its consumers to our attitudes, movements and transactions involving the built environment. Are you ready? Join the cutting edge of the Proptech movement on Proptech Espresso.

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Oli Farago -  Navigating Economic Uncertainty With Data

Oli Farago - Navigating Economic Uncertainty With Data

May 25, 2023

How has the definition and usage of the term proptech expanded as the space has matured? Why has proptech innovation historically been extremely limited compared to other industries? How did effective data management allow M…

Domingo Valadez - Reevaluating Home Ownership

Domingo Valadez - Reevaluating Home Ownership

May 10, 2023

Why is the reasoning from first principles approach so successful in unlocking creative solutions to complex problems? What can you do to differentiate true customer needs from the noise of what customers are asking for outl…

Kevin Shtofman - Mastering the Businesses of Real Estate

Kevin Shtofman - Mastering the Businesses of Real Estate

April 26, 2023

From a professional standpoint, why do people choose to pursue a career in consulting? What were the travel advantages of working with real estate consulting clients versus other industries? What were some of the challenges …

Ryan Barone - The Importance of Listening to Your Customers

Ryan Barone - The Importance of Listening to Your Customers

April 13, 2023

Why can there be value in recreating the wheel when first starting out in a new role? How is it that renting an apartment is a much harder and more involved process than people initially imagine? Why have independent landlor…

Scarlet Chen - Bridging DeFi and TradFi for the Real Estate Industry

Scarlet Chen - Bridging DeFi and TradFi for the Real Estate Industry

March 30, 2023

What are the synergies between crypto and real estate? Why has crypto traditionally lacked good real world collateral? Is real estate's % of GDP as large in other parts of the world as it is in the US? What caused the housin…

Matthew Sutika - Simplifying Rental Property Insurance

Matthew Sutika - Simplifying Rental Property Insurance

March 15, 2023

How did partnering with realtors through creative strategies lead to a successful insurance business being built at an early age? What challenges do real estate investors who intend to be landlords encounter when trying to g…

About the Host

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Mark Hurst

Founder & CEO

Mark Hurst is a recognized proptech industry expert who works with leading proptech incubators and accelerators including NAR REACH, Plug N' Play, Moderne Passport, and The Housing Lab. A passionate real estate technologist, Mark is focused on re-inventing every aspect of modern day real estate by working with the most innovative companies in proptech. Most recently, he held a number of executive sales and operational roles at HouseCanary, the leading residential real estate & analytics company. Mark's background includes stints at prominent management consulting, investment banking, and tech companies, working for multiple public and private companies during his career. Mark received a BA in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he also took graduate business courses at the Sloan School of Management.