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The Propcast

Feb 16, 2021

Summary: In this episode the Propcast talks to Courtney Cooper and Julia Chelaru from the PropTech Collective about the trends they are seeing in their new Canada PropTech Report. 
The Propcast is by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. This show will focus on connecting the Proptechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the build to rent environment.
About Host
Louisa Dickins  
Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).
About LMRE
LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the place at the time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.
About Guests
Julia Chelaru 
Julia is a start-up workplace experience consultant and co-founder at the PropTech Collective with a BSC in Chemistry and Economics from the University of Waterloo. She started her journey to PropTech and 2015 as an innovation strategy consultant at Founders Intelligence in London. As Julia's passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed in growth, she joined TechStars to launch and run the first ever international PropTech accelerator program. Julia is a community builder at heart. She loves all things strategy, people and operations and is now focused on building engaged, inclusive and collaborative work cultures and communities that inspire positive change in the tech industry.
Courtney Cooper 
Courtney is a principal at Alate Partners. In this role, she helps identify and scale promising real estate technology companies, provides market analysis and due diligence, and manages relationships with industry partners. Courtney has spent most of her career in real estate —including more than four years at Dream, leading innovation and business transformation initiatives. She went on to work as an Innovation Strategist at Great-West Life, where she helped one of Canada’s largest financial institutions analyse new markets and identify opportunities for growth. Courtney takes a human-centred approach, developed through her graduate studies in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a specialty in Operations from Georgetown University.
About The PropTech Collective 
The PropTech Collective is a collective of real estate professionals, technologists, entrepreneurs, and community builders that believe technological innovation can change the built world for the better. Through the collision of people and experiences, we provide our members with the opportunity to make meaningful connections and elevate their work.
LMRE website 
UKPA website 
The PropTech Collective website 
The Canada PropTech Report 
Insights from this Episode
  • I think our goal here is to increase collaboration. We can't really do anything without working with others – Julia Chelaru
  • Canada is actively looking to bring in talent and hopefully trying to make it as easy as possible – Courtney Cooper
  • I do think the Canadian ecosystem is definitely a key hub for real estate innovation – Julia Chelaru 
  • I would say that great talent anywhere they are in the world, they have lots of options – Courtney Cooper
  • We came to the conclusion that there is basically a need in this space to create a place where people can authentically come together and actually collaborate. So most of the real change, happens when people know and understand one another – Julia Chelaru
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