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The Propcast

Jul 16, 2020

The Propcast
Episode 6
Title: PropTech VC European Trends with Miguel Nigorra
Summary: In this episode we talk to Miguel Nigorra from Fifth Wall about Propech VC European Trends.
About Our 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 right place at the right 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 Our Guest
Miguel Nigorra
Miguel Nigorra is a Principal on the Strategic Advisory team at Fifth Wall, where he drives innovation and value creation transformations with start-ups and corporate partners in Europe. Prior to joining Fifth Wall, Miguel worked at McKinsey for over nine years in the Madrid and London offices. As part of the digital practice, he led teams across Europe in numerous real estate engagements. He also was a Business Development & Strategy Manager at Fon Wireless, the largest WiFi network in the world.
Miguel started his career at The Coca Cola Company and Diageo. Miguel is from Madrid, and currently lives in London. He received his BA in business administration and finance from Universidad Pontificiade Comillas, ICADE in Madrid and participated in exchange programs at Fordham University in New York and HEC at the University of Montreal. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.
Resources mentioned
LMRE website
Fifth Wall website
Fifth Wall LinkedIn
Insights from this Episode
-The single largest impact we can have towards mitigating climate change are the choices we make around real estate – Miguel Nigorra
-Anything that has to do with ESP sustainability, carbon impact emission, circular economy, are topics that are very exciting for real estate. I believe this is the next biggest trend for the real estate world – Miguel Nigorra
-I think sustainability is going to be at the front and centre of any discussion about real estate moving forward – Miguel Nigorra
-There are trends that are being basically accelerated, and some of the things that you would expect to see in the next three years probably have happened in a three month period – Miguel Nigorra
-There's so many interesting opportunities, so many interesting verticals that we're looking at that if anything, it's the golden age of real estate technology – Miguel Nigorra
-Flexible space and flexible solutions are top of the list and this has been a trend for a long time now – Miguel Nigorra
-So, Europe is following a trend very similar to the one that the US followed, probably three to four years behind in terms of growth and technology, but we see Europe as the next big opportunity – Miguel Nigorra
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