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The Propcast

Jan 26, 2021

Summary: In this episode the Propcast talks to John Sikaitis at Avison Young about innovation and acquisitions of technologies into real estate business.
The Propcast 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 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 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 Our Guest
John Sikaitis 
John Sikaitis is the CIO of Avison Young, and a lead innovator driving data, analytics, visualisation, client product development, customer product development, client engagement and go-to-market and pursuit strategy, development, implementation and execution. Avison Young creates economic, social and environmental value powered by people, the firm helps clients realise the full potential of spaces and assets through its global intelligence platform, which delivers insights and competitive advantage for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. John was previous Managing Director in the research department at JLL for 14 years, before moving over to Avison Young. He is also a member of Global Executive Committee, driving strategy and operations for the firm. 
Resources mentioned
LMRE website
UKPA website
Avison Young website
Insights From This Episode
  • We speak so much around technology, but technology without data is useless John Sikaitis
  • Our innovation strategy is completely interconnected with our business development and go-to-market client strategy John Sikaitis
  • We’re really trying to change… how we engage with a future client at the point of sale, and really trying to instill in that future client the experience of how we want to carry that client relationship out John Sikaitis 
  • I would always say, technology just takes time and money and a vision. The data is the hard part, because it's constant and consistent John Sikaitis
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