Keeping up with Innovation in Real Estate

Nish Patel has a background in real estate investment banking, management consulting, and machine-learning-driven applications to emerging asset classes.
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Podcast: Keeping up with Innovation in Real Estate

Nish Patel has a background in real estate investment banking, management consulting, and machine-learning-driven applications to emerging asset classes. Throughout his career, Nish has been involved in the investment and financing of over $2 billion in transactions across product types. Nish currently sits on the Board of Directors for companies collectively valued at over $600m.

Key Highlights

[00:01 – 09:37] How Proptech is Changing The Real Estate Industry

  • Proptech is a technology used by real estate experts to optimize the way people buy, sell, research, market, and manage a property.
  • The two most recent significant changes in the real estate market are Institutional ownership and the COVID pandemic in terms of valuation
  • Some models have pressure from interest rate risk from a macro perspective:
  • Those that rely on the value of the real estate
  • Those that rely on transaction fees
  • Owners tend to gravitate towards assets that:
  • Automate function
  • Cut down costs
  • Provides a competitive edge from a data perspective

 [09:38 – 27:11] Prepare for The Market Shift

  • SNAPPT is a fraud detection software for multifamily tenant screening
  • The problem is that no solution can systematically detect fraud in some of the documents submitted and this is happening a lot
  • Here are samples of actionable opportunities within the Proptech investment space
  • What’s happening in the venture space today
  • Public equities investments are volatile because of a lot of uncertainties
  • Allocating into a venture at an earlier stage of growth is one of the best places to invest right now
  • Valuations are more reasonable

[27:12 – 34:44] The Appropriate Investment Strategy for Limited Partners (LP) Today

  • Have enough exposure to different types of an asset class
  • Consider inflation and its effects on your returns
  • Allocate less to fixed-income strategies

[37:58 – 40:04] Closing Segment

 Additional Links:

Nish’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nish1/ 

Brian’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/

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