The first Real Estate Hackathon was held in New York after Real Estate Tech Week earlier this month and it is time to do this in Seattle.
NY Real Estate Hackathon - https://rebnytechhack.splashthat.com/
NYC Real Estate Tech Week - http://www.realestatetechweek.nyc/
Our AEC Hackathon group was an event partner and the Real Estate Hackathon was led by Stefan Martinovic, an alumnus from past AEC Hackathons.
It was a great event - here is some of the media coverage
Inman - https://goo.gl/aADsNE
Forbes - https://goo.gl/W2XneJ
CRE.Tech - https://goo.gl/UQ3Px9
PropTech is hot https://goo.gl/GHPgbL and Seattle is the fastest appreciating major metropolitan area in the country https://goo.gl/Pqx4KL - and it's home to Zillow, Redfin, Trulia - so in many ways it already leads digitalization of residential real estate. Why not go faster and create even more opportunities?
Join me in Q1 2018 to bring together the tech community with real estate and digital construction innovators.
Seattle can and should be one of the Digital City leaders, and with the Tech industry growing increasingly interested in the built environment, now is a perfect time to push forward. Google just announced a $50 million investment in Toronto to create a prototype Smart City https://goo.gl/qSkmVz and is exploring Cities as a Platform through Google Sidewalk Labs https://www.sidewalklabs.com/ but let's now wait for Google, let's push forward now.
FYI - I am a licensed real estate agent, co-founder of the AEC Hackathons, a super geeky builder (robots anyone?) and founder of the Seattle VR Hackthons. I'm also the Seattle lead for the International Blockchain Real Estate Association http://www.ibtcrea.org/ (more on that soon and in another meetup group).