Virtual reality, dematerialization … 3 start-ups that are transforming the real estate sector

Internet of things, 3D glasses and coliving: “With the emergence of new tools and new technologies, the development of proptech began four years ago”, estimates Stéphane Scarella, boss of the Rent show, meeting point for actor. traditional and start-ups in the sector. The latter is shaky or salivating at first: from funding to real estate management, the entire value chain has been affected by a major upheaval.

“Joy is primarily focused on management, financing and transactions,” said Mathias Flattin, who manages Axeleo Venture’s two proptech funds (40 million euros in strike force). But companies are also emerging in the construction segment. No market column seemed immune to the earthquake.

So building management has been modernized with the look of “smart buildings” and their promise of convenience and energy savings. Hxpérience, created by Nokia alumni, is positioned in this niche. The start-up allowed Accor to reduce energy consumption by 15% at some of its establishments. “The use of connected sensors and data enables dynamic and ecological management, explains Didier Lamy, one of the company’s founders. Until now, data has not been widely used in construction. Its platform adapts. the regulation of air and energy in a room according to its use and occupancy.And allows what it calls “predictive maintenance”.

Hxpérience (20 employees) is due to break this year, after two roundraising of funds totaling 5 million euros. Deepki, a young shoot that specializes in visualizing the energy consumption of buildings, is in third fundraiser (50 million in total). He intends to take advantage of this new money to put his suitcases outside our borders. Proof that the request is general.

At a time when dad’s trustees are being criticized for their inability to respond and opacity, union management is also changing, thanks to many new trustees such as MeilleurCopro, HelloSyndic and Bellman. FollowMe is positioned between B to B and B to C. This platform for tracking interventions is accessible by trustees and lessors as well as co-owners. “It’s a system of incident management through‘ ticketing ’, adapted to real estate, says Didier Flahou, one of the founders. Managers and donors are still poorly equipped. ”

The platform brings together all stakeholders, centering on requests, processing and implementation status. “Our offer improves the relationship between co-owners and their trustee by making their work more visible.” The start-up, which has 4 employees and clients such as BNP Real Estate, Accenture or Mazars, is said to have doubled its turnover last year.

More and more continuous transactions

On the sales side, new agencies have transformed the transaction sector with floor and flat rates, and virtual reality visits. Prello’s offer was therefore a hit with city dwellers dreaming of the plant who could not afford to buy a house in the country. To lower the admission ticket, the start-up connects around the same property up to 8 buyers, grouped according to their aspirations and their profile. “Co-purchasing takes on its full meaning when you know that second home owners only occupy it forty days a year”, explains Ludovic de Jouvancourt, who founded the start-up last year. with Sébastien Gal.

The agency handles property verification, evaluation of maintenance costs and the occupancy schedule, as well as renting when the accommodation is vacant. Prello already has 40 employees and has just completed the second round of fundraising worth 13 million euros. Promising beginnings.

Dematerialization also shakes the notary and documentary part. “We want to simplify the very complex law of real estate,” explained Sacha Boyer, co-founder of Lyon start-up MyNotary. Our platform, intended for agents and representatives, digitizes and collects all the documents necessary for a transaction: contracts, offers, compromises… ”It is also open to buyers, to whom it offers legal assistance to determine contracts. Used by more than half of notary agencies, proptech (15 employees) has achieved 1 million euros in recurring turnover per year and will be profitable.

Beanstock has already reached 1 million euros in turnover in 2021 and is targeting 8 million this year. With 300 over-the-counter transactions, and a fundraiser of 2.5 million, the application for investment hire assistance was a hit. “People are making a whole mountain of buying a property to rent it out,” said Alexandre Fitussi, founder of the start-up with Emma Malha. However, this is the best possible investment.

Searching for the apartment and the best return, getting loans, signing the contract, guaranteeing the rent: the company takes care of everything and removes a hell of a thorn from the side of investors. The sector should grow further, especially thanks to the blockchain. The edition of digital shares (“tokens”) that allow the purchase of a portion of a rental property is eagerly awaited to make transactions more seamless. “The stone is more liquid, concludes Mathias Flattin. It becomes accessible and the purchase is simplified.” The wave that start-ups are surfing should take them far.

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