The Proptech Association of Australia has just launched the first dedicated national awards for the nation’s property technology sector, with sponsorship from legal firm Ashurst.
The awards, which will be held on May 27 in the Ashurst Sydney Ballroom and broadcast online, will cover 21 categories, covering start-ups, scale-ups and established tech suppliers across the full gamut of proptech functionality in both residential and commercial technology.
“This is an exciting moment for the proptech sector,” founder and President of Proptech Association of Australia Kylie Davis said.
“It’s a sign of the growth and maturity of our sector and offers a unique opportunity for proptechs to be reviewed by a panel of respected industry judges.”
The inaugural awards have been made possible by the support of Ashurst, as well as Proptech Association Foundation sponsors Macquarie Bank, Stone & Chalk, REIWA, Pexa, Forbury, and WebIT/ListOnce.
The 21 awards cover three broad categories of proptech – Start-Ups, Scale-Ups and Established Suppliers – to ensure entrants are judged against businesses with similar time in the market and resources behind them.
Across each category, there will be awards for: Operations & Administration; Sales & Marketing; Ownership, Affordability & Finance; Property & Facilities Management; Design & Development; and Smart Buildings.
There will also be a “best of the best” award for Proptech of the Year across each category.
The Proptech Association of Australia was only established a year ago and Ms Davis said the profile of the sponsors that the awards had attained – and their importance to the sector – spoke volumes for their confidence in the association.
“The awards are integral to the purpose of the association, which is to build awareness of the proptech out there, and create a transparent and commonly understood assessment criteria,” Ms Davis said.
“We see them becoming a major contributor to encouraging innovation and increasing the quality of services to real estate in the commercial and residential sectors.”
Entries close on March 19 and are free for full members of the Proptech Association Australia or for a fee to non-members.
For more details about categories and the criteria for each award, visit the Proptech Association of Australia’s website.