My guest this week is Joe Hanna, CEO of the Proptech Group.
Joe started his career as a software developer before working at Fairfax in the days when classifieds and their rivers of gold were still a thing. He successfully made the transition across to the digital business and over the past decade or so has been working with Simon Baker on proptech startups and growing them into serious players, most recently in launching the Proptech Group - the fourth business he has taken to IPO.
In this interview, Joe and I discuss the changing dynamics of proptech for real estate agencies, the need to create your own lead generation and marketing ecosystem, and he generously shares his experiences on what it’s really like to list a proptech on the stock exchange.
01:50 - the Proptech Group elevator pitch
06:09 - Joe's background
08:22 - What's it like to IPO
11:29 - Challenges of the IPO
15:57 - The vision for Proptech Group
24:12 - Vagaries of being a listed company
27:29 - Views on real estate and how they're adapting with technology
31:44 - Advice for agents
33:28 - What does the next 5 years hold?