Aaron Block and Zach Aarons
Aaron Block has been co-founder and managing director of leading PropTech venture capital firm MetaProp since its inception in 2015. Previously, Aaron was an executive running the Chicago region of global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield before serving as the chairman of Chicago-based BayRu, the US-Russian e-commerce company and eBay’s exclusive drop-shipping partner for Russia/CIS consumers. Aaron has served on a number of leadership boards and committees including the Young Presidents Organization, ULI New York, Manhattan Community Board Five, Friends of the Chicago River, and United Way Russia.
Publication Date: April 2019
Technology is simply the means to an end to develop new processes, systems, and tools, but its influence is being felt in every corner of the real estate industry. Given the dizzying pace and expanding scope of PropTech, though, how can anyone hope to keep up?
In their book, PropTech 101, authors Aaron Block and Zach Aarons present an insightful narrative into the PropTech and real estate industry in effort to help ensure that you don’t get left behind in the wave of change.
This is not an exhaustive look at PropTech; it is, rather, a broad overview of basic history, dynamics, key stakeholders, and trends that serves as a set of keys that will open the door and let you into the PropTech space so that you can begin to explore it with confidence and a mental map of the most important contours.