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Filipino Homes to host first PropTech meetup

REAL estate service company Filipino Homes is initiating the formation of design creators to support the booming real estate business in the country.

In an interview, Filipino Homes founder Anthony Gerard Leuterio said the company will spearhead the creation of a community—composed of software developers, programmers and IT professionals—that will help the property sector remain competitive and relevant in this technology and design-driven economy.

Leuterio, who recently finished programs in digital disruption in Massachussets Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and Oxford University-Business School, said they want to create a strong network of designers and programmers in Cebu that the real estate industry could easily tap.

“We want to modernize the property industry and provide a better experience, hopefully, eliminating the pain points associated of doing business in this industry,” said Leuterio.

Filipino Homes is mounting the first Property Technology (PropTech) Meetup on Sept. 20, 2019 at the Laguna Garden Café in Ayala Center Cebu, in partnership with Symph.

Symph is a technology company composed of designers and developers that create digital solutions such as web apps, mobile apps and custom software.

Property technology

PropTech is the use of information technology to help individuals and companies research, buy, sell and manage real estate. PropTech uses digital innovation to address the needs of the property industry.

Leuterio said the meetup session could be the starting point where they can exchange and incubate ideas that would improve the value chain of the industry, at the same time quantify the creative talents available in Cebu.

Filipino Homes recently launched its mobile app to help buyers access the wide array of real estate listings across the country.

The app, he said, gives buyers convenience as they can select which brokers to tap and do direct negotiations with in real time.

But Leuterio said technology can do so much more than just creating an app.

He said designers and developers can create more digital solutions to make the real estate industry globally competitive. KOC


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