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UK leads the way as PropTech investment ‘reaches critical mass’

“The PropTech movement is reaching a critical mass,” says Professor Baum of Oxford Saïd Business School. “Regulatory roadblocks remain, but the first companies to overcome them will reap huge rewards. 2020 looks set to be a year of disruption for the real estate industry.”

Countrywide & LSL confirm plot for property industry mega-merger

LSL and Countrywide – which operate around 1,000 estate agency branches between them, including Marsh & Parsons, Hamptons and John D Wood – are reported to be in “serious” discussions about merging. “Countrywide confirms that it is in discussions with LSL Property Services plc regarding a possible all-share combination,” said the firm’s Company Secretary this morning.