Brought to you by:
National awards dedicated to the Australia’s Proptech sector.
The innovators driving change across Australia’s real estate, property and construction sector now have their own awards.
The second Proptech Awards offer 24 awards across three main categories – Start-Ups, Scale-Ups and Established Suppliers. This means you’ll be judged against your peers in terms of company size and maturity by our panel of expert judges from across the real estate, property and construction industry. Inside each category are seven awards designed to cover off innovation across the gamut of proptech functionality.
An additional four awards are designed to recognise key trends and specialisation emerging across the sector.
If you have a pitch deck or product presentation, you’ll find it straightforward to answer key questions that will put you in the running to win.
A gala dinner to announce the winners will be held in Sydney on Wednesday June 8. Entries to the awards close on Sunday March 27 at 11:59pm.
Who is Eligible to Enter?
These are the three categories of entrants and their definitions
These businesses will be up to three years old and may be working on an MVP or have developed a product that is in the process of winning its first customers or starting to attract clients.
These companies will have been operating continuously in the Proptech sector for a minimum of three years but less than 10 years. They have a viable product and are rapidly growing their business and technology.
These are companies which have been continuously operating in the property or real estate technology sector for ten years or more. The technology you enter may reflect your entire platform or be a new product.
HOW TO ENTER:
Work out the Category that fits your business.
Are you a start-up, scale-up or established supplier? (Check out the definitions above) You should choose the category that best describes your business as a whole as this is how we ensure that you will be judged against your peers in terms of resourcing. Ie: If you are an established supplier with a new product, then you would still be judged in the established supplier category (NOT start-up)
Check out the specific criteria and questions you need to answer.
We’ve created a download so you can see and think about the questions and consider the information you’ll need to gather to maximise the success of your entry. We strongly recommend you type up your answers on a separate document and then copy and paste them into the Awards platform.
Categories and Awards
There are three categories in the the Proptech Awards which are based on the eligibility of entrants. The three categories are: Start-Ups, Scale-Ups and Established Suppliers (see definitions above). We’ve set up these three categories to ensure that proptechs are compared ‘like to like’ in terms of business resources and product maturity.
EFFICIENCY & OPTIMISATION
These awards are designed for proptechs that support back end office operations, process and efficiency improvements and deliver automation and optimisation in property, construction and real estate businesses. Examples include but are not limited to CRM systems, back end office management systems, new process enablement, end to end transaction management and document management.
SALES AND MARKETING
These awards are designed for proptechs that improve the sales and marketing functions and lead generation of the property, construction and real estate businesses, support sales growth or raise the level of property presentation with a view of achieving better sales outcomes. Examples include, but are not limited to, lead generation systems, marketing automation, marketing nurture systems, social and email marketing systems, or proptechs which improve how properties are presented, marketed and advertised, including floorplans, photography or virtual options.
PROPERTY & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
These awards are designed for proptechs that improve property management and/or facilities management through process and efficiency enhancements that make life easier for property and building managers, unlock unrealised asset value, or improve the end experiences of renters of either residential or commercial property. Examples include, but are not limited to, PM systems, BMS systems, trust accounting, facility management systems, or platforms support engagement with tenants and occupants.
OWNERSHIP, AFFORDABILITY & FINANCE
These awards are designed for proptechs that tackle issues around property ownership, financing and affordability by expanding property purchasing options, creating new ownership categories, new property investment products, or which deliver better or more transparent and efficient solutions that make it easier for buyers, sellers, builders and investors to transact. Examples include, but are not limited to, new ownership model proptechs, property investment platforms, valuation platforms, fragmented property ownership, build-to-rent or proptech hybrids that work across mortgages or insurance.
DESIGN, BUILD & DEVELOP
These awards are designed for proptechs that improve traditional design, build and development processes whether residential or commercial and which improves outcomes for architects, developers, builders and the construction industry or their clients. Examples include, but are not limited to, site assessment technology, design and CAD, technology that supports development applications, virtual design tech, end-to-end design and build solutions, on or off site building or construction solutions.
SMART BUILDINGS & CITIES
These awards are designed for proptechs that support IoT within buildings and cities to support built spaces that have better environmental, health and community experiences. Examples include but are not limited to proptechs specialising in big data capture, better building and asset lifecycle management, environmental proptechs, health and safety proptechs and community experience proptech.
New Category for 2022!
These awards are designed for proptechs that deliver primarily to a B2C market and empower property buyers, sellers, renters, investors or owners to make more confident property decisions, provide greater choice, or which deliver better or faster ownership or rental outcomes with less friction. Examples include but are not limited to agent selection apps, property research, landlord direct platforms, owner builder solutions, tenant apps.
Each proptech or standalone product should be entered into ONE category that best reflects its functionality and solution. Do NOT repeat an identical submission across multiple categories in an attempt to maximise your chances. Click here to read more detailed examples of what is and is not permissible. If you are unsure about which category is the most suitable for your proptech, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
of the Year
Inside each category, there is a ‘best of the best’ award, called the Proptech of the Year.
The winners of each of the previous six awards within each category will go into the running for this award.
There are three Proptech of the Year awards, namely:
- Start-Up Proptech of the Year
- Scale-Up Proptech of the Year
- Established Supplier Proptech of the Year
NEW! Proptech Leader of the Year
This new single category award recognises the importance of leadership in the proptech space and recognises a proptech leader who has demonstrated exemplary skills over the past 12 months through their vision, ability to lead and support their team, manage opportunities and challenges and achieve tangible results at both a business and personal level.
Proptech to Watch
The judging committee will identify one entrant across all categories that is excelling at a proptech delivery that it believes is solving a significant pain point and is worthy of merit.
Proptech for Good
This award is given by the judging committee to recognise a proptech with a heart that is achieving social as well as innovation outcomes.
Data Accelerator Award
This prize is awarded by the judging committee to one entrant in recognition of new and innovative work with big data sets that could have a profound impact on the industry going forward.
Proptech Awards Sponsors
See who won in 2021