In 2019, investors are maintaining their confidence in Real Estate in the majority, as there is currently a path of increase in the sector, albeit moderately, with a stabilisation of the main indicators. The improvement in the labour market and financing are two of the main reasons that have made it so competitive.
Consolidation has been a constant in this market for several years. Specifically, in 2018 it grew by 6.1%. However, it should not be forgotten that Real Estate companies are now facing tougher regulation and growth in a sustainable manner. High energy prices, climate change and public regulation are having an increasing impact on this trend.
In addition to all this, the increase in the world's population is also increasing the international supply of real estate assets, so there are several companies that are not letting this opportunity pass them by.
This Spanish startup is one of those players that is taking advantage of the situation, and has captured a financing round from 6M€ led by Seaya Ventures, DN Capital, Torch Capital, and Cathay Innovation to expand internationally.
It is a benchmark company in the sector, with headquarters in Barcelona, which acts as a platform for buying and selling flats between private individuals without commissions.The new system is quick, simple and inexpensive.
Housfy is present throughout the entire process. Among other things, it calculates the value of the property, creates the advert, places it in the top positions on real estate portals and prepares the legal documentation. In addition, if the sale does not go through, it does not charge anything.
In the following, we will also discuss other interesting operations in the sector:
Housell is a real estate services technology company that brings the best of both the physical and digital worlds at the same time.
To achieve its goal, it has closed a round amounting to 12M€ thanks to Cerberus, a US fund that acquired the startup in 2017, but also from AvivThe real estate division of the publishing group Axel Springer, which will control the Spanish company's 20%, having contributed three quarters of the total amount.
Prontopiso is another Catalan company based in Barcelona that is growing rapidly. It currently operates in Madrid and Barcelona, but has resorted to a capital increase from 4,5M€ venture capital funds from Banco Sabadell and Inveready in order to expand first to other Spanish cities.
It is a digital real estate company that guarantees the sale of the property in less than 90 days, and if after that period of time the property has not been sold, the company will advance the price without any type of cost while it continues to search for the best buyer to maximise the profit.
This company helps you find a suitable roommate at an affordable price in the world's major cities without intermediaries. Using artificial intelligence, it analyses tastes, locations and hobbies to match its most compatible users.
Roomie.co.uk has received a financing round in mid-February worth $50,000.