Real Estate

Research Cooperation Digitalization in the Real Estate Industry

Since 2016 there has been a cooperation with the Proptech company Architrave from Berlin for research and knowledge transfer in the field of digitization of the real estate industry. Architrave partly finances a PhD position in the field of real estate economics.

Architrave GmbH, headquartered in Berlin/Frankfurt, was founded in 2012 by Maurice Grassau and Dr. Benjamin Staude and develops document management solutions for the real estate industry with around 35 employees: with modern technology such as AI, machine learning and a further focus on design and user-friendliness. Architrave is second in the PropTech Innovation Award 2017. The vision: Digital real estate management with a central platform for the management and control of all data, documents and processes.

As part of its research activities in the field of "Digitalization of the Real Estate Industry", the Unit of Real Estate Studies focuses, among other things, on digital building documentation covering all life cycle phases. Research projects have been applied for or are in preparation with project sponsors. Information on current doctorates in this field can be found at here.

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