Commercial property platform joins UK Proptech Association

Swedish online proptech platform Datscha has joined the UK Proptech Association (UKPA) as a founding member.

Launched in the UK in March 2016, the company draws together data from bodies such as the UK’s Land Registry, Ordnance Survey and the Valuation Office Agency to provide detailed information on the ultimate owners of the country’s four million commercial properties.

As a member of the UKPA, Datscha’s focus will be on the education of proptech across the commercial property industry.

“The significant investment and growth in proptech in recent years requires education about how the technology can streamline business [and] bring greater transparency and more opportunity to an industry which has largely operated in the same way for generations,” said Mark Bruno, MD of Datscha UK (pictured above).

“We’re excited to be a founding member and sharing our expertise.”

Since its UK launch, Datscha has attracted Savills, CBRE and Rightmove as customers, among others.

The company can provide mapped and organised information such as the top-200 owners of commercial property in Cardiff or data on all the car parks in Leicester.

Other users may wish to find out how many properties are owned by H&M across London or the average rent and yields for the industrial sector in High Wycombe.

"We encourage the property industry to think carefully about how their approach to data will affect their business over the coming years,” added Eddie Holmes, chairman of the UKPA.

“Residential property businesses like Zoopla are already empowering themselves and their customers by collecting and sharing data, helping to boost profits as a result.

“Datscha has led from the front on this issue in commercial property."

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