RETech Goes International: MetaProp NYC Co-Founder Aaron Block Judges Finals of First-Ever Global Real Estate & Urban Management Startup Competition at MIPIM


MetaProp NYC,the world’s premier real estate technology nexus and RETech accelerator, made its influence felt at the recently concluded MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, in Cannes, France. Aaron Block, Co-Founder and General Manager of MetaProp NYC was a judge for MIPIM’s first-ever Global Real Estate & Urban Management Startup Competition.

“Being a MIPIM judge gave me an extraordinary opportunity to meet some of the best young property tech entrepreneurs in Asia and Europe,” said Mr. Block. “I have been to MIPIM many times, but this year was the first time I could be a part of bringing the best innovative RETech thinking to our counterparts in PropTech. The exchange of ideas was exciting and eye-opening and MIPIM should be congratulated for taking the lead in bringing the world together over technology’s fast-growing disruption of global real estate.”

Urbismart, which offers “collaborative logistics from start to finish,” won first place in the competition.

Along with Mr. Block, who also served as a panelist for the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) PropTech Event, MetaProp NYC co-founders Zach Aarons and Clelia Warburg Peters took part in judging the competition; Mr. Aarons on the four-member Selection Committee and Ms. Peters on the three-member London Jury that selected the finalists for Cannes.

MetaProp NYC

MetaProp NYC is the world’s premier real estate technology nexus and RETech accelerator. MetaProp NYC brings together the brightest minds in real estate and technology to help quickly build our industry’s most promising young companies. Each year, the best technology driven real estate industry startups are selected to participate in the 22-week intensive growth program based in New York City. The program culminates in a Demo Day for partners, investors, VCs and media.


MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors - office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial, offering unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.

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