EurAsia Real Estate Tech Scene in January 2019- Turkey

Mete Varas
Jan 10 · 2 min read

Although the institutional market is lagging far behind the rest of its peers and its own potential, Turkey is one of the gigantic real estate markets in Europe with;

  • 1.5 million + real estate transactions annually,
  • one of the world’s largest construction sector,
  • over 80 million population,
  • highly active domestic and international migration flows,
  • 7 million buildings are expected to be renewed -for earthquake-
  • 560.000 + marriages and 128.000+ divorces in 2017
  • 35 million + active mobile banking customers,
  • Around $50 billion mortgage market which is still very small

Located at the crossroads of Europe, Middle East, and Central Asia, Turkey has a vibrant startup ecosystem attracts many entrepreneurs in the region as well. Despite political and economic uncertainties both in the country and in the region, the Turkish real estate/internet industry presents many opportunities to local and international investors over the coming terms.

The real estate sector accounted for approximately 8.4 per cent of GDP in the last decade. On the investment side, FDI inflows -in real estate and construction- stood at USD 4.6 billion in 2017.

Back in January 2018, I have founded “EurAsia PropTech Initiative” out of Istanbul to create an ecosystem flourish in Turkey and in the region. There is so much potential. I just need to light the fire. As EurAsia Proptech Initiative, we are happy to launch the first version of Turkey’s PropTech Map that includes 81 companies.

Our classification of the local market covers 11 subdivisions:

  • Marketplace (11)
  • Transactions (4)
  • Data & Analytics (5)
  • Office (4)
  • Retail (11)
  • Logistics (6)
  • Geo-location (3)
  • Mobility (9)
  • See/Hear/Sense (14)
  • Hospitality (2)
  • Agents/Brokers (4)
  • Others (8)

Under “Others”, we have added companies focusing ConstructTech, property management, mortgage and smart lock. Since this is the first version of the map, Expect some changes in categories as well as companies in the coming versions. Soon, we shall also release the PropTech Maps of the countries in the region.

As always, your participation and contribution are highly appreciated.

Please visit: https://www.proptecheurasia.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/proptecheurasia

Twitter: @EurAsiaProptech

This article was also published in Futureproptech.co.uk blog pages.

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