- houzen’s corporate property clients include: Greystar, Kennedy Wilson, McLaren, The Collective, Grainger Plc, DAMAC, Invesco, L&Q, EcoWorld and Get Living.
- houzen is founded by Saurabh Saxena whose career has included senior investment positions at Accenture UK, IBM, Advention, Quandoo and A.P. Moller – Maersk, with 12 years spent focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, strategy and operations.
- Saxena led or worked on collective investment deals with a value of more than £20 billion, working across 20+ industries over three continents.
In 2017, houzen launched with a vision to become a “global real estate exchange” by matching properties with their right tenants and buyers in less than 5 days by using AI, and Big Data and hence closing transactions faster. houzen started its journey by helping institutions rapidly lease and sell over 100s of premium properties to lifestyle renters (and buyers) through their global network of over 3,000 agents.
Over the next 3 years houzen’s solutions have proven to be 2-3x faster than the rest of the market, and produced 10-18% higher rental and sales offers than the local market standard.
Other AI tools developed by houzen include a Sustainability Index and the availability of Sustainability Reports for property owners, big and small, as well as a new action-based Refurbishment Report created by Computer Vision AI which first analyses property’s pictures and description, and then finalised by houzen’s Refurbishment Analysts, who add specific cost calculations, and refer best service providers to complete the project for you.
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houzen during COVID-19
The past 18 months of lockdowns has seen the houzen team develop and launch a number of new AI products including a cutting-edge computer vision valuation tool that matches property investors with the top 1% of properties that meet their requirements in the UK in a matter of seconds.
houzen released the tech and data stack directly to customers through a newly launched B2C platform – houzen deals. This gave individual buyers, sellers and brokers access to the same powerful analysis and AI tech stack which larger institutions enjoyed till now. houzen is now turning the old-school manually intensive real estate market into a true global exchange, one data point at a time!