Yardi Proptech Insights

Yardi Proptech Insights – a series where we address the toughest questions around proptech with a simple conversation.

This episode features Lesley Roberts, director of BTR operations for Godwin Developments. With a career spanning over 20 years, Roberts has extensive high-level experience with both the BTR and PRS sectors. For the last four years, she has been at the heart of shaping the UK’s build to rent offering as President of The UK Apartment Association (UKAA). Prior to joining Godwin, she served as a Partner at Allsop LLP and CEO of Allsop Letting and Management, where she advised developers and institutional investors on the acquisition, design, build and operation of large-scale BTR portfolios.

A member of the British Property Federation’s (BPF) residential board, Lesley also toured the US studying the multifamily model there and was instrumental in the concept and development of the UKAA’s BTR Best Practice Guide launched in 2022. Justin Harley, regional director for Yardi sits down with Lesley Roberts to discuss revolutionising of real estate, exploring the benefits, challenges and future of AI technology in BTR.

Key topics:

  • The seismic shift of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Can AI humanise the customer experience or hinder it?
  • How AI will affect future renters: Generation Alpha and Beta
  • The effects of AI in property management
  • The challenges of implementing AI in residential real estate

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Yardi’s single solution, including software and mobile apps, provides a fully end-to-end platform for the management of your build to rent operations. High-performance branded websites, powerful online applications, CRM and leasing are combined with financial and property management, procurement, maintenance, construction management and investor reporting to provide one source of truth.

Additionally, our white-label resident app can be branded to your company or community to further enhance the resident journey. By utilising a connected platform, you enable your residents to take control of their application process, payments and more. Yardi’s BTR platform is not only designed to digitalise and automate operations but to empower teams to free up valuable time to focus on nurturing residents and communities with a seamless experience.