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Navigating the PropTech Landscape: Successes, Challenges, and Global Trends with Arie Barendrecht, Bayron Lopez Pineda and Richard Paine



In this episode of the Propcast, Louisa is joined by Arie Barendrecht, Founder & CEO at WiredScore, Bayron Lopez Pineda, Director of Operational Technology at Kilroy Realty Corporation and Richard Paine, Head of Development in Singapore at Lendlease 

The guests help unravel the macro and micro trends, as well as the challenges that the industry is seeing in selecting and implementing technology. This episode provides a global view of PropTech from various perspectives, providing valuable insight into the opportunities as well as challenges that the industry currently faces.  

Arie discusses some of the successes as well as mistakes he made whilst expanding across 30 countries, Bayron explores the impact the pandemic had on the use of technology within buildings, and Richard dives into his role at Lendlease and what he has seen on the development side of the industry.  


Companies mentioned 



John Hilliard 

Dan Drogman 

Ken Dooley 


Previous episodes mentioned 

Smart Council and Connectivity with William Newton 

The Future of Work: Smart Buildings and Designing for Diversity 


Episode Highlights 

  • The importance of getting employees back to the office and how this can be done effectively 
  • The differences in markets based on geography  
  • The reasons why Europe is ahead of other regions in its adoption of technology   
  • The challenges in innovation and adoption of technology in the US versus the Asia-Pacific region 
  • Cybersecurity and the financial implications of data breaches 


Key Takeaways  

Our purpose is to be able to lease space out and do that effectively by providing our tenantes the best quality of technology we have available, but also the best experience – Bayron 

We’re looking to the future to make sure that we’re relevant, not just today, but 10 years from now. And that’s in our DNA – Arie  

The pandemic put us in a space where a lot of people went back and looked at the technology to try and figure out what is really needed – Bayron 

You have to think a lot in the future, and you have to predict where you think the future is going with technology – Richard 


About our guests 

Arie Barendrecht   

Arie is the founder and CEO of WiredScore, the pioneer behind the international WiredScore certification system that evaluates and distinguishes best-in-class Internet connectivity in commercial buildings. Prior to founding WiredScore, Arie worked as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in New York City where he focused on the technology and media industries. Arie holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA and BS in Business and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. 


At WiredScore, our mission is to make the world’s buildings smarter and better connected. We believe everyone should be empowered by technology, wherever they are.  

At WiredScore, our mission is to make the world’s buildings smarter and better connected. A champion of cutting-edge technology in real estate, WiredScore defines and certifies digital connectivity and smart technology in homes and offices on a global scale, ensuring that buildings provide the best-in-class infrastructure that businesses and individuals require to thrive.  


Bayron Pineda  

Bayron Lopez Pineda is the  Director of Operational Technology at Kilroy Realty responsible for managing and innovating smart buildings systems. He helps determine policies and processes from security, maintenance, and growth to increase building efficiency and tenant experience. He has over a decade in the Commercial Real Estate sector and is a Founding Fellow of the Control Systems Cyber Security Association International. He is also a Graduate Student at Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies pursuing a Masters in Technology Management.  

Kilroy Realty Corporation  

With over 14 million square feet in our portfolio spanning five distinct regions, we have built deep experience within vibrant commercial real estate markets.  

We put our experience to service a range of dynamic industries over an ever-evolving business landscape. Our primary goal is to provide premium, adaptable, and productive work environments for a wide range of industries, including technology, media, life science, entertainment, and professional services.  

We create dynamic work environments that support our clients’ businesses, with standards that include indoor and outdoor common spaces, flexible floor plates and adaptable office plans, and of course, state-of-the-art infrastructure and amenities. Our approach is centered around our clients’ successes, and we focus on the features that increase productivity and employee retention.  


Richard Paine  

Richard has worked in the property industry for over 36 years and across multiple property sectors, geographies and in multiple functional roles. Richard has had leadership positions in Construction, Property Development and in Property Operation and Funds management.   

Richard currently leads the Lendlease development business in Singapore overseeing $5bn worth of property developments.  He is passionate about creating globally significant assets and specifically about sustainability, placemaking, health & wellbeing, digitisation and moving the industry forward.  


Lendlease is a globally integrated real estate group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States.  

Lendlease is renowned for world class developments and creating places where communities thrive.  

Lendlease is a developer, an investment manager, and a builder. The combination of these three segments provides it with a sustainable competitive advantage in delivering innovative integrated solutions for our customers. 


About Our Host   

Louisa Dickins   

Louisa is the Co-Founder of LMRE, which has rapidly become the market-leading global built environment recruitment platform and search consultancy, specializing in finding the best strategic talent for the most innovative organisations in PropTech, ConTech, Smart Buildings, ESG, Sustainability and Strategic Consulting with operations across North America, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia-Pacific and MENA.   

To promote the industry she is so passionate about, Louisa set up the Global podcast ‘The Propcast’ where she hosts and invites guests from the built environment space to join her in conversation about innovation.   

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