The Antony Slumbers Podcast

Thoughts, ideas and inspiration from Antony Slumbers. The audio versions (as read by me) of the posts I write for my blog at - covering #SpaceAsAService, Innovation, Workplace, AI in Real Estate, PropTech, New Business Models, The Future of Property Management, and 'Humans + Machines'.

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Friday Jun 25, 2021

The four ‘essentials’ of #FutureProofRealEstate - how we discovered that the success of every real estate asset class requires the same four things.

Thursday Mar 18, 2021

The office real estate industry is set to be transformed.    In the world of work and the workplace there is a fundamental misunderstanding going on. Many people are talking about changes to how we work, post pandemic, as being merely an acceleration of trends that were already underway. They are not. In fact, we are witnessing the start of a revolution that will utterly transform the dynamics of the industry.

Monday Dec 07, 2020

Why the real estate industry needs to stop kidding itself about what is possible with #NoOffice.

Friday Aug 28, 2020

Every company needs talented, skilled people. Over the years companies try to employ more and more talented, skilled people, that fit their requirements, business model and working practices. They continually optimise for the market they are in, particularly the larger ones. They become more and more efficient, more and more ‘Six Sigma’ - lean, mean business machines. And it works. Or at least it does right up until the moment it does not.

Thursday Jun 25, 2020

Coronavirus has hijacked the stage. This years play in real estate was going to be ‘Climate Change and Sustainability’ but now it’s ‘Covid-19, all the way down’.

Monday Apr 27, 2020

First published as a blog post for the British Property Federation - 2nd April 2020.

Thursday Mar 12, 2020

This decade is going to be transformational for real estate, globally, and the PropTech community must rise to the occasion. Technically, culturally, organisationally and financially we are going to see huge change, and the PropTech community has to not only be part of that change, but to frame and define it. Number 1 of a series of articles being curated by Propel by MIPIM throughout 2020.

Monday Feb 24, 2020

A recent conversation with a large retailer went like this: ‘The market is tanking, opening up some real buying opportunities, do you want to get involved with a distressed asset fund we are putting together?’ ‘Are you kidding? We are murdering our Landlords on rents, there is no way we’d buy any retail real estate’. From October 2019 Visit for more

Thursday Feb 20, 2020

5 decades of Moore’s Law (which states that computing power doubles every 18 months) means that in the 2020’s we will experience change at a pace that makes the current decade seem positively sluggish. A Trinity of Transformation, involving more data, more compute power and more advanced algorithms is underway. And this will have consequences, for us personally, and for the companies we all work for. How we live, work and shop will change, perhaps radically.

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020

How Real Estate will finally join the 21st century This post was first published by PlaceTech -

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