Proptech firm houzen, which has seen its yearly revenue increase 300% since 2017, has announced the appointment of three new senior team members.
Tim Phillips, former Head of Residential, Europe for CA Ventures joins houzen as Chief Investment Officer.
Tim is a well known thought leader on the topic of sustainable urban development. At houzen, he will be creating a sustainable investment strategy, working closely with institutional investors and developers.
houzen has also appointed Benjamin Lee as one of its new Investment Directors. Hailing from a real estate investment background and having executed multi-asset investment strategies for Asian family offices and private equity, Ben will be leading houzen’s expansion in Hong Kong.
The third senior appointment sees Oya Gunay take up the role of Investment Director, with a focus on corporate finance and investment strategy. Oya comes to houzen from top tier investment banking, including spending more than a decade at Deutsche Bank M&A, and brings expertise in technology, media and telecoms, as well as experience of IPOs.
“Sustainable investment is a key strategic focus for houzen,” comments Chief Executive Saurabh Saxena. “Our goal is a green, global transactions platform. These key appointments will help us continue to lead the way in this space.”
houzen has launched a number of new products in recent months, 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 is an online brokerage platform which analyses the entire London/UK market in seconds using proprietary AI and algorithms, helping buyers and renters make sound decisions on one comprehensive site. houzen’s investment tools such as capital uplift and IRR calculations provide individual investors similar tools as much larger organisations, shifting the power dynamic to smaller investors and buyers.