Digitization of Mortgage

(old french)

1. Death Pledge

CMHC released a publication on Mortgage Data Standards–analyzing the impact of initiating a system of data standards in the Canadian mortgage industry. One aspect of the data standards framework I’m paying close attention to is what the acceleration of digitization means to the future of mortages. The overarching premise is to provide the foundation for innovation development, and facilitate easier technology adoption.

The recent launch of Placekey–an intiative surrounding a universal place identifier that unifies location data–already demonstrates the collective shift toward an open ecosystem of data elements, definitions, and relationships that make up a reference model. It’s a movement of organizations and individuals that prize access to geospatial data.


Colliers PropTech Accelerator

“Data is the new oil.”

– Debbie Gamble

Powered by Techstars, and based in Toronto, the Colliers PropTech accelerator had its 2019 demo day showcasing a number of up-and-coming companies attempting to modernize the $200+ trillion asset class. There were products in multiple categories that leverage the capabilities of today’s technology; Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Automated Valuation, Blockchain, Smart Homes, all with promising potential.