Blog February 20, 2020

Celebrating the future of PropTech at Ascend London 2020

By Jack Harrison

Software learning, industry insight and business networking were the headline attractions at MRI Ascend London 2020 – our premier, two-day European user event. More than 550 delegates, Partners and industry professionals came together in central London to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the property industry, as well as explore the newest developments and enhancements to MRI’s comprehensive suite of real estate software solutions.

To launch the event, attendees were introduced to MRI Living and MRI @Work – solution concepts that bring together and leverage the power of existing MRI applications and offer deeper capabilities and greater flexibility to clients.

MRI Living provides an end-to-end, integrated tech stack for all aspects of the residential market across estate agencies, block management, the private rented sector, Build-to-Rent and Housing Associations. It includes back-office property management and accounting systems to help streamline operations for landlords and owners, linked to front-end lettings and portal technology that connects resident communities and enhances customer service.

MRI @Work is a suite of solutions for the commercial sector, covering property management, financials, investment management and tenant relations. It features MRI Lease Intelligence, an AI-powered lease abstraction and analysis tool that enables clients to save time, improve data quality and gain unrivalled portfolio insight.

Some 60 breakout sessions also showcased the latest functionality updates across our product set, and offered in-depth hints, tips and best practices on how users can optimise their systems and achieve even greater efficiencies, additional cost-savings and regulatory compliance. In each of the product areas, regional leaders also showed how MRI’s innovative Platform X is driving technological development and introducing an ever-growing set of shared services and common components.

Celebrating client achievement

Not only does the Ascend users conference give us a chance to share the latest updates at MRI – but 2020 saw the launch of the MRI Innovation Awards in Europe to recognise clients and Partners for their successes. Award recipients were announced at an evening drinks reception to close Day One, and we want to say a huge well done and congratulations to those who were recognised – your honours are well deserved. Here are the winners:

Ambassador of the Year:
Cecilia Crump, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
Nathan Spitzer, Alliance Managing Agents

Flexibility Award:
Legal & General Investment Management
Knight Frank

Community Award:
Grosvenor Estate

Project of the Year:
The Arch Co and Network Rail

Partner of the Year:
Fixflo

Flexibility Award
Jonathan Avery, Legal & General Investment Management, receives an award from MRI Software CEO Patrick J. Ghilani.
Reaching new heights today, and long into the future

MRI Ascend London 2020 came hot on the heels of MRI Ascend Anaheim, our hugely successful North American client event in California in October, which featured the launch of a number of new products and solutions including MRI Secure Sign, MRI Payments and MRI Lead Management. The APAC installment takes place in Sydney on 13-15 May, followed by Ascend in Johannesburg on 10 June. We’ll be back in London next year – so thanks to all that joined us and we’ll see you in 2021!

 

— Thanks to our Ascend London Partner sponsors —

 

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