Thesis Title
Proptech Politics: Dynamics of Exclusion and Extraction in Real Estate Platforms

Research Description
The real estate industry has witnessed significant transformations in recent years, driven by the rapid evolution of digital real estate platforms. This research conducts a critical analysis of how these platforms gather, process, and exploit data to gain a competitive advantage. Its primary aim is to uncover the intricate power dynamics between digital platforms and real estate agents, fueled by the pursuit of capital accumulation. This influence has the potential to impact socio-spatial stratification in urban areas, potentially worsening existing housing inequalities and affecting housing accessibility and affordability.

Prof Yolande Strengers, Monash University
Dr Jathan Sadowski, Monash University