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Innovation in real estate consulting: Colliers tests the first real estate software robot, based on artificial intelligence and UiPath technologies, to automate Property Management services

Colliers innovates real estate consulting and relies on advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to digitize and streamline operations. The company is testing the first intelligent software robot dedicated to the real estate industry in Romania, developed based on Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology from UiPath, a global leader in software automation and robotics. Thus, Colliers aims to eliminate repetitive activities from the Property Management division’s activity, supporting the team to focus on more relevant tasks and to develop new skills for services with more value for customers.

The intelligent software robot will digitalize and streamline the invoicing activity for properties managed by Colliers, being a first in the industry, with the goal to issue at least 70% of the service and rent invoices in the next 6 months. With the help of technology, Colliers will ensure that invoices are correct and sent on time, thus eliminating much of the repetitive activity alongside the risk of error. The new solution based on artificial intelligence and RPA technology from UiPath is part of Colliers' strategy to have the most efficient and innovative Property Management department in the real estate consulting market in Romania.

We started the Property Management business in Romania 10 years ago and have always invested in innovation and the latest technologies to support the team to deliver the best customer service and have more time for higher value-added activities. Our business is a unique combination of human interaction in customer relations on the one hand and routine operations and optimization on the other. We are glad that we will have our first artificial intelligent “colleague", which will eliminate a large part of the routine operations and will allow us to better focus on the interaction with customers", explains Stefania Baldovinescu, Senior Partner and Head of Real Estate Management Services & Land Agency at Colliers.

Innovation has always been a priority for us, and in recent years the technology ecosystem in Romania has experienced a spectacular development. We are looking to develop partnerships with these companies and we are mainly focusing for solutions based on artificial intelligence that we can integrate in the way we do real estate consulting in Romania.Today, we mark a new stage with the first robot in the area of Property Management and we will continue to innovate in other areas of the business. We are only at the beginning of a long process of digitization and efficiency, based on artificial intelligence", adds Gabriel Blanita, associate director of Colliers Valuation and Advisory.

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Gabriel Blanita

Associate Director | Romania

Bucharest

Gabriel started his career with Colliers International Romania in 2010 as a real estate appraiser. He spent most of this time being involved in the appraisal of different large mortgage portfolios before specializing in the valuation of apartments, houses with land and land plots.

Gabriel holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Faculty of Finance, Insurance, Banking and Stock Exchange – Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, having graduated in 2011. He also holds a master’s degreee in Bank Management, graduated in 2013.

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Stefania Baldovinescu

Senior Partner | Romania

Bucharest

Ştefania joined Colliers International in 2005, undertaking advisory work and developing the consulting business (feasibility and market studies, financial reports and risk analysis). In this role, Ştefania coordinated important analysis for mixed-use projects and later on she managed the consulting team.

In January 2011 Ştefania launched the Real Estate Management Services (Property Management and Green Certifications) in the role of Department Director.  She is focused on creating value and implementing strategies for existing clients, winning new clients, looking for new business opportunities, as well as developing and retaining talented people in the team. She monitors all contracts to ensure that contractual obligations are being met and that the services provided are of high quality standards.

Since 2013, Ştefania is a Board Member of Colliers International Romania and under this role she is actively participating in the overall business strategy of the company and key projects developed across the firm. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, she worked for Morgan Stanley in Ohio, USA and for British American Business in London, UK.

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