Research Center for Property Technology

Unique Innovation Space

Build an ecosystem for new Business Models and Methods

The Development of Digital Platforms, products and processes

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The PropTech Switzerland is a research lab for innovation in the real estate industry that links innovation, technology and sustainability impact.  As unique innovation space for the real estate community, the research center primary objective is to create an intellectual community of multi-disciplinary researchers for developing professional work on innovation that impacts the development of the real estate industry.  Sustainable innovation for the real estate is linked to the development of digital platforms, products, and processes. Planning, design and development of business models are reshaping the real estate industry through innovative technologies. 

Much of the innovation that is transforming cities and real estate industry is, in fact, starting with PropTech Switzerland through its entrepreneurial legacy in development, planning, creation, and design. However, there is a need within the real estate community to keep track of, understand, synergize with, and even assist this revolution.  This is the underlying role of the PropTech Switzerland within the real estate community: to identify innovative products, processes and technologies that enable better growth for the real estate industry.

Playing a meaningful role in research initiatives that leverage data and innovation positions Switzerland PropTech Research Center to provide real-world input into the issues that affect everyone in the real estate industry.


PropTech Switzerland was founded in 2018 by Deniz Karahan and Tayland Karahan brothers. The prominent real estate entrepreneurs themself, Karahans had the vision to improve the quality of the PropTech Business Models and to promote a more informed professional practice in the global property technology.

Our pioneering research investigates the innovative solutions in real estate industry from initial concept to market reality, providing breakthrough knowledge to help organizations, companies and startups capitalize on today’s dynamic markets and technologies.

Uniting industry leaders with PropTech Switzerland’s distinguished researchers, our diversified industry partnership program advances the art and science of global real estate, bridging the gap between theory and practice.


The structures built by the real estate industry comprise over a third of the world’s tangible wealth, and are responsible for as much as one-third of the world’s total global greenhouse gas emissions – primarily through the use of fossil fuels during their operational phase.  For the industry to maintain its responsible leadership in the global community, it must encourage a culture of sustainability and innovation that meets the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world.

PropTech Switzerland is uniquely positioned to help the industry increase its efficiency, prosperity, and social responsibility. Through research and education initiatives at the research center, PropTech Switzerland applies its tradition of excellence in technology, knowledge transfer, and global reach to the real estate industry, developing innovations to help practitioners build responsibly and profitably.

We Offer

A unique, interdisciplinary research platform linking technology with industry to meet the need for more informed decision-making and the implementation of best practices. A network of global outreach that links the real estate industry with the digital transformation and with PropTech Switzerland leading-edge research in science and technology. Envisioning the industry’s integrated stewardship of its land and products, the PropTech Switzerland provides tomorrow’s practitioners with the means to transform an ever more vital, global, and complex market.

Research Staff

Deniz Karahan

Deniz Karahan

Co-Founder and Member of Research Center

Deniz is active in Real Estate sector since 2010 and worked in many companies. He has experience at real estate, financing and law. He and his brother founded Swiss Real Estate Investment Databank.  Deniz studied law at the University of Zurich, Business Administration at the University of Nine September Izmir and Real Estate Valuation at SVIT Zürich.

Tayland Karahan

Tayland Karahan

Co-Founder and Member of Research Center

Tayland professional creator and designer. He is graphic designer and has experience at design, marketing and web publishing more than ten years. Tayland and his brother founded Swiss Real Estate Investment Databank. He studied graphic design at Zurich university of the arts and at 9 September university. He won a lot of prizes for his Graphic Arts.

Katharina Clavel

Katharina Clavel

Advisor and Member of Research Center

She studied Law at the Lausanne School of Law and the St-Gallen School of Law. She obtained her Master of Law (MLaw) in St-Gallen in 2002. She was then enrolled in the Master in Laws (LL.M) Program in Banking and Financial Law at the Boston University School of Law. She graduated in 2003.





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