Vicinity to capture world's best real estate innovation with RealTech fund investment

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Vicinity Centres (Vicinity) has announced a new relationship with Taronga Ventures, Asia’s leading technology and innovation investor, that will connect one of Australia’s largest retail property groups with technology that is revolutionising the retail sector.

The investment will provide Vicinity access to new and innovative technologies, positioning it at the forefront of the evolution of global retail and complementing its fast-growing, in-house new product development program that has so far delivered an industry-leading solar energy program, data science capability and centre-based distribution solutions.

Vicinity Centres CEO Grant Kelley, said: “This is an exciting time in the evolution of our industry with technology and innovation unlocking future growth in the dynamic and fast-paced retail property environment. By investing with global leaders such as Taronga Ventures, we are ensuring we are in the best position to access these new technologies and to deliver sustainable value for our securityholders and communities.”

Taronga Ventures invests into scalable emerging real estate technology (RealTech) companies and has made close to 20 investments since its inception including Spacecube a modular, highly versatile building system that is quick to deploy, relocatable, customisable and reusable; the award-winning Groundfloor parcel lockers and CarbonCure, a technology which injects CO2 into concrete, eliminating carbon emissions whilst making the concrete stronger.

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