Founded in December 2016 Bricks + Agent is a cloud based solution that supplies to property managers a digital tool kit to revolutionise the way that they interact with tenants, owners and trades, by integrating into property management software providers.
We are here to build and deliver a platform that assists property managers with maintenance, inspections, smart digital locks, bots and automation using the latest technology and applying it to the property management industry.
“We wanted to create a tool kit to help remove the manual saving time and effort in the day of a property manager.”
Rafael Niesten and Jon Stul started Bricks + Agent to help vendors and people looking to buy or lease property to match with plans to add a maintenance platform to become a one stop property shop.
The launch of the MVP of Bricks + Agent. After a lot of late nights and early mornings Bricks + Agent is launched.
Bricks + Agent is listed as one of five startups to watch by Finfeed. https://hubs.ly/H08xDhb0
Pledge 1% invites all entrepreneurs and their companies to commit important resources (product, time, and resources) to support integrating philanthropy into their business from an early stage.
Became an offical Microsoft startup company.
Bricks and Agent unveils the property maintenance platform built for property managers, trades, owners and tenants.
Andy Gooden, Chief Operating Officer, Little Real Estate comments: “On our quest to continuously deliver a differentiated service for our investors and tenants, partnering with leading technology businesses is crucial. We’re very excited to explore how we can continue to innovate the experience through partnerships like this one.” https://hubs.ly/H0cMCqw0
We headed into The Shark Tank for our pitch on the platform we created - was great fun.
Bricks and Agent graduates The Charter Hall accelerator program and begins to work with Charter Hall on utilising The Bricks and Agent platform for their $35bn worth of commercial assets.
Bricks and Agent discusses all things maintenance at the proptech summit in Sydney.
Bricks and Agent was one of the top 50 startups globally and went to The US to pitch on stage and hold conversations with key American prospects.
In an industry first Bricks and Agent launches a remote and onsite inspection product that deeply integrates with maintenance.
B2B Rocks scale up competition saw Bricks and Agent come in second after pitching the platform to a panel judges.
The team keeps growing and we celebrated the first birthday of our Sri Lanka office opening.
The latest partnership will see Bricks + Agent build collaborative working relationships with the organisation and help them to identify, pilot and implement new technology based on the disruptive potential of the Bricks + Agent product and technology. Places for People manage over 200,000 properties across the UK. The innovation lab is a new initiative run by the property management company in conjunction with corporate innovation specialists, L Marks.
Microsoft’s ScaleUp Program aims to empower entrepreneurs to build better companies by providing the tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise to ensure participants are enterprise-ready by scaling every aspect of their business. Throughout the program, and after graduation, Microsoft will serve as a strategic partner for all ScaleUp alumni, providing unparalleled avenues to market by connecting Bricks + Agent with Microsoft’s global network of customers, partners and venture capitalist firms.
We are proud to announce that Bricks + Agent was selected in the Singapore Landing Pad Program endorsed by Austrade. The program enables market-ready Australian startups and scaleups the opportunity to land and expand in global innovation hubs.
It was a pleasure to connect with a global network of mentors, industry experts, and carefully selected market specialists in Osaka, Japan.
Bricks and Agent partners with PropertyMe for maintenance and inspections for their clients
Bricks and Agent is now live in Singapore working with government and private business clients.
Bricks and Agent hits 65k users on the platform.
Bricks and Agent is proud to be powering all of The MRI software residential and strata applications in Australia and New Zealand allowing single sign on and an embedded rich platform within each of the applications.
Bricks + Agent, discusses property management & the benefits of using the technology created for both maintenance and inspections with Kylie Davis on the Proptech podcast. A must-listen for all property managers out there!
Bricks + Agent hits 100,000 users in Australia, New Zealand and The UK. Growing at a rapid pace adding 35,000 users in less than 3 months.
The launch of omni channel maintenance options for tenants and owners.
Bricks and Agent was selected as a finalist for the best proptech project, product or pivot in the startup & innovation awards - which is pretty fab :-) The team developed a remote inspection product to assist property managers in conducting and completing inspections, as a result of the inability to attend physical inspections during COVID.
Bricks and Agent has hit 150,000 users on the platform. The platform has grown significantly in a short period of time and we look forward to the next user milestone in the coming months.
We welcome PAM to the family. She is our property automation manager. PAM helps with a lot of the heavy lifting property managers need to undertake by automating these tasks.
Well 2020 certainly wasnt the year we had all hoped for. Our launches in both Singapore and The UK were postponed but are on track to recommence early in 2021. Here is to further growth in 2021 and a happy new year to all.
Our next installments of AI powered smart bots hit the market with Q&A from the agency questions, plus rent, arreas, bonds and other info to reduce the manual and mudane.
"It's like someone has turned on the lights." Organisations have up to date information from all facets of maintenance for their agency for the first time. Staff, jobs, trades and costs are all now visible and reportable.
From 65k a year ago to 220k users today, 240% growth in the year. We are really proud of this achievement and it is a great result for our team and of course our clients.
Bricks and Agent partners with Real Plus to give their members access to the most advanced maintenance solution in the market.
It is an honour to be recognised by your peers and an esteemed panel of judges for the work that has been done to build the platform. Bricks and Agent is a finalist in the scale up category of the property and facility management category.
A great way to round out the financial year with an award that not only shines a light on the Bricks and Agent for the work we do in Proptech, but also, the fact we have gender and cultural diversity in the organisation. A great team effort.
"Bricks + Agent had caught our attention in our search for innovations in the Real Estate and/or Construction sector. We are pleased to confirm that you have been selected and officially been included as one of the global innovations captured in our publication! We have created an online interactive innovations dashboard that presents statistics and individual company data."
The most fully featured maintenance solution in the market.
An industry first for both onsite and remote inspections all captured in HD video.
From single operators through to national maintenance companies we have the tools, workflow and automation that greatly assists in reducing admin time and increasing work opportunities for trades of all sizes.
We are a software company but more importantly, we are a community of passionate people who are passionate about making the world a better place through one line of code at a time. Combining our decades of accumulated industry experience and cutting edge technology we have created a platform with the tools, workflows and automation that are second to none.
Maintenance + Inspections Made Easy.
“We’ve had massively increased productivity. Before implementing Bricks and Agent it wasn’t uncommon for us to see 80 to 100 work orders older than 30 days, now this sits at around 20. The trades are really happy using it. It’s really hit our service targets for owners and tenants too”
General Manager, Waikato Real Estate
"The transparency between all parties helps our team massively. The whole product and its features make facilitating maintenance very easy and quick. Amazing product with a great team backing the development and support."
Manager Customer Support (Little Real Estate)
"By using the platform, this gives us greater visibility of all contractor jobs, enhances the customer journey and enables us to address any issues with contractors in real time for the 200,000+ properties we manage"
National Operations Manager(Places For People)
"I would describe their product as the Uber for property maintenance. We have 45,000 retail customers and we want to be able to give them some productivity tools so that they can manage their retail shop and easily communicate when they have issues."
Former CTO Charter Hall
"With a clear vision of their future goal, the team at Shape property are focused on growing the property management side of their business. Driven by a determination to create efficiencies, they have embraced technology to streamline their service delivery. Here is how Bricks and Agent solution is helping them bring their vision to life."
Director Shape Property
"Bricks and Agent has opened my eyes with regards to how many work orders we are processing as well as the number of renovations we are undertaking. The volume of repairs and maintenance has really shown me how much time it was taking away from our property managers. Through business insights management is no longer left in the dark."
HEAD OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - Harris Tripp
"We have 1000+ managements we look after and a team of 12. We had a platform previously that wasn't as user friendly and didn't progress. To be able to approve a job and then not have to manually add invoices was a big tick. Everything in one platform - owners, tenants, trades and property managers with a platform that was one thousand times better made the transition so smooth for us."
Associate Director - Residential Property Management