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29 Jun 2023
Data vital to fixing property woes, says expert
Lack of decision-making based on actionable data has contributed to overhang and vacancy issues in Malaysia’s property market, said a property market observer.
“Every stakeholder has a different view and motivation on which housing projects get built, and where. But no one really looks at data when making such decisions,” said Cha-Ly Koh, CEO and founder of Urbanmetry Sdn Bhd.
27 Jun 2023
Property Data Analytics Startup, UrbanMetry Only Malaysian Startup Awarded as 2023 Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum
UrbanMetry, a leading property data analytics company, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”.
The startup, founded by Cha-Ly Koh, uses a unique combination of spatial data and advanced analytics to provide insights to help improve city planning and governance. It is the only Malaysian company among the winners.
21 Jun 2023
UrbanMetry Awarded as 2023 Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum
UrbanMetry, a leading property data analytics company, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. The startup, founded by Cha-Ly Koh, uses a unique combination of spatial data and advanced analytics to provide insights to help improve city planning and governance. It is the only Malaysian company among the winners.
31 Jan 2023
Consider This: Affordable Housing (Part 2) — Lessons from Singapore’s HDB Model
The Local Government Development Ministry has come under attack for wanting to learn from the contractors of Singapore’s Housing & Development Board. Are the criticisms justified? Are there things we can learn from Singapore? On this episode of Consider This, Melisa Idris speaks to Koh Cha-Ly, Founder and CEO of Urbanmetry, a data company which uses proprietary algorithms to analyse big data from cities. She is trained in city planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
19 Jan 2023
More questions than answers for Greater Klang Valley?
Selangor Menteri Besar recently announced plans to establish a Greater Klang Valley area comprising 4 cities in Selangor within the next decade. These four cities are Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, and Klang, which is still a municipality currently. What is driving this initiative and are there any synergies to be derived? For insights, we speak to Cha-Ly Koh, CEO & Founder, Urbanmetry.
27 Dec 2022
Departmentalizing the FT Ministry
How can the Federal Territories be better managed? We discuss the decision to park the Federal Territories portfolio under the Prime Minister’s Department with Koh Cha-Ly, CEO of Urbanmetry and whether DBKL can shift from being an effective execution entity to a more strategic policy setting.
22 Dec 2022
Did proptech disrupt the property industry?
In today's Property Show, Philip See speaks to Koh Cha Ly, CEO of Urbanmetry about the progress proptech has had on the real estate industry. We ask her where has been the progress and the missed opportunities as well as tap her thoughts on some of the problems that technology has helped solve and where it can further disrupt the industry.
29 Jul 2022
The problem of 1.9 million unoccupied homes
Property expert Cha-Ly Koh said cities in Malaysia appeared to have been built without data or a comprehensive understanding of conditions.
"A key metric that we track is the over and undersupply of housing in Malaysian cities," Koh, the CEO of a property data company in Petaling Jaya, said.
"The areas with oversupply naturally translate to vacancies."
8 May 2022
Solutions: Making better cities with big data
Over seven years ago, Koh Cha-Ly, founder and CEO of property data company Urbanmetry, tried to convince industry players that good data analysis could help them make better investment decisions.
As a trained city planner from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US, she knew how good data could be useful.
21 Feb 2022
Urbanmetry wins US$2mil pre-series A to grow proptech business
Urbanmetry, an AI-driven city and property data company, announced it has closed a Pre-Series A round of US$2 million (RM8.37 million) led by Monk’s Hill Ventures.
In a statement, the startup said the funding will be used for developing its intelligent data products and platforms to serve end consumers in the property and mortgage markets; and for building out its product, technology, data, and business development teams.