The growth of tech giant Google was documented on our insights feed last month, with the announcement that Sidewalk Labs is bidding for land in Canada, potentially to build a proof of concept smart neighbourhood.

Google is again in the news this week with announcement it will begin building modular homes in California. 

Starting with modular apartments for Google employees, it doesn't take much of a leap of faith to consider that this could be the next step for Google into the property sector.