Commercial Real Estate

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

That is a huge question looming over the commercial real estate sector in NYC and around the country. I think this Jamie Dimon quote I read in the NYT piece is about right: Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, the largest private-sector employer in New York City, wrote in a letter to shareholders this week that remote work would “significantly reduce our need for real estate.”

How To Pitch A Real Estate Tech VC

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Jeff Berman is General Partner at Camber Creek , one of the first venture funds dedicated to real estate technology and the built world. Camber Creek portfolio companies benefit from the network effects of his four partners from the real estate world.

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10 Things Real Estate Gets Wrong About Coworking

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The post 10 Things Real Estate Gets Wrong About Coworking appeared first on GCUC Community. Amenity Other Coworking Community Coworking Trends Real EstateWe hear it all the time… coworking is easy. Coworking is just desks in a room. Coworking is distracting.

Side raises $150M at $1B valuation to help real estate agents go it alone

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Side , a real estate technology company that works to turn agents and independent brokerages into boutique brands and businesses, announced Monday that it has raised $150 million in Series D funding. 9 top real estate and proptech investors: Cities and offices still have a future.

Real estate tech startup Offerpad to go public via SPAC merger in $3B deal

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Rascoff believes Offerpad “is incredibly well-positioned to grab a huge piece” of the online real estate market. iBuying has barely scratched the surface of real estate, one of the biggest addressable markets in the world,” he said in a written statement. “In

Avenue 8 raises $4M to rebuild the traditional real estate brokerage model

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But the vast majority of homes are still sold the traditional way, by way of a real estate agent working via a broker. “Michael and Justin have a clear vision for modernizing real estate while keeping agents at the center.

I Spent $12,000 on a Guru’s Real Estate Program. Here’s What Happened

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It kicked started my real estate career where I began earning 3X more than my job as a teacher. investing entrepreneurship real-estate life-lessons real-estate-investments

The Proptech Startups Using VR & AR to Reshape Real Estate

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billion will be specifically for real estate. Over the past week, Zillow announced the rollout of their 3D Home tool, which lets real estate agents show immersive VC views of homes for sale. Virtual reality and AR have the potential to transform a number of areas within real estate and the building process: Property walkthroughs that can accelerate the sales process for residential brokers.

Singapore tech-based real estate agency Propseller raises $1.2 million seed round

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Propseller , a Singapore-based real estate agency that combines a tech platform with in-house agents to close transactions more quickly, announced today it has raised $1.2 Another Singaporean real estate-focused startup that recently raised funding is PropertyGuru.

Real estate platform Loft raises $425M at a $2.2B valuation in one of Brazil’s largest venture rounds

TechCrunch

Buying and selling residential real estate is a complex business, no matter where you live. But in Brazil, where no MLS exists, the challenge of digitizing real estate is even greater.

Looking to Invest in Real Estate? Check Out This Expert Advice on the Do’s and Don'ts

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Investing in real estate can be an exciting premise — it’s been well-known that with the right decisions, real estate can provide a very good ROI (return on investment). Divya’s company is a real estate management and investment firm. Real Estate Advice .

Future of Real Estate Pitch Competition in Miami

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On May 14, 2019, our friends at Lab Ventures Miami are hosting Future of Real Estate Tech Summit Miami. This event brings together investors, innovative startups and leading corporations in the construction and real estate industry.

OptioLend launches new marketplace to become ‘the LendingTree of commercial real estate’

TechCrunch

The commercial real estate industry is facing its share of challenges, considering the fact that so many people are working from home (and not in offices) and retail is riding a slippery slope as more people shop online. Enter OptioLend , a new startup that wants to help individual investors take advantage of opportunities in commercial real estate by connecting them with “the best possible” lenders.

Smart lock maker Latch teams with real estate firm to go public via SPAC

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The New York-based commercial real estate firm is a logical partner for a company whose technology is currently deployed exclusively in residential apartment buildings. That the company has built in partners in real estate firms like Tishman Speyer is also a net positive.

The Data Revolution in Real Estate

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Real estate data is notoriously fragmented, but a new crop of startups, including Cherre, are helping businesses harness disparate data sources and gain a competitive edge. Salmanson, founder of Cherre, to discuss his startup’s path to becoming a leader in real estate data. In this Episode: 9:36 Where does data come from, how do you extract it 12:30 What is truth in real estate data?

GCUC APAC: Real Estate Session Recap

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We kicked off our GCUC APAC series this week with the real estate session. The post GCUC APAC: Real Estate Session Recap appeared first on GCUC Community. Conference GCUC Webinars GCUC APAC Real Estate APAC

Why Floored is Awesome, and Not Just for the Real Estate Industry

This is going to be BIG.

The other day, I looked at some real estate space on behalf of one of my portfolio companies. The owner sent me this. Maybe I just don''t have enough imagination or lack of the requisite architecture degree. At least it''s better than showing an actual picture of what the office looks like now, after the last tenant trashed the place on their way out. Or, if they didn''t trash it, they subdivided it for a colony of bees and painted it what can best be described as neon beige.

Casa Blanca raises $2.6M to build the ‘Bumble for real estate’

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Co-founder and CEO Hannah Bomze got her real estate license at the age of 18 and worked at Compass and Douglas Elliman Real Estate before launching Casa Blanca last year. Casa Blanca , which aims to develop a “Bumble-like app” for finding a home, has raised $2.6

Brazil’s Loft adds $100M to its accounts, $700M to its valuation in a single month

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Nearly exactly one month ago, digital real estate platform Loft announced it had closed on $425 million in Series D funding led by New York-based D1 Capital Partners. Real estate platform Loft raises $425M at a $2.2B

Neighbor raises $53M for self-storage marketplace after 5x YoY revenue growth

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At a time when the commercial real estate world is struggling, self-storage is an asset class that continues to perform extremely well. And that increased demand led to Neighbor’s commercial real estate footprint growing 10x in 2020. .

Investment in construction automation is essential to rebuilding US infrastructure

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Artificial Intelligence Column Hardware Real Estate Startups artificial intelligence Biden administration business process management construction EC Column EC Hardware EC Real Estate and Proptech manufacturing United StatesChamp Suthipongchai. Contributor.

One-click housing startup Atmos raises another $4M from Khosla, real estate strategics, and TikTok star Josh Richards

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The company, which we profiled back in July , announced today that it raised another $4 million, this time from Evan Moore at Khosla Ventures, real estate strategic investors like David Gerster at JLL Spark and Lennar board member Scott Stowell as well as individuals like Adam Nash of Dropbox and TikTok star Josh Richards, who I guess has turned that whole concept of hype houses into a real estate investment thesis.

The Keys to Selling Enterprise SaaS in Real Estate

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In this DreamitLive, Urbantech Managing Director Andrew Ackerman speaks with StringBean founder and CEO Reuben Levine about the do’s and don’ts of selling into real estate, including how to get into the mind of the buyer, how to de-risk your product to increase the likelihood of making a sale, and how to pursue product-led growth.

Compass files S-1, reveals $3.7B in revenue on net loss of $270M

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Compass , the real-estate brokerage startup backed by roughly $1.6 Since commissions on real estate are determined as fixed percentage of the value of the property, more transaction volume directly translates into more revenue for Compass.

Knox Financial raises $10M to take the pain out of being a landlord

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He founded Boston Logic – an integrated marketing platform and online marketing services for real estate offices and agents – in 2004. We want to become the de facto platform for real estate investment acquisition and ownership,” Friedman said.

After 80% ARR growth in 2020, Saltmine snags $20M to help employees return to a ‘new normal’ office

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Existing backers Jungle Ventures and Xplorer Capital led the financing, which also included participation from JLL Spark, the strategic investment arm of commercial real estate brokerage JLL. . 9 top real estate and proptech investors: Cities and offices still have a future.

Hustle Fund wants to help spawn a new generation of angel investors

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So far, Penn has invested in five startups across a range of sectors including real estate, food, apparel and finance. . Kara Penn is the mother of four daughters and owner of Mission Spark, a management and strategy consulting company.

Why Revolution Growth is Investing in Orchard

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Orchard’s customer service is also enhanced by their local real estate brokers who are hired full-time as home advisors (vs. real-estate startup venture-capital

UpEquity raises $25 million in equity and debt for its cash-pay mortgage lending service

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Naval Academy graduate and former fighter pilot, Herman saw real estate as the only avenue to true wealth creation open to him and his family given their years on the road and lack of available investment capital.

Construction tech startups are poised to shake up a $1.3-trillion-dollar industry

TechCrunch

On top of being laborious and error-prone, the lack of real-time data is extremely limited, therefore decision-making is often based on outdated information. Allison Xu. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

The $20 Million House PriceGrabber Built

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startup business money entrepreneurship real-estateA rabbit hole of entrepreneurial history, all sparked by one $20M mansion. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Giraffe360, a robotic camera for real estate, raises $4.5M from LAUNCHub and Hoxton Ventures

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Giraffe360 has a robotic camera, combined with a subscription service, which enables real estate agents and brokers to generate high-resolution photos of properties, floor plans and virtual tours. The camera is sold to real estate agents and brokers as a service for £399 per month.

The Future of Hospitality is Here

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Image courtesy of Mint House Real estate lies at the core of our everyday lives?—?it Yet, technology adoption within the real estate community as a means to fundamentally disrupt how physical assets behave and how transactions occur was lagging up until the last couple of years. We have witnessed the likes of WeWork, Convene, and Airbnb reimagine working and living, all while catalyzing momentum for further investments across the real estate technology landscape.

Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan

TechCrunch

Over $700 billion of the proposed budget will go to improving resiliency against natural disasters; upgrading critical water, power, and internet infrastructure; and rehabilitating and improving public housing, federal buildings, and aging commercial and residential real estate.

Pacaso raises $75M, goes from launch to unicorn in 5 months

TechCrunch

9 top real estate and proptech investors: Cities and offices still have a future. The company then partners with local real estate agents to market the properties. Real estate tech startup Offerpad to go public via SPAC merger in $3B deal.

Announcing GCUC Places: An International Network of Spaces

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Real busy. Amenity Community Future of Work GCUC UK GCUC Australia GCUC Canada GCUC Membership Real Estate Coworking Network International Global Future of work Travel GCUC PlacesWe’ve been busy.

End-to-end operators are the next generation of consumer business

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In the graphic above, notice that most of these companies play in the largest, but notoriously archaic industries like banking, insurance, real estate, healthcare, etc. Roger Lee. Contributor. Share on Twitter.