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.”

Going hybrid? 3 Strategic real estate tips

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Contributed by Andrew Flint , a co-founder of Occupier , a transaction and portfolio management software helping commercial tenants and brokers manage their real estate footprint. In turn, teams ensure alignment between their real estate decisions and business successes.

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Density & the Future of Real Estate

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is changing the way companies, real estate leaders and employees think about and measure these major assets.

Real estate investing giant Fundrise breaks into venture capital

TechCrunch

Fundrise , a company that allows anyone to invest in real estate with a minimum investment of just $10, is making a splashy entry into the venture capital market with the goal of raising a new $1 billion growth equity fund to invest in late-stage tech startups, it announced today.

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.

Sumutasu secures $10M to digitize Japan’s real estate market

TechCrunch

Sumutasu , a Tokyo-based proptech startup that offers a direct online real estate purchase service, has secured $8.2 Takahiro Sumi (CEO) and Tomoya Ito (COO) co-founded Sumutasu four years ago to streamline the buying and selling of residential real estate.

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.

The answers to real estate’s climate tech questions may be all around us

TechCrunch

Front and center come the estimated 97 billion square feet of commercial real estate. Despite this sizable footprint and impact on climate, lack of awareness and the real estate industry’s sluggish pace of tech adoption have hampered action until recently. Dave Mullen.

Vontive wants to be the Palantir of real estate investing

TechCrunch

residential real estate market has been booming because of the pandemic. Vontive , an embedded mortgage platform for investment real estate that just came out of stealth, is trying to streamline some of those processes by helping mortgage lenders upgrade their tech.

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

TechCrunch

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.

SliceSpace’s Katan is Revolutionizing Commercial Real Estate Ownership

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mory Katan, A veteran JP Morgan team leader and frequent blockchain lecturer at Rowan University with over 10 years of experience in real estate?—?Mory The idea dates back a few years and combines a passion for Crypto with a love of real estate.

Concreit closes on $6M to allow more people to invest in the global private real estate market

TechCrunch

Concreit , a company that wants to open real estate investing to a broader group of people, announced today that it has closed $6 million in a seed funding round led by Matrix Partners. . Hustle Fund backs Fintor, which wants to make it easier to invest in real estate.

Republic’s metaverse real estate arm spins off, rebrands as Everyrealm

TechCrunch

Over $500 million worth of real estate was sold on the top four metaverse platforms in 2021, data shows. Traditional real estate companies are amongst the many investors flocking to stake their claim on plots of land in virtual worlds like Decentraland and Sandbox.

Sundae closes on $80M for residential real estate marketplace

TechCrunch

Sundae , a residential real estate marketplace that pairs sellers of dated or damaged property with potential buyers, has raised $80 million in a Series C funding round co-led by Fifth Wall and General Global Capital.

Tech industry reacts to Adam Neumann’s a16z-backed return to real estate

TechCrunch

The stealthy startup is trying to reinvent real estate (again), but instead of commercial properties, which WeWork focused on, Neumann is looking into revolutionizing rental properties. As far as visions go, renovating the rental real estate market isn’t a unique idea.

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

TechCrunch

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

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

TechCrunch

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.

We Reali don’t know when real estate will get Better

TechCrunch

Then Mary Ann walked us through issues at real estate-focused fintech startups , namely that they are burning too much money. Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

São Paulo’s QuintoAndar real estate platform raises $120M, now valued at $5.1B

TechCrunch

evolve into a one-stop real estate shop that also offers mortgage, title insurance and escrow services. To that end, e arlier this month, the startup acquired Atta Franchising, a 7-year-old São Paulo-based independent real estate mortgage broker.

Singapore-based Propseller uses data to take the hassle out of real estate transactions

TechCrunch

Headquartered in Singapore, proptech startup Propseller is on a mission to make real estate transactions more efficient and data-driven for sellers and buyers alike. Jorge became interested in real estate while growing up in Nice, France.

Burn, baby, burn. Real estate-focused fintech startups feel the heat

TechCrunch

Higher interest rates mean far fewer purchases and refinances — and lots of business for fintechs operating in the real estate industry. Layoffs in the sector began — and they took place in a range of real estate tech companies, big and small. Welcome to The Interchange!

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

Flat.mx raises $20M from VCs, proptech unicorn founders to fix Mexico’s ‘broken’ real estate market

TechCrunch

Flat.mx, which wants to build a real estate “super app” for Latin America, has closed on a $20 million Series A round of funding. The real estate market in Mexico is broken,” said co-founder Bernardo Cordero. iBuyer LATAM Mexico proptech real estate Victor Noguera

Groundfloor steps up its real estate debt crowdfunding platform with fresh capital

TechCrunch

Groundfloor , the first real estate crowdfunding platform to gain regulatory approval, announced today that it raised its first round of institutional capital since 2015. states and lends capital to real estate projects in 35 states.

Real estate marketing software provider Luxury Presence raises $25.9M in a Bessemer-led Series B

TechCrunch

Luxury Presence, a startup selling marketing software to real estate brokerages, announced today it has raised $25.9 The company serves 3,700 customers, including individual and multi-agent real estate teams.

Hustle Fund backs Fintor, which wants to make it easier to invest in real estate

TechCrunch

Eight out of 10 said they would like to invest in real estate but were deterred by all the barriers to entry. There is clearly a large demand for access to real estate,” Yousefi said.

Deepki grabs $166 million to help real estate investors reduce carbon emissions

TechCrunch

The company is building a software-as-a-service platform for the real estate industry. Companies using Deepki can track and analyze ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) criteria, starting with carbon emissions generated by their real estate portfolio.

Real estate developer turned prefab home builder Veev closes on $400M in fresh funding

TechCrunch

Veev, a real estate developer turned tech-enabled homebuilder, announced today that it has raised $400 million a Series D round that propels the company to “unicorn status.” Interestingly, Veev Group started its life as a traditional real estate developer and asset manager.

Mudafy raises $10M in Founders Fund-led Series A to fix LatAm’s ‘broken’ real estate process

TechCrunch

Mudafy , a tech-enabled real estate broker operating in Latin America, has raised $10 million in a Series A round of funding led by San Francisco-based Founders Fund. Instead, it will probably affect the traditional real estate brokers.”.

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

TechCrunch

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.

Fractional lands $5.5 million to let friends (and strangers) invest in real estate together

TechCrunch

As teammates at buy now, pay later fintech Affirm, Stella Han and Carlos Treviño bonded over their shared background of growing up in real estate families. Fractional , a San Francisco-based startup, wants to make real estate ownership more accessible.

Commercial real estate lending startup Lev brings in $30M on a $130M valuation

TechCrunch

Commercial real estate has been slow to embrace technology ; though it has an addressable financing market of more than $40 billion, putting together a deal is still mostly manual, paper-heavy and complicated.

Global Founders Capital leads $9.3M investment into Awning, a real estate brokerage for individual investors

TechCrunch

And today, the San Francisco-based real estate brokerage is coming out of stealth with $9.3 So far, the platform has helped facilitate the sale of $5 million in real estate.

After seeing 200%+ ARR growth, Occupier raises $10.5M to become the OS for corporate real estate teams

TechCrunch

The COVID-19 pandemic has created all sorts of real estate issues for companies as it forced so many employees to work from home, leaving empty space all over the globe. The New York-based startup has developed lease management software for commercial real estate tenants and brokers.

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.