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.

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.

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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.

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.

The Future of Hospitality is Here

Revolution

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.

The Keys to Selling Enterprise SaaS in Real Estate

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The Increasing Costs of Real Estate for Startups in San Francisco

Tomasz Tunguz

In addition to increasing labor costs, startups in San Francisco are facing monotonically increasing real estate prices. JLL the real estate broker shared their data on the average asking rent in San Francisco from 2007 two 2016, year to date. The most expensive neighborhood in San Francisco is Mission Bay/China basin at approximately $85 per square foot per year for class A real estate, followed by South market for an average of $80 per square foot.

Zoopla acquires PropertyFinder from Newscorp for #2 slot in UK online real estate

Fred Destin

Alex Chesterman, Doug, Simon and team Zoopla just completed on the acquisition of PropertyFinder to change the playing field in online property in the UK. Zoopla has also acquired ThinkProperty.com last month from the Guardian Media Group. Atlas Venture is the largest shareholder in Zoopla and has been there since the start alongside the management team.

Video: Andrew Ackerman and Charlie Stephens from Cushman & Wakefield

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Dreamit UrbanTech Managing Director Andrew Ackerman joined Charlie Stephens (@ charlieNYC ), a real estate advisor at Cushman & Wakefield, for his “Leaders Live” series of interviews. Andrew Ackerman and Charlie Stephens.

No Community, No Co-working

GCUC

Beyond the sleek minimalist office aesthetics and controversial Wall Street valuations, real estate vendors cannot ignore community within co-working spaces if they want to see their co-working establishments flourish.

Marketing for CREtech Startups: What Works (And What Doesn't)

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In this #DreamitLive, Urbantech Managing Director Andrew Ackerman speaks with CREtech CEO Michael Beckerman about the latest trends in innovation in the commercial real estate industry.

PSA: Time is running out

GCUC

95,000 governments, special authorities and special districts own more than 3 million buildings and 650 acres of commercial real estate, which includes offices, stadiums, warehouses, hospitals and parking lots. The US Government is going in BIG on Coworking. Will you answer the call?

Coworking Megatrend Predictions for 2020

GCUC

The real estate industry has finally figured out that coworking is not a fad or a little blip. Coworking is significantly impacting the industry and real estate insiders are not going to sit back and wait for it to go away. the first coworking real estate opportunity fund.

Thoughts on WeWork

This is going to be BIG.

Real estate was previously a huge headache for small businesses before WeWork made co-working mainstream. If all real estate goes the way of server infrastructure, with no one ever signing a commercial lease except for larger campuses like Google and Apple, then WeWork hasn’t even scratched the surface of its potential. I’m convinced WeWork is part of a sea change in how business think about real estate, and from great disruption comes great economic opportunity.

UrbanTech News Roundup

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On Real Estate Tech Zillow rolled out a 3D home touring feature across all of North America that allows agents to use iPhones or more advanced cameras to create a more robust listing. Bowery Valuation raised a $12M Series A for their tech-enabled real estate appraisal platform.

What Will Happen In The 2020s

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We will see real estate values collapse in some of the most affected regions and we will see real estate values increase in regions that benefit from the warming climate. It’s 2020. Time to look forward to the decade that is upon us. One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Bill Gates, is that people overestimate what will happen in a year and underestimate what will happen in a decade. This is an important decade for mankind.

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Why Coworking Will Thrive Post-WeWork

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We looked at some real estate together, spent time in Austin, and they flew me up to New York to explore working for WeWork and selling them my brand and conference. I sat in his office while he negotiated a real estate deal.

Next Level Entrepreneurship: Investing in a New Generation of Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

He is currently focused on real estate development with the Machani Group and auto components manufacturing with Stumpp, Schuele & Somappa. For many established entrepreneurs, establishing a purpose and passion beyond business is a fulfilling way to truly make a mark.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Late stage, public market, private equity, real estate, and most other popular forms of investing typically involve a single or a time limited series of investments. One of the unique things about early stage investing is the ability (and in my view, the need) to continue to invest in the companies for multiple rounds of investment.

YC Summer 2019 Batch Stats

Y Combinator

Real Estate and Construction – 5%. At our 29th Demo Day, 175 companies presented over two days. You can read more about the companies on TechCrunch ( day one and day two coverage of S19 Demo Day), Forbes , and Crunchbase. Below are stats about the S19 batch. As a reminder, the application deadline for YC W20 is coming up next week on September 25. Apply here. Total companies that presented at YC S19 Demo Day : 175. YC S19 CATEGORIES: Aerospace – 1%. Agriculture – 1%.

The Future of Brick and Mortar

This is going to be BIG.

Storefront real estate's saving grace? And when we do, what happens to the real estate footprint that ATMs and bank locations take up? As we prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I think a lot about the future of the physical retail landscape.

For Greater Retention, Offer a Stake in the Company

Entrepreneurs' Organization

WGO is a member of Windermere Real Estate, a real estate network comprised of 300 offices and more than 6,000 agents throughout the western United States. He leverages his 25-plus years of experience in real estate to coach other managers and brokers.

How to Accept Challenges and Thrive Alongside Business Risk

Entrepreneurs' Organization

He has launched business endeavors in the real estate, oil and gas, agriculture and automotive sectors. Written for EO by David Disiere. Fear of failure can have significant sway over entrepreneurs wanting to launch their own startups.

Y Combinator Top Companies – 2019

Y Combinator

Real Estate – 2%. ? We’re excited to share the list of 2019 Top Y Combinator Companies. We also included top exits. We put this list together to help potential employees, partners, and late stage investors get to know a wider set of YC companies. If you’re looking for a job at one of our top companies, you can hit the Apply button to be taken to their careers page. The companies in this list are sorted by valuation. Why do we use valuation?

How High Rents Hinder Startup Activity

Revolution

Within the world of real estate, I believe there are two hugely interesting questions that address Hamming’s query: 1.

[CrediFi in Yahoo Finance] CrediFi Announces Top Tier Clients

OurCrowd

CrediFi, the leading source for data and analytics for commercial real estate finance, announced today its continued penetration of the top tier of the commercial real estate lending market.

The Achilles Heel of Startup Ecosystems

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At some point, a real seed round needs to get raised—and it needs to get led by someone. Not only that, but for many in the real estate world, their economic upside is already tied to innovation. Across the world, various economic development organizations, government agencies, and non-profits are putting in admirable and well-intentioned efforts to develop startup ecosystems.

Impact Hub Recife leaves global network

Impact Hub

This decision was made as the Recife team’s expansion goals focus on real estate and innovative ways of work rather than on the social, economic and environmental impact. After six years of collaboration, the global Impact Hub Network and Impact Hub Recife are now parting ways.

The Amazon Shadow Economy

Revolution

The news that Blackstone purchased nearly $18B of warehouse real estate reflects a trend that I think is just now coming into full view: the Amazon shadow economy.

2019’s Top 10 Business Leaders in Sustainability

Impact Hub

GICS Industry: Real Estate Investment Trusts. provides energy-efficient and industry-leading real estate facilities and solutions to help its market operate more efficiently and sustainably. Change starts with a decision, whether it be by a person, group or organization.

GCUC Welcomes New UK Producer Tim Devitt

GCUC

GCUC offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore how the workplace has—and continues to—evolve in line with the challenging landscape of real estate and the changing needs of business users.”. GCUC Welcomes New UK Producer Tim Devitt.

[Agentology in PR Newswire] Agentology expands its reach after rebranding to Verse.io

OurCrowd

Agentology, a conversation enablement platform that revolutionized lead engagement for real estate, today announced the business’ rebrand to Verse.io. Read more on The Real Deal here.

Cision acquires TrendKite (Dreamit 2013) for $225 million

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Dreamit Ventures is an early stage venture fund that accelerates startups building transformative tech products in the fields of healthcare, real estate/built environment, and security.

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What To Do When Your Competitor Gets Funded?

Both Sides of the Table

market share today and are stuck with high real-estate costs, shitty customer service, bad value propositions and no ability to respond to competition because they have effectively become real-estate holding companies that store stuff for cashflow. This morning Clutter.io announced they raised $9 million from Sequoia , arguably the best venture capital firm that exists. Congratulations. Sincerely.

GCUC UK Recap!

GCUC

Traditional real estate is not designed to support new work. The past week has been a whirlwind to say the least. Austin to London and back again in only 7 days. We had such a blast at the second ever GCUC UK and couldn’t be happier with the turn out.

Here is Why Non-Obvious Startup Ideas Can Yield the Largest Results

Both Sides of the Table

These are hard things to initially comprehend until you see them in full force as local retailers get wiped out due to their albatross of high real estate costs leading to either higher prices to consumers or lower margins on their p&l statements. Amazon. It is a household name.

The Future looks Juicy – What can we Expect from the Flexible Workspace Industry

GCUC

Increasingly, companies are recognizing this desire among their employees to look at alternate locations – away from the “global” cities – and are tailoring their real estate strategy accordingly.

[CrediFi in Yahoo Finance] CrediFi Launches CRE Strategy Dashboards for Risk, Competition and Opportunities

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CrediFi, a leading source for data and analytics for commercial real estate (CRE) finance, today announced the release of two new products, CrediFi Analyticsand At-Risk reports to empower brokers, lenders and asset managers.

Makerbot: The First "Real" Brooklyn Exit

This is going to be BIG.

No, Makerbot was valued for it''s existing, real, growing business and it will continue to be in that business for years to come. Brooklyn is going to be an entrepreneurial powerhouse because it''s got a critical mass of outside the box thinkers like Bre, cheaper real estate and fantastic talent. It needs more investors, more founders, more established companies willing to move and anchor their business in the world''s creative capital, and more startup friendly real estate.

GCUC is headed to Seattle in 2020

GCUC

Part of the magic of GCUC is that we have everyone from coworking newbies, industry experts, 10+ year veteran operators, VC’s, investors and real estate giants in the room.