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5 Venture Capital Firms Investing in Real Estate

5 Venture Capital Firms Investing in Real Estate

Venture capitalists continue recognizing the capital potential in real estate tech startups as proven by the $1.7 billion in investments over the last year. These startups are revolutionizing how brokers, agents, lenders, and more field professionals manage their businesses.

Directory Spotlight: VTS, Comprehensive Asset Management

Directory Spotlight: VTS, Comprehensive Asset Management

Nick Romito and Ryan Masiello founded View the Space (now VTS) in 2012 to help commercial real estate owners and brokers streamline their workflow. The cloud-based VTS platform helps commercial real estate professionals manage their activity, identify trends, and quantify performance using a single easy-to-read dashboard accessible on mobile or desktop devices.

How CRE is Preparing for Sea Level Rise

How CRE is Preparing for Sea Level Rise

Under the sea is a great place to be unless you’re a office building. The commercial real estate loss potential from projected sea level rise in the coming decades is significant. Lloyd’s City Risk Index projected major cities billion-dollar economic impacts from sea level flooding, like Los Angeles with an estimated $13.3 GDP risk. Right now the CRE industry is preparing for the threat on a regional basis.

What Trump’s Carrier Deal Really Means for CRE

What Trump’s Carrier Deal  Really Means for CRE

President-elect Donald Trump is making good on his campaign promise to keep jobs in America before he even takes office. The President-elect recently announced a deal with Carrier, a division of United Technologies, to keep approximately half of the jobs originally slated to move to Mexico here in the United States.

 

Making It Real: How Virtual Reality is Changing Real Estate

Making It Real: How Virtual Reality is Changing Real Estate

Real estate agents can show you the world--anywhere, anytime, thanks to virtual reality technology. In an industry like ours that is heavily dependent on buyers seeing a space, virtual reality (VR) is making 2D renderings and open houses a concept of the past.

CRERAYS: Matchmaking for Commercial Real Estate

CRERAYS: Matchmaking for Commercial Real Estate

No one wants to waste their time chasing prospects that simply don’t match their criteria. Enter CRERAYS. Tenants use the service to find commercial real estate properties that match their requirements. Real estate managers receive notifications when a potential lead is entered and see if their listings address the potential client’s needs.

Roofstock Plans to Expand After Successfully Raising $20 Million in Funding

Roofstock Plans to Expand After Successfully Raising $20 Million in Funding

Hitting the public marketplace just six months ago, online marketplace Roofstock is raising the roof on the $2 trillion single-family rental home market segment. The Oakland-based startup successfully closed Series B funding with $20 million in raised capital. Lightspeed Venture Partners spearheaded the campaign.

CubiCasa enables Virtual Reality access for all Manhattan Residential Properties in 2017

CubiCasa enables Virtual Reality access for all Manhattan Residential Properties in 2017

CubiCasa continues improving real estate marketing with large ambition: by the end of 2017, all Manhattan residential apartments are available as virtual reality compatible 3D models. Together with digital floor plan images, they are made available via CubiCasa on-demand platform service. 

Partnerships Makes Blockchain for Real Estate a Reality

Partnerships Makes Blockchain for Real Estate a Reality

Blockchain technology is poised to transform the real estate industry. Other nations have invested in the secure potential. Now the Cook County, Illinois Recorder of Deeds Office is pioneering its use in the United States through a partnership with startup Velox. The Office becomes the first government agency to experiment with blockchain’s potential for secure record keeping.

What Trump’s Election Means for the Real Estate Industry

What Trump’s Election Means for the Real Estate Industry

In a historic victory, America elected its first real estate developer the next President of the United States. The anticipation is rising to see what measures Donald Trump will be able to enact regarding real estate with a Republican-led congress. No one knows for certain how the election results will play out, but based on Trump’s campaign, this is what could be in store for the real estate industry over the next four years.

HomeMe Successfully Raises $3.2M for Expansion

HomeMe Successfully Raises $3.2M for Expansion

Rental application HomeMe announces it has completed a successful $3.2 million second round of seed financing. The mobile app pre-approves and screens potential renters and matches them with apartments and landlords that will actually approve their application.

The Real Estate Content Marketing Guidebook Launches Your Strategy

The Real Estate Content Marketing Guidebook Launches Your Strategy

Need content marketing help? Enter The Real Estate Content Marketing Guidebook, the latest tool that maps how to create a successful strategy to build brands and generate new leads. The process covered in the book will help organically position tech startups and other real estate professionals as thought leaders in their fields. Gain insights from industry leaders and real world examples of content marketing. 

Mynd Opens in San Francisco Area Following $5.5M in Funding

Mynd Opens in San Francisco Area Following $5.5M in Funding

Following a successful $5.5 million Series A funding campaign spearheaded by Canaan Partners, Mynd has opened its service to property investors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mynd’s mobile-focused property management platform provides complete service for residential buildings 50 units and smaller.

7 Innovative Tech Based Real Estate Companies To Keep An Eye On

7 Innovative Tech Based Real Estate Companies To Keep An Eye On

For quite a while now, entrepreneurs in all industries have been making use of technology in the hopes of making processes more efficient. However, when it comes to the real estate industry, innovation has been known to trudge along. The process of buying property has been largely static, but there are those looking to grab their own chunk of the gargantuan market.

ResiModel Rebrands as redIQ

ResiModel Rebrands as redIQ

The realization that an “add-on” feature addressed a significant need in the multifamily market inspired ResiModel, a data capture and analysis platform, to shift directions.

StackSource: Global Finalist for Cannes 2017 After Winning MIPIM Proptech Summit

StackSource: Global Finalist for Cannes 2017 After Winning MIPIM Proptech Summit

StackSource is heading to the Global MIPIM Startup Competition in Cannes, France after winning the Transaction category of the North American MIPIM Proptech Summit in New York.

BrokerSumo Launches Back Office Platform for Real Estate

BrokerSumo Launches Back Office Platform for Real Estate

When Jeremy Shoenig would talk to real estate brokers and agents about the technology they used to speed up their processes, he found they were using a non-industry designed product or nothing at all because the software was too expensive for their business. Seeing his customer’s need for a solution, the EZCoordinator co-founder went to work.

Matterport Launches World’s Largest Virtual Reality Library

Matterport Launches World’s Largest Virtual Reality Library

Experience over 250,000 real world spaces from anywhere at anytime thanks to CoreVR, a virtual reality (VR) upgrade hosted by Matterport. The new feature will be available free of charge for any new Matterport 3D space created through the end of 2016.

The News Funnel Welcomes Sarah Malcolm as Our New Chief Digital Strategist

The News Funnel Welcomes Sarah Malcolm as Our New Chief Digital Strategist

We are incredibly proud to announce that we've hired Sarah Malcolm as our new Chief Digital Strategist at The News Funnel.

Matterport’s Virtual Reality Spaces Receive Over 70 Million Global Visits

Matterport’s Virtual Reality Spaces Receive Over 70 Million Global Visits

Media innovator Matterport is leading the way in creating and distributing 3D and virtual reality content across the real estate industry. Their latest figures showcase the tremendous potential of immersive technology across various market segments with the number of new Matterport Spaces tripling over the last year.