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A collection of articles from around the web curated by the Nine Four Ventures team

Democratizing Retail Investor Access to Investment Real Estate | Nine Four Ventures Insights

‘Here at Nine Four Ventures, we believe there should be better alternatives other than REITs and believe in democratizing access to rental income properties for retail investors to benefit from all of the advantages that come from it.’

Smarter Cities:  How Private Markets are Shaping the Urban Landscape | Pitchbook

‘When it comes to the nuts and bolts that make cities run, such as subway cars and bridges, companies operating in the smart infrastructure space are using the latest digital technology to ensure maximum efficiency can be extracted from current resources— flawed and insufficient as they are.’

Traditional Real Estate Knows PropTech Will Be Big, Just Not What To Do About It | Bisnow

‘The vast majority of real estate executives know that digital innovation and PropTech are big opportunities for their business. But most still have no clue what to do about it.’

Home Buying Goes High-Tech As Millennials Become Largest Real Estate Buyers | Forbes

‘According to a Redfin survey released earlier this year 45% of millennial homebuyers made offers sight-unseen in 2017.’

Amazon makes first investment in a homebuilder, backing start-up focused on prefabricated houses | CNBC

‘Amazon has made clear that it wants to own the smart home space. Now the company’s going a step further, taking a stake in a start-up that’s building actual homes.’

Toronto’s Tech Boom Will Keep Real Estate Frenzy Going: Forecast | Huffpost

‘Toronto’s housing market has seen a marked slowdown since a new non-resident tax successfully pushed many foreign buyers out, but a forecast from real estate agency Engel + Volkers says a new phenomenon is about to take over as the driver of Toronto’s housing boom: The tech industry.’


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