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Travel Apartments and Multifamily: Less Risk, More Reward | Nine Four Ventures

‘Stay Alfred, a Nine Four Ventures portfolio company, is building something I would categorize as game-changing with respect to multifamily. The travel apartment pioneer has developed an impressive model in the alternative accommodation space that is paving the way for a new standard of short term rentals and a value-add for property owners, developers and tenants.’

Is Cryptocurrency the Way to Get Millennials Investing in Real Estate Again? | Nasdaq

‘It’s through this openness to technological advancement that makes cryptocurrency an attractive option, and more specifically, a vehicle to buy partial ownership in trophy assets (for example the five-unit building block in Bushwick and the St. Regis Aspen Resort), opening up a new decentralized frontier for investing.’

Developing Technologies: Eight Outlooks On What’s Ahead For The Real Estate Industry | Forbes

‘Looking ahead is important: It is difficult to prepare or shift operations without knowing what kinds of technologies or changes are developing. This is particularly true for information-rich industries, such as real estate, which has a host of steps needed to complete a transaction, ranging from research to communication to finalizing paperwork.’

Ford buys e-scooter company Spin for $100 million | The Verge

‘Ford is buying dockless electric scooter company Spin for $100 million, according to Axios. It had initially been reported that the acquisition cost $40 million, which is roughly what Spin was valued at after its Series A funding last year. Reuters reports that Ford has committed to making a $200 million investment in the startup.’

6 UrbanTech Innovations That Could Transform Our Cities | Bisnow

‘It is impossible to walk down the street in a major city without encountering myriad ways technology has transformed the urban environment. But many more technological advances are on the way that could change fundamental aspects of urban life, such as the way we interact with our sidewalks and roads, how we enter buildings and amenity spaces, and the method with which developers design and construct residential and office buildings.’

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