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Nine Four Ventures: A Value Creation Firm | Nine Four Ventures

‘Value creation opportunities come in all shapes and sizes and most often the biggest ones are the most difficult and complex (problem, market, etc). As a result, we’re not afraid to lead or make syndicate minority investments in primary or secondary shares across stages (Seed through far more mature companies), incubate ideas and create companies, or buy companies and expand across US and international markets.’

Modular Construction Seizing Moment In Hospitality | Bisnow

‘Like all of the other major asset classes, hotel construction is facing a severe skilled labor shortage, higher material costs and other limited resources. Some hotel ground-up developments are taking twice as long to open. Modular construction is seen as the great equalizer that could increase the volume of units while driving down project costs.’

Amazon Adds Incentives For Apartment Landlords To Add Package Lockers | Bisnow

‘The incentives — collectively known as Easier with Amazon — include free one-year Prime membership and an Echo device (Alexa, that is) for tenants, along with locker access. Landlords would also receive assistance in installing and maintaining the lockers.’

UPS extending keyless entry at apartment buildings to 10 more cities | The Real Deal

‘UPS is using keyless-entry technology developed by New York-based Latch. It allows UPS to send a code to a delivery truck driver’s hand-held computer, which the driver can use to open a remote-access lock and gain keyless entry to an apartment building, not individual apartments.’

#StartupLife1: Why Did You Decide To Become A Proptech Startup Founder? | Forbes

‘Overwhelmingly, and perhaps unsurprisingly, these founders saw a gap in the market and decided to go for it. They were either industry insiders struggling with an issue at work that they then took upon themselves to solve, or end users of real estate services that decided to address something that had personally frustrated them because nobody else was fixing it.’

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