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Expansion As a Service | Nine Four Ventures

‘Today, it can be argued that it is easier to start a software company than ever before, as infrastructure (ie AWS, APIs, micro-services, open source, etc) needed to start a software company is more readily available and cost effective than ever. This new infrastructure also doesn’t require core technical teams to get bogged down in rudimentary tasks, whereby allowing developers to focus on product development and keeping opportunity costs to a minimum.’

Coworking Sector is Ripe with Opportunity | CRETech

‘Today, coworking has transcended the generational divide and stigma of what it means to be in business. Once thought of as only for nomadic freelancers, coworking has become big business attracting some of the largest real estate companies.’

Multifamily Developers Are Planning For Long-Term Partnerships With Short-Term Rental Operators | Bisnow

‘A new generation of leisure and business travelers are demanding units that offer hotel-level service and amenities while feeling a little more like home. Innovative companies like Stay Alfred and WhyHotel are serving this trend by furnishing units in new multifamily buildings and offering them as corporate or vacation rentals.’

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Releases Toronto Smart City Plan To Mixed Reviews | Bisnow

Sidewalk Labs, part of Google‘s parent company, was awarded development rights for a 12-acre parcel on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront in 2017 and publicized its plans on Feb. 19 after the Toronto Star leaked the details a week prior, Fast Company reports. The project, to be called Quayside, would include 12 buildings constructed from mass timber standing up to 30 stories tall.’

Electric Car Charging Stations Are The Newest Must-Have Home Amenity | Forbes

‘As the electric car market grows — sales of electric vehicles in the U.S. increased 81% from 2017 to 2018 — car chargers are the latest must-haves for new luxury developments.’

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