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Short-Term Rentals: Curated For a New Generation | Nine Four Ventures

‘Nine Four Ventures is very mindful of the disruptive shift that is taking place within the short-term rental space.  Stay Alfred, a Nine Four portfolio company, has taken on the challenge of easing vacancy woes for developers and owners while providing an exciting, smart way for consumers to travel, a challenge in which Stay Alfred is flourishing.’

Stay Alfred Talks Boosting NOI With STRs at IMN’s Middle-Market Multifamily Southwest Forum | Digital Journal | Press Release

“Short-term rental programs are an attractive option for small and mid-sized developers interested in a more profitable model that boosts NOI by eliminating vacancy loss,” said Jordan Allan, CEO of Stay Alfred. “Whether an asset is in lease-up or is stabilized, building owners benefit year-after-year from multi-year master leases with annual escalation clauses.”

PropTech Startups Are Merging To Entice Big Real Estate Investors | Bisnow

‘A growing number of small to midsize PropTech companies are merging to achieve scale and diversify their offerings in order to increase their appeal to investors and potential adopters in the real estate industry, according to a new report from real estate/tech law firm Goodwin. As a result, PropTech could be entering its first major wave of consolidation.’

The Next Frontier in Real Estate Technology | TechCrunch

‘The next generation of real estate technology companies is taking a more expansive approach, dismantling existing systems and reimagining entirely new ones that address our growing demand for affordability, community and flexibility.’

Here Are Six Global PropTech Trends To Watch For | Forbes

‘…the real estate’s industry interest for PropTech has reached fever pitch. Engagement by incumbents is really starting to take hold, and I think we may be experiencing that turning point we’ve all been waiting for since the end of 2017.’

Who will drive the ultimate tech revolution in CRE? | CRETech

‘There is clear momentum in the “emerging” tech sector of CRE. According to our research, and verified by others I respect, approximately 4,000 startups comprise this ecosystem today. That is staggering growth from a mere six years ago, when there were but a few dozen tech players plying their ideas in CRE. Most of these startups are young, with limited funding, and also led by first time founders…’

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