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The WeWork Effect: Stay Alfred’s Relatable Future | Nine Four Ventures

WeWork is a hotly debated company. Is it a tech company? Is it just a real estate arbitrage play? Is it sustainable? Is it really that valuable? I think it’s interesting that as investors in Stay Alfred, we get a lot of the same questions, and our perspective on the answers seem very similar to the bullish investors in WeWork.’

Coworking Is Coming To Shopping Centers | Bisnow

‘Coworking is already part of mixed-use developments, but Colliers reports that developers now have the opportunity to attract coworking companies directly into retail centers, much the same way that clinics and other medical facilities are locating in otherwise retail contexts.’

Whether Automation Or Communication, Technology Is Changing The Requirements Of Building Design | Bisnow

‘Technology is already having a profound effect on how buildings are designed, built and occupied, but perhaps the most interesting part about discussing the effects of technology on the built environment is what could be waiting around the corner.’

Building Tech to Scale, E-Scooters at CREtech LA | Commercial Observer

‘Ride-share and alternative mobile options like the ever more present e-scooters and e-bikes offered by companies like Bird and Lime have become an ever more important part of the commercial real estate landscape.’

Why real estate firms are focusing on tech | The Investor

‘…53 percent of commercial real estate companies have already invested in at least one type of property technology firm according to a survey by Altus Group of 400 large real estate companies from all over the world. More than two-fifths of firms are using automation for benchmarking and performance analysis, and 16 percent using AI for accounting and property management.’

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