Artificial Intelligence: The Human Advantage

The advancement of machine learning is undeniably valuable as we look at technologies being conceptualized within the RE space. Whether it be for residential, multifamily, or commercial, the growth potential it creates is something we at Nine Four feel strongly about.

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Weekly Reads

A collection of articles from around the web curated by the Nine Four Ventures team

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CREtech New York Takeaways

This week I had the opportunity to speak at the CREtech conference in NY, and I think the experience I had at the event is representative of where the PropTech space stands at the moment: lots of momentum, lots of excitement, and a lot of unknowns.

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Modular Homes

Modular home builders benefit from many cost savings and pass along some of those to prospective buyers. Manual labor is traditionally the biggest expense associated with every construction project.

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The Incumbent Advantage

As we are in the early innings of real estate technology adoption, we are seeing new tech-enabled platforms enter the space. Many of these platforms are challenging the traditional incumbents in the space, ranging from service providers to hardware to property management systems.

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The Scooter Effect

Given the implications that mobility has for real estate, we believe that real estate owners and operators should pay close attention to how mobility networks can impact the demand for properties

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Smart Lighting: Is it Worth it?

On the surface, smart lighting seems like a relatively simple and easy way to “smarten” your communities. Just screw in a smart light bulb or add a smart outlet! However, this is a category where there is more than one route to take, all with different pros and cons.

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Series A funding of First.io.

The funding round was led by MATH Venture Partners, Nine Four Ventures, and @properties brokerage firm’s co-founders Thad Wong and Mike Golden, Chicago-based investors who have all backed various startups using real estate technology in innovative ways.

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Is proptech the future of real estate?

Over the last few years, funding for tech companies in the real estate and construction sector, commonly called proptech, has been on the rise. A number of trends have already emerged in the proptech space in 2018. One, real estate companies will have an increased…

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The Impending Opportunity In Real Estate Technology

Things are starting to simmer in real estate technology. The first phase of technology development in the category, which was primarily focused around listing services for the residential side of the market, has paved the way for industry leaders to broadly reconsider how technology can make…

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Five Real Estate Technology Predictions For 2018

With all its ups and downs, 2017 was a year of significant change — in politics, pop culture, science, technology and more. In tech, advancements in areas like AI and Bitcoin had far-reaching implications across industries. What were once cutting-edge technologies have made their way…

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