Co-living Heat Map

Co-living provides an affordable, convenient and managed housing solution in the best locations for those renters moving to cities who are cost conscious and with no community base.

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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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Co-living: The Human Perspective

At Nine Four Ventures, we are excited for this sector to take flight. There will be endless conversations about the pros and cons for both the owners/developers and renters but as I see it, the value it will provide to the diverse demographic of today’s renters will be invaluable.

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Furniture as a Service

Today’s modern workplace is shifting towards a more dynamic, fast changing and disparate environment. As a result, high growth startups need to keep up and provide the newest and best office amenities to keep employee retention high and churn low in this competitive recruiting marketplace.

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Self Tours

The concept of self-touring (a prospective renter or home buyer tours the property on their own, without an agent) has been around for a long time, but with the help of smart locks, smart home devices, and software integrations, we are seeing the true potential of self-touring.

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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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Construction Payment Automation

…the lack of formidable software tools available to contractors, subcontractors and suppliers exacerbates major manual pain points around purchase orders, invoices, receipts and liens. Today, we’re going to take a deeper dive into those downstream challenges and potential solutions.

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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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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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