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

Power of Proptech 2018: Awareness of tech shifting

‘Historically the property industry has been slow to embrace technological change. However, attitudes appear to be changing, judging by the findings of Property Week’s annual Power of Proptech survey, sponsored by Freeths.’

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Blurring lines, hotels get into the home-sharing business

‘…hotels are no longer standing by. In fact, they’re beginning to get into the private home-rental market themselves, mostly at the high end — but with a difference. They say they can consistently provide service that’s up to hotel standards.’
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Sorry, power-lunchers. This restaurant is a co-working space now.

‘Restaurateurs said that as many of their colleagues faced financial struggles, there was less stigma around sharing their space. They give Spacious a set of keys, and the start-up opens it in the morning, brews coffee and has its own staff host at the door.’

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Way to grow: Urban farms are an amenity at many developments

‘As people increasingly demand to know where their food comes from, more developers are jumping on board to integrate urban farms into their projects.’

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Real estate startup plans expansion, huge funding goal around Amazon HQ2 pick

‘Amazon will cause a seismic shift in the real estate market wherever it places its second headquarters, and one startup is gearing up to get in on the ground floor. CityBldr, an app that uses a machine-learning algorithm to find clusters of single-family homes zoned for multifamily and sell them for higher prices, is committing to open a third office wherever Amazon HQ2 lands, GeekWire reports.

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Smart Apartments: The future of multifamily

‘In the not so distant future, property owners will need to implement smart home technology not just to increase their income, but to maintain the rents they are currently asking and to stay competitive in the market.’

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