Real Estate Technology for the Wary | Nine Four Ventures

‘As real estate technology is propelled into an all-time high, with an estimated 1,750 startups, how do companies keep up and who do they/should they trust?  Today it’s nearly impossible to attend a real estate conference that doesn’t include a panel highlighting the importance of innovation, and while the majority of the industry sees its value, where does one begin and how is it done right?’

Why Short-Term Rentals Are Becoming A Staple For Mixed-Use Developers | Bisnow

‘Many of the nation’s top developers are experimenting with short-term rentals. For Trammell Crow Residential, Stay Alfred units have become a staple for buildings in cities like Austin, San Diego and Denver. Stay Alfred also partners with Greystar Real Estate Partners, Lincoln Property Co., Alliance Residential and Pinnacle.’

Redfin Reports Better-Than-Expected Earnings As Real Estate Tech Startups Seize Momentum | Forbes

‘…to make the whole residential real estate process more consumer friendly through tech—has been slow. Most U.S. housing is bought and sold the same way it has been for decades. Thursday’s better-than-expected report comes as a number of real estate companies new and old are announcing new digital-first services they also claim will remove friction.’

On Verge Of IPO, WeWork Continues To Bulk Up Its Tech Capabilities | Bisnow

‘Coworking giant WeWork is planning to acquire SpaceIQ, a company focused on analytics software that makes more efficient use of office space. The deal is The We Company’s latest move into PropTech as it prepares for its initial public offering as soon as September.’

The New Frontier That Could Outrun AI And Blockchain: Real Estate Tech | Forbes

‘Real estate touches every part of our lives — our homes, workplaces, where we shop, and even where we try to get away. So it won’t be surprising that real estate was the largest industry in the United States as of 2018. But at a time where technology is at the forefront across all industries, the real estate industry spends less than 1% on information technology.’