Here are my favorite Real Estate Tech reads from this past week. Happy reading!
Press Release - RealConnex
RealConnex, the world’s first B2B platform connecting real estate professionals to capital, investments, services and each other, today announced a strategic partnership with the Miami Association of Realtors (MIAMI), the largest local Realtor Association in the nation.
Press Release - Sharestates
Sharestates, an online real estate investment marketplace, announced today the launch of its new Auto-Invest tool, a feature that will maximize the investor's chances of investing in the platform's highly sought after real estate debt opportunities. The new feature will allow investors to choose from multiple strategies, including a custom investment strategy that includes 12 underwriting filters to choose from. The launch of this new tool coincides with the company reaching a major milestone of $500 million in loan volume.
News - The Real Deal
When Elena Smirnova jumped from Citi Habitats to upstart brokerage LG Fairmont in 2014, the firm started sending her leads it was buying from listings sites such as Trulia and Zillow.
News- Tech Crunch
Cadre, a three-year-old, New York-based real estate startup, has raised $65 million in Series C funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.
Blog - ULI
In less than ten years, Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft have changed the way we travel across town and around the world. These young firms have harnessed disruption as a key driver in technology innovation.
Blog - Apto
We all have one — that co-worker that always has the scoop on the next productivity tool or app that they swear will change your life by saving you tons of time.
Blog - Robin
Today, businesses of all sizes are finding benefits from investments in their office space. In our office snapshot series, we took you inside PillPack, Skyscanner, and others to showcase how these businesses are using their space to attract, retain, and engage their talent.
News - National Real Estate Investor
In spite of advances in available technologies, many commercial real estate investors are still clinging to spreadsheets to help them make critical decisions. Jeri Frank and Uriel Barillas want to break them of that old-school habit.
News - Bisnow
Tishman Speyer has selected Decorist to provide 3D renderings and virtual reality technology to showcase options for two- and three-bedroom floor plans at Lumina, its luxury tower in San Francisco. Decorist Designers Tamara Honey, Will Wick, Consort and Martin Raffone will provide various interior design options.
News - DSNews
The real estate appraisal process has long been bemoaned as slow, inefficient, and more advantageous to cash buyers, but according to appraisal experts at a recent Urban Institute Housing Finance Policy Center panel, there are ways to change that.
News - CNBC
Scott Harmon and Mike Maples are synonymous with Austin tech. They co-founded software developer Motive, which went public in 2004, and before that worked together at Tivoli Software, which was bought by IBM in 1996 for almost $750 million.
Blog - Real Estate Tech News
Buildout is a web application for marketing commercial real estate. It produces and publishes custom materials and streamlines the entire property listing process. They’ve worked with companies across the country to develop an easy-to-use tool that will showcase your brand, save time, and grow your business.
Blog - REthinkCRE
For those in the commercial real estate sector it is no secret that the retail sector has been suffering in the past few years. Not only is the effect being felt on small independent businesses, but it is also being felt by large corporations that have brick and mortar locations. Most recently, Payless has announced their struggles with brick and mortar stores and that they will be closing 400 stores with the possibility of up to 1,000 stores. Other large corporations who have felt the strain on brick and mortar include Sears, Macy’s and Bebe.
Have I missed anything? Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite RE Tech articles for this week. I am always looking for new content to read!