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Archived Since:January 30, 2008

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Crowdfunding Real Estate Projects Around the Globe

Curbed ran a piece on crowdfunding real estate last week that’s worth a read (for those interested in crowdfunding & investing in real estate). One excerpt I took notice of: Wall Street funds have also played a role in its three other New York projects, slated to open later this year. Show More Summary

Whereby.Us & Sponsoring Neighborhood Guides is a creative agency for local. They are behind two local publications, The New Tropic in Miami, and The Everygrey in Seattle (which I subscribe to). Today I noticed the New Tropic has a section of neighborhood guides, sponsored by Lyft. Show More Summary

4 Ways to Make a City More Walkable

I think it’s inevitable many cities will become more walkable than they are today. Here’s a Ted talk by Jeff Speck I watched this weekend that will give you some ideas on how that’s being done… The post 4 Ways to Make a City More Walkable appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Grant Findlay-Shirras from Parkbench

In our latest real estate tech interview, we’re talking with Grant Findlay-Shirras from Parkbench. Based in Toronto, Parkbench is neighborhood news platform. I met Grant in New York and had a chance to talk through their product and business model a bit. Show More Summary

mHUBChicago: A Chicago Innovation Hub

I wrote about the possibility of real estate brokers investing in innovation centers a few months ago. mHub is a brand new innovation center for physical products just opened in Chicago. It’s official! Physical product #innovation center...Show More Summary

MetaProp NYC Demo: Enertiv

For the commercial property managers/investors reading, you may be interested in watching Enertiv‘s MetaProp NYC demo day presentation. They monitor and report on energy usage in real time in the commercial, multifamily and industrial space. (for those receiving this via email, the video is here) The post MetaProp NYC Demo: Enertiv appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Location Intelligence. Pilgrim SDK, by Foursquare

We all know real estate is about location, location, location. Did I mention location? There’s a new set of location intelligence development tools available from Foursquare, which released their Pilgrim SDK this week (which they refer to as a contextual awareness engine). Show More Summary

Alphabet Soup

The Acronym Conundrum I recently started a new job, and while getting the lay of the land regarding my role and responsibilities, I have made a commitment to myself and the new clients I will work with in the future. It’s time to dump the alphabet soup and begin communicating in a way that sets a different tone. Show More Summary

VR Eye Candy

Videos like this (from Evara VR) get me more excited about the future of virtual reality… That said, we’re still extremely early days when it comes to VR/AI/bots. The post VR Eye Candy appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Bud Hovell from SyndaFeed

In our latest real estate tech interview, we’re talking with Bud Hovell from SyndaFeed. I first spoke with Bud back in while Zillow was first setting up our feeds program for brokerages. I published this post in September of 2007, and SyndaFeed is one of the syndication companies listed — meaning they’ve been around for about a decade. Show More Summary

Making Home Ownership More Accessible, and More on Partial Home Ownership

You may know I’m fascinated by the topic of partial equity home ownership. I got to thinking about the topic again the other day after listening to the Real Estate — Ownership, Asset, Economy a16z podcast. (via Greg Fischer). A few random,...Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Vinny LaBarbera from imFORZA

In our latest real estate tech interview, we’re talking with Vinny LaBarbera from  imFORZA. Based in Los Angeles, imFORZA has been doing websites and internet marketing in the real estate industry for over a decade. If memory serves me correctly, I first spoke with him back in 2007 or 2008 when I was doing business development for Zillow. Show More Summary

Building Community in Apartment Buildings

Given my own passion for community building, it’s probably no surprise I love everything about this mornings Evergrey newsletter (& blog post): When residents of the Odin Apartments go looking for fun, they don’t have to look far. That’s...Show More Summary

MetaProp NYC Demo: hOM

hOM was part of MetaProp’s latest class, and Francesca Loftus (who I met at Inman in January) recently presented at the 2017 demo day. hOM partners with residential landlords to deliver group fitness classes in under-utilized space — in order to increase retention (reduce tenant turnover). Show More Summary

Meet The RE Tech Entrepreneur: Jay Maharaj from ClientLinkt

In our latest real estate tech interview, we’re talking with the CEO of ClientLinkt, Jay Maharaj. What do You Do? I’m the co-founder and CEO at ClientLinkt. We build branded smartphone apps for real estate agents & offices to stay connected with clients and showcase their expertise – even after the sale. Show More Summary

Connecting Adventurers, Travelers And Homebuyers Through A Mobile App?

I recently attended a luxury real estate conference on Oahu and enjoyed a presentation by Michela O’Connor Abrams, President and CEO of Dwell who discussed lifestyle home ownership trends. She mentioned that many of the people purchasing second homes were people in their 40’s and 50’s making over $200k a year. Show More Summary

MetaProp NYC Demo: Flip

We’ve covered Flip previously in one of our founder interviews. They presented at MetaProp NYC’s 2017 demo day. Having lived in numerous countries between 2010 and 2015 (among them Chile, Thailand, Spain, Ghana, Kenya), mobility and housing is something I spend an immense amount of time thinking about. Show More Summary

Calling All Engineers & Technical Talent

We know entrepreneurs and brokers read Geek Estate, many of whom have a need for technical talent if they are to move their business/product forward. We also know engineers and consultants with deep industry expertise are among our readers, some of whom are looking for work. Show More Summary

What Happens When Alexa Talks First?

Most mornings, I ask Alexa about the weather and daily news. It’s replaced me using my oven timer (best feature by far). Unfortunately, Alexa/AppleTV don’t work together, or I’d use Alexa a lot more (have an AppleTV, and play a lot of music using the YouTube app). Show More Summary

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Rick Orr from RealSavvy

In our latest real estate tech interview, we’re talking with the CEO of RealSavvy, Rick Orr. Based in Austin, RealSavvy is a technology platform for brokerages (Redfin-in-a-box). What do you do? I’m the CEO / Co-founder of RealSavvy....Show More Summary

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