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A Unified Smart Apartment Solution

A Unified Smart Apartment Solution

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Homebase.] Combining smart access control, community WiFi, device automation, and digital payments, Homebase provides property managers and tenants a hubless solution for smart apartments. With Homebase’s fully managed…

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Location Intelligence for an All-Encompassing Range of Users

Location Intelligence for an All-Encompassing Range of Users

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Local Logic.] Enables consumers, investors, developers, and governments to better understand cities through location intelligence in the form of webtools, APIs, data, and analytics, Local Logic produces seventeen location…

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A Start-to-Finish Manufacturer of Factory-to-Site Infill Homes

A Start-to-Finish Manufacturer of Factory-to-Site Infill Homes

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Module.] Module offers a range of factory-built modular houses that are optimized for infill development and offsite manufacturing. Factory-construction allows Module to offer more precise construction and a 25-40%…

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Transparency Leading to Affordable Housing

Transparency Leading to Affordable Housing

[Editor’s note: Originally published as a Radar entry for members of the GEM.] Public is a new demonstration website by CityBldr to show cities “how many additional people could be housed on all available public land within the city limits,” according to GeekWire. The data, covering 100 U.S. cities…

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Bringing HOAs Into the Digital Era

Bringing HOAs Into the Digital Era

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Neighborhoody.] Neighborhoody is bringing transparency to HOA and Condo communities by collecting, maintaining, and publishing basic information in a central database. HOA and Community leaders can claim their community…

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A Stock Market for Investment Properties

A Stock Market for Investment Properties

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Roofstock.] Roofstock enables investors to purchase whole or fractional shares of fully managed investment properties. In its marketplace, investors can sort properties by price, desired return, location, and even…

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An affordable, sustainable solution to unsheltered homelessness

An affordable, sustainable solution to unsheltered homelessness

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Pallet.] Pallet builds durable, portable, and affordable shelters for the more than half a million people facing homelessness across the U.S. They offer a 64 square foot version starting…

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Dear AirBnB, Thank You

Dear AirBnB, Thank You

[Editor’s note: Originally published on Vertical.] In 2017, I had a quick day trip to San Francisco. I was visiting family just south of the Bay Area in Carmel-by-the-Sea and needed a place to stay for the night after some meetings. I plugged into AirBnB…

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Uncovering Hidden Hail Damage

Uncovering Hidden Hail Damage

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: WeatherCheck.] WhetherCheck monitors severe weather conditions (mostly hail) so that insurance carriers, mortgage companies, and property owners can take action–for 20 homes or 2,000. Monitoring assets from $45,000 to…

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A Pac NW Prefab Timber Powerhouse

A Pac NW Prefab Timber Powerhouse

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Cut My Timber.] Cut My Timber aids the entire building industry by fabricating timber and steel components with the help of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) machinery (Robots!)….

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