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Would This “Perfect Tax” Really Solve Our Housing Crisis?

Would This “Perfect Tax” Really Solve Our Housing Crisis?

[Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the Ivory Innovations website.] Lauded by many economists as an idea that could “fix just about everything”, the land value tax is gaining traction in the U.S. While it has recently garnered national attention, the land value tax is…

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Holistic Sustainability Through Modular

Holistic Sustainability Through Modular

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Assembly OSM] In an effort to modernize the AEC industry, Assembly OSM is a modular construction company that utilizes aerospace precision technology to streamline and enhance the construction…

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Strategies for kicking off a winning PropTech pilot

Strategies for kicking off a winning PropTech pilot

[Editor’s note: Originally published here.] Pilots are a critical touchpoint for property companies and PropTech firms alike. They give real estate businesses an inside track to innovative technologies and provide tech startups with crucial real-world information on what works, what doesn’t, and ultimately, what is saleable….

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A Deep Dive on WeWork

A Deep Dive on WeWork

[Editor’s note: Originally published in The Appraisal on February 15th.] WeWork is currently trading at $1.55 (at the time of writing), off more than 85% from its peak. Despite the miss, several Wall Street analysts have reaffirmed their bullish outlook on the company — their…

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CityBldr’s First SaaS Product is Taking on the Housing Crisis

CityBldr’s First SaaS Product is Taking on the Housing Crisis

CityBldr is a marketplace used by large real estate operators, developers, and investors to locate, analyze, and trade underused properties in any real estate asset class through proprietary analytics. After working exclusively with enterprise companies since 2018, CityBldr launched its first SaaS product, Local, which…

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Proptech’s Leader Has Been Crashing on Our Couch This Whole Time

Proptech’s Leader Has Been Crashing on Our Couch This Whole Time

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 232th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on November 10th, 2022.] Discussions about proptech leaders usually start and end with either CoStar or Zillow. Both are formidable proptech companies. CoStar has…

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BIM and Digital Twins: Getting Beyond the Hype

BIM and Digital Twins: Getting Beyond the Hype

[Editor’s note: Originally published here.] It’s a common misconception that Building Information Modeling (BIM) is synonymous with the term Digital Twins. In many cases, BIM is considered a part of the construction process, while the concept of Digital Twins suggests real-time data visualization of maintenance and operations….

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Real Estate Tech Awards – Applications Due August 1st

Real Estate Tech Awards – Applications Due August 1st

Calling all startups and scale-ups reimagining the built world: Colliers is partnering with CREtech to host this year’s Real Estate Tech Awards, an opportunity for innovative companies that are advancing technology across the CRE industry to be recognized. Get your applications in now and meet us on the global innovation stage…

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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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