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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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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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Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Eve Picker from Small Change

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Eve Picker from Small Change

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Eve Picker from Small Change. Who are you, and what do you do? I’m Eve Picker, the founder and CEO of Small Change. Small Change is an impact investing platform that focuses on transformative…

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Uber Elevate, Urban Mobility, and Future of Cities

Uber Elevate, Urban Mobility, and Future of Cities

I’ve honestly never been a big fan of Uber as a company (I’m long Lyft), but the following video about urban mobility got my excited about the future of transportation (and cities): Slowly, but surely, Uber is changing their public perception and positioning themselves as a…

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More on the Future of Cities

More on the Future of Cities

As you know, Fifth Wall’s portfolio event was last week in Venice. There were three panels held at their office, each covering a category Fifth Wall has made big bets on (the majority of panelists were from portfolio companies): Future of Cities Real Estate-as-a-Service Fintech and…

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Another Entrant to “Smart Cities” = Bill Gates

Another Entrant to “Smart Cities” = Bill Gates

  Toronto was put on the “smart city” map by Google. Now, Bill Gates’ investment firm (Belmont Partners) is putting “Belmont Arizona” on the map with $80 million to purchase 25,000 acres. (via cnbc.com) If you don’t know where “Belmont” is, not to worry. The city…

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“Sidewalk Toronto” — An ‘internet city’ to make Toronto the global hub for urban innovation

“Sidewalk Toronto” — An ‘internet city’ to make Toronto the global hub for urban innovation

BREAKING: @SidewalkLabs + @WaterfrontTO announce #SidewalkTO, a partnership to create new kinds of neighbourhoods on Toronto’s waterfront pic.twitter.com/728w90qIzX — Sidewalk Toronto (@SidewalkToronto) October 17, 2017 800 acres of waterfront in Toronto being developed by Sidewalk Labs (subsidiary of Alphabet) as an internet smart city. Over…

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The Smart Cities Movement Is Reshaping Commercial Real Estate

The Smart Cities Movement Is Reshaping Commercial Real Estate

In 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in cities. A UN report predicted that 66% of people in the world will live in cities by 2050. As cities grow at a rapid pace, they face an increasing number of problems. For instance, cities like New…

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Geek Build 2012 IDX Review #2 – Real Geeks

Geek Build 2012 IDX Review #2 – Real Geeks

My interaction with IDX solutions has been an ongoing process for almost 20 years as a Real Estate company owner and as a Web Designer/SEO expert.  To clarify up front, I am not employed by Real Geeks nor by any other IDX company. I was…

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