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Rebuilding Main Street with Ownership

Rebuilding Main Street with Ownership

[Editor’s note: Originally published as a members-only article in the GEM.] Making commercial property ownership simple and affordable for small businesses, withco recently came out of stealth with its $32 million in funding ($4 million seed + $28 million Series A), reported TechCrunch. Lead investors are…

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Affordability Innovations, a new Workgroup within the GEM

Affordability Innovations, a new Workgroup within the GEM

On the heels of the announcement of GEM’s Blockchain + Real Estate workgroup, we have another up our sleeves to start the new year. The Affordability Innovations workgroup–hosted and curated by Matt Hoffman, Abby Ivory, and Jenna Louie–is being created to find and elevate startups focused on housing affordability,…

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State of the GEM 2022

State of the GEM 2022

[Editor’s Note: Below, maintaining the tradition started a year ago, we report transparently on the makeup of the GEM and touch on what we’re focused on for 2022. Since it was originally published as an article for members, many links included are to prior members-only articles,…

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Blueprinting Proptech: PadSplit

Blueprinting Proptech: PadSplit

[Editor’s Note: The GEM is a real estate tech think-tank comprised of 500+ founders, executives, VCs, and practitioners. Our mission is to attract the 1,500 most forward-thinking, and diverse, innovators. Below is a sample of one of the in-depth startup briefings from our Blueprinting Proptech…

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Announcing Blueprinting Proptech, a structured methodology to analyze early-stage proptech companies

Announcing Blueprinting Proptech, a structured methodology to analyze early-stage proptech companies

The GEM exists to serve as an exclusive, objective lens into the trends, companies, people, and ideas shaping real estate technology. We do that through thought-provoking written analysis—like our first GEM series kicked off by Greg Fischer that dissected a range of players in the small landlord property management software…

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Looking Forward to 2022: Climate Takes Center Court

Looking Forward to 2022: Climate Takes Center Court

[Editor’s Note: We publish a Weekly Transmission for GEM members, a series of long-form articles covering the spectrum from shipping container co-living spaces to the battle for listing acquisition in the first iBuyer world war. Below, we look forward to 2022 with a range of predictions…

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Looking Back on 2021

Looking Back on 2021

[Editor’s Note: We publish a Weekly Transmission for GEM members, a series of long-form articles covering the spectrum from shipping container co-living spaces to the battle for listing acquisition in the first iBuyer world war. Below, I look back on a year that saw the end of Zillow…

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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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Smart Leasing To Quickly Fill Vacant Units

Smart Leasing To Quickly Fill Vacant Units

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Knock.] A platform combining Sharon, a conversational AI bot, with a self touring experience for landlords looking to fill vacant apartment units, Knock handles the listing marketing to…

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2D + 3D Power Tools Serving Buyers

2D + 3D Power Tools Serving Buyers

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: FloorPlanOnline.]   Floorplans are the third most important part of the listing for buyers, right behind photos and property details, according to NAR. FloorPlanOnline generates 2D and 3D…

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