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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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Proptech’s Q3 2020 Earnings Radar

Proptech’s Q3 2020 Earnings Radar

 The (third quarter) results are in for proptech’s public companies. After the success of our first Earnings Radar for Q2, we are bringing it back for a second spin. Ben Godfrey put together a Q3 earnings overview, specifically for Zillow Group. You can read that here. Without further ado……

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Market Map: 220+ Technology Companies Reshaping Commercial Real Estate

Market Map: 220+ Technology Companies Reshaping Commercial Real Estate

[Note from the editor: Originally published on Thomvest’s Blog] Today we’re releasing an updated version of our commercial real estate technology market map. The full list of companies is available here, and a high-resolution version of the map can be accessed here. This market map includes more than 220…

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Proptech’s Q2 2020 Earnings Radar

Proptech’s Q2 2020 Earnings Radar

The (second quarter) results are in for proptech’s public companies in 2020. We’re trying something new: synthesizing the most relevant topline information from the sector’s financial reports and balance sheets. It’s safe to say the market remains robust during this time of uncertainty, but the…

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Zillbnb

Zillbnb

[Editor’s note: Originally published on Not Boring, a weekly newsletter combining current events, strategy, finance and economics frameworks, and pop culture.] Ancient Athens With Modern Amenities Last year, my wife, Puja, and I decided to search for a house in Athens, New York, right across…

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Real Estate Needs TLC, Too

Real Estate Needs TLC, Too

[Note from the editor: We publish a Weekly Transmission for Geek Estate Mastermind members that consists 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 is a sample Transmission about a company I’m…

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Small Landlord Property Management Software Landscape in 2020

Small Landlord Property Management Software Landscape in 2020

[Editor’s note: These are the conclusions from the category product review series for the small landlord property management software sector. Originally published in the Geek Estate Mastermind.] From the outset of our category product review series—a test of the value of business intelligence as a service—we…

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The CoronaVirus Virtual PropTech Boom

The CoronaVirus Virtual PropTech Boom

While, yes, a lot of companies are reeling as the economy grinds to a halt — that doesn’t mean all of proptech is struggling. One of the obvious byproducts of COVID-19 is virtual showings, open houses, staging, 3d tours, and floorplans–not to mention anything video…

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Losing a Real Estate Marketing Friend and Icon – RIP, Jim Marks

Losing a Real Estate Marketing Friend and Icon – RIP, Jim Marks

This morning (Europe time), I heard the sad news that my friend and former boss, Jim Marks, passed away. I was aware he was battling health issues the past few years, but had no idea it had gotten this bad. After meeting him during the…

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The Bull Case for Industry Search & IDX

The Bull Case for Industry Search & IDX

[Editor’s note: We’re trying something new–collaborative thought pieces written by the Geek Estate Mastermind community. The goal is to make the absolute best argument possible, derived from the collective expertise of members. The first two articles are bull and bear arguments for industry search and IDX,…

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