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Futurizing with Geek Estate 4.0

Futurizing with Geek Estate 4.0

2,144 days after Geek Estate’s 3.0 facelift, Geek Estate 4.0 is here. The modern design and future-looking visuals on Geek Estate aim to better showcase the full GEM experience: Crystal ($20/mo or $180/yr): A paid newsletter offering a curated selection of industry developments, outside-the-box thinking, thought-provoking long-form essays,…

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Looking Forward to 2024: Wild Wild West

Looking Forward to 2024: Wild Wild West

[Editor’s Note: This is the introduction to our 277th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of the GEM Crystal on January 4th, 2024. Below, a selection of members from the GEM Diamond community attempt to look into the crystal ball and offer proptech…

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Looking Back On 2023

Looking Back On 2023

[Editor’s Note: This is the introduction to our 275th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of the GEM Crystal on December 22nd, 2023. Below, myself and others from the GEM Diamond community look back on year with high interest rates, tighter VC wallets,…

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Coming to Bend: GEM’s Proptech Getaway

Coming to Bend: GEM’s Proptech Getaway

Every couple of weeks, someone asks me, “When is the GEM conference?” Never say never. But, well, never. I hope being an investor in Blueprint helps dispel any notions that I have ambitions to put on a scaled production. I don’t. Instead, I’d rather let the best-in-class…

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A GEM of a Personal Jam

A GEM of a Personal Jam

[Note from editor: 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 is this month’s sample Transmission. This month’s essay is…

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(Still) Untapped Opportunity in Fractions

(Still) Untapped Opportunity in Fractions

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 241st Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on February 1st, 2023.] Real estate crowdfunding (aka fractional ownership) has been around for about a decade. During that time, individual…

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Banking Real Estate in the Clouds

Banking Real Estate in the Clouds

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 242nd Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on February 9th, 2023.] The benefits of customer loyalty are well documented. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that…

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State of the GEM 2023

State of the GEM 2023

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 239th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on January 11th, 2023.] Collectively, the GEM is a diverse community of proptech innovators spanning every role, sector, and geography. While the…

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Looking Forward to 2023: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Looking Forward to 2023: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 238th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on January 4th, 2023.] For two straight years our central prediction theme was climate (2021 version). The importance of climate hasn’t lessened in 2023….

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The Sexy Tortoise

The Sexy Tortoise

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of Part I of our 238th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on January 4th, 2023.] It’s 2023, and founders need to be ready to answer a question seemingly nobody…

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