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State of the GEM 2021

State of the GEM 2021

Diverse by role, sector, and geography, the GEM is a community of more than 350 proptech founders, execs, VCs, and tech-forward practitioners. A private group of independent thinkers, free from sponsored messages, sales pitches, and noise — our Mantra is simple: Go deep and keep…

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An affordable, sustainable solution to unsheltered homelessness

An affordable, sustainable solution to unsheltered homelessness

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Pallet.] Pallet builds durable, portable, and affordable shelters for the more than half a million people facing homelessness across the U.S. They offer a 64 square foot version starting…

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Becoming an Angel Investor for the First Time

Becoming an Angel Investor for the First Time

I’ve invested a significant amount of my personal capital (all of it..) into my own startups. But, never someone else’s company. Until a couple of months, that is. I’m excited to announce I’m an angel investor in Resident Ventures, a company that hosts bespoke culinary experiences…

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Own (A Piece of) The Evergrey

Own (A Piece of) The Evergrey

The Evergrey & their technology arm Whereby.us are building a “better way to local“. I’m a fan (see prior writing here). They believe, and invest, in community. Proof: an event overview from November: Are you committed to community and local? Particularly if you’re in Seattle where Evergrey…

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What Do You Need Help with in 2017?

What Do You Need Help with in 2017?

We can’t guarantee we can help everyone, but we wanted to make an attempt at matching needs and haves within the Geek Estate community in 2017. If you would please fill out the following form with the one thing you need the most help with,…

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Law Enforcement, Education, Real Estate — and Communities

Law Enforcement, Education, Real Estate — and Communities

I read Greg Fischer’s latest blog post here, and it ended with a video you should all watch. It’s Nate Bowling (2016 Washington Teacher of the Year) talking about law enforcement, education, real estate — the three most critical forces building/shaping communities. Honestly, it’s long (40…

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Understanding The Game We’re Playing

Understanding The Game We’re Playing

This is another non real estate tech post. For that, I apologize. Simon Sinek gave a presentation at Creative Mornings worth watching, titled “Understanding the Game We’re Playing”… He talks a bit about the entire next generation that as grown up with social media and…

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A Riff on “The Real Estate Moment”

A Riff on “The Real Estate Moment”

I read Brian’s “The Real Estate Moment” blog post this morning… Pepsi created meaning around sugar water. Imagine what we could do with Homeownership. What cultural moment could a real estate brand seize upon to create a new connection with people? Who might be bold…

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Community Is Not The Goal

Community Is Not The Goal

This is an old video I’ve watched before, but it’s worth watching again. For those that understand my commitment and investment into community, it’s no surprise why I love Jeff Turner so much. He gets community in a way virtually no one else does. Happy Saturday.

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Homely’s Launch of Premier Agent in Australia

Homely’s Launch of Premier Agent in Australia

I know Geek Estate has are a fair number of international readers, but it’s not often we analyze/discuss international real estate. Today, I wanted to touch on the #3 real estate portal in Australia, Homely.com.au, and their most recent product release, Premier Agent. Homey’s primary differentiator is a faster, easier real estate search with no…

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