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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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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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Burn the Boats

Burn the Boats

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 233th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on November 16th, 2022.] In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the beaches of present-day Veracruz in Eastern Mexico with 600 men…

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What happens after FTX?

What happens after FTX?

For GEM’s next Blockchain and Real Estate workgroup event, we’re having a discussion led by Karl Jacob (HomeCoin & LoanSnap) about how the blockchain and in particular stablecoins will need to be rebuilt to support the future of finance. The event will be scheduled for early January. Interested…

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Proptech’s Leader Has Been Crashing on Our Couch This Whole Time

Proptech’s Leader Has Been Crashing on Our Couch This Whole Time

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 232th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on November 10th, 2022.] Discussions about proptech leaders usually start and end with either CoStar or Zillow. Both are formidable proptech companies. CoStar has…

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The Importance of Backing Diverse Proptech Founders

The Importance of Backing Diverse Proptech Founders

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 225th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on August 31st, 2022.] Demographics are changing rapidly in the US, and business leaders are scrambling to ensure their organizations reflect…

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Property Management Software is Dead: Welcome to REM

Property Management Software is Dead: Welcome to REM

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 226th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on September 8th, 2022.] In spite of new software innovations, the property management industry continues to focus on the number of…

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