• CLS Holdings picks MRI to manage European portfolio

    PlaceTech. 7/1/20

    The FTSE 250 commercial property investment company will deploy MRI’s property management technology platform across its operations in the UK, Germany and France. CLS will leverage the MRI solution to rationalise its property and finance processes and systems to improve business agility and overall efficiency, and to enable its business growth strategy to be... Read more

  • How COVID-19 is accelerating PropTech

    Colliers 7/1/20

    The Global Financial Crisis has been credited with accelerating FinTech and transforming the previously stagnant financial sector. Now COVID-19 is set to do the same with PropTech in commercial real estate, and the effects will be even more far reaching. One of the advantages of coming after FinTech is that... Read more

  • PODCAST | Mark Furness, essensys

    PlaceTech. 7/1/20

    Joining Paul Unger, editor of PlaceTech, is Mark Furness, founder and CEO of essensys, which supplies mission-critical software to some of the biggest operators and space providers in the flexible office market. Read more

  • Sundae raises $16.55 million for distressed real estate marketplace

    Housingwire 7/1/20

    Sundae, a residential real estate marketplace that pairs sellers of distressed property with potential buyers, has raised $16.55 million in Series A funding. QED Investors led the round, which also included participation from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, Susa Ventures, as well as a group of unnamed real estate and fintech investors and entrepreneurs. The... Read more

  • Elementary Robotics raises $12.7 million to automate industrial inspections

    Venture Beat 7/1/20

    Elementary Robotics, a robotics company developing tools to automate industrial tasks, today announced it has raised a $12.7 million round. The fresh capital will be used to deploy the Los Angeles-based startup’s automation products at scale, a spokesperson told VentureBeat. Read more

  • Microsoft, LinkedIn to Retrain Unemployed Workers for In-Demand Jobs

    Bloomberg 7/1/20

    Microsoft Corp. and its LinkedIn unit will provide free job training to help unemployed workers prepare for in-demand jobs as the global pandemic pushes U.S. joblessness to levels as bad as those during the Great Depression. Read more

  • Refraction AI's robots start delivering groceries in Ann Arbor

    Venture Beat 7/1/20

    Refraction AI, a company developing semi-autonomous delivery robots, today began handling select customers’ orders from Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Produce Station. This marks the startup’s first foray into grocery delivery after the launch of its restaurant delivery service. The move comes as Refraction reports a 3-4 times uptick in pandemic-related demand. Read more

  • Vishaan Chakrabarti: How we can build sustainable, equitable cities after the pandemic

    Ted 7/1/20

    Cities are engines of culture, commerce, knowledge and community, but they're also centers of inequality and poverty. As the world rebuilds from the coronavirus pandemic, can we transform cities into bastions of equity and sustainability? Read more

  • Developers Change Broker Strategy During Pandemic

    The Real Deal 7/1/20

     Developers pivot from broker happy hours to drive-thrus, virtual sales launch events and more. 50 industrial brokers attended caravan tour of ... Read more

  • Google Pushes Back U.S. Office Reopening Plan After Virus Surge

    Bloomberg 7/1/20

    Google is pushing back a plan to reopen its U.S. offices after coronavirus cases surged in several western and southern states. All U.S. offices will remain closed until Sept. 7 at the earliest, according to a memo Google sent to employees. In May, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said the... Read more