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  • 5G & The Future Of Connectivity: 20 Industries The Tech Could Transform

    CB INSIGHTS 3/25/19

    The next generation of wireless technology could affect a wide range of industries, from healthcare to financial services to retail. Move over, 4G — the next generation of wireless technology is here. 5G is set to enhance connectivity across networks. This is especially important as the number of Internet of... Read more

  • 3 Questions with Honest Buildings’ Riggs Kubiak

    CP EXECUTIVE 3/25/19

    The CEO & founder talks about the future of CRE tech, the must-have technologies for industry players, and the ways tech has spread to occupiers of the space. Read more

  • Ensuring Connectivity in Renovating Older Buildings

    GLOBEST 3/25/19

    NEW YORK CITY—High speed internet connectivity with any business is crucial. Repositioning older properties, the value-add propositions cost less than new construction. But real estate owners and developers should be mindful of the fiber optics requirements and some of their complications when upgrading commercial property. Read more

  • Report: Verizon 5G Home service too expensive to scale, attracts few users

    VENTURE BEAT 3/25/19

    Verizon may have been the world’s first major carrier to launch a commercial 5G network, but a new report suggests that its 5G Home service isn’t practically scalable — its short-range 5G “small cells” are expensive to install, reach too few customers, and might not be economically feasible for a... Read more

  • Developer Launches New "Carr Experience" in DC Building

    GLOBEST 3/25/19

    WASHINGTON, DC—People are spending more and more time in the workplace. Nationwide, the 40-hour work week has become a 47 hour week. In the DC area, the work week averages 48.4 hours. As a result, workers are struggling to balance the demands of their work with their personal lives causing... Read more

  • Huge funding rounds for Opendoor and Offerpad show how expensive Zillow’s bet on home sales could be

    GEEKWIRE 3/25/19

    Buying and selling hundreds or even thousands of homes at the same time gets pretty expensive — just ask Opendoor and Offerpad. The two real estate companies are leaders in the increasingly competitive “iBuyer” market, and they’ve both raised gobs of cash to buy and sell more houses, up their... Read more

  • Is Sonder the New Airbnb?

    COMMERCIAL OBSERVER 3/25/19

    Sonder, a startup on the rise, is expanding in New York. The Montreal-based company turns apartments into short-term hotel rooms, and is taking advantage of an Airbnb-sized hole in the market. While Airbnb had unleashed the world’s appetite for vacation rentals, it couldn’t deliver on the predictable quality of a... Read more

  • Insights from Real Estate and Technology Entrepreneur, Elie Finegold, Venture Advisor at MetaProp NYC

    THE REAL ESTATE INNOVATORS 3/22/19

    Elie Finegold is a Venture Advisor and Entrepreneur in Residence at MetaProp NYC. Elie is an experienced Entrepreneur, Corporate Strategist, and Senior Executive at the intersection of Real Estate and Technology. Advisor to both startups/growth companies and Venture Capital/Private Equity firms. Former head of Global Innovation at CBRE (NYSE:CBRE), founding... Read more

  • Guesty, a tech platform for property managers on Airbnb and other rental sites, raises $35M

    TECHCRUNCH 3/22/19

    The growth of Airbnb — and likewise other platforms like Booking.com, VRBO and HomeAway for listing and renting short-term accommodation in private homes — has spawned an ecosystem of other businesses and services, from those who make money renting their homes, to cleaning companies that make properties “Airbnb-ready,” to those... Read more

  • Tishman Speyer, Common Partner To Launch Family-Focused Apartment Brand

    BISNOW 3/22/19

    While building a co-living company to house young professionals in a community-focused setting, Common CEO Brad Hargreaves realized that as a young parent in New York City, there wasn’t anybody trying to do the same for people like him. While talking with Tishman Speyer Director of Acquisitions Jeffrey Mandel about... Read more