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  • Q&A with Ben Liao, Managing Director of the Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars

    Michael Beckerman 5/24/19

    Ben Liao is one of the most impressive and important people in the CREtech ecosystem. His leadership at Colliers Techstars is making a profound impact on our industry and I am proud to call him a friend and have him as part of our Leadership Board at CREtech.com. I caught up... Read more

  • NASA Planning Test Flights For Drone-Powered Cities

    BISNOW 5/24/19

    Even though there's not yet a commercially viable drone that can transport humans around, at least two Florida developers are building with a Jetsons-style future in mind. NASA this week announced that from now through August it will embark on its "final and most complex season of flight tests, called Technical... Read more

  • WeWork Moves to Become its Own Landlord (Podcast)

    BLOOMBERG 5/24/19

    Bloomberg’s Ellen Huet says WeWork wants to raise billions of dollars to buy stakes in buildings where it will be a major tenant. Bloomberg Radio’s Denise Pellegrini reports. Read more

  • Why WeWork Could Be the Star of 2019's IPO Class

    YAHOO 5/24/19

    WeWork hasn't even gone public yet, but the start-up is already one of the most controversial companies out there. Now valued at $47 billion, the 9-year-old office-sharing juggernaut has inspired plenty of skepticism about its valuation, as well as basic questions from investors like what the company actually does, and... Read more

  • WeWork signed four leases this week for its “headquarters” offering

    THE REAL DEAL 5/24/19

    In its quest to gobble up as many leases as possible, WeWork has signed another four locations in Manhattan this week for its “headquarters” offering. The flexible office space giant, which is signing dozens of deals as it gears up for an initial public offering, inked leases with APF Properties... Read more

  • City simulator wins venture capital backing as investors seek driverless car exposure

    REUTERS 5/24/19

    LONDON (Reuters) - Venture capital investors backed Immense Simulations, a British software company which creates interactive replicas of cities, on Tuesday in the latest sign of money pouring into firms that stand to gain from driverless vehicles becoming more mainstream. Immense Simulations raised $4.6 million in its Series A funding round co-led... Read more

  • ICSC RECon: Can Immersive Technology Save Brick-And-Mortar Retail?

    BISNOW 5/24/19

    Imagine walking into a store, its shelves empty. But through an app on your phone, you could see several products virtually come to life as if you were looking through the aisles of a traditional retail store. Three-dimensional racks of clothes pop into existence. Wave your phone over another area... Read more

  • Zillow Could Get Scorched by Cooling Market

    WSJ 5/24/19

    Zillow Group ZG -1.89% says it can profit from a cooling housing market, while skeptics fear a downturn could dent the company’s new business. Which side is right? The answer could be coming soon. Last week, Zillow reported U.S. home values fell from March to April—the first month-over-month decline in... Read more

  • Lime’s founding CEO steps down as his co-founder takes control

    TECHCRUNCH 5/24/19

    In an all-hands meeting this afternoon, the scooter and bike-sharing phenom Lime announced co-founder and chief executive officer Toby Sun would transition out of the C-suite to focus on company culture and R&D. Brad Bao, a Lime co-founder and long-time Tencent executive, will assume chief responsibilities, Lime confirmed to TechCrunch. Read more

  • Goodwin PropTech Series – The Rising Presence Of Tech Experience In The C-Suites

    REALCROWD 5/24/19

    Welcome to the second episode of the Goodwin Proptech Series, where Blake Liggio discusses the rise of tech-experience in the C-suites and boardrooms of real estate firms. Blake Liggio is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group. Mr. Liggio focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including the representation of acquirors,... Read more