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Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Orla Shields from Kamma

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Orla Shields from Kamma

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Orla Shields, CEO & Co-founder of Kamma. Without further ado… Who are you, and what do you do? I’m Orla Shields, CEO & co-founder of Kamma – the global search engine for local legislation. Our unique technology targets areas of fluctuating, complex, and messy

Winners Announced For The 7th Annual 2020 Real Estate Tech Awards (#RETAS)

Winners Announced For The 7th Annual 2020 Real Estate Tech Awards (#RETAS)

The winners of the 2020 Real Estate Tech Awards, which we covered earlier this year, have been announced. The awards are organized by the team at CREtech. And the winners are… Architecture & Design Winner: Parafin Honorable Mentions: Branch Technology & Bimspot Capital Markets Winner (tie): Northspyre Winner (tie): Navigator CRE (GEM member) Honorable Mentions: Lev Capital & realquantum Construction Winner: OpenSpace Honorable Mentions: Constru & SmartPM Hospitality Winner: Caspar

After Hours Relationship Building – October 24th

After Hours Relationship Building – October 24th

We’re trying a new networking approach that we’re calling After Hours. We’ll do it over a Saturday breakfast (this week, October 24th)… yes, you have permission to eat :). The event is for GEM members, but we have room for a few guests. This weekly meet up is being modeled after a group Jack Burns was

The Single-Family Rental Property Manager

The Single-Family Rental Property Manager

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Onerent.] Onerent offers contactless rentals and property management for over $1.4 billion in residential rental properties, managing 7-10% of single-family rentals in 7 major west coast markets; serving over 10,000 homeowners and 50,000 renters in our five years since

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Theresa Hus from RealEstateAgent.com

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Theresa Hus from RealEstateAgent.com

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Theresa Hus from RealEstateAgent.com. Without further ado… Who are you and what do you do? My name is Theresa Hus, and I am a mother and also the CEO of Business Locate LLC, which is represented by our platform RealEstateAgent.com, trademarked as The Official Real

Unpacking Opendoor’s S-4 Filing – GeekEstate Blog

Unpacking Opendoor’s S-4 Filing – GeekEstate Blog

Opendoor, the nation’s largest iBuyer, is going public. It is doing so via a merger with Social Capital Hedosophia Corp II (NYSE: IPOB), which is a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) led by investor Chamath Palihapitiya. Opendoor published an investor presentation as part of its merger announcement in September, and last week the company filed its S-4 (similar to an S-1, but

Inaugural REACH Canada Class Announced

Inaugural REACH Canada Class Announced

On Wednesday (Oct. 14th), the National Association of Realtors and Second Century Ventures announced the Inaugural REACH Canada Class. Geek Estate celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation focused on real estate technology, and programs such as REACH are critical to developing a broader proptech ecosystem. A special shoutout to GEM members representing four companies selected for the

Not Just Another Home Search Tool

Not Just Another Home Search Tool

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Ojo.]A conversational real estate assistant that connects consumers with an agent when ready. In June of 2020, they closed on a $62.5 million funding round led by Wafra. Part of that capital went towards the acquisition of Motovo, a

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Austin Allison from Pacaso

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Austin Allison from Pacaso

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Austin Allison of Pacaso. I’m hugely bullish on the fully managed LLC co-ownership model for second home ownership, which he co-founded along with Spencer Rascoff, Zillow’s former CEO who I worked under from 2007-2010. With nomadism and work-from-anywhere now a national conversation, Pacaso is

Rental Payments Received by Landlords Hit a New Low

Rental Payments Received by Landlords Hit a New Low

The global COVID-19 pandemic is changing life as we know it, and nearly every industry has been forced to adapt in one way or another. The rental industry is no exception – the industry as a whole has discovered new ways to meet safety guidelines while continuing to provide essential housing services to renters across


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