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Looking Back on 2022 – GeekEstate Blog

Looking Back on 2022 – GeekEstate Blog

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 237th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on December 22th, 2022. Below, I look back on a year that saw iBuying turmoil, carnage in the public markets, 3D printing milestones, and huge advances in generative AI. Plus, a

Adding Fresh Food to Urban Environments

Adding Fresh Food to Urban Environments

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Miravel] Designing, manufacturing, and distributing Wall Gardens, Miravel helps people grow fresh food in urban environments. The Wall Garden leverages AI to adapt to its surroundings and automatically grow fresh greens, herbs, and microgreens. They currently have installations

Meet The Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Jeff Glass from Hometap

Meet The Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Jeff Glass from Hometap

In this week’s founder interview, we’re bringing you Jeff Glass from Hometap. Without further ado… Who are you and what do you do?My name is Jeffrey Glass. I am the CEO and cofounder of Hometap Equity Partners. My job has five main requirements. My number one role is to ensure that we are capitalized to

GEM’s Role in Navigating the VC/Angel Fundraising Waters

GEM’s Role in Navigating the VC/Angel Fundraising Waters

With about 65% of the more than 600 members of the GEM being proptech founders…almost all of which are constantly raising capital, I end up spending a lot of time reviewing pitch decks and helping founders navigate their respective fundraising needs. Beyond individual conversations and curated connections, we’ve built several initiatives into the GEM more

Burn the Boats – GeekEstate Blog

Burn the Boats – GeekEstate Blog

[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.] Image created by: Jasper Image description: burn the boats In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the beaches of present-day Veracruz in Eastern Mexico with 600 men set on

The PropTech Power List of 2023, People Addition

The PropTech Power List of 2023, People Addition

The PropTech Power List is a recently released top 50 ranking of the most influential people in property technology, published by Proptech Angel Group. To be included on the list, individuals must sell, use, or discuss technology for building owners. Influence is quantified using LinkedIn and Twitter followers. The list will be published quarterly or

The real estate market is cooling but agent recruiting is hotter than ever

The real estate market is cooling but agent recruiting is hotter than ever

[Editors note: Originally posted on courted.io] Brokerage leaders, we’ve seen the headlines and the market data. The market is slowing down and has been for some time. This environment can trigger a number of thoughts about how agents need to position themselves for success in a slower market. While the market might be slower for

What happens after FTX? – GeekEstate Blog

What happens after FTX? – GeekEstate Blog

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 is Monday, December 12th at 12 PST. Interested in joining us? Shoot us a note at community

2023 REACH & REACH Commercial Applications Now Open

2023 REACH & REACH Commercial Applications Now Open

REACH operates a variety of accelerator programs around the globe, created and operated by Second Century Ventures and backed by NAR. The program offers education, mentorship and exposure for technology companies working to scale their businesses across the U.S. residential and commercial real estate markets and expand into adjacent markets, including insurance, mortgage and financial

Turning Vacant Properties into Affordable Housing

Turning Vacant Properties into Affordable Housing

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Housing Connector] The average wage in the U.S. just increased 24% in the last five years while monthly rent rose 37%. The large gap between take-home pay and rent is a primary cause of housing instability and contributes


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