real estate

  • Hightower Raises $13M Series B Round For Its Leasing Management Service

    Hightower Raises $13M Series B Round For Its Leasing Management Service

    Hightower, a New York-based leasing management platform for commercial real estate, today announced that it has raised a $13 million Series B funding round led by previous investor RRE Ventures. Other participants include Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital, who together led the company’s $6.5 million Series A round, as well as new investor Pritzker Group Venture Capital. The… Read More

  • The Facebook Effect (On Real Estate Prices)

    The Facebook Effect (On Real Estate Prices)

    Four years ago, Facebook announced that they were decamping to Menlo Park from their longstanding home of Palo Alto. Just last month, the company finally cut the ribbons on a beautiful 430,000-square foot building designed by Frank Gehry that is basically one giant, open-air room with an enormous park on top. The effect on the prices of surrounding real estate has been profound. If you… Read More

  • Redfin Launches New Collaboration Tool For Home Buyers And Agents

    Redfin Launches New Collaboration Tool For Home Buyers And Agents

    Redfin is launching Shared Search today, a new tool that makes it easier to collaborate with others while you’re looking for a new home. When you’re searching for a new home, chances are you aren’t doing so alone. Chances are you are constantly sharing addresses, online links and other information about a prospective house with your spouse or significant other, maybe a… Read More

  • Zumper’s New App Lets You Submit Rental Applications From Your iPhone

    Zumper’s New App Lets You Submit Rental Applications From Your iPhone

    Real estate startup Zumper, which offers tools that connect brokers and property managers with potential renters, has today released a new mobile application that allows users to fill out their rental applications – including pulling their Experian credit report – right from their iPhone. The company, which says it’s now seeing over a million monthly visits from web and… Read More

  • TransitScreen Raises $600,000 To Bring Bright, Shiny Screens To Bus Stops And Subways

    TransitScreen Raises $600,000 To Bring Bright, Shiny Screens To Bus Stops And Subways

    In the future we will all wear amazing silver underpants and look at our incoming bus and subway transfers on a screen from TransitScreen. Created by a lone entrepreneur with a dream and some LCDs, TransitScreen is a sort of timetable for mass transit. However, these things can sit in multiple places including in the lobby of your favorite building where they display train times, information… Read More

  • Let’s Face It: The Apple Watch Will Sell More Than A Million Units In Its First Month

    Let’s Face It: The Apple Watch Will Sell More Than A Million Units In Its First Month

    As we approach AW-Day, the naysayers are coming out to put their hand in front of the bottle of champagne that will be used to christen the S.S. Apple Watch. The most prominent of those naysayers was Mark Wilson, a traditionally even-keeled fellow who, in his own way, is pushing the pro- and anti-Apple Watch argument forward. I won’t even debase his post with the term clickbait: he has a… Read More

  • Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately

    Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately

    Zillow now makes it easier for homeowners to edit facts about their homes and have those changes immediately reflected in its price estimates. Zillow’s so-called Zestimates are one of the key features of its service. For every house in the U.S., Zillow will try to estimate its current value. Currently, that’s about 100 million homes, the company’s chief economist Stan… Read More

  • YC-Backed Open Listings Enables Home Buyers To Purchase Houses Without Real Estate Agents

    YC-Backed Open Listings Enables Home Buyers To Purchase Houses Without Real Estate Agents

    Open Listings is a startup fresh out of the current Y Combinator batch that’s easing the home buying process by letting people move forward without real estate agents. Because two-thirds of the overall residential market involves repeat buyers, some people may not want to rely on agents because they’re already familiar with what to do. So instead, Open Listings will refund the… Read More

  • Detroit To Finally Get Fiber-Optic Internet Thanks To Dan Gilbert

    Detroit To Finally Get Fiber-Optic Internet Thanks To Dan Gilbert

    High speed fiber optic internet is coming to downtown Detroit thanks to Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ventures. The investment group recently confirmed that construction is underway on a fiber-optic network starting in the downtown area. The network, dubbed Rocket Fiber, will serve residents and businesses and will offer internet connection 100 times faster than current services, Crain’s… Read More

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