Category: estate

9 top real estate and proptech investors: Cities and offices still have a future
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9 top real estate and proptech investors: Cities and offices still have a future

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. workers will eventually return to their offices. But when they do, their big-city workplace will not only have a smaller footprint and operational strategy, it might be in a different town altogether, according to a recent TechCrunch survey of top real estate and proptech investors. TechCrunch surveyed nine investors…

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Epic Real Estate Crisis Looms as Wealthy Funds Dodge Hotel Payments
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Epic Real Estate Crisis Looms as Wealthy Funds Dodge Hotel Payments

Real estate has held up well during the selloff despite rising mortgage delinquency rates. Private equity firm Blackstone has joined in by skipping mortgage payments on its hotel properties. Losses in the hotel sector may spill over to the commercial industry as a whole–perhaps even housing. Real estate is in serious trouble. Most investors have…

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Sell Now! Real Estate Guru Warns Housing Market Collapse is Coming
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Sell Now! Real Estate Guru Warns Housing Market Collapse is Coming

We’re heading into a housing market down cycle, argues Tarek El Moussa, host of ‘Flip or Flop.’ He recommends anyone looking to sell to do it sooner rather than later as a long-overdue correction looms. Mortgage forbearance claims and renter delinquencies shot up in April as coronavirus lockdowns choke the economy. The next housing market…

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Commercial real estate could be in big trouble — even after this is all over
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Commercial real estate could be in big trouble — even after this is all over

Commercial real estate owners, brokers, and landlords have collectively made many hundreds of billions of dollars a year in recent years as the economy zipped along. Now, they’re getting clobbered by the pandemic-fueled economic crisis. Worse, their industry may be forever changed by it. To state the obvious, extracting rent from nearly anyone right now…

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With the real estate industry facing headwinds, SoftBank-backed Compass lays off 15% of staff
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With the real estate industry facing headwinds, SoftBank-backed Compass lays off 15% of staff

Compass, the real-estate brokerage startup backed by roughly $1.6 billion in venture funding, has laid off 15% of its staff as a result of the shifting economic fortunes created by the global response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to an internal email seen by TechCrunch. Citing economic fallout that has seen stock markets plummet…

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The last decade in real estate, and a peek into the next one
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The last decade in real estate, and a peek into the next one

Allen Miller is a principal at Oak HC/FT based in San Francisco. He’s excited by bold entrepreneurs building great companies across categories, especially in fintech. More posts by this contributor As we barrel towards the start of a new decade, it’s amazing to think about the ongoing transformation within real estate. In the U.S., housing’s…

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