AIA: “Architecture Billings Index downturn moderates as challenging conditions continue”

Note: This index is a leading indicator primarily for new Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment.
From the AIA: Architecture Billings Index downturn moderates as challenging conditions continue
While architecture billings moderated in September, design ac…
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The commercial real estate tech industry is gathering at a huge WeWork-anchored building in New York. Here’s what everyone will be talking about.

The commercial real estate tech industry is gathering in Brooklyn for a two-day conference kicking off on Wednesday. 
We talked to people attending or speaking at CREtech New York to get a sense of what to expect. We were especially curious what the mood wou…
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Why The ‘Not-Com’ Stock Bubble Is Popping

When the web browser Netscape went public on August 9, 1995 — the day many cite as the beginning of the dot-com bubble — its stock skyrocketed from $28 to $75 in a matter of hours, even though the company wasn’t profitable. In today’s market, the opposite i…
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Top VCs in Edtech, Dropbox, first mover advantage, India’s Netflix, scooters, and more

Editors Note
This week, we hosted 23 panels on all aspects of building startups on the Extra Crunch stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Thanks to the thousands of attendees who attended those talks, as well as the workshops we held on the Breakout Stage your ent…
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VC Camber Creek, which has steered clear of co-working, explains how it invests in the midst of a proptech gold rush

Proptech has had a banner fundraising year so far. The first half of 2019 saw more dollars invested in proptech than all of 2018, and real estate tech venture fund Fifth Wall alone raised a half a billion dollars for its newest fund.
But 2019 will also likel…
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WeWork confirms an up to $8 billion lifeline from SoftBank Group; names new executive chairman

Confirming earlier reports, The We Company and SoftBank Group agreed to a new capital infusion which will see SoftBank committing $5 billion in new financing and issuing a tender offer for another $3 billion in buybacks for shareholders.
The company also sai…
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WeWork reportedly is favoring JPMorgan over SoftBank to bail out the buckling real-estate firm


  • WeWork is reportedly favoring JPMorgan to help refinance the struggling real estate company over SoftBank taking a controlling stake, according to Bloomberg. 
  • Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg said JPMorgan’s $5 billion refinancing …
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Venture funds have poured $24.6 billion into proptech so far this year. Deal sizes and the number of funding rounds are expected to keep growing.

This year has been a banner year so far for the real estate tech world.
A new report from EY and CREtech pegged venture capital investments in so-called built-world tech at $24.6 billion through the third quarter, the most since 2015, the first year analyzed…
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Sick of your ISP? Wander is rolling out in LA with a $25-per-month, wireless high-speed service

Harnessing new networking technologies that can turn any real-estate developer into their own wireless internet service provider, Wander is launching a $25 per month high-speed networking service for the lucky citizens of Santa Monica, Calif.
The brainchild …
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Anyone Can Get Into Real Estate Investing With DiversyFund

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