Sales leasebacks have been popular institutionally with REITs and for commercial real estate but EasyKnock makes it accessible for residential homeowners. While we face uncertainty about the future health of the economy, homeowners will need flexibility and may need to tap into the equity they’ve built in their homes. CEO and Cofounder Jarred Kessler shares some insight about how EasyKnock can help homeowners access this equity and stay in their homes, the future of the housing market, and the company’s latest funding round from investors that include Blumberg Capital, QED, Correlation Ventures, FJ Labs, and Moderne.
While working as a commercial real estate developer, William Sankey was convinced there was a better way to manage complex, multi-million-dollar projects that didn’t involve paper-based workflows, data entry, filing cabinets, and “gut feelings”. He cofounded Northspyre, a cloud intelligence platform that automates workflow and reveals data insights for the CRE industry. AlleyWatch caught up with Sankey to learn more about the company’s product, traction, and recent funding round.
In 2012, Rahul Gandhi was living in Brooklyn when Hurricane Sandy hit. The amount of destruction and flooding required the need for temporary storage. That experience led to the founding of MakeSpace with the mission to change the complex, expensive, and labor-intensive experience of self-storage. Fast forward to today and MakeSpace is now available in 31 markets across North America, with over 30,0000 customers and has raised a total of $142.6M across seven rounds. Gandhi shares more about the impressive journey and future plans…
For most people, buying a home is the single biggest investment in their lifetime. For existing homeowners, the process becomes a bit more stressful when they need to consider selling their old home. Orchard, which just rebranded from Perch, allows homeowners to manage this delicate balancing act by allowing you to purchase a new home […]
Two constants have guided my professional life: venture capital and real estate. Every year, I eagerly await to see which portfolio will produce greater returns. Today, in the words of the great (fictional) New Yorker George Louis Costanza, “Worlds are colliding!” Enertiv, a New York Angels investment, keeps growing with an impressive client list of property managers and […]
With a three-year growth rate of 990%, Reonomy is disrupting the CRE industry by providing the most extensive database of property-centric intelligence available for CRE teams and individual investors. Through its proprietary ML and AI technology, Reonomy connects and centralizes disparate property information into its platform that features over 50M properties and 68M property sales. […]
Technology is fundamentally changing the concepts of work, play, and live. When it comes to living, as work becomes more connected, more and more people find themselves traveling for extended periods of time and do not want to deal with an impersonal hotel or traditional corporate housing situation. Enter Blueground – the startup founded in […]
An old-school CEO and the stereotypical, millennial CEO probably disagree on many factors about the workplace, but one universal belief that has withstood the test of time is that workplaces need furniture. Branch (the company was previously known as Bureau) makes high-quality, office furniture for growing companies, taking care of all the logistics from design to […]
Recently, private equity giant Blackstone Group announced the acquisition of Colony Capital for $5.9 billion, a deal that encompasses 60 million square feet of warehouse space across 465 facilities. Blackstone is reported to manage now over $250 billion worth of property worldwide, and the Colony purchase comes on the heels of previous warehouse acquisitions of Singapore’s GLP […]
To the We Company Management Team: WeWork’s company values encourage us to be “entrepreneurial, inspired, authentic, tenacious, grateful and together.” Today, we are embracing these qualities wholeheartedly as we band together to ensure the well-being of our peers. We come from many departments across the company: building maintenance, cleaning, community, design, product, engineering and more. […]
Normally, there is a negative implication when people say “it doesn’t fit anymore”, but this implication does not apply when it comes to outgrowing office space! In commercial real estate (CRE), flourishing companies contribute to 75 percent of the leases that are signed every year. SquareFoot is the CRE company that is dedicated to helping […]