WeWork CEO made millions leasing buildings to WeWork

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann allegedly made millions by leasing buildings he owns a stake in to the very company he serves as chief executive officer.

WeWork rebrands to The We Company, targets growth in residential

Pushing further into residential real estate, then, could theoretically expand and diversify the company’s archive of valuable data.

The 8 biggest real estate tech news stories of 2018

Real estate tech made great strides in 2018, landing squarely in the crosshairs of the world’s biggest investors.

How to protect your business in an evolving industry

What should the individual agent do when confronted with the swirl of funding and iBuyer activity and talk of massive change within the industry?

Opendoor, Compass and their big investor are silent on Saudi Arabia controversy

Nearly half of the Softbank Vision Fund’s $93 billion in total value is financed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the money controlled by the country’s ruling family — $45 billion. It recently committed the same sum to another mega tech fund that SoftBank wants to raise. SoftBank is also helping the Saudi government with various economic projects, including building a new mega city and a solar firm.

Why real estate tech investment won’t stop anytime soon

A massive amount of money is flowing into the real estate technology space and Jeffrey Berman, general partner at real estate tech investment firm Camber Creek thinks it’s only going to grow.

Real estate tech funding reached $2.7B last month, most since 2017

An astounding $2.7 billion was invested in real estate technology in September, a month-over-month increase of 132 percent, according to a new study.

Do real estate’s 300-year plans need a reality check?

The Softbank Vision Fund and the Qatar Investment Authority have broadened the definition of “long-term” when it comes to real estate investment.

How mergers, money and machines are reshaping real estate

The real estate industry is a space ripe for change and disruption — from the way homes are bought and sold, to how people are paying and who’s doing that buying and selling. With change happening at such a torrid pace, it’s often hard to keep up, so we at Inman have rounded up the five biggest trends that are shaping the industry right now.

Compass raises another $400M

The funding round includes additional participation from Wellington, IVP and Fidelity. To date, Compass has raised $1.2 billion in venture capital funding.