WeWork parent company files IPO

The We Company, the parent company of coworking giant WeWork, filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that reveal $1.9 billion in losses last year.

In race for tech talent, Compass swoops in after Uber lays off 400

Compass CCO Matt Spangler reached out to departing Uber staffers on Twitter as the company seeks to build engineering and product development teams.

Zillow is the real estate industry — period

Just as Google is to search, Facebook is to social and Amazon is to e-commerce, Zillow is to real estate.

Google vows to invest $1B on new housing in Silicon Valley

The search giant wants to use Google land to build 15,000 homes and spent $250 million on a fund to support affordable housing.

The essential guide to investment properties

It’s a huge industry, and one that represents an opportunity for agents. But it’s also a field with quirks, culture, sub-categories and methodologies.

How market share is creating competitive superpowers in real estate

Explosive growth is on the horizon for the brokerage — or group of brokerages — that cracks the market-share code first.

Is a Compass IPO coming soon?

My gut tells me that Compass might file an IPO sooner than later — this year, even. In doing so, they’d seek to join the gaggle of private tech companies rushing to go public before the bubble (if that’s what this is) bursts.

Bidding wars pick up in San Francisco amid tech IPOs

A new report from Redfin suggests a host of new IPOs is having a significant impact on the already expensive local housing market.

The Real Word: Could an Uber driver find your next investment?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, Uber drivers finding investment properties, the future of real estate and Realogy CEO on signing bonuses. 

Good news for CA brokerages as indie contractor bill advances

California lawmakers advanced a proposed law this week that has the potential to upend entire industries that rely on independent contractors. But now, the law has a key tweak: Real estate professionals will be exempt.