Co-living startup Venn raises $40M to ‘reinvent urban neighborhoods’

Co-living startup Venn announced Tuesday it raised $40 million in its first round of funding. The Tel Aviv, Israel-founded company aims to take on giants in the space like WeLive by supporting entire neighborhoods, from managing homes to supporting local businesses and creating community spaces.  

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.

Co-living company Bungalow launches in San Francisco

By the end of this year, Bungalow hopes to have more than 150 rooms in 40 San Francisco properties. Overall, Bungalow operates more than 500 properties with 2,000 total rooms across the U.S.

WeWork parent company sets up $2.9B property investment fund

The We Company, which is the parent company of WeWork, is setting up a new real estate investment fund for commercial projects around the world.

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 future of real estate brokerages is coworking

A report out earlier this year found that 91 percent of respondents who used flexible workspace believed it enabled “employees in their company to be more productive while on the move.”

Blockchain tech could totally disrupt property ownership rights

Creative new ways to transfer certain rights of ownership may seem like semantics, but the implications are huge if blockchain technology takes off.

How a luxury brokerage is using WeWork to expand across LA

PLG Estates’ brokerage owner Peter Lorimer and his wife and co-founder, Cindy, put a lot of effort into their three Los Angeles offices since starting up in 2010, but they were always getting asked by agents when they were going to open in other popula…

The Commercial Broker Roundtable: Coworking for Women

Editor’s Note: The Commercial Broker Roundtable is a quarterly look at the issues affecting the commercial real estate market and their ramifications for residential real estate. Moderator Deena Zimmerman, Vice President, SVN Chicago Commercial Participants Felena Hanson, Founder, Hera Hub, a spa-inspired, shared workspace and business accelerator for female entrepreneurs. Diane K. Danielson, Chief Operating […]

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