The Future of RE Investment: Improving Investment Returns Through Property Data – Gavriel Merkado

The Future of RE Investment:
Improving Investment Returns Through Property Data

Gavriel Merkado
Founder & CEO, REalyse


Gavriel Merkado is the founder & CEO of REalyse.


Real estate is the world’s largest asset class. But decisions are made using disparate, fragmented and incomplete data. This makes markets inefficient, and needlessly volatile. Starting with UK residential, we’re using cutting-edge data science to bring all property data together in one platform, and make it easy to interpret. For the first time, lenders, developers, investors and other property professionals can make decisions based on full, complete and accurate information.

REalyse brings together every dataset on residential property, and presents it through powerful, easy-to-use analytics tools. No other property data platform is as comprehensive, or offers the same degree of insight. That’s why the top investors, lenders and developers in UK property trust REalyse to help them succeed, even during times of uncertainty and market disruption.

They know that decisions based on partial data sources are flawed – and more so when markets change quickly. Right now, REalyse is powering decisions at the industry’s most successful organisations, including Legal & General, British Land and BNP Paribas.

REalyse makes it easy to create definitive, quantifiable assessments of risk and opportunity, whether in an existing portfolio, or in planned and ongoing projects.

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Acrew Capital, Jeff Bezos back Colombia-based proptech La Haus’ $100M debt, equity round

La Haus, which has developed an online real estate marketplace operating in Mexico and Colombia, has secured $100 million in additional funding, including $50 million in equity and $50 million in debt financing.
The new capital was obtained as an extension to the company’s Series B, the first tranche of which closed in January. With the latest infusion, Medellin, Colombia-based La Haus has now secured $135 million total for the round and over $158 million in funding since its 2017 inception.
San Francisco Bay Area venture firms Acrew Capital and Renegade Partners co-led the round, which also included participation from Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions, Endeavor …

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Abodu raises $20M to build prefabricated backyard homes

The need for more affordable housing has never been more urgent as a shortage in the U.S. housing market persists.
Startups attempting to help address the shortage in a variety of ways abound. One such startup, Abodu, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Previous backer Initialized Capital also participated in the financing, along with Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, former Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs, GGV investor Hans Tung and Paradox Capital’s Kyle Tibbitts.
The California legislature changed laws in 2017 to make it easier to build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Then …

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Extra Crunch roundup: CEO Twitter etiquette, lifting click-through rates, edtech avalanche

Yesterday, China ordered ride-hailing company Didi to stop signing up new customers after regulators announced a cybersecurity review of the company’s operations.
As of this writing, Didi’s stock price is down 5.3%. In today’s edition of The Exchange, Alex Wilhelm suggested that the move wasn’t a complete surprise, but it still “puts a bad taste in our mouths,” since the company went public days ago.

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When Didi filed to go public, it listed several potential pitfalls …

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Exclusive: Hepsiburada CEO sets out her vision, as it becomes first ever Turkish Nasdaq IPO

Hepsiburada — Turkey’s giant online shopping platform considered the Amazon of its country — floats on the Nasdaq today, for a valuation likely to exceed $3.9 billion on current projections, especially with shares being marked up to $14 apiece (up from the previously predicted $12 pricing). Bu this isn’t the end of the journey for this break-out Turkish tech and e-commerce company, for long-time founder and chairwoman Hanzade Doğan Boyner – who started the business in 1998 no less, and still has overall control of the company – considers this closer to a growth round of funding, enabling her ambitious plans to mine Turkey’s …

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Real estate tech startup Side raises $50M more at a $2B valuation as it preps for an IPO

Side, a real estate technology company that works to turn agents and independent brokerages into boutique brands and businesses, has raised “$50 million-plus” in a funding round that doubles its valuation to $2 billion.
The latest financing comes just three months after the San Francisco-based startup raised $150 million in a Series D funding round led by Coatue Management at a $1 billion valuation. Tiger Global Management led the latest investment, which also included participation from ICONIQ Capital and D1 Capital Partners. With the latest capital infusion, Side’s total raised since its 2017 inception now totals over $250 million. Matrix Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Trinity Ventures …

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AdTech startup Tomi raises Seed funding to make real estate ads perform as well as ecommerce

Industries like real estate, automotive, and financial services have long and offline sales cycles and digital advertising tends not to perform well in these areas. The conversion rates are low and because the real-world assets are offline the temptation of advertisers is to buy leads and clicks, which can inflate customer acquisition costs. People are browsing but they end up buying offline, basically.
A new startup, Tomi plans to address this issue by processing a user’s behavior on a company’s website (using a tracking pixel, combined with ad APIs and CRMs) to help companies reach customers more in …

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Real Estate, Retail, Consumer Products, Hospitality | Day 3 | 2021 Leading Entrepreneurs of the World Conference

2021 LEW Conference | Day 3 | Wednesday, June 23


9:40 AM
The future of Collaboration
Matt Griffin, Founder & CEO, 311 Institute

10:00 AM
Unlock Your Potential
Beri Meric, Founder & CEO, IVY

10:20 AM
Towards Smart & Sustainable Cities
Dr. Henning Stein, Global Head of Thought Leadership, Invesco

10:40 AM
Emerging Building Technologies
Jeff Perlman, Founder & CEO, Bright Power

11:00 AM
Accelerating the Transition to Smart Buildings
Nik Patel, Co-founder & CTO, Cohesion

11:20 AM
Urban AgTech & Resilient Cities
Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder & CEO, Agritecture

11:40 AM
Brand intelligence Driving Consumer Engagement
Jon Harari, co-founder & CEO, WindowsWear

12:00 PM
Moving to Flex: CRE Trends and the Future of the Workspace
Josh Freed, CEO, Proximity

12:20 PM
The Digitization of Commercial Real Estate
Abby Murray, Co-founder & CEO, Mortarr

12:40 PM
Event Technology Going Hybrid
Pedro Góes, CEO, InEvent

1:00 PM
The Innovator's Secret Formula: Innovation, Disruption & Market Leadership in Consumer Products
Neil Kane, President, Illinois Partners

1:20 PM
The Future Is A Luxury: Translating Technology into Consumer Interest
Robert Hagemann, CMO, Aether Diamonds

1:40 PM
Smart Homes and the Digital Art Revolution
Rahul Ranjan, co-founder & CEO, Canvia

2:00 PM
The Last Mile in Real Estate: Unlocking Space and Time in the Hotel Industry
Yannis Moati, Founder & CEO, of Hotels By Day

2:20 PM
Following your Passion and Building a Wine Company
David Noto, Founder & CEO, Altaneve

2:40 PM
The Future of FoodTech: AI and Robotics Transforming the Food Industry
Massimo Noja De Marco, Founder & CEO, Piestro

3:00 PM
ECOrenaissance: Co-creating A Stylish, Sexy and Sustainable World
Marci Zaroff, Founder & CEO, ECOfashion Corp

3:20 PM
The Power of Storytelling: Why Brands Need to Tell a Story to Win
Jake Karls, Co-founder & Chief Rainmaker, Mid-Day Squares

3:40 PM
All the Rooms for Everyone: Market Intelligence and Smart Analytics Disrupting Short-Term Rentals
Joseph DiTomaso, Founder & CEO, Alltherooms

4:00 PM
Transforming the Construction Industry: Sustainable Homes for Everyone

Bec Chapin, Co-founder & CEO, NODE

4:20 PM
Culture as a Defining Factor of Brand Success and a Great Customer Experience
Shane Green, Co-founder & CEO, SGEi

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Meet Nickson, the furniture-as-a-service startup that Barack Obama’s ex-financial adviser just backed

Ever toured an apartment and fell in love with the model unit?
You’re not alone. Harvard Business School grad Cameron Johnson is a former institutional real estate investor and Greystar exec turned startup founder who realized that very often, “renters would try to rent the model apartment.”
This got him thinking. People would love to rent a model apartment in a building, and no one likes to move. This spelled opportunity in Johnson’s mind.
So in 2017, he came up with the idea of Nickson, a Dallas-based startup that fully furnishes apartments on demand.
Image Credits: CEO and founder …

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A new video platform offering classes about skilled trades begins to build momentum

Trade schools are nothing new, but a new startup called Copeland thinks it can build a big business by bringing education about plumbing, drywall, cabinetry and more to the masses through high-quality pre-filmed classes online that feature industry pros and professional educators.
If it sounds like a kind of MasterClass for all things construction, that’s not an accident. Copeland sprung from the mind of renowned investor Michael Dearing, who wrote the first check to MasterClass (now reportedly valued at $2.5 billion) and spied an opportunity in pairing underemployed Americans with homebuilders who can’t find enough people to hire. Meanwhile, …

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