Environmental catastrophes, epidemics and shifting demographics are becoming higher risks to insurers, credit rating agency Moody’s said this week, as the agency sees growing recognition and evolving industry framework for social impact investors.  "Increasing...
Many teachers around the country struggle to purchase a home. In wealthy districts where educators face expensive real estate options, the problems magnify.  In 50 of the country’s largest districts, it would take at...
While political debates over climate change rage without apparent movement from either side, investors dealing in real estate are taking these risks more seriously. What’s driving these investors aren’t studies or scientific opinion. It’s more basic: a...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Catalyst, a Salt Lake City-based private equity firm co-founded by longtime social-impact investor Jim Sorenson, is raising $150 million fund aiming to capitalize on the Opportunity...
Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Serial entrepreneur Vishal Garg founded Better.com to simplify the $9 trillion mortgage industry by dramatically cutting down the time and fees it takes to get approved for a...
Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. The US Treasury Department on April 17 issued its final clarifications on how the community development program known as “opportunity zones” will function, what...
Sound Businesses: Companies we are keeping an eye on. Ron Rock is CEO and co-founder of Microshare Inc., a data-sharing and governance firm based in Philadelphia that just closed a $5 million funding round and graduated from Microsoft’s ScaleUp program. Smart cities....
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Technology startup KeyMe that caters to the locksmith industry has raised $50 million in growth financing from the global credit team at BlackRock to fund the...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Palo Alto, California-based Data Collective (DCVC) is looking to raise a new fund. The eight-year-old technology-focused venture capital (VC) firm filed documents with the SEC to raise...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Vertical Companies, the Los Angeles-based company that recently announced one of the largest Series A funding rounds in the cannabis industry, is planning to scale up its multi-state...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Blackstone Group is spearheading an investment upswing in Chinese commercial real estate. The New York-based private equity giant has executed two major deals this year and reportedly...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. It’s a common dilemma. A homeowner wants to buy a new place while selling the old one at the same time. Easier said than done. Cue the...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Airbnb has invested between $100 million and $200 million in Indian budget lodging group Oyo Rooms, signaling the San Francisco-based home sharing site’s deepening reach into...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Africa is set to become the largest region for consumer spending in the next decade, with the majority of spend going to basic essentials, such as food, transport, education, and healthcare. As spending increases, the epicenters of...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Because of its immense size in terms of land, population, and economic growth, the African continent presents the world’s largest untapped opportunity. However, most African economies are still dependent on commodities, which leaves them vulnerable to unpredictable...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Investment is flowing toward and flowing through digital real estate investment platforms. These platforms are bringing real estate investment opportunities to a larger group and allowing small-scale real estate projects to more easily source capital. Key Market Movements Crowdstreet,...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Real estate represents an attractive investment globally especially in urban centers, with millennials entering the market in ever greater numbers. Millennials will be the key buying demographic going forward. Global real estate tech investments reached $40B in...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Capital is flowing toward and through digital real estate investment platforms. These platforms bring real estate investment opportunities to a more diverse group of investors and allow small-scale real estate projects to more easily source capital. Key Market...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Capital is flowing toward and through digital real estate investment platforms. These platforms bring real estate investment opportunities to a more diverse group of investors and allow small-scale real estate projects to more easily source capital. Key Market...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Capital is flowing toward and through digital real estate investment platforms. These platforms bring real estate investment opportunities to a more diverse group of investors and allow small-scale real estate projects to more easily source capital. Key Market...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Real estate represents an attractive investment globally especially in urban centers, with millennials entering the market in ever greater numbers. Millennials will be the key buying demographic going forward. Global real estate tech investments reached $40B in...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Part of Our Coverage on Decentralization in Real Estate Real estate represents an attractive investment globally especially in urban centers, with millennials entering the market in ever greater numbers. Millennials will be the key buying demographic going...
KEY TAKEAWAYS As China’s economic footprint has grown in Africa, so too have Cold War-esque warnings that the opaque nature of China’s financial dealings on the continent mask an effort to exert control over politics and resources. Cold war...
KEY TAKEAWAYS As China’s economic footprint has grown in Africa, so too have Cold War-esque warnings that the opaque nature of China’s financial dealings on the continent mask an effort to exert control over politics and resources. Cold war...
KEY TAKEAWAYS As China’s economic footprint has grown in Africa, so too have Cold War-esque warnings that the opaque nature of China’s financial dealings on the continent mask an effort to exert control over politics and resources. Cold war...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Co-working spaces are becoming the preferred workspaces not just for entrepreneurs, but also for corporations. By sidestepping elaborate leases, the cost savings to companies and people alike is considerable. India is emerging as a massively under-served, yet...
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