Author Archives: Ashkan Zandieh

Real Estate Crowdfunding: The Currency of Social Capital

Today, entrepreneurs can crowdfund practically anything.  From agriculture and design to the arts and technology, crowdfunding and its success stories have been all over the internet.  Recently, real estate has become an adopter of the online world of crowdfunding.  With its origins deeply rooted in both crowdsourcing and syndication, real estate crowdfunding is a popular tool to generate large sums of capital.  Additionally, with the popularity of social web based fundraising, real estate crowdfunding has become a viable tool for investment seekers. While most research has focused on the overall … Read More

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ULI Examines How Mobile Apps and Data Technology are Changing the RE Industry

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At ULI New York’s ‘Appy Hour at NYU Poly Incubator on May 9, the future of real estate was on display. As technology and real estate become more intertwined, advancements in the real estate tech industry have created new and innovative ways to monitor building performance, analyze financial data, and network. By using Big Data to analyze these large data sets, the next wave of real estate tech companies are altering the industry. Companies like Bright Power, Code Green and Wegowise all use Big Data to track and monitor energy and/or water … Read More

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ULI NY’s Expert Panel Provides Insight Into Latin America Real Estate Investments

ULI New York hosted a panel discussion sponsored by Park Madison Partners about the challenges and opportunities of real estate investment in Latin America’s emerging markets, including Colombia, Chile and Peru. Audience members and panelists were well represented and engaged across a wide spectrum of interest ranging from new development opportunities and real estate in the secondary market to economy of scale and socio-economical factors. Overall, all three panelists agree that socio-economical factors such as growing middle class, pro-business government, and economic independence are contributing to growth in Columbia, Chile, … Read More

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