No Rent: Real Estate’s New Business Models

No Rent: Real Estate’s New Business Models

Emerging technologies will enable operators to monetize physical space in new and creative ways.  Every day, each of us visits dozens of web sites and apps to access information and use various tools for work, communication, and fun. Most of these sites and apps are...
Real Estate Venture Capital: The New Operating Model?

Real Estate Venture Capital: The New Operating Model?

Direct investment in technology is reshaping the property industry and redefining the role of real estate developers In part 1 and part 2 of this series, we examined how the traditional private equity fund model is undermined by technology and how fund managers are...
Space-as-a-Service: Powered by Blockchain?

Space-as-a-Service: Powered by Blockchain?

Stayawhile’s effort to allow seamless moving between furnished apartments has implications for other types of property. Stayawhile.com operates a network of furnished apartments in cities such as New York, London, and Berlin. The company aims to empower the increasing...
Why is Housing so Expensive?

Why is Housing so Expensive?

A discussion of policy, technology, and productivity affecting housing prices.  Dislocation is a podcast dedicated to innovation in real estate — exploring technology’s impact on the way in which assets are planned, designed, financed, built, marketed, and operated....
Sharing Won’t Change Real Estate

Sharing Won’t Change Real Estate

Coworking and coliving are all the rage, but focusing on customers’ needs points to a much larger opportunity. Consumer products are developed with a specific customer in mind. Real estate often isn’t: A space is expected to serve anyone who happens to pay for it. The...