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Tangent 💚 Proptech

A new era is upon us, and Tangent💚 is back with our fourth new limited series, hosted by Proptech entrepreneur Edward Cohen, and venture capitalists Jeffrey Berman (Partner at Camber Creek) and Zach Aarons (Co-founder and GP at MetaProp). Tangent unites Proptech founders💡, real estate investors🏢, urban leaders🏙 and passionate creators🌎 who are improving our communities and cities. Join us to learn how we can solve present day challenges with innovative technology and greater collaboration. 💚Tangent Tank: Housing Crisis: Intrepid founders apply to come pitch their impactful business ideas to help solve the housing affordability, accessibility and supply crisis in the US and worldwide. If you would like to apply to pitch your startup on Tangent Tank: Housing Crisis, email us your application to tangentcommunity@gmail.com . 💚Tangent Proptech: Proptech founders, real estate CEO's and urban leaders sharing groundbreaking companies, ideas, entrepreneurial lessons and inspiring stories. Stimulating debate may include the future of cities, the hybrid work era and Discomfort Zones (TM). Edward & Jeff cover also cover trending topics in Commercial real estate, Residential real estate, Proptech, Venture Capital and Finance with select industry experts. If you're working with a non-profit org., a small business or an early-stage Proptech, that makes our communities and cities better, and would like to have your mission featured during our Features segment, please apply to tangentcommunity@gmail.com. Tune in to our 3 previous limited series, wherever you get your podcasts. Stay curious and always be learning! 🤓 PS. Do not take anything said on this podcast as investment advise or seriously, this is for entertainment purposes only. 🙃

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Climate Tech | Sustainability & Economic Benefits From Decarbonizing Real Estate, with Cortex CRO Lisa Rockefeller
Lisa Rockefeller is the Chief Revenue Officer at Cortex Sustainability Intelligence, the decarbonization platform built for commercial real estate, where she's driving the go-to market strategy. Cortex's advanced AI helps CRE teams amplify operational effectiveness, make informed decisions about capital investments, and tactically address regulation risks. Lisa has spent over 15 years in the regulated and unregulated Climate Tech space, including at EnerNOC's, a leading provider of cloud-based energy intelligence software, and at Palmetto Solar. (0:25) - Lisa's origin story(1:18) - Quantifying the real estate decarbonization problem(5:40) - Defining sustainability goals for CRE players(10:25) - Cortex's data stack(13:23) - Types of asset classes & building sizes working with Cortex(20:11) - Feature: Blueprint Vegas - The Future of Real Estate Is Here. Tangent listeners get a $300 discount at BlueprintVegas.com/Tangent(21:02) - Driving Cortex's adoption & estimating ROI(23:33) - Has Real Estate done enough to cut carbon emissions? (32:04) - Collaboration Superpower: Neil deGrasse Tyson (Wiki)💚 Learn more:➡️ Cortex Sustainability Intelligence's site➡️ Lisa Rockefeller on LinkedIn💚 Feature:➡️ Blueprint Vegas 2024 - Tangent listeners get a $300 discount at BlueprintVegas.com/Tangent💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
35:18 5/7/24
The New Generation of Real Estate Tech Venture Capital, with RE Angels GP & Founder Alon Gorbonos
Alon is the Founder and General Partner of RE Angels, a real estate technology angel fund solely composed of real estate experts with deep and diverse industry expertise focused on early stage startups. Alon also owns and manages several multifamily portfolios throughout the southeast (FL, NC & VA). Alon was the co-founder and managing partner of DTI Holdings, a vertically-integrated private equity real estate fund, which was established in early 2017 and successfully divested in 2021 - achieving 20% IRR. Previously, as a senior investment manager at MIO Partners, McKinsey & Company’s Investment Office. Prior to MIO Partners, Alon worked as a strategic consultant for McKinsey & Company, managing private equity client engagements.(0:32) - RE Angels & Alon's origin story(2:27) - Is Real Estate slow to adopt tech(4:49) - Early-stage Proptech VC criteria(10:02) - Proptech VC challenges(13:25) - RE Angels investment criteria(17:49) - Feature: Housing Trust Silicon Valley(19:00) - RE Angels Real Estate Tech framework(25:00) - Driving behavioral change through innovation(30:24) - Feature: Blueprint Vegas - The Future of Real Estate Is Here. Tangent listeners get a $300 discount at BlueprintVegas.com/Tangent(31:16) - RE Angels PortCo's: Paraspot.AI (AI-powered inspections for real estate) & Waltz (Enabling foreign investors to invest in US Real Estate) (39:08) - Collaboration Superpower: Warren Buffett💚 Learn more:➡️ RE Angels' site➡️ Alon Gorbonos on LinkedIn💚 Feature:➡️ Blueprint Vegas 2024 - Tangent listeners get a $300 discount at BlueprintVegas.com/Tangent ➡️ Housing Trust Silicon Valley's site - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
44:25 4/11/24
Future of Office | Coworking is Dead, Long Live Coworking: The New Flex Office Generation, with a16z-backed Codi CEO Christelle Rohaut
Christelle Rohaut is the Founder and CEO of Codi (backed by a16z), where she's building the walk-to-work revolution. Codi offers turnkey, private office spaces with the most flexible terms on the market. In a matter of days, any company can find a space for their team, with full and part-time options, outsourced office management, and flexible leases. Codi has also created a Relief Fund to help businesses impacted by WeWork's struggles. Christelle is an Urban Planner who aspires to achieve positive social and natural impacts for happier livelihoods. She seeks to innovatively rethink urban systems to help cities be a happier place for all.(2:11) - State of Office market(13:58) - Feature: Housing Trust Silicon Valley(15:10) - What's wrong with traditional Coworking(21:43) - Types of buildings partnering with Codi(23:56) - Codi's WeWon't marketing campaign(29:34) - Collaboration Superpower: Brian Chesky (Airbnb CEO & Co-founder) & Conchita Martinez (Spanish tennis champion & coach)💚 Learn more:➡️ Codi's site➡️ Christelle Rohaut on LinkedIn💚 Feature:➡️ Housing Trust Silicon Valley's site - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
36:10 3/26/24
A New Way to Finance Tech-Enabled Real Estate Co's & Lessons from the Proptech Boom Cycle, with Cherry Lawn Capital Managing Partner Robert McDonald
Robert McDonald is the Managing Partner at Cherry Lawn Capital, on a mission to provide businesses with the real estate capital necessary to scale and the operational capital needed for a successful next venture round. Robert joins Edward, Jeff and Zach to also discuss lessons and takeaways from the previous Proptech boom cycle, and how should founders and investors think about structuring, financing and scaling tech-enabled and data-driven Real Estate business in the post-ZIRP era. (1:19) - State of Proptech VC(9:56) - Proptech finance incentives (14:24) - Feature: Housing Trust Silicon Valley(15:36) - Cherry Lawn Capital's & Robert McDonald's origin story(20:04) - Cherry Lawn solution(31:38) - 'The Great Transition' for Proptech valuations(36:01) - Collaboration Superpower: David F. Swensen's wiki & Paul Annacone's wiki💚 Learn more:➡️ Cherry Lawn Capital's site➡️ Robert McDonald on LinkedIn💚 Feature:➡️ Housing Trust Silicon Valley's site - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
41:08 3/13/24
Climate Tech | How to Solve Real Estate's Greatest Challenge, with Measurabl CEO Matt Ellis
Matt Ellis is the CEO of Measurabl, the world’s most widely adopted ESG solution for real estate. Customers use Measurabl to measure, manage, report, and act on ESG data on more than 15 billion square feet of commercial real estate across 92 countries. Measurabl empowers customers to optimize ESG performance, assess exposure to physical climate risk, drive decarbonization, and secure sustainable finance opportunities. Matt is responsible for overall company operations, product vision and investor relations. Before founding Measurabl, Matt spent 5 years with CBRE, where he led CBRE’s Sustainability Practice Group. In this Climate Tech episode, Jeffrey Berman and Edward Cohen are joined by guest co-host Nina Mesalles, Climate Tech investor at Decarbonization Partners, a BlackRock and Temasek JV investing in next generation innovative decarbonization businesses.(3:40) - What is Real Estate supposed to measure in ESG(6:37) - Use cases across the Real Estate cycle(10:12) - Feature: Housing Trust Silicon Valley(11:24) - Players driving ESG impact(14:33) - Impact on market behavior(17:49) - Defining success in Real Estate Sustainability(22:02) - Building usage impact on efficiency & certifications(24:45) - Measurabl's Real Estate Sustainability data stack(27:19) - Levers for Real Estate investors & operators to improve sustainability(29:45) - Challenges to adopting energy optimization solutions(35:20) - Climate change impact on coastal Real Estate(37:42) - Where will Measurabl be in 5-10 years?(40:05) - Cities & countries leading Real Estate Sustainability(43:05) - Collaboration Superpower: Taylor Swift💚 Learn more:➡️ Measurabl's site➡️ Matt Ellis on LinkedIn➡️ Matt’s debut book From Green to ESG, available here➡️ Nina Mesalles on LinkedIn💚 Feature:➡️ Housing Trust Silicon Valley's site - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Nina Mesalles on LinkedIn➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
45:33 3/5/24
Future of Office | The Boring Building Amenity That Makes CRE Investors Money, with Stuf CEO Kat Lau
Katharine Lau is the CEO and Co-founder of Stuf, a self storage startup delivering modern, tech-enabled storage to consumers and businesses. Stuf partners with real estate owners to monetize basements, garages, and other spaces in commercial buildings as storage, creating new cash flow opportunities for landlords while providing neighborhoods with a new amenity. Stuf was recognized by Fast Company as one of The World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2022. Previously, Kat led the supply-side business of Industrious, the nation's leading premium workplace and coworking provider, where she pioneered an industry shift to asset- and liability-light agreements with property owners.(1:42) - Stuf origin story(5:46) - Target markets and type of buildings suited for conversions(10:00) - Business model & scaling CRE conversions(11:32) - Stuf's tech stack(15:02) - Feature: Housing Trust Silicon Valley(16:14) - Industrious transition from asset-heavy to asset-light(20:44) - WeWork's tumultuous office lease renegotiations(22:34) - Future of office uses(25:44) - Office-to-art space conversion(27:22) - Collaboration Superpower: Marie Kondo💚 Learn more:➡️ Stuf's site➡️ Katharine Lau on LinkedIn💚 Feature:➡️ Housing Trust Silicon Valley's site - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
30:29 2/22/24
Housing Crisis | Unlocking 2% Mortgages, with Roam Founder & CEO Raunaq Singh
Raunaq Singh is the founder & CEO of Roam, the platform for purchasing a home with an assumable, low-rate mortgage included. Prior to founding Roam, Raunaq spent a decade in various product and operations roles across Uber, Opendoor and Culdesac. He received a Bachelor's degree in Political Economy from NYU and currently resides in New York City.(2:26) - Lessons from Opendoor & Uber(5:01) - Roam origin story (7:36) - Feature: Housing Trust Silicon Valley (8:48) - Assumable mortgage mechanics(14:55) - Roam's Business Model(16:38) - Benefits for mortgage lenders(18:58) - Roam's homebuyers & sellers(21:10) - Impact of interest rates on the business(22:10) - Roam's New Closing Guarantee(27:54) - Housing market in 2024(31:59) - Collaboration Superpower: FHA, VA, Zillow, Redfin💚 Learn more:➡️ Roam's site➡️ Raunaq Singh on LinkedIn💚 Feature:➡️ Housing Trust Silicon Valley's site - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
33:56 2/7/24
Future of Office | Convene CEO Ryan Simonetti: Building the Largest Office Experience Provider, WeWork's Bankruptcy & Office Predictions for 2024
Ryan Simonetti is the CEO and co-founder of Convene, a global hospitality company that owns and manages premium Meeting, Event & Workplace locations around the world. His unique expertise in real estate acquisitions, development, and finance has helped catapult Convene to become a pioneer in the commercial real estate industry. Ryan is also the co-founder & Chairman of Ease Capital, a digital-first commercial lending platform that combines data, technology & world-class customer support to streamline the multifamily financing process from end-to-end. Ryan has been recognized for his transformative achievements on Commercial Observer’s inaugural Power PropTech List, Real Estate Forum’s 50 Under 40 list, Inc. Magazine’s '30 Under 30', a list of America’s Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs; was named 'Top Entrepreneur' by Crain’s New York, and was a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® New York Awards. (3:00) - WeWork's bankruptcy impact on the Office industry(8:17) - Tech vs Real Estate valuations(11:13) - Feature: Housing Trust Silicon Valley (site)(12:26) - Office Markets comparison(16:44) - Convene's performance & KPI's(18:07) - Innovative experience management(25:11) - Office AR & VR adoption(29:07) - Ease Capital - tech-enabled Multifamily lender(31:52) - Collaboration Superpower: Michael Jordan💚 Learn more:➡️ Convene's site➡️ Ease Capital's site➡️ Ryan Simonetti on LinkedIn➡️ Ryan Simonetti on X💚 Feature:➡️ Housing Trust Silicon Valley's site - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
35:49 1/30/24
Housing Crisis | Jeff Bezos-backed Real Estate Company Allows Regular People to Invest in Rental Homes, with Arrived CEO Ryan Frazier
Ryan Frazier is the Co-founder and CEO at Arrived Homes, the Real Estate tech company that Jeff Bezos and Marc Benioff invested in to make the wealth building potential of owning rental homes & vacation rentals more accessible. Ryan and the Arrived team believe they can do that by simplifying the process, and lowering the cost to get started. With Arrived anyone can buy shares in income producing rental properties starting at just $100. Arrived takes care of all the real estate operations so that investors can sit back and collect net rental income and their share of the home's appreciation. (2:42) - Arrived Homes origin story(7:49) - Arrived's end-to-end platform(9:14) - Investor returns with Arrived vs. REITs(14:44) - Seattle's Proptech Ecosystem(16:30) - Feature: Housing Trust Silicon Valley (site) (17:41) - Investing in single family homes vs. Residential funds(21:48) - Arrived's real estate investor community(24:35) - Proptech's strategy to competing with Institutional SFR(30:06) - Build-to-rent opportunity(33:57) - Housing market predictions for 2024(39:42) - Collaboration Superpower: Christina Tosi (Founder at Milk Bar - Wikipedia)💚 Learn more:➡️ Arrived Homes' site➡️ Ryan Frazier on LinkedIn💚 Feature:➡️ Housing Trust Silicon Valley's site - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
44:44 1/23/24
Housing Crisis | The Lawsuit That Will Change Real Estate Forever & Reimagining the Home Buying Experience, with Aalto CEO Nick Narodny
Nick Narodny is the Founder and CEO at Aalto, a real estate marketplace that lets people buy and sell homes online. Nick previously co-founded Grovo, a microlearning company for real estate agents that was acquired by Cornerstone on Demand. Real Estate runs in the family for Nick, after being raised and inspired by his real estate agent mother and father. Aalto combines modern technology with a centralized team of licensed agents. Buyers and sellers use digital tools to lead most of the process themselves. Aalto agents provide on-demand support, review offers, and handle closing. This online model aims to provide a consistent, high quality experience while costing less to operate, so buyers and sellers save money with low fees and rebates.(1:55) - Aalto, buy a home online(3:38) - Nick & Aalto's origin story(8:42) - Aalto vs. traditional broker(17:02) - Feature: Housing Trust Silicon Valley (site)(18:13) - NAR Lawsuit & it's ramifications for the industry(30:38) - Predictions for buyer & seller commissions in 2024(35:43) - Collaboration Superpower: Winston Churchill💚 Learn more:➡️ Aalto's site➡️ Nick Narodny on LinkedIn💚 Feature:➡️ Housing Trust Silicon Valley's site - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
38:35 1/11/24
Fundrise CEO Ben Miller on Real Estate & VC Investment Strategies, Macro Trends for 2024 & Building the Online Blackstone
Ben Miller is the co-founder and CEO of Fundrise, the largest direct-to-consumer alternative asset manager in the US. Under his leadership, Fundrise has grown to over 2 million active users and over $3 billion in real estate private equity, private credit, and growth-stage venture capital. Ben also serves as Chairman of the Board of three publicly-registered investment companies and, during his 25-year career, has acquired more than $8 billion of real estate assets, including 37,000 residential units and 5 million square feet of industrial and commercial space. (00:26) - Fundrise's journey to revolutionizing private market investing(8:13) - Benefits of end-to-end platform experience(12:49) - Growth-stage Venture Capital fund (Part I)(15:43) - Real Estate investment strategy(19:20) - Feature: Housing Trust SV (site) - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities(20:31) - AI impact on Commercial Real Estate(28:14) - Macro trends impacting Real Estate(29:46) - Economy outlook for 2024(35:24) - Growth-stage Venture Capital fund (Part II)(46:25) - Long-term vs. short-term lessons(48:59) - Collaboration Superpower: Alexander Hamilton💚 Learn more:➡️ Ben Miller on Twitter➡️ Fundrise's site➡️ Get $50 on Fundrise by signing up here ➡️ Onward, a Fundrise podcast with Ben Miller & guests (site)💚 Feature:➡️ Housing Trust Silicon Valley's site - Housing finance & public-private partnerships to create more equitable & affordable communities.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
51:58 1/4/24
Future of Office | WeWork, Adam Neumann, & the Great Startup Delusion, with WSJ Best-seller Author Eliot Brown
Eliot Brown is the co-author of The Cult of We (with Maureen Farrell), a WSJ best-selling book, and winner of the Financial Times, Fortune, and NPR Best Book of the Year Awards. Eliot covers startups and venture capital for The Wall Street Journal in London. He joined the Journal in 2010, when he was hired to cover commercial real estate in the wake of the financial crisis. He previously worked at the New York Observer, where he covered economic development and local politics.(2:10) - From The Cult of We to WeCrashed(3:42) - Importance of the book and it's lessons(6:18) - WeWork's board of directors & enablers(8:02) - Valuations: Real Estate vs. Tech(14:20) - HostAI - (site) AI-powered guest messaging & Airbnb rental software(16:23) - Where did it all go down hill for Adam's WeWork(19:15) - WeWork's most impactful tricks(24:16) - Cult of the Founder & power of storytelling(40:14) - WeWork's tech acquisitions(43:29) - Private vs. Public market frenzy💚 Learn more:➡️ The Cult of We's site➡️ Eliot Brown on X➡️ Get The Cult of We book on Amazon➡️ Get The Cult of We book on Bookshop💚 Feature:➡️ HostAI's site - AI-powered guest messaging for Airbnb hosts & boutique hotels 💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on X➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on X➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on XDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
46:00 12/20/23
How Multifamily Investors Can Decarbonize Buildings Profitably & Avoid Fines, with Kelvin Founder & CEO Marshall Cox
Marshall Cox is a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and the Founder and CEO at Kelvin, winner of the MIT Clean energy prize, the Popular Science Innovation Award, and the Verizon Powerful Answers award. The Kelvin team has developed a system that eliminates overheating in pre-war buildings. The system, called the Cozy, is a wireless, low-cost, and easily installed retrofit that drops on top of radiators to control indoor temperatures in buildings with radiator heat. In individual installations the system can eliminate overheating and vastly improve comfort. By retrofitting whole buildings, the Cozy redistributes steam flow to heat up colder rooms faster, saving up to 40% in heating costs and yielding a potential cumulative annual savings of $7 billion over the 120 million residential and commercial radiators in the United States.(0:22) - Why should we decarbonize buildings (2:47) - Origin of heating tech(3:55) - Carrots & sticks for building decarbonization(7:17) - Kelvin origins(9:46) - Kelvin's smart radiator covers(11:37) - Improving operations' bottom line(12:55) - Financing decarbonization solutions(15:31) - Cozy's low maintenance (17:22) - Precision in estimating building savings(19:50) - Hybrid electrification adoption(25:30) - Elevating living experience for renters(26:38) - Collaboration Superpower: Jigar Shah (Director of Loan Programs in the US DoE)💚 Learn more:➡️ Kelvin's site➡️ Marshall Cox on LinkedIn💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on Twitter➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
28:29 12/5/23
State of Short-term Rentals & Airbnb Regulation, with Hostaway Founder & CEO Marcus Räder
Marcus Räder started his first company when he was 11 years old. Since then, he's been learning about the world of business, growing up in an environment where global communication and connectivity gets better each day. With 10 years of experience in EdTech and online marketing at various startups, he decided it was time to help others. By founding Hostaway, he helps Airbnb and short-term rental hosts improve their businesses. (0:50) - Hostaway origins(3:16) - State of Short-term Rental industry(8:37) - Airbnb regulation(14:32) - Marketplace fee monetization & consumer psychology(21:28) - Adam Smith's free market, market failure & regulation vs. monopoly(22:52) - All-in-one vacantion rental software(29:18) - Role of online travel agencies(31:26) - Proptech & Travel Tech lessons from EdTech(34:28) - Collaboration Superpower: Alice Cooper💚 Learn more:➡️ Hostaway's site➡️ Marcus Räder on LinkedIn💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on Twitter➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
36:30 11/28/23
Cannabis Real Estate Opportunities & Challenges, with Zoned Properties CEO Bryan McLaren
Bryan McLaren is the Chairman & CEO at Zoned Properties, providing regulated Cannabis Real Estate and knowledge since 2014. Cannabis is now legal across 37 US states, and NYC's recent roll-out has put the industry under scrutiny. In this episode, Edward Cohen & Zach Aarons explore the opportunities for Commercial Real Estate investors and retail owners within the Cannabis sector. (0:42) - State of Cannabis Real Estate (6:07) - Retail opportunities & challenges(12:03) - Home prices & cannabis legalization (14:44) - Estimating market demand(17:26) - NYC Recreational cannabis roll-out💚 Learn more:➡️ Zoned Properties' site➡️ Bryan McLaren on LinkedIn💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on Twitter➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
36:28 11/21/23
Bridging the Gap Between Short-Term Real Estate Lenders, Borrowers & Investors, with Groundfloor Co-founder Nick Bhargava | Tangent @ Blueprint
Groundfloor is a private real estate lending marketplace open to non-accredited investors. Groundfloor opens the door to short-term, high-yield returns backed by real estate. Their platform brings together individual investors looking for short-term lending investments and borrowers looking for short-term financing for their specific real estate projects. Borrowers get access to more flexible, faster and cheaper capital than a traditional bank or a hard-money lender. Investors get access to short-term, high-yield investments. Groundfloor earned a historic qualification by the SEC in August 2015 to sell private real estate debt investments to non-accredited investors.💚 Learn more:➡️ Groundfloor's site➡️ Nick Bhargava on LinkedIn➡️ Blueprint Vegas' site 💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on Twitter➡️ Zach Aarons on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
08:58 11/14/23
How to Maximize Multifamily Performance with Renter Analytics, with RCKRBX CEO Michael Broder & COO James Moore
RCKRBX is the first real estate SaaS platform that puts the voice of the renter at the Multifamily developer's and investor's fingertips, including across key investment, development, marketing, leasing, and management decision points. The platform delivers actionable intelligence around the preferences, priorities, attitudes, and viewpoints that drive renter decision-making combined with predictive analytics to understand how these factors will impact asset performance and value over time, to what extent and why. Michael and James are applying their lessons from Political campaigning to the Real Estate world in a unique way.(1:13) - State of Multifamily(8:43) - Return to work impact on Multifamily(11:45) - What Multifamily can learn from political campaigns(16:44) - Demand side insights: What renters are looking for(25:00) - Canvassing renter insights to power investment decisions(32:23) - What Multifamily developers are missing(40:42) - What moves the rent needle beyond typical amenities(45:07) - Collaboration Superpower: Henry Ford💚 Learn more:➡️ RCKRBX's site➡️ Michael Broder on LinkedIn➡️ James Moore on LinkedIn💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on Twitter➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
51:01 11/8/23
The Easiest Way to Integrate Multifamily Property Management & Proptech, with Propify CEO & Co-founder Remen Okoruwa | Tangent @ Blueprint
Remen Okoruwa is product-minded leader who's working to unlock data for the property management industry. Remen and his co-founders met while they were working at Hubspot, and are now bringing their deep expertise about integrations to streamline Multifamily property management operations for all stakeholders. Propify (YC W23) recently raised $3.3M from VC firm Prudence, with additional funding from Fifth Wall, RXR, PropTech Angel Group, and HubSpot co-founder Dharmesh Shah. This episode is part of the Tangent @ Blueprint series, the most global event of Proptech innovators leading the charge in changing the built world in Las Vegas every September.(0:20) - Propify's origin story(1:34) - Benefits for Multifamily Proptech companies(2:55) - Translating data into insights & action(3:58) - Multifamily use cases(6:01) - Propify's unique business model(7:56) - Hubspot lessons for Proptech(9:21) - Where will Propify be in the next 12-24 months(10:16) - Key growth metrics💚 Learn more:➡️ Propify's site➡️ Remen Okoruwa on LinkedIn➡️ Blueprint Vegas' site💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
12:16 10/31/23
State of the Self Storage Market, On Demand Storage Models & Creating Value with Social Media Content, with DXD Capital Co-founder Cory Sylvester
As the Co-Founder of DXD Capital, Cory Sylvester brings 14 years of Real Estate & Finance expertise to revolutionize the Self Storage industry. Passionate about utilizing data and technology, Cory is building the largest platform for building and buying self storage facilities in the US. His Self Storage journey began with co-founding Radius+, a successful platform providing essential data for the self storage market. Through bootstrapping, they achieved seven-figure revenue and attracted the world's largest self storage company. Building on this success, DXD Capital was born, raising over $100M in equity and overseeing 30 facilities in various stages of completion. (1:00) - Self Storage Investor & developer sentiment(3:20) - American consumerism(8:38) - From Self Storage bear to Self Storage data software founder, investor and developer(13:04) - DXD Capital's investment thesis(16:10) - Feature: Strong Towns (site) - Make cities safe, livable, financially resilient and inspiring.(17:25) - On demand storage & VC: Clutter, Neighbor, Stuf(32:50) - Specialty Storage Subcategories: ISO, Boat Storage, Cold Storage, RV Storage(35:05) - Building a social media personal brand for value creation(50:22) - Collaboration Superpower: Elon Musk💚 Learn more:➡️ DXD Capital's site➡️ Radius+'s site➡️ Cory Sylvester on LinkedIn➡️ Cory Sylvester on Twitter➡️ Strong Towns' site💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on Twitter➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
55:11 10/24/23
Solving the Construction Labor Shortage with Mobile Micro-Factories, with Cuby Co-founder Aleks Gampel | Tangent @ Blueprint
Aleksandr Gampel co-founded Cuby Technologies with Aleh Kandrashou in 2021 to tackle the construction labor shortage. After 200,000 engineering hours, Cuby is setting the stage to commercialize hundreds of mobile micro-factories (MMF's) on or near construction sites to enable developers, general contractors and local partners to build better buildings faster, more affordably with less labor. This episode is part of the Tangent @ Blueprint series. Blueprint is the most global event of Proptech innovators leading the charge in changing the built world in Las Vegas every September.💚 Learn more:➡️ Cuby's site➡️ Aleksandr Gampel on LinkedIn➡️ Blueprint Vegas' site💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
05:57 10/17/23
CoreLogic CIO John Rogers on 22K Data Sources to Power Real Estate, Affordable Housing Development & Mitigate Climate Risk | Tangent @ Blueprint
John Rogers is the Chief Innovation Officer at CoreLogic, leading R&D on the biggest asset class in the world - the US Real Estate Economy, and driving new product development to market via an iconic property & location intelligence platform called Discovery. This platform allows clients that rely on data, insights, models and answers to drive growth or mitigate risk on their book of business. John asserts he's been fortunate to have worked in all 4 corners of the world leading large transformation projects in finance, retail, pharmaceuticals, logistics and airlines, including at IBM and British Airways. This episode is part of the Tangent @ Blueprint series. Blueprint is the most global event of Proptech innovators leading the charge in changing the built world in Las Vegas every September.(0:34) - Powering US Real Estate market(1:30) - Climate Risk Analytics for Housing ecosystem(4:28) - Truth data set(5:56) - Streamlining affordable housing development & collaboration(8:10) - Collaboration Superpower: Dr. Katherine Calvin at Chief Scientist at NASA💚 Learn more:➡️ CoreLogic's site➡️ John Rogers on LinkedIn💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
09:21 10/3/23
Zillow Co-Founder Spencer Rascoff on the New Proptech Wave, Democratizing Access with Housing Innovation, & LA Tech Ecosystem
Spencer Rascoff co-founded and ran Zillow for a decade as its CEO. Spencer is also the co-founder at Pacaso and, through his startup studio and VC firm, 75 & Sunny, is an active angel investor in more than 100 companies and is incubating several more. Rascoff is a NYT’s best selling author based in LA who focuses on Proptech, the future of work and the creator economy. Spencer is Visiting Professor at Harvard University where he teaches the StudioLab on Creativity and Entrepreneurship as well.(0:34) - From Zillow, AirBnB & WeWork to Proptech 2.0: What's next(3:20) - Mission-oriented founders(4:53) - Niche & simple vs. full stack solutions(7:00) - Too much capital: bug or feature(7:45) - Housing innovation & democratizing access(9:27) - LA Tech ecosystem: media, entertainment, defense & creator economy(11:56) - Discomfort Zone: Elon Musk💚 Learn more:➡️ 75 & Sunny's portfolio➡️ Spencer Rascoff on LinkedIn➡️ Pasaso CEO Austin Allison on Tangent💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
14:07 9/26/23
Housing Crisis | It's Not a Mortgage, It's Not Renting, It's Acre, with Acre Homes CEO & Co-founder Mike Schneider
Mike Schneider is the CEO & Co-founder of Acre Homes. Acre combines the ease of renting with the financial upside of owning. Acre is available in Raleigh-Durham, and will be launching in Atlanta and Nashville soon. Previously, Mike served as the VP of Technology Strategy at RE/MAX, and Co-founded First, a real estate tech company that leveraged machine learning to help agents win more business.(2:12) - Acre: Breaking the Renting or Home Mortgage paradigm(7:13) - Acre's model during variable interest rate environment(8:59) - Opportunity residents & investors(10:19) - Market growth(10:54) - Taking the Tesla approach: 10x better than mortgage(12:48) - Buying a home with a partner(15:28) - Acre Homes price point(16:47) - Feature: Blueprint (17:52) - Rent-to-own, buy before you sell, Home Equity products.(21:41) - Challenges of mortgages & bias in home appraisals(25:07) - Generating returns in Single family homes(25:42) - North Carolina ecosystem: Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle(29:51) - US cities transport options(33:26) - Collaboration Superpower: Steve Jobs(38:57) - Discomfort Zone: Is Built-to-rent overrated?💚 Learn more:➡️ Acre Homes (site) ➡️ Mike Schneider on LinkedIn   💚 Feature:➡️ Blueprint (BlueprintVegas.com/Tangent for ticket discount) - Most global event of Proptech innovators leading the charge in changing the built world in Las Vegas this September. 💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
38:14 9/12/23
Housing Crisis | Using Robots to Build Homes Faster & Cheaper, with BotBuilt CEO Brent Wadas
Brent Wadas is the CEO at BotBuilt, a Y-Combinator Construction technology company based in Durham, NC that is revolutionizing building homes with robots to address the labor shortage and housing affordability crisis. Brent served in the US Army in Afghanistan after 9/11, where he fulfilled his patriotic calling. BotBuilt employs a methodology that makes homebuilding less capital intensive, creating less waste and enabling a much more sustainable building process. Brent served over 10 years in the US Army as Assistant (to the) Regional Manager. Brent is an experienced business entrepreneur with a flair for achieving goals through actions and a passion for bringing dreams into focus.(1:34) - Brent Wadas' entrepreneurial & military journey(8:57) - What makes BotBuilt special(13:52) - Feature: CREx - Makes it easy to get data out of Yardi, Salesforce, and more.(15:15) - BotBuilt's factories: Durham, NC(16:56) - Lessons from Katerra's $2 billion saga(22:29) - Delivering a venture-scale return in Contech(25:51) - BotBuilt's unit economics & business model(31:49) - Contech adoption among homebuilders(34:40) - Collaboration Superpower: William "Wild Bill" Donovan (Head of the OSS, precursor to CIA) - Wiki (35:54) - Brent's 'Grand Daddy's' influence: 1st Scientific sharing agreement between USA & USSR 💚 Learn more: ➡️ BotBuilt's site ➡️ Brent's email: brent@botbuilt.com➡️ Katerra - Wiki 💚 Feature:➡️ CREx (learn more) - Makes it easy to get data out of Yardi, Salesforce, and more.💚 Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
40:23 8/23/23
Creating Pro-housing Ecosystems, with Ivory Innovations' Chief Innovation & Strategy Jenna Louie
Jenna Louie leads partnerships and strategic outreach at Ivory Innovations, and was previously an investor with the Urban Development Deal Team at Stanford. Ivory Innovations' mission is to catalyze innovation in housing affordability by promoting the most compelling ideas in housing by convening industry experts, inspiring students to tackle housing issues, sourcing and supporting the best innovative housing entrepreneurs, and putting these innovations into practice.💚Learn more:➡️ Ivory Innovations (see portfolio) ➡️ Esusu - Helping people build financial opportunities (learn more)➡️ Outreach Grid - End homelessness together (learn more)➡️ PermitFlow - Fast, easy permitting (learn more)➡️ Acre Homes - It's not a mortgage. It's not renting. It's Acre. (learn more)💚Feature:➡️ Blueprint (BlueprintVegas.com/Tangent for ticket discount) - Most global event of Proptech innovators leading the charge in changing the built world in Las Vegas this September.💚Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on Twitter(2:52) - Ivory Innovations intro (5:53) - Ivory ecosystem(7:43) - How to align stakeholder incentives to put housing solutions into practice(11:34) - Portfolio: Esusu, Outreach Grid, PermitFlow(19:05) Feature - Blueprint Vegas: Global event of Proptech innovators leading the charge in changing the built world in Las Vegas this September.(20:43) - Pro-housing innovation cities: Salt Lake City & Minneapolis(26:30) - "Low hanging fruit" pro-housing policies(31:46) - Role of Academia in catalyzing housing disruption(34:08) - Homeownership vs. renting & building wealth(38:15) - Housing funding environment: VC's vs. other creative funding ways(42:51) - Collaboration Superpower: Lee Kuan Yew (Singapore's First Prime Minister)Disclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
46:03 8/8/23
The Real Deal's Amir Korangy on the Future of Real Estate Media, Building Hybrid Real Estate Communities & AI Opportunities & Threats
Amir R. Korangy is an Iranian-American publisher and film producer, who founded the business magazine, The Real Deal, about real estate and finance news. He also produced the PBS documentary, "Building Stories", about architect Costas Kondylis. Amir Korangy is also an adjunct associate professor of media and real estate at New York University where in the fall of 2018 he will be teaching a course titled the Korangy sessions where graduate students will have an opportunity to court questions as to the reality of real estate in the city and the country, complementing to their theoretical framework.💚Learn more: ➡️ The Real Deal' site➡️ Amir Korangy's Wikipedia💚Feature:➡️ PRN - Parking Reform Network - Education about the impact of parking policy on urban life & housing. - Visit website➡️ Blueprint (BlueprintVegas.com/Tangent for ticket discount) - Most global event of Proptech innovators leading the charge in changing the built world in Las Vegas this September. 💚Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on Twitter(2:26) - Twitter / X & Threads, Elon & Zuck(8:25) - Proptech & Contech sales on Social Media(9:54) - #REtwit - Real Estate community's Twitter / X home(11:50) - Parking Reform Network - Education about the impact of parking policy on urban life & housing.(15:27) - Real Estate Business ed on TikTok, LinkedIn, Youtube, Instagram(21:09) - The Real Deal's community & multichannel(26:40) - The Real Deal's Dotcom bubble launch(27:48) - AI Opportunities & Threats for Media(30:33) - Zach's VC wins(37:35) -  Feature: Blueprint - Largest event of Proptech innovators in Las Vegas on Sep. 11th-13th(39:41) - AI & Copyright(44:00) - AI-generated history, education & religion(53:41) - Collaboration Superpower: Nick Denton (Gawker)Disclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
57:48 7/27/23
Housing Crisis | Transforming Housing Development with Workforce Creation & Political Innovation, with Inherent L3C CEO Tim Swanson
Timothy Swanson is the President & CEO of Inherent L3C, a Chicago-based low profit LLC focused on enabling and empowering long term affordable homeownership and generational wealth creation through modular housing development, workforce platform and a smart home marketplace for future homeowners.💚Learn more:➡️Inherent L3C (site) - Transforming lives, communities and generations through homeownership💚Featured:➡️Propify (learn more) - The single source of truth for your CRE asset management➡️Blueprint (BlueprintVegas.com/Tangent for ticket discount) - Most global event of Proptech innovators leading the charge in changing the built world in Las Vegas this September.💚Connect with Tangent:➡️Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️Tangent on LinkedIn➡️Tangent on Twitter(3:00) - Tim & Inherent L3C's story(4:21) - L3C structure, low-profit mission-driven limited liability company(7:11) - Feature: Blueprint - Largest event of Proptech innovators in Las Vegas on Sep. 11th-13th(8:18) - Running 3 companies in 1(10:15) - How is Inherent L3C funded?(13:40) - Workforce: Creating a jobs platform for residential development(16:11) - Workforce housing with better than living wage(19:25) - Single family vs higher density housing(21:26) - Tangent 'shiduch' - Roots 🤝 Inherent?(24:26) - VC friendly businesses(28:42) - Political strategy to propel change(33:29) - Feature: Propify - One integration to rule all property mgmt. software(34:35) - Future of Cities: Chicago(38:39) - Collaboration Superpower: Vinton CerfDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
46:26 7/11/23
How to Increase Workplace Efficiency, Improve Tenant Well-being & Reach Sustainability Goals, with Enlighted CEO Stefan Schwab
Stefan Schwab is the CEO of Enlighted (acquired by Siemens), a Proptech provider of IoT solutions at the intersection of people, space, and work. Enlighted combines cognitive environmental IoT sensors and lighting controls that connect to intelligent workplace experience apps, offering a singular, scalable, interoperable solution to address a spectrum of building, space, and productivity needs. Customers include AT&T, WWE and the UK's NHS. 💚Learn more: ➡️ Enlighted's site➡️ Stefan's LinkedIn💚Feature:➡️ Cuby Technologies (site) - mobile micro-factory solution to develop housing and buildings in less time.(3:12) - Implementing RTO plans(6:45) - Measuring occupier productivity and wellbeing(12:54) - Building management software integrations(15:00) - Differentiating your product and data in a crowded marketplace(18:22) - Feature: Cuby Technologies - mobile micro-factory solution to develop housing and buildings in less time(19:42) - Case Study: WWE's HQ in Stamford, CT(26:40) - Why should office buildings care about sustainability goals(29:36) - AI opportunities for CRE investors(33:39) - Future of Cities: Augsburg, Germany💚Connect with Tangent:➡️ Edward Cohen on Twitter ➡️ Edward Cohen on LinkedIn ➡️ Jeff Berman on LinkedIn ➡️ Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️ Tangent on LinkedIn➡️ Tangent on TwitterDisclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
39:53 6/20/23
Bonus | Discomfort Zone: What Have You Changed Your Mind About? Ft. Steve Eisman, Zach Aarons, Nick Romito, Kevin Ortner, Imran Noorani & Noah Isaacs
This is a Tangent Special episode. Discomfort Zone: the art of stepping out of your comfort zone to pivot in business and in life, and the science of changing your mind when you are faced with new facts and acquire new experiences.(0:25) - Zach Aarons (GP & Co-founder at MetaProp)(3:03) - Nick Romito (CEO & Founder at VTS)(3:47) - Kevin Ortner (CEO at Renters Warehouse and President at Appreciate)(5:09) - Steve Eisman (The Big Short investor)(6:14) - Noah Isaacs (Co-founder at Bowery Valuations)(7:34) - Imran Noorani (CSO at Peak Power)Connect with Tangent:💚 Edward Cohen on Twitter💚 Edward Cohen on LinkedIn💚 Jeff Berman on LinkedIn💚 Zach Aarons on Twitter💚 Tangent on LinkedIn💚 Tangent on Twitter
10:19 6/6/23
Housing Crisis | Rent-to-Invest & Build Residential Real Estate Wealth, with Roots Co-founder Daniel Dorfman
Daniel Dorfman is the Co-founder at Roots, an Atlanta-based company aiming to help 1 million people create wealth through residential real estate investing and their innovative ''Rent it like you own it'' program. 💚Learn more:➡️Roots (site) - The real estate portfolio that creates wealth for you and its Residents💚Feature:➡️Dottid (book a demo) - The single source of truth for your CRE asset management 💚Connect with Tangent:➡️Edward Cohen on Twitter➡️Edward Cohen on LinkedIn➡️Jeff Berman on LinkedIn➡️Zach Aarons on Twitter➡️Tangent on LinkedIn➡️Tangent on Twitter(1:53) - Roots' pitch: Turning renters into investors(3:59) - Roots' investors, assets & strategy (6:51) - Tangent Glossary: Reg A REITs(9:00) - Rent pricing strategy & planning fund reserves(13:32) - Roots' company growth, rent growth & CoC(16:19) - Renter incentives: Rent a home like you own it(18:45) - Feature - Dottid: All-in-one commercial real estate asset management platform(21:07) - Scaling in Atlanta market and beyond(22:22) - Real Estate fund type and structure(25:29) - Jeff's lesson for Proptech founders: to raise VC or not to(26:43) - Trading lower CoC yield for higher appreciation & financial empowerment(28:53) - Secret sauce(32:55) - Discomfort Zone: Building resident trust (35:07) - Resident community gamification & creating network effects (38:26) - Collaboration Superpower: Public-private partnerships, Multifamily REIT's & Mel Brunson Disclaimer: Tangent podcast is for entertainment and informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advise. Nothing contained on our program constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Tangent, Camber Creek, MetaProp, or any third party guest to buy or sell any securities, public or private, other financial instruments or funds.
42:49 5/9/23

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