Real estate pros say HPD’s methodology for predatory landlord “watch list” is flawed

The city expects to add 150 properties each year to a list designed to warn tenants of potential predatory landlords. But some industry professionals think the city’s methodology for the “watch list” is flawed. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development recently proposed guidelines for what buildings will appear on its “Speculation Watch List.” HPD[…]

Cadre eyes Google, Facebook employees in bid for customers

Fresh off a partnership deal with Goldman Sachs, the Kushner-backed real estate investment startup Cadre could soon turn to Google and Facebook employees in its hunt for customers. “There’s also a really exciting opportunity in the technology space itself with companies like Google and Facebook,” Cadre’s CEO Ryan Williams said at CB Insights’ Future of[…]

Fifth Wall launches $400M RE tech fund

Fifth Wall Ventures, the venture capital firm that has invested in Industrious and Airbnb, is on track to raise another $400 million for its second real estate technology fund. The Los Angeles-based firm has already pooled $100 million from 19 unnamed investors, according to documents filed Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A source[…]