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    Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider 

    Realogy profit surges to $98M as sales rebound

    Citing explosive growth in the housing market, Realogy’s profit surged during the third quarter and the brokerage giant said...

    Realogy profit surges to $98M as sales rebound
    Tomo's Greg Schwartz and Carey Armstrong (Photos via Tomo Network)

    Ex-Zillow execs launch digital mortgage startup with $40M seed round

    In Silicon Valley, the typical seed round for a new venture is around $1 million — maybe $3 million....

    Ex-Zillow execs launch digital mortgage startup with $40M seed round
    CoStar CEO Andy Florance (iStock; Getty)

    CoStar plots international push with Emporis buy

    Commercial real estate data giant CoStar Group has acquired real estate data company Emporis, a move that will boost...

    CoStar plots international push with Emporis buy
    Jake Fingert, Casey Berman and Jeff Berman (Camber Creek)

    Camber Creek closes $155M fund

    Camber Creek — an early backer of proptech startups including VTS and WhyHotel — has raised $155 million from investors for its third and largest fund. The venture capital firm said the fund was...

    Camber Creek closes $155M fund
    Spencer Rascoff and Zillow CEO Rich Barton (Getty; iStock)

    Spencer Rascoff says Zillow IPO was “facepalm” moment

    Zillow’s 2011 IPO should have been a day for popping champagne and plenty of high-fives. Instead, employees and investors...

    Spencer Rascoff says Zillow IPO was “facepalm” moment
    From left: Keller Williams' Mark Chin, Richard Amato, and CEO Lauren Balbuena (Keller Williams; NY State MLS)

    CEO shakeup at Keller Williams NYC

    The new owner of Keller Williams New York City is bringing in a new leader. Richard Amato, who bought the franchise from Ilan Bracha and Haim Binstock earlier this year, has tapped Lauren Balbuena...

    CEO shakeup at Keller Williams NYC
    Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Getty; iStock)

    Aloha, Compass: Brokerage expands to Hawaii

    After a volatile six months for residential real estate, Compass is in growth mode again. The brokerage said it’s expanding to Hawaii, where it has brought on 14 agents in O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i and...

    Aloha, Compass: Brokerage expands to Hawaii
    Tishman Speyer CEO Rob Speyer, COO Paul Galiano, CIO Jenny Wong (Photos via Getty; iStock; Tishman Speyer)

    Tishman Speyer jumps on the SPAC bandwagon

    Tishman Speyer has formed a $300 million blank-check company — becoming the first major real estate owner to embrace what’s become a wildly popular but speculative investing tool. Through a newly formed SPAC, or...

    Tishman Speyer jumps on the SPAC bandwagon
    The Real Deal's E.B. Solomont

    Travis Kalanick’s ghost kitchen empire, plus proptech investing for the masses

    Not spooked: Kalanick bets on “ghost kitchens” Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick pioneered ride-sharing. Next up? Kitchen sharing. Companies tied...

    Travis Kalanick’s ghost kitchen empire, plus proptech investing for the masses
    Opendoor CEO Kevin Wu, Daniel Morillo and Ken Griffin (Getty; Opendoor; LinkedIn)

    Opendoor hires CIO from Ken Griffin’s Citadel

    As it prepares to go public, Opendoor is bringing on a new hire from Citadel, Ken Griffin’s $32 billion...

    Opendoor hires CIO from Ken Griffin’s Citadel

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