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    SmartRent's Lucas Haldeman and Fifth Wall's Brendan Wallace (iStock)
    National News Analysis

    What SmartRent’s $2.2B SPAC means for multifamily

    As pandemic-challenged apartment landlords scrambled to cut costs, SmartRent CEO Lucas Haldeman’s phone lit up. The owners were eager...

    What SmartRent’s $2.2B SPAC means for multifamily
    Glenn Sanford (Photo courtesy of eXp Realty)
    National Issue

    The Closing: Glenn Sanford

    Glenn Sanford built a multibillion-dollar residential brokerage in his own, untethered image. Sanford, a former top producer at Keller Williams, founded eXp Realty in 2009 with the ambition to build the first fully virtual...

    The Closing: Glenn Sanford
    This is your home on tech
    National Issue

    This is your home on tech

    Listings With the M&A market for listings services heating up, eyeballs are worth a lot more than they used to be. CoStar bought national search portal Homesnap for $250 million in November, pitting the...

    This is your home on tech
    Rich Barton
    National Issue

    Inside Rich Barton’s quest to dominate homebuying

    The lights were dimmed. Soft music played in the background as Dan Levy, clad in paisley pajamas, parted his...

    Inside Rich Barton’s quest to dominate homebuying
    Why software is eating the home
    National Issue

    Why software is eating the home

    Less than a decade ago, startups valued at $1 billion or more were so rare — so mythical even — that the tech world took to calling them unicorns. In 2013, there were just...

    Why software is eating the home
    The Real Deal's E.B. Solomont
    National

    CoStar hits it Home, office-startups make bank

    CoStar brings it Home Did you think CoStar was giving up on residential real estate? After attempts to buy...

    CoStar hits it Home, office-startups make bank
    HomeX founders Michael Lerner and Vincent Payen (HomeX)
    National

    HomeX nabs $90M to connect homeowners and repair techs

    The burgeoning market for home-maintenance technology has crowned another winner. HomeX, a startup that connects homeowners with licensed technicians,...

    HomeX nabs $90M to connect homeowners and repair techs
    Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son and Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Getty, Compass)
    National

    SoftBank buys $72M of Compass stock

    SoftBank has upped its stake in Compass, shelling out $72 million to buy stock in the newly public company. The tech giant, already Compass’ largest shareholder, purchased 4 million shares on April 6 at...

    SoftBank buys $72M of Compass stock

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