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    Spencer Rascoff (Photos by Kevin Scanlon)
    National Issue

    The Closing: Spencer Rascoff

    Spencer Rascoff built the most consequential residential tech startup of a generation. As co-founder and former CEO of Zillow, he pioneered consumer access to home listings and price information, making his firm a platform...

    The Closing: Spencer Rascoff
    CoStar CEO Andy Florance and FTC chairman Joseph Simons (CoStar; Getty)
    National

    FTC sues to stop CoStar’s $585M RentPath buy

    Federal regulators are looking to block CoStar’s $588 million purchase of troubled rental listing platform RentPath, which operates Rent.com...

    FTC sues to stop CoStar’s $585M RentPath buy
    Zillow's Rich Barton and CoStar's Andy Florance (JD Lasica via Flickr; Getty)
    National

    Watch out Zillow, here comes CoStar

    Zillow’s Rich Barton and CoStar’s Andy Florance (JD Lasica via Flickr; Getty) Having cornered commercial real estate, CoStar has a new target. The data giant’s $250 million purchase of Homesnap, announced Sunday, gives it...

    Watch out Zillow, here comes CoStar
    Hippo founders Assaf Wand and Eyal Navon (LinkedIn)
    National

    Home insurance startup Hippo raises $350M

    Home insurance startup Hippo has raised $350 million from Japanese insurance giant Mitsui Sumitomo. The deal comes just four months after the online insurance firm raised $150 million, valuing the company at $1.5 billion....

    Home insurance startup Hippo raises $350M
    The Real Deal's E.B. Solomont
    National

    Inside Airbnb’s S-1, and Better.com CEO hit with fraud claims

    Top 5 takeaways from Airbnb’s S-1 Airbnb’s prospectus dropped this week, giving investors their first glimpse at the company’s...

    Inside Airbnb’s S-1, and Better.com CEO hit with fraud claims
    From left: Google's Sundar Pichai, Facebook's Mark Holliday, and Factory_OS's Rick Holliday and Larry Pace (Getty; Factory_OS; iStock)
    National

    Facebook, Google back modular housing startup

    Tech giants Facebook and Google are pulling out their checkbooks to back a modular housing startup. Factory_OS, which aims...

    Facebook, Google back modular housing startup
    Steven Roth and 220 Central Park South, which has effectively created its own tier of the luxury market.
    New York Issue

    The inside story of the world’s most profitable condo

    If not for 220 Central Park South, Vornado Realty Trust’s recent financials would have been a horror show. Vornado,...

    The inside story of the world’s most profitable condo
    NestEgg nabs $7M to pay your rent
    National

    NestEgg nabs $7M to pay your rent

    NestEgg, a startup aimed at making sure landlords get paid on time, just raised $7 million to hit the gas on new offerings, including financing for maintenance expenses. The Series A was led by...

    NestEgg nabs $7M to pay your rent

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