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The new broker order
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The new broker order

I want you to visualize something. Picture an industry where extraordinarily lucrative careers can be had, where the barrier to entry for new talent is much lower than the other classic business roles like...

The new broker order
Terra Holdings' Kent Swig (Swig Equities, iStock)

Kent Swig launches his own cryptocurrency

Real estate investor and Terra Holdings owner Kent Swig has secured $6 billion in gold reserves to back his new cryptocurrency. DIGau, his digital token, will be pegged to the market price of the...

Kent Swig launches his own cryptocurrency
Better CEO Vishal Garg and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (Better.com, Getty)

Better.com lands $500M investment from SoftBank

UPDATED, April 8, 2021, 3:20 p.m.: Mortgage lending startup Better.com’s valuation just swelled to $6 billion thanks to a...

Better.com lands $500M investment from SoftBank
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Underwriting flexibility

“In the future, all space will be flexible, eventually we will outlive the idea of leases.” That is the prediction of Edward Shenderovich, co-founder of flexible office provider Knotel. He is one of my...

Underwriting flexibility
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A post-IPO trip into the Compass archives

8 years, $1.5B and 19,000 agents later … Compass goes public From Compass’ launch in 2012 to its IPO last week, The Real Deal has chronicled the startup’s unmatched growth. On its first day...

A post-IPO trip into the Compass archives
The WeWork saga through the eyes of its documentarian
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The WeWork saga through the eyes of its documentarian

“Hey guys, welcome to WeWork, the world’s first physical social network.” The company’s founder Adam Neumann stands in a...

The WeWork saga through the eyes of its documentarian
Zigg Capital's Dave Eisenberg and Ryan Orley (Zigg, iStock)

Zigg Capital nabs $225M to invest in proptech startups

Zigg Capital, a proptech venture capital firm co-founded by entrepreneur Dave Eisenberg, has raised $225 million to double down...

Zigg Capital nabs $225M to invest in proptech startups
Knock's Sean Black and Jamie Glenn (Knock, iStock)

Knock looks to go public at $2B valuation

Knock, a startup that helps people buy new homes before selling their old ones, is the latest proptech company to explore going public. The company has hired Goldman Sachs to help advise it on...

Knock looks to go public at $2B valuation

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