Re: Tech has released its Future Insight Report, Mid-year Report 2015 Q1-Q2, focused on the impact of technology on real estate. Based in New York City, RE:Tech is an advisory group focused on technology and real estate. The firm provides research driven consulting services to pioneering real estate companies, investors, early stage companies, coworking spaces, government agencies, non-for-profits, and educational institutions.
This latest report from RE:Tech found that since the start of 2015, venture capital investors have poured over $322 million globally into 83 deals real estate tech related deals. This represents a mix of traditional VC money coupled with corporate VCs, hedge funds, and private equity. This year has also started with over $221 million in 56 deals in the US, representing 68% of the market in terms of funding. Notes RE: Tech, the significant funding figure was largely driven by market leading platforms in crowdfunding and marketplace-curated web in both residential and commercial real estate.
Crowdfunding and marketplace-curated web are two emerging trends identified in the RE:Tech report, with the following observations.
Marketplace & Curated Web: The overwhelming emergence of on demand marketplace and curated web platforms has flooded the commercial and residential real estate market.
Crowdfunding: As independent and midsize investors get pushed to the sidelines, the sector is looking less like the disruptive revolution that was promised.
The report can be downloaded from the RE:Tech website.