**Cover Story for Appraisal Institute's publication, Valuation Magazine:
It was mid-2021, a moment that now appears to have been the pinnacle of the recent real
estate frenzy, and up in the Rockies, a 2,000-acre rural ranch was purchased for $14 million — sight unseen. Eight months after the sale, the owner had yet to set foot upon his new trophy property, although he had plans to visit with his family by this summer’s end...
It’s official: as of 2022, the oldest baby boomer has now turned 76, and there’s an “age wave” coming. An AARP survey from fall 2021 found that three out of four adults between the ages of 50 to 70 rely on technology to stay connected, for entertainment, and for day-to-day living. That’s why companies have been rolling out an increasing number of tech devices, online platforms, and services that fall under the ever-widening umbrella of age tech – technology created specifically for older adults.
Climate change, and its dire consequences, are no longer up for debate. It’s happening, right now, all around us. But some of the world’s best and brightest have long been working on innovative climate tech solutions, and their ideas are generating plenty of interest. In 2021, over $40 billion was invested in climate tech startups...
Can a building behave like a forest—by generating its own energy, absorbing naturally available water, and producing no waste?
RET Ventures, an early-stage venture fund specializing in cutting edge real estate tech companies, officially launched its new ESG innovation-focused Housing Impact Fund in April.
Navigating the short-term rental business wasn’t easy when real estate agent Jessica Larsen got started, but channel distribution technology helped her streamline her process and save money.
It was only a matter of time until the rise of artificial intelligence brought about the creation of artificial data to feed the AI models. While the idea of synthetic data isn’t new, its use and potential have grown rapidly over the past year.
While kids may look forward to the long, lazy days of summer, parents often see the months with no school, or the daily structure that comes with it, as daunting. How do you make sure all the knowledge kids gained during the last school year doesn’t fade away before the next one begins?
Even in its infancy, the metaverse has become a buzzword that remains a bit difficult to pin down. So, what exactly is the metaverse, and why is it such a big deal?
Vriti Saraf, founder and CEO of k20 Educators, a global social learning community, explains that the metaverse is “a virtual version of everything you can do in real life. It is interoperable, owned by no one, and allows a lot of different platforms to live within it.”
What happens when you’re designing a new home office printer — from your home office? When HP sent employees home to work remotely as COVID-19 took hold in spring 2020, systems engineer Rosella Patenio and her team had just begun the design process on the new HP ENVY Inspire printer, which would include features and upgrades for home office needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed people's lives in many ways, including a perceptible shift in drinking habits. As a growing percentage of Americans are committing to a more health-conscious lifestyle in the wake of the pandemic, there's been an incredible boom in the non-alcoholic beverage industry.
Since COVID-19 impacted the education system, teaching without the use of technology is simply no longer an option. However, this transition to remote technologies has made school employees and students of all ages that much more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Locatee is Providing Corporate Real Estate Managers Flexibility, Safety and Greater Visibility into Building Occupancy
It’s finally happening. After 16 months, people are peeling off the loungewear, suiting up, and cautiously stepping back into the long-abandoned office. A recent CNBC survey found that 45 percent of major US companies will be implementing a hybrid work model for the second half of 2021, while 32 percent are going right back to an in-person office mode. Regardless of the approach, employers and their employees will return to an office dynamic that has been changed forever. But change is good, as they say, and one prop tech startup is waiting with open arms...
Predicting the future may no longer be such a fantastical notion. The concept of digital twin technology is essentially what it sounds like: a virtual, real-time representation of a physical product or process. Much more than a simulation, digital twin technology has evolved to use machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality to replicate and monitor existing physical objects and processes — and to more accurately predict outcomes of particular scenarios.