Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

In 1994, after a career in banking and fashion consulting, LaLa Wang turned her attention to the real estate market in New York City. "My husband and I were interested in selling coops and condos. We saw that the market was kind of inefficient. The more we became involved in looking to sell we thought, 'Why wasn't there a (multiple listing service) for consumers in Manhattan? In Manhattan there wasn't even a broker MLS," she said. The first step was to design and develop in-house databases. "We were using data feeds exchanged by bulletin board systems and FTPs." The initial effort, called Principal Connections Ltd., evolved into Manhattan Listing Xpress or MLX.com, an Internet-accessible database of thousands of New York City listings of for-sale and for-rent apartments, co-ops, condos an...