What’s behind skyrocketing real estate tech investment?

Find out in our recap of ICNY 2018's Capital Connect session

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Inman Connect San Francisco, Jul 16-20, 2018

NEW YORK -- Our parent company's Inman Connect NY 2018 (ICNY) conference concluded on Friday with Capital Connect, a panel discussion dedicated to the massive influx of private investment into real estate tech. The discussion, which took place in a conference room at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square, featured prominent venture capitalists, lenders and marketers, who weighed in on how the real estate industry is financed. From new technology investments to advances in mortgage lending and marketing, the men and women behind the money outlined the industry's near-term economic forecast. Drawing the real estate tech 'heatmap' Three-quarters of all real estate investment by venture capitalists since 2016 has gone toward companies intent on disrupting. But the financing has gradually shifted from the challengers to the facilitators -- that is, those offering tech that serves traditional Realtors and lenders. That was the message from Matt Harris, managing director of Bain C...