This post originally appeared on tBL member Michael Bull's Bull Realty Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Commercial real estate has a rep for being resistant to new technology. Jeff Finn, CEO of RealNex, put it this way: “I know from the arrows in my back [...]
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Louise Hughes's insight:
This is very cool. Well done South Australia. I hope the other states follow suit!
Real estate professionals come from many different walks of life. Many people today choose to take courses to allow them to pursue a career in real estate. Some choose this fulfilling career at a young age, while others discover it as a second career.
Not only is real estate rewarding, it can enable you to make a decent living. Real estate agents generally help people buy or sell a home.
Leading market analysts at IBISWorld report that Australian real estate industry expectations are high. They suggest there will be an increase in high-density housing and the population growth will expand the existing real estate industry.
They also predict that real estate industry revenue will increase by 1.6 percent each year, reaching $9.8 billion between 2016 and 2017.
Are you interested in joining the growing industry? Here are some of the main reasons for becoming a real estate agent:
Work for and with people
As a real estate agent, the major part of your job is interacting with a variety of clients on a daily basis. You can help people make their home ownership dreams come true or help them move onto the next stage of their lives, be it a bigger house to accommodate children, their first investment property, or downsizing once the kids leave the nest.
As a real estate agent, you also have the opportunity to work with a team of like-minded real estate agents and other associated professionals such as settlement agents, mortgage brokers, etc.
Degree of flexibility
If you like having more flexibility than the common office job, you will enjoy being a real estate agent. You get to control your own business hours, and are not always stuck in an office.
Take a look at the content you’re sharing on your blog and social media feeds. Is it mostly market reports, tips on how to qualify for a mortgage, or articles about why now’s the time to buy or sell? It’s not that those aren’t good things to share; they show your expertise as a real estate professional.
Real estate investment startup Cadre has just raised a whopping $50 million in a Series B funding round, The Post has learned.
Cadre is an online investment portal co-founded by CEO Ryan Williams, who has had stints at Blackstone and Goldman Sachs. Thrive Capital’s Joshua Kushner and his brother, real estate developer Jared Kushner, are backers and strategic advisers.
Last year, it raised $18.3 million in a Series A round, led by Thrive and General Catalyst. Investors include Yuri Milner, Goldman Sachs, Founders Fund, Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma, the Ford Foundation and Khosla Ventures, among others.
Since the fall of 2014, Cadre has been quietly promoting itself to a select group of investors — institutions, foundations, endowments and high-net-worth individuals.
While Cadre has been tight-lipped about how it works, the startup bills itself as a matchmaker that ensures clients are paired with the right real estate deals using proprietary software and its own due-diligence staff.
Because real estate is a “high touch” investment, the due diligence on both the sponsors and the properties is key to Cadre’s maintaining both exclusivity and quality, along with a walled-off website that needs an invitation and vetting for entry, Williams said.
“Pristine sponsorship and great product — that is the mantra we have established,” he said. “And we also look to ensure we are confident with the product. The technology platform is an element we bring to complement the investment experience.”
Williams said investors have poured “hundreds of millions” of dollars into deals around the country being offered by top sponsors through Cadre.
“We needed a platform to connect investors with institutional quality real estate outside the prevailing fund model,” Williams said. “I could more efficiently connect investors to quality investments.”
Cadre is also disrupting the model by charging lower prices, said one investor, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Williams, a Louisiana native who is being described as a “rock star” by his backers, has built an in-house team with offices in Soho that “can be creative and strategic and handle complicated investment structures.”
Michael Fascitelli, former CEO of Vornado Realty Trust and now heading his own MDF Capital, is on the investment committee that helps advise, oversee and provide feedback on deal opportunities. Andrew Farkas of Island Capital is also on the board.
Williams says Cadre works across the capital stack on both new and existing transactions.
“We’ve been primarily focused on existing cash flowing opportunities,” he said.
After much anticipation, Tesla’s first crop of energy storage batteries are finally on the market. For now, Tesla is only bringing the Powerwall to Australia since the country is a priority market due to its high number of solar energy users.
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Louise Hughes's insight:
Everything in this article is very true. However, in my personal experience, the sense of meaning you get from doing something purposeful way out weighs the money you earn in the corporate world.
I do think it would do many corporate high flyers a lot of good to spend six - 12 months working in a not-for-profit. I think they'd find it humbling and take a new approach to their work back to their corporate gig.
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