It’s time for another #StartupTuneup episode of This Week in Startups! Join us to hear pitches from four startups out of the Urban-X accelerator. Jason provides feedback on an apartment building grading system, outdoor workspaces, a new method of taxing drivers to pay for roads, and a collapsible bike helmet. Don’t miss Jason’s advice on building […]
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Executive Committee, meeting 15, May 24, 2016 – Afternoon and Evening Session.
Yale Fox sits down with GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) to discuss aggregating data across public and private institutions to increase transparency in real estate.
New Yorkers spend 65% of their income on rent, higher than the national average. But between roaches, rats, and unfit landlords, few have control over the conditions of the apartments they pay for. Housing advocate Yale Fox proposes a solution: a system that lets uses city data to rate apartments and help you find the […]
The rental market is on the rise. With 36% of US households deciding to rent in 2015, this makes it the largest share since the late 1960’s. Although the spike in multifamily units continues to drive the housing recovery, the high demand and low supply for affordable housing give landlords and rental companies the upper hand. With […]
The “worst” landlord in the city, is the city according to data compiled by a new website for renters to learn about where they’re potentially moving into. Toronto Community Housing – Canada’s largest landlord – had 452 bylaw violations according to LandlordWatch.com. “Based on the sheer size of the portfolio plus the repair backlog (estimated at around $2 […]
Yale Fox, TED Fellow, big data speaker and CEO of Rentlogic, describes how crooked landlords and building inspectors might exploit several loopholes in our current system—and how studying open data on housing might put the power back into the hands of tenants.
Licensing and Standards Committee, meeting 11, May 19, 2016
Win Win for NYC Renters Imagine if you were able to find ratings on your landlord or building before you rent an apartment or house? Picture it being as easy as checking the Zagat rating for a restaurant. That’s what Yale Fox, Founder and CEO of Rentlogic wants to do in New York City. In […]