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SoftBank-Backed Better.Com Places Top Executive On Leave After Bullying Complaints
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SoftBank-Backed Better.Com Places Top Executive On Leave After Bullying Complaints

Better.com chief product officer Elana Knoller. Patrick McMullan via Getty Images There’s more executive turmoil swirling at Better.com, one of the mortgage industry’s hottest new startups, and it’s hitting just days after reports that SoftBank is investing $500 million of new funding that values the business at $6 billion. Elana Knoller, Better’s chief product officer,…

Billionaire Larry Ellison Buys $80 Million Estate In Palm Beach
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Billionaire Larry Ellison Buys $80 Million Estate In Palm Beach

Pool Giles Bradford for Douglass Elliman The latest pricy purchase in Florida, one of the state’s highest, goes to Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison. He purchased this Tuscan style mansion from Gabe Hoffman, founder of Accipiter Capital Management, for $80 million or just a shave over its asking price of $79.5 million, reports the Wall Street…

Inside Larry Ellison’s $1 Billion Real Estate Portfolio
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Inside Larry Ellison’s $1 Billion Real Estate Portfolio

Larry Ellison pictured at his Palm Springs home. Jamel Toppin/The Forbes Collection Serial trophy home buyer Larry Ellison has added another prize to his vast real estate collection after purchasing an $80 million mansion in North Palm Beach this week, the third largest oceanfront home in the posh Florida county. The six-acre property—inside a gated community—boasts…

One Of Florida’s Biggest Real Estate Investors Says Market Is Headed For A Correction
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One Of Florida’s Biggest Real Estate Investors Says Market Is Headed For A Correction

Billionaire Jeff Greene speaks at a debate during his unsuccessful run for Florida governor in 2018. Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo Just before a power lunch at Sant Ambroeus in Palm Beach, real estate billionaire Jeff Greene picks up the phone to discuss the past year’s “huge migration” to southern Florida. “People have realized that they can…

Stop. Drop. Adapt. How The Former Covid Epicenter Is Changing Its Development Approach For Post-Pandemic Living
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Stop. Drop. Adapt. How The Former Covid Epicenter Is Changing Its Development Approach For Post-Pandemic Living

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – March 18, 2020 national Guard troops stationed in New Rochelle, which was the … [+] first hot spot for the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.S. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Getty Images The days of the National Guard strolling a containment zone in New Rochelle, New York may have ended, but…

Compass Cofounder Robert Reffkin Is Worth $500 Million Following IPO
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Compass Cofounder Robert Reffkin Is Worth $500 Million Following IPO

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin, pictured in 2019. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company) Getty Images for Fast Company Nine years after its founding, real estate brokerage Compass went public on Thursday, minting a huge windfall for the company’s investors and employees. As of early afternoon Eastern Time, cofounder and CEO Robert Reffkin was…

Just Five Months Old, Zillow Cofounder’s Pacaso Claims It’s Already A Unicorn
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Just Five Months Old, Zillow Cofounder’s Pacaso Claims It’s Already A Unicorn

Pacaso cofounders Spencer Rascoff and Austin Allison Cory Sherwood Photography Pacaso, a marketplace for second homes, has raised $75 million in Series B financing that gives the five-month-old business a valuation north of $1 billion, the company announced on Wednesday.  Pacaso, which was founded by CEO Austin Allison and Zillow cofounder Spencer Rascoff, has raised…

Google’s $7 Billion Real Estate Plan Shows Not All Tech Firms Want To Go Fully Virtual
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Google’s $7 Billion Real Estate Plan Shows Not All Tech Firms Want To Go Fully Virtual

A view of Google’s logo outside its Beijing office. (Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Even the virtual world requires a physical footprint. On Thursday, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and its parent company, Alphabet, published a blog post announcing plans to invest $7 billion in offices and data centers this year across 19 states….