YD Proptech Spotlight: Latch

YD Proptech Spotlight: Latch

In our first proptech spotlight, Derek does a deep dive into the Latch smart access control company and its products. He starts with an interview with Ryan F. Flynn, then shows the install process of the M-series and R-reader in our current project in Brooklyn, and reviews their functionality.

Q&A with Sterling Jawitz: An in-depth discussion about added expenses for Coliving

Q&A with Sterling Jawitz: An in-depth discussion about added expenses for Coliving

Derek Hsiang and VisionaRE Partners founder Sterling Jawitz discuss Coliving Investment and understanding the extra development costs, operating costs, and other considerations that developers and owners new to coliving should be aware of before taking on a coliving project. We also fast forward to coliving’s future and what technologies we’d like to implement.

Real Estate for Noobs: Coliving Investment Analysis

Real Estate for Noobs: Coliving Investment Analysis

Coliving is a relatively new term slapped on the age-old concept of living with roommates. YD Development has developed over 100 coliving beds in NYC and have developed best practices as coliving has matured into a legitimate new real estate asset class. Derek covers everything you need to know about basic coliving investment analysis, including […]

Why is it so hard to disrupt real estate?

Why is it so hard to disrupt real estate?

Proptech makes up a huge portion of VC investment these days, but the real estate industry remains notoriously difficult to disrupt. Derek breaks down why this is the case by talking through everything that would be required to create a truly disruptive building that changes the way the industry would work. It requires a huge […]

424 W 47th St Common Clinton Full Property Tour

424 W 47th St Common Clinton Full Property Tour

Check out this full walkthrough of Common Clinton, our first completed project (and Common’s first co-living buliding in core manhattan). Located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen at 424 W 47th St in Manhattan Hell’s Kitchen Area, this property integrates art, technology, and sustainability in a fully furnished co living space. Narrated by Yoori!