Tag: proptech

Benjamin Labra, Houm: Fixing Latin America’s broken real estate industry, Ep 148

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

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Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [1:10] – About Houm
  • [2:28] – Pain points of the real estate industry in LatAm
  • [4:00] – A family of real estate developers
  • [5:32] – On Chilean talent
  • [7:33] – Jumping into tech
  • [8:35] – Switching from the investment side to running a startup
  • [10:05] – Basics of renting a property
  • [13:20] – Speeding up the renting process
  • [16:17] – A change in US investors’ perception 
  • [18:52] – Challenges of operating remotely
  • [20:28] – Advice to entrepreneurs in smaller LatAm countries
  • [21:38] – Proptech boom in LatAm
  • [22:30] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [23:00] – Advice to Benjamin’s younger self

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Brynne McNulty Rojas: Leading Colombia’s Real Estate Industry into the Future, Ep 135

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

Subscribe to the LatamList Weekly newsletter to get updated on the week’s top tech news and stories from the region.

Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [1:44] – About Habi
  • [2:20] – Buying and selling a property in Colombia
  • [4:25] – From New Jersey to Colombia
  • [5:54] – Brynne’s previous stops before starting Habi
  • [8:50] – Starting something of her own
  • [9:47] – Why Habi started with an MLS and Ibuyer model
  • [12:06] – Buying and selling a property through Habi
  • [13:10] – Habi’s experience while fundraising 
  • [15:10] – Advice on raising money from the US for a Colombian solution
  • [16:41] – Habi’s next milestones
  • [17:26] – Advice to Brynne’s younger self

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Rodrigo Sánchez-Ríos, La Haus: Transforming Latin America’s Broken Real Estate Industry, Ep 134

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

Subscribe to the LatamList Weekly newsletter to get updated on the week’s top tech news and stories from the region.

Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [2:47] – About La Haus
  • [3:21] – Growing up in Tijuana, Mexico
  • [4:07] – Studying in the US
  • [6:43] – From computer nerd to finance
  • [8:51] – Leaving Lehman Brothers
  • [10:45] – Choosing Stanford over Harvard
  • [12:30] – A life-changing trip to Colombia
  • [15:00] – Building blocks for La Haus
  • [16:37] – Latin America’s broken real estate industry
  • [20:35] – From idea to solution
  • [23:29] – Raising money in Colombia
  • [25:57] – Bootstrapping La Haus
  • [28:23] – Advice to Rodrigo’s younger self
  • [30:29] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Brian Requarth, Latitud: Building Iconic Companies in Brazil and Latin America, Ep 133

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

Subscribe to the LatamList Weekly newsletter to get updated on the week’s top tech news and stories from the region.

Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [1:40] – About Brian
  • [3:58] – From merge to exit
  • [7:45] – Merging with a competitor
  • [12:11] – Advice for companies looking to buy instead of build
  • [14:58] – How the ecosystem has evolved since 2009
  • [17:00] – Brian’s latest book
  • [21:22] – Angel investing in Latam with Latitud
  • [27:00] – Do’s and don’ts of investing in tech
  • [34:00] – Where do you see the market going?
  • [36:43] – Advice to Brian’s younger self
  • [39:25] – Next steps for Brian

Show notes on Latamlist.com.