If you’ve followed RET Ventures since we first launched Fund I back in November 2018, you know that the firm has seen countless wins and successes over the 16-month period. Just in the last year alone, we invested more than $60M in 11 rent tech leaders that work closely with some of the largest single- and multifamily owners and operators in the U.S. Commercial Observer recently posted a nice article on the history of the fund and our early traction that you can read here. It’s been an incredible journey to watch RET’s unique model provide deep, strategic relationships with entrepreneurs, LPs, and mainstream investors to help develop some of the most innovative real estate technologies in the industry.
Today, GlobeSt.’s Real Estate Forum released its annual “Commercial Real Estate Tech Influencers” and decided to include John and the firm as one of the honorees. If you’re not familiar, this list is known for highlighting the top tech, real estate, and investment firms making major contributions to the robust rent tech and proptech innovation ecosystem that is fueling real estate’s long-awaited digital transformation. To be included among so many pioneers, trendsetters, and forward-thinking entrepreneurs is both an honor and a validating moment for the RET Ventures team, the LPs that believed in us, and our business model.
We’re just getting started and we hope you’re as excited as we are for what the future holds for the firm. Thank you for your continued support and keep an eye out for more exciting announcements from RET Ventures in 2020.