Biffrey is a real estate investor, development activist and founder of RE-Think!: The Real Estate Think Tank (formerly Real Cocktail) based in Baltimore. RE-Think! focuses on innovation around real estate and urban planning. Get tickets for the upcoming RE-Think! "Go Green" event, September 24th. Follow Biffrey @rethink00

 

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RentHackr: Know Before you Rent

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As the first rental data platform to be powered by renters, RentHackr is quickly redefining the rental marketplace.  People share their address, rent amount, and what they intend to do when their lease is up. This information takes the guessing game out of finding…

DwellAware: Like Seeing Your Next Home’s Medical Records

When you go to the doctor for an annual physical exam, your doctor combines tried and true exam practices with the latest technologies to scan, test, and measure your body. DwellAware does the same, to compile the information buyers need before buying a house.  …

Charitable Agents Helps Regular People Make Huge Donations

Most Americans’ biggest purchase is their home. Imagine the positive impact of applying a percentage of your largest purchase to your favorite charity. That’s what the company Charitable Agents helps homebuyers do. Brothers David and Avi Tal were fascinated by this idea, and decided…

HomeTrackR: Like CarFax for Homes

If you’ve ever bought a home, particularly as a first-time buyer, you know how scary the process can be. It has always been hard to know just what you’re getting, even when you have a great home inspector. HomeTrackR fills this void. HomeTrackR provides…

An Evening in Baltimore Talking Urban Planning – Event Photos

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When members of the Baltimore real estate and urban development community gathered last month for the second Real Cocktail Baltimore mixer, there was an excitement uncharacteristic of the city officials, architects, investors and developers who were present.  Everyone came primed and ready to make…

Creative, Adaptive Reuse at Real Cocktail Baltimore July 28

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The next Real Cocktail Baltimore is rapidly approaching. The theme of the last Real Cocktail Baltimore event was eliminating blight. The theme this time is creative, adaptive reuse. We’ll approach this theme from two different angles. In the midst of a housing foreclosure tragedy, we…

Real Cocktail’s Inaugural Event

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How can we shorten the time between when real estate development ideas are just theory, and when those ideas are put into practice? That is the question that we started with, which inspired the Inaugural Real Cocktail event, held May 14, 2011. With Innovation…