Founded in 2007, Geek Estate’s guiding principle has always been:
“By operator, for operator.”

All signal, no noise.

The GEM (short for Geek Estate Mastermind) was founded in 2017 to bring
together the industry’s most forwardthinking, diverse, and innovative entrepreneurs
so they can spend more time building companies, and less time navigating the
industry. We are on a mission to make real estate, financial independence, and home
ownership more accessible using technology.

Membership is limited to 1,500

Geeke Estate Blog

The real estate technology landscape innovates at a lightning pace as new companies shake up the status quo and modernize the real estate experience. Geek Estate Blog is a transparent platform specifically written for tech-savvy real estate practitioners, entrepreneurs, and vendors navigating the most pressing issues facing the RE industry.

Authored by self-proclaimed geeks—people with deep experience providing technology services to the real estate industry and practitioners buying/selling properties—they understand technology and how it can work for you.

They demystify new technologies, break through the hype, and challenge easy assumptions. Topics discussed range from a review of the latest RE smart phone app to a thought-provoking analysis of a new proptech startup to curated search engine optimization (SEO) tips for real estate websites.

The opinions expressed on the blog by its authors don’t necessarily reflect the views of Geek Estate Labs LLC. GeekEstate Blog’s contributors are not employed or paid by Geek Estate (unless otherwise stated). If you’d like to become a contributor to the blog, a membership in the GEM is required.

History & Business Structure

Geek Estate Labs is primarily funded by the GEM, a private and paid community of more than 500 diverse real estate creatives, doers, and pioneers. Geek Estate Blog is now operated as a member benefit.

Timeline

2011

Began working at Virtual Results, and launched Geek Estate Pro. Zillow transferred ownership of the site to Drew.

2011

Geek Estate 2.0. Website redesigned by Virtual Results.

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2016

Formation of Geek Estate Labs, LLC after traveling for several years (while keeping a keen eye on developments in the real estate industry).

2017

Launch of the Geek Estate Mastermind (now referred to as the GEM). The first member to pay dues was Bryan Copley from CityBldr (September 1st).

2018

Geek Estate 3.0 Facelift (June 13, 2018)

2020

First VIP Dinner in partnership with Resident (January 29th)

2022

The GEM surpasses 500 members.

Meet Drew Meyers

Drew Meyer

Drew is a product strategist and community builder with 15+ years of cross-functional experience in the sharing economy, real estate, and travel industries. He conceptualized and led two bootstrapped travel apps, reaching 15k+ total global users.

He has spoken at Inman Connect, REBAR Camps, and a range of other events including InnovateHousing,, a half-day conference co-hosted by The Washington Center for Real Estate Research and Fannie Mae exploring the intersection of housing, innovation, and tech. The panel he moderated was “The Future of Data: Can Innovation and Privacy Coexist?” — watch the entire panel here. Has been cited as an expert in MIT Technology Review, and other publications.

Current Investments

Resident CityBldr MyPlace Plunk

Disclosures

Drew Meyers was employed by Zillow from 2005-2010; he is not a current stock holder (sold all of his early stock to fund his travel startup). Virtual Results employed him from late 2010 until December of 2011, and he has consulted for both StreetAdvisor and 360modern for extended periods of time in the past.

Keep in Mind

Drew is not a reporter. Are you an entrepreneur building a startup in the real estate space or a vendor looking to figure out the best way to reach agents and brokers?

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