Meet the #AI Landlord That’s Building a Single-Family-Home Empire using #BigData + #AI + #humans

Finding shabby abodes like these and making them respectable is the load-bearing wall of Amherst’s strategy. Amherst depends on humans to find cities, towns, and neighborhoods where fixer-uppers can become profitable, then relies on automation to pick individual homes. Negri, 31, heads the human team. He spends 150 days a year on the road overseeing Main Street ­Renewal’s operations from Atlanta to Denver, searching for “sweet spot” neighborhoods that combine affordable rents with a strong middle-income employment base.

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WHY IT MATTERS: AI and big data applied to home improvement and renovation.

Farid Mheir