The Exchange with KB Podcast

David Friedman – Episode 14

Real Estate, Rentals and Fintech- The Exchange with David Friedman

In The Exchange with KB, host Kirill Bensonoff continues his series of interviews with today’s top innovators and business leaders to know. In this latest episode, KB is joined by David Friedman, co-founder of Knox Financial.

Learn more about our guest:

David Friedman founded Boston Logic (now Propertybase) in 2004, grew it into one of the largest software providers to real estate brokers, and sold it in 2016. Under Dave’s leadership, Boston Logic sold software to brokerages around the US and served tens of thousands of realtors. He recently co-founded Knox Financial, which is changing the way homeowners build wealth by making it easy to turn a home into an income property. This spring, Knox raised $1.4M, launched a pilot in Boston, and began accepting units onto the platform.

Visit: or check out Twitter: @FinancialKnox/


00:00 Intro

00:20 Background

01:42 Boston Logic

03:05 The real estate vertical

07:52 The next big idea

12:12 Knox Financial

14:03 Long term vs short term rentals

20:23 The go-to-market plan

22:11 Revolutionary technologies in real estate and fintech

25:52 Real estate as an asset class for consumers

29:28 The problem with appraisals

32:50 Blockchain and areas in need of improvement

35:49 Conclusion

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