NEW YORK — Fifth Wall— a venture capital firm focused on technology for the global real estate industry—announced the final close last month of its Real Estate Technology Fund III (“Fund III”) totaling $866 million. On the heels of its $147 million (€140 million) European Real Estate Technology Fund, which closed in February, this brings the firm’s total capital raised toward property technology (“PropTech”) investment to more than $1 billion over the last year.
This not only marks the largest property technology (“PropTech”) fund in history—succeeding the firm’s Fund I and Fund II which were each respectively the largest PropTech funds at closing—it also represents Fifth Wall’s first hybrid fund, comprised of both early-stage and late-stage vehicles. This constitutes the firm’s third fund close in 2022, as the firm also announced its inaugural $500 million Climate Fund in July.
“When we started Fifth Wall in 2016, PropTech was not yet a term. Since then we believe that we played an intrinsic role in the ecosystem’s evolution and continue to propel it forward not only via capital, but industry awareness and strategic collaboration between our startups and real estate limited partners,” said Brendan Wallace, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fifth Wall. “It’s the natural next step that we’d expand the aperture, deploying two vehicles that enable us to invest from seed to IPO. It signifies our commitment to the ecosystem as it navigates the next wave.”
Fifth Wall’s Fund III refers to two discrete vehicles. Fifth Wall Early Stage Ventures, L.P. represents its early-stage venture vehicle, focusing on startups at the seed to series B stage, while Fifth Wall Fund III, L.P. denotes the firm’s late-stage venture vehicle, serving companies at the growth equity or series C stage and beyond.
Fifth Wall’s Fund III received commitments from existing and new investors across the globe, including Annaly Capital Management, Inc., Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., bpifrance through the Digital Funds of Funds, CBRE, CFG Bank and its wholly owned subsidiary Capital Funding, LLC, Cushman & Wakefield, employees of Northwood Investors, LLC, Equity Residential, Essent, Granite Properties, Hines, Invitation Homes, JBG SMITH Properties, Keppel Corporation, Koch Real Estate Investments, Lineage Ventures, Meritage Homes, The Moinian Group, Move, Physicians Realty Trust and PulteGroup, among others.
Procore, a leading provider of construction management software, also invested in Fund III denoting the first time that a prior fund’s portfolio company has invested as a limited partner. With the support of Fund III limited partners, Fifth Wall now boasts over 110 strategic limited partners from more than 15 different countries. It brings the firm’s total capital under management to approximately $3.2 billion.
Founded in 2016, Fifth Wall has approximately $3.2 billion in commitments and capital under management. Fifth Wall is backed by a global mix of more than 100 strategic limited partners (LPs) from more than 15 countries, including BNP Paribas Real Estate, British Land, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Host Hotels & Resorts, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Kimco Realty Corporation, Lennar, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Marriott International, MetLife Investment Management, MGM Resorts, Related Companies, Starwood Capital, Toll Brothers, and others.