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LMRE Announces Partnership with Twenty Five Ventures


25 Ventures Diversity Fund and LMRE announce a partnership to provide a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) focused resource in talent placement and talent solutions in the PropTech and Built Environment space. 


Twenty Five Ventures 25V Diversity Fund, a venture capital fund investing up to $10 million in early-stage real estate, property and fintech startups led by diverse founders, today announced a strategic partnership with LMRE, a PropTech Recruitment and Search Consultancy, globally recognized for leading the way in Real Estate Tech & Innovation talent management. 


It’s an exciting step for Twenty Five Ventures to partner with the team at LMRE, the No.1 global Real Estate technology, innovation and sustainability search consultancy. LMRE’s global network, paired with their years of experience creating talent solutions within the PropTech space, makes for a perfect fit for 25 Ventures Diversity Fund. The fund invests in startups founded by Black, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ, women and people from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, so they can build successful tech companies that disrupt the status quo, as part of our robust advising and consulting services for our portfolio companies and the industry at large. 


“One of the driving reasons for being in the Talent Acquisition industry is that we are in a unique position to influence hiring trends. We have the ability to represent candidates that otherwise may have gone unseen. Just like Twenty Five Ventures, we strive every day to level the playing field through our work, so partnering with them is a natural step for us. It’s imperative that change comes from the top and is implemented at the start of a company’s journey”, commented Louisa Dickins, co-founder of LMRE. “We are looking forward to building this relationship and helping achieve this shared mission”. 


“I understand the importance of partnering with the right talent to get the optimal outcomes. I began my career in the Tech Recruiting Sector many moons ago then moved into Real Estate and then managing RevOps in the Real Estate Tech space” says EJ Pineda, Managing Partner and CSO of Twenty Five Ventures. Pineda goes on further to say, “Helping people to find and grow a career and helping people find homes are ideas I have always held dear. I am delighted to be working with LMRE, an executive search firm that aligns not only with our sector expertise but with our mission to advance DEI in the Proptech space. With the changing economic climate, finding a trusted resource to assist with our portfolio companies’ hiring needs becomes even more important.” 


About Twenty Five Ventures 

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Twenty Five Ventures is led by Maximillian Diez, a Filipino American entrepreneur-turned-venture-capitalist. Diez is an investment, real estate and proptech veteran who started his career managing the family fund for the late Arthur C. Zief, a prominent San Francisco attorney. Since then, Max has held early leadership roles at Redfin and UpNest, and more recently, he served on the executive team that completed a buyout of the US-based Movoto, which was acquired within two years. 

Diez is joined by managing partners Alexandra Tieu and EJ Pineda. Tieu is a Vietnamese-born investor with an impressive background as a real estate, prop tech, and legal tech executive—where she held executive roles at Keller Williams, Movoto, Propy, Brevitas, and JLG Lawyers. Pineda is a Salvadoran American and a seasoned real estate technology leader who’s held leadership roles at Redfin, UpNest, and Movoto.  

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About LMRE  

LMRE is globally recognised for leading the way in Real Estate Tech & Innovation talent management, and has consciously worked to create a diverse team and culture, supported by active policies and integrated practices. We can proudly say that we are diverse in so many ways; we have a 50/50 split of female and male employees in the firm, and this is across 12 different nationalities. We truly have a cultural understanding of our global clients and candidates, and we apply a personal touch to our approach.    

From the outset our vision was to become a global provider of the very best strategic talent to the most innovative organisations in PropTech, ConTech, Smart Buildings, ESG, Sustainability and Strategic Consulting across our global network in UK, Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. We work hand in hand with our clients, ensuring their hiring strategy intentionally cultivates a diverse, balanced and inclusive recruitment process. We pride ourselves in taking time to educate our clients on processes that embrace different abilities, genders, ethnicities, skills and people of all identities, so that the candidates we work with can also feel confident about the cultural environment of their next chapter. 

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