Q&A With Ben Moss, New East Coast director of sports and entertainment for Compass

Q&A With Ben Moss, New East Coast director of sports and entertainment for Compass

One of Miami-Dade's premier luxury sports and entertainment agents, Ben Moss left One Sotheby's International Realty to join Compass, a real estate listing platform. Jumping ship from a traditional brokerage to one of the hottest real estate tech platforms caught our eye so we sat down with Ben to learn more about this exciting move.

Directory Spotlight: Matterport, Immersive 3D Media

Directory Spotlight: Matterport, Immersive 3D Media

Matterport is a virtual reality leader in the real estate industry. Their product and software generates accurate 3D immersive models that allow visitors to explore a space without ever stepping foot inside. Since 2011, Matterport has changed the way individuals experience physical spaces. Today the company’s virtual spaces library is one of the largest in the world.

10 Best Apps for CRE Professionals on the GO

10 Best Apps for CRE Professionals on the GO

The way commercial real estate professionals conduct business changed drastically over the last decade. Just ten years ago contract offers still routed through slow mail systems! Thanks to mobile apps, CRE pros accomplish more tasks and from anywhere. No need waste time driving to the office to check in. These are our favorite time-saving apps for busy CRE professionals.

The News Funnel joins forces with CRE // Tech to create the largest tech content and event platform in the real estate industry

The News Funnel joins forces with CRE // Tech to create the largest tech content and event platform in the real estate industry

This week’s announcement that The News Funnel has acquired CRE // Tech is yet another indication that the real estate tech sector is experiencing an era of rapid growth and consolidation. This is the third significant M&A transaction in recent times, coming on the heels of the mega VTS/Hightower merger and the acquisition of Floored by CBRE. Undoubtedly as the CRE tech sector undergoes continued growth and maturity, the deal flow will only accelerate in 2017.

5 Venture Capital Firms Investing in Real Estate

5 Venture Capital Firms Investing in Real Estate

Venture capitalists continue recognizing the capital potential in real estate tech startups as proven by the $1.7 billion in investments over the last year. These startups are revolutionizing how brokers, agents, lenders, and more field professionals manage their businesses.

5 CRE Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

5 CRE Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

The commercial real estate tech industry has launched incredible innovations that changed how CRE professionals conduct their everyday business. All year we’ve explored how technology is saving money, streamlining efficiency, and improving the client experience. 

A Match Made in Heaven: Qualities of a Great Lending Marketplace

A Match Made in Heaven: Qualities of a Great Lending Marketplace

Not all lending matchmaking services are equal. The number of platforms promising to hook up borrowers and lenders with ease is growing. Each lending marketplace focuses on different types of borrowers and lenders. 

Q&A with CRERAYS Founder, Michael Nachtome

Q&A with CRERAYS Founder, Michael Nachtome

Can you describe your site? With CRERAYS, tenants in the market tell us, in detail, what requirements they have and we send those requirements on to real estate professionals who have signed up with our site. There is no cost to receive notifications. If a real estate profession is able to fill those requirements, they respond with a custom proposal and work directly with the customer.

Directory Spotlight: LiquidSpace, Workplace Leasing Simplified

Directory Spotlight: LiquidSpace, Workplace Leasing Simplified

Liquidspace helps professionals find flexible workspaces across an expansive network. The company believes in directly connecting professionals and growing teams with service providers in an efficient, no-hassle environment.

Q&A with #RETAS Sponsor and Actovia Founder, Jonathan Ingber

Q&A with #RETAS Sponsor and Actovia Founder, Jonathan Ingber

Actovia is a subscription-based program for commercial real estate and finance professionals, and as well as deal syndicators,banks, analysts, and anyone who services commercial real estate owners with their services. Our deep and comprehensive data sets that include property financial and owner contact information serves as a lead generation and research tool. Our exclusive data and easy to navigate user interface makes us the go to site for anyone looking to feed their deal pipeline. 

Breather to Expand Workspaces with $40 Million Series C Funding

Breather to Expand Workspaces with $40 Million Series C Funding

Workspace rental company Breather isn’t taking a break from expanding with the recent completion of a $40 million Series C funding round. Since starting in 2012, Breather has raised a total of $73 million in venture funding to provide stylish spaces in commercial buildings in major cities across the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.

Directory Spotlight: VTS, Comprehensive Asset Management

Directory Spotlight: VTS, Comprehensive Asset Management

Nick Romito and Ryan Masiello founded View the Space (now VTS) in 2012 to help commercial real estate owners and brokers streamline their workflow. The cloud-based VTS platform helps commercial real estate professionals manage their activity, identify trends, and quantify performance using a single easy-to-read dashboard accessible on mobile or desktop devices.

7 Strategies to Improve Marketing for Real Estate Agents

7 Strategies to Improve Marketing for Real Estate Agents

Gaining new client attention is tough in the saturated real estate market. The most successful agents constantly sharpen the tools they use to remain a top producer. For agents seeking to spice up their game, these seven strategies help real estate agents improve their marketing returns.

 

Future Housing Hinges on Infrastructure Under President-Elect’s Plan

Future Housing Hinges on Infrastructure Under President-Elect’s Plan

America’s bridges are falling down--and its roads are crumbling, water and sewer systems overdue for updates, amongst other infrastructure woes. President-elect Trump allocated a significant portion of campaign time on an ambitious plan to revitalize America’s infrastructure--emphasizing transportation over energy initiatives--to the tune of $1 trillion dollars. America’s economic outlook, including consumer confidence and increased spending in real estate, depends on the success of this proposed initiative.

CBRE Group Expands Tech in 3D Innovator Floored Purchase

CBRE Group Expands Tech in 3D Innovator Floored Purchase

CBRE Group, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, grew a little larger Tuesday with the acquisition of Floored, a leading CRE tech innovator. Floored’s products will enhance CBRE’s commercial property marketing and the additional talent will develop technological applications to provide clients the upper hand in leasing. The company did not disclose the amount behind the deal.

Q&A with Maggie Burns, VP of Real Estate at Breather

Q&A with Maggie Burns, VP of Real Estate at Breather

Can you describe your site? Breather is the leading provider of beautifully designed workspaces offering individuals and businesses practical, distraction-free workspaces that can be reserved and accessed through our proprietary app and booking technology.

11 CRE Events to Attend in 2017

11 CRE Events to Attend in 2017

Just in time for your new 2017 calendar planners: the top commercial real estate events for industry professionals. Expect the CRE Tech revolution to continue with this year's trade shows and conferences highlighting the technology changing how CRE professionals conduct business.

No More Lines? Amazon Go Says Just Walk Out

No More Lines? Amazon Go Says Just Walk Out

Forget self-checkout--how about automated checkout with no lines, no fiddling with a scanner, and no hassle. Amazon announced it’s piloting a box store where shoppers walk in, grab what they want, and walk out. The first Amazon Go store, currently for Amazon employees, could flip the shopping industry on its head.

Free Whitepaper: A Slow Journey to Truth in NER Lease Pricing and Its Impact on the Commercial Property Markets

Free Whitepaper: A Slow Journey to Truth in NER Lease Pricing and Its Impact on the Commercial Property Markets

In this whitepaper, we explore the historic and current methodologies in commercial property lease pricing, and why “rule of thumb” methods adopted in the past have been slow to adjust and adapt to today’s current market conditions.

How CRE is Preparing for Sea Level Rise

How CRE is Preparing for Sea Level Rise

Under the sea is a great place to be unless you’re a office building. The commercial real estate loss potential from projected sea level rise in the coming decades is significant. Lloyd’s City Risk Index projected major cities billion-dollar economic impacts from sea level flooding, like Los Angeles with an estimated $13.3 GDP risk. Right now the CRE industry is preparing for the threat on a regional basis.