Directory Spotlight: 42floors, the Office Space Search engine

Directory Spotlight: 42floors, the Office Space Search engine

Discover your dream office space on 42floors’ simplified marketplace platform. Millions of rentals and leases are available in prime locations across the United States. 42floors is free to list office space and search available leases.

Knock, Knock, Who’s There? $32M in Series A Financing

Knock, Knock, Who’s There? $32M in Series A Financing

Atlanta-based online home selling platform Knock announced a successful Series A funding round led by RRE Ventures. The $32.5 million in capital will help Knock expand its marketplace service into new areas.

Zenplace is Making Property Management Easy & Effortless for the 50 Million Rental Properties Across the U.S.

Zenplace is Making Property Management Easy & Effortless for the 50 Million Rental Properties Across the U.S.

Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies are calling the national surge in demand for rentals “unprecedented” and industry analysts expect it to continue. However, property owners find that renting properties can be frustrating and worrisome. From finding reliable tenants, to leasing quickly and easily, to efficient maintenance, it can be a lot for a property owner to manage well. Which is why, with over 50M rental properties and 100M tenants across the U.S., property management services have been in great demand.

LiquidSpace Report: Flexible Office Space Demand is Growing

LiquidSpace Report: Flexible Office Space Demand is Growing

The modern workplace has evolved beyond business parks and cubicle mazes. Businesses demand workspaces flexible in terms of size, location, amenities, and leasing terms. Liquidspace, a leading provider of flexible office space, conducted an analysis of its marketplace in the final quarter of 2016 to pinpoint current and future demands. Their conclusion: more providers recognize the need for flexible terms and flex space needs will continue increasing.

MACH Energy Survey Reveals Best Practices and Priorities for CRE Energy Management

MACH Energy Survey Reveals Best Practices and Priorities for CRE Energy Management

It’s no secret that the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) sector has long been one of the major sources of GHG emissions and energy consumption in the U.S. According to the United States Energy Information Administration, 41% of total U.S. energy consumption can be directly accounted for by commercial and residential buildings. In fact, if these buildings were aggregated and considered a separate nation, they would demand more energy than all but two other nations worldwide.

How 360 Video Sells Real Estate

How 360 Video Sells Real Estate

Seeing is believing in real estate. Quality property photography is essential, but video is the superior selling tool. Real estate listings with a video tour received four times the number of inquiries than those without a video. Virtual video tours helped about 40% of potential homebuyers make a purchasing decision. The numbers demonstrate video marketing drives listing traffic and closes deals better than photography alone.

Virtual staging: A Solution for Many Listing Dilemmas

Virtual staging: A Solution for Many Listing Dilemmas

There are common laments from the listing agents, managers and developers of homes in new communities, high-rises, and/or resorts. “Vacant homes are a challenge to sell. Units filled with worn or dated furnishings are a turn-off, too!” If the rooms in your online listing are calling out for new paint, furnishings or décor, chances are buyers will ignore it. Let’s face it, you can’t sell or rent a home unless buyers and renters see it, but they won’t come see it unless they see beautiful photographs that showcase the property’s true potential. 

Big News From Matterport!

Big News From Matterport!

Matterport is partnering with Google to roll out a WebVR experience, released through Google Chrome, that will allow users to access virtual reality content through a browser.

Directory Spotlight: Buildout, Awesome Marketing for CRE Brokerages

Directory Spotlight: Buildout, Awesome Marketing for CRE Brokerages

Buildout is an end-to-end marketing solution that automates the document creation process in a brokerages specific brand, and streamlines all marketing activities. With Buildout brokerages can market and manage all of their CRE listings from one centralized place, saving time and guaranteeing brand consistency.

Why Every Real Estate Company Needs a Fully-Searchable Document Management System

Why Every Real Estate Company Needs a Fully-Searchable Document Management System

Paper files and documents abound in real estate offices. Copious amounts of documents – settlements, leases, maintenance records and expenses, and bills of sale, for example – need to be signed, filed and easily found at a moment’s notice. Spending hours searching through inefficient filing systems is a waste of time while losing or misplacing documents can put the company at risk.

Top Tech for Every Stage of Your Multifamily Investment

Top Tech for Every Stage of Your Multifamily Investment

Remember the days where finding and closing on a real estate deal averaged months? We’re pleased those days are long gone! Technology supplies multifamily investors small and large with the tools to speed up the acquisition, management, and disposition process. Choosing the right tool could mean the difference between closing in days or weeks, tenant retention or high turnover, and a low or high net operating income. Take advantage of the services from these top multifamily technology providers to maximize your investment.

Juniper Square Announces a New Investment Experience for CRE

Juniper Square Announces a New Investment Experience for CRE

Juniper Square hopes to disrupt the commercial real estate investment experience with its recent launch of new all-in-one online services for individual managers and investors.

Are Smart Buildings Safe From Hackers?

Are Smart Buildings Safe From Hackers?

Recently a staff member’s smartphone started randomly turning on and off without provocation. The battery died within hours of charging and the memory was running at capacity, even with all apps closed. The verdict: hacked. The phone was wiped and promptly replaced. 

Directory Spotlight: Xceligent, Building Data Everywhere

Directory Spotlight: Xceligent, Building Data Everywhere

Xceligent is a leading provider of commercial real estate information for properties in markets nationwide. The information in its comprehensive database includes the inventory of buildings available, tenant information, comparables, and historical trends. A research team proactively verifies this data for accuracy. Xceligent’s database and additional services help real estate professionals make strategic decisions about commercial real estate.

Top 7 #SxCRE Must-Attend Real Estate Events

Top 7 #SxCRE Must-Attend Real Estate Events

You know the saying “everything's bigger in Texas.” Each year, I think SXSW couldn’t possibly grow any bigger--until the next year’s schedule is released.

What I love about the upcoming 2017 SXSW is the number of engaging panels, sessions, and networking events that address innovation in the real estate industry. This year there are more sessions covering the biggest trends transforming CRE: artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and smart cities.

2016 Year End CRE // Tech Report: Development Strong Despite Decreased Funding

2016 Year End CRE // Tech Report: Development Strong Despite Decreased Funding

Did you know the average commercial real estate tech startup with venture backing raised $1.95M over two fundraising rounds in 2016? This isn’t the only interesting statistic found in the analysis conducted by CRE // Tech on the commercial real estate industry. In its second year, the 2016 Year End Report dove deeper into the emerging CRE technology trends by expanding the analysis section and highlighting new insights on industry developments.

Q&A With Olga Koroleva, Founder & CEO of CapitalBrain

Q&A With Olga Koroleva, Founder & CEO of CapitalBrain

Real Estate Tech News is always looking to profile up and coming real estate startups that are doing interesting things and expanding in the marketplace. We recently caught up with Olga Koroleva to discuss CapitalBrain, a data driven intelligence platform for private commercial real estate firms.

Remzy: Connecting Agents to Off-Market Properties

Remzy: Connecting Agents to Off-Market Properties

We all have that one house in our neighborhood that we just love. The problem is it’s not for sale. In fact, there more than 73 million off-market homes in the United States. Rather than be the creepy neighbor knocking on a stranger’s door asking if they would consider selling, Remzy offers a better solution.

6 Smart City Design Trends

6 Smart City Design Trends

Two generations ago, visions of cities of the future involved flying cars, fast transportation, and stylistic buildings. We still need to work on the flying cars, but cities are making zipping from point A to B more efficient thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. Municipalities can calculate things like how much time commuters will save while reducing unfriendly environmental emissions, energy usage of specific buildings, or how many parking spaces are open on a given street right now. That’s just the start of how IoT is changing cities. These are the top smart city design trends emerging across the globe.

 

Brokers: How Can CRE Marketing Tech Improve Your Business? Our Ebook Explains.

Brokers: How Can CRE Marketing Tech Improve Your Business? Our Ebook Explains.

Commercial real estate technology improves a brokerage’s client relationships. Why? Any process that helps the brokerage focus on the real work of building personal client relationships is a competitive advantage. We’ve collaborated with CRE marketing leader Buildout, to create an ebook for brokers that explains how to leverage marketing technology to improve client service, win more listings, and maximize success.