Interviews

Spotlight Feature: Q&A with Tanner McGraw, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Apto

Spotlight Feature: Q&A with Tanner McGraw, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Apto

Apto provides technology to help brokers organize their data, build relationships and work their deals. It’s not just about having all your data in one place anymore. Our tool helps brokers efficiently act on their information so they can strengthen their relationships and grow their business.

Exclusive Q&A with #RETAS Sponsor Stefano Sanchini, 4URSPACE Founder & CEO

Exclusive Q&A with #RETAS Sponsor Stefano Sanchini, 4URSPACE Founder & CEO

4URSPACE allows vendors to showcase their services nationwide and introduce their company to new clients increasing their opportunities for new business.

#CREtech Exhibitors: ClientLook

#CREtech Exhibitors: ClientLook

ClientLook is returning for it’s 4th year as an exhibitor at CRE // Tech. ClientLook is a refreshingly simple CRM software for the commercial real estate (CRE) industry utilized by brokers, owners, investors and many more.

2 DADS ARE CRUSHING IT IN THE LENDING WORLD BY MAKING LOANS EASY & ANONYMOUS

2 DADS ARE CRUSHING IT IN THE LENDING WORLD BY MAKING LOANS EASY & ANONYMOUS

Like most business owners, Chris Meyer found the lending process tedious and drawn out. In ten years of running various businesses, he applied for fourteen loans. Each required over two months to assemble the loan package: three years of business and personal tax returns, a personal financial statement, and an application for each bank. One day, he reflected upon how many people he didn’t know had access to his most private information. In today’s tech world, he knew there had to be a faster, more secure way to get loans.

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.

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. 

Q&A with Valuate’s Founder, Bruce Kirsch

Q&A with Valuate’s Founder, Bruce Kirsch

Can you describe your site? Web-based property valuation and investment analysis calculation and presentation platform. 

Q&A with QuantumListing Founder, David Perlmutter

Q&A with QuantumListing Founder, David Perlmutter

Can you describe your site? QuantumListing is a mobile-first commercial real estate listing solution for brokers and tenants. Anyone can search all of our users’ listings without having to pay, and Premium Members can post an unlimited number of listings for the same low price. On our mobile app, the buttons to call and email the owner or listing agent are front and center so it is incredibly easy to reach out for more information. We’ve also made it easy to share listings via email, SMS and social media, and take that one step further, by sharing your listings for you to our social networks.

Q&A with Onyx Equities Co-Founder, Jonathan Schultz

Q&A with Onyx Equities Co-Founder, Jonathan Schultz

Can you describe your blog? My blog describes all the things that I've learned and am learning in my professional career

 

Q&A with RealAtom Co-Founder and CEO, Yulia Yaani

Q&A with RealAtom Co-Founder and CEO, Yulia Yaani

We are seeing a great amount of interest from CRE mortgage brokers in our platform. Brokers view RealAtom as a lead generator. Next month, we are launching a broker directory which will to be able to match borrowers with the most relevant brokers with its rating system.

Q&A with RealMassive’s CEO, Craig Hancock

Q&A with RealMassive’s CEO, Craig Hancock

Can you describe your site? We are a true marketplace, connecting supply and demand for commercial real estate assets, firms, and professionals. Atop an intuitive (and free) list and search platform, we have built modern digital and social marketing capabilities and performance analytics for our paying subscribers.

Q&A with RealConnex CEO & Founder, Roy Abrams

Q&A with RealConnex CEO & Founder, Roy Abrams

What problems are you solving for real estate professionals? We connect professionals to their needs in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost and in ways never possible before.

Q&A with Tanner McGraw of Apto on what it takes to be a #RETA winner!

Q&A with Tanner McGraw of Apto on what it takes to be a #RETA winner!

It's that time of year again! We just launched the 2016 Real Estate Tech Awards (RETAs)! Our Director of Engagement, Lauren Leal, caught up with one of last years winners for the “Best Real Estate Mobile App”. Hear from Tanner McGraw, Founder and CEO of Apto on what it takes to be a winner! And don’t forget to vote for your favorite leaders and companies in this years RETAS! Voting will close on December 31st!

Q&A With Raja Seetharaman, Director & Co-Founder of Propstack

Q&A With Raja Seetharaman, Director & Co-Founder of Propstack

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. Our very own Lauren Leal caught up with Raja Seetharaman to discuss his website Propstack, their new funding round and also the tech market in India.

Q&A With Poonam Mathis, Founder of StealthForce

Q&A With Poonam Mathis, Founder of StealthForce

From time to time we at The News Funnel come across truly unique players in real estate tech – innovative entrepreneurs addressing industry challenges with tools or approaches unlike anything else we’ve seen. One such example is a Founder we recently met, with a surprisingly simple solution to a universal problem. Her name is Poonam Mathis, and in the language of their website, the StealthForce team is “disrupting the human capital component of the real estate investment equation – one project at a time.” She’s addressing a need that we think more than a few of our readers can relate to.

Q&A with Tanner McGraw, Founder & CEO of Apto

Q&A with Tanner McGraw, Founder & CEO of Apto

We sat down with Tanner McGraw, Founder & CEO of Apto to chat all things commercial real estate and technology. Learn more from our interview below: 

What the Top Leaders in the Industry are Saying About Their Favorite Tech Sites

It seems every day, more and more real estate professionals are embracing technology. With all the buzz about new startups, tools and funding in the sector, we decided to ask a few of the leading thought leaders in the industry about some of their personal favorites:

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

3. What is your favorite social media site?

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

Nick Romito - Founder, View The Space (VTS)

Connect with Nick: Twitter, LinkedIn

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

My favorite real estate app is definitely Hotel Tonight. I live on airplanes so booking great hotels as a deep discount in seconds is a lifesaver.

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

I use my iPhone for pretty much everything.

3. What is your favorite social media site?

In terms of Social, I'm a big Instagram fan.

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is Surfline.com, I'd always rather be surfing.

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

I'm living this one everyday, there's no place I'd rather be than the platform the entire CRE community is standing behind, VTS.

Jeremy Neuer - Senior VP, CBRE

Connect with Jeremy: Twitter, LinkedIn

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

The News Funnel and Hightower.  The News Funnel keeps me up to date on the news of the day and Hightower allows me to be up to date with the leasing activity within the landlord rep side of my practice. Both provide up to the minute information at the tip of my fingers. How can you not love that?

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

iPhone 6 Plus.  I tried the Samsung, but came back to the iPhone after a year and I love the larger screen.  Maps and video are so much easier to read.

3. What is your favorite social media site?

Facebook. Lots of noise on Twitter and LinkedIn. Facebook is great for keeping up with friends and family and showing off pictures of my kids.

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

Not sure I have one other than Facebook. I do spend too much time on CharityBuzz looking at expensive things I’ll never buy.

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

TNF so I could hang out with Michael Beckerman.  If not there, I’d want to work at a sports site like Grantland.

Jonathan Wasserstrum - Founder, TheSquareFoot

Connect with Jonathan: Twitter, LinkedIn

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

Apto

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

iPhone 6

3. What is your favorite social media site?

Digg

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

www.seriouseats.com

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

The News Funnel because real estate is the best industry, so why look elsewhere?

Stefan Martinovic - Founder, CREATE

Connect with Stefan: Twitter, LinkedIn

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

MagicPlan

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

iPhone 6

3. What is your favorite social media site?

LinkedIn

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

Buzzfeed

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

Create.io (oh wait, I do!)

Allen Buchanan- Principal, Lee & Associates

Connect with Allen: Twitter, LinkedIn, Website

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

I use CoStar Go quite frequently but my News Funnel App is a close second.

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

I literally sleep with my iPad…well not really, but my wife has accused me of that. I just love the ease with which I can navigate to all of my sites/apps, check email, conduct social media activities…and of course record all of those Tuesday Traffic Tips!

3. What is your favorite social media site?

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter…in that order

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

Facebook. I am able to keep up with friends, family and events. I get a lot of my sports news from Facebook. I also can post pictures/videos of our goofy Labradoodle, Hank.

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

Buildout, theBrokerList, or The News Funnel…equally. Those three seem to be the BEST in class for their respective audiences and I have deep admiration for their culture and principles.

Michael Mandel- Co-Founder & CEO, CompStak

Connect with Michael: Twitter, LinkedIn

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

Well, aside from CompStak, I think there are a lot of great real estate apps out there.  I think what VTS is doing is awesome, and am excited to see what else they can build with their new Series B funding. That said, I don't use a whole lot of real estate apps anymore, I use business apps - Slack, Salesforce, Rapportive, Intercom, Google Apps, etc.

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

My Laptop.  It's a Macbook Pro. I have an iPhone, and an Apple watch, but I'm pretty much permanently attached to my computer.  I don't have the patience to try to do real work on a small screen.

3. What is your favorite social media site?

Facebook

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

Facebook

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

COMPSTAK.  Assuming I have to choose something other than CompStak, I would have to say Tesla (although it's not really a "site").