Commercial Real Estate

Why Real Estate Pros Need Drone Imagery

Why Real Estate Pros Need Drone Imagery

Regardless of the property, successful real estate professionals realize they need to make the most of their marketing budget. Half of marketing professionals across the globe named video as the content with the highest return-on-investment. Of course, if you're going to go through the effort of creating a video, it needs to be stunning to stand out in the crowded video landscape.

Roll Out: How Brokerages Should Adopt New Tech

Roll Out: How Brokerages Should Adopt New Tech

We all know a guy (or gal) that always has to have the newest gadgets on the market regardless of its practicality. What happens when that new tech pulls a Samsung Galaxy Note and doesn't work the way it's supposed to? Adopting technology for technology’s sake is not a smart strategy. With the right process, a tech adoption and rollout can be a big boom to a company's bottom line. The key is in selecting the right tools for your business and marrying it with a solid process that gives everyone on board and running with the new tech.

Trend Alert: CRE Tech sees collaboration as way to innovation and growth

Trend Alert: CRE Tech sees collaboration as way to innovation and growth

Global brands across industries have been trending toward collaboration since 2008 when corporate budgets slashed R&D. Now, it seems the CRE tech sector has caught the collaboration fever as well and for more reasons than one.

#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.

Where’s the Financial Tech Money Going?

Where’s the Financial Tech Money Going?

Rumor has it the amount of money funneling into Financial Tech investments is on the decline. Early research from CB Insights indicates that while 2016 was not as prolific in terms of the number of deals as 2015, venture capitalists continued closing investment deals to the tune of $5.97 billion.

New Research Shows DOB Violations Increasing Across NYC

New Research Shows DOB Violations Increasing Across NYC

After a series of fatal accidents, the Department of Buildings (DOB) announced increased construction enforcement efforts in February 2016. In addition to adding new types of violations and raising fine amounts for hazardous infractions, the DOB added more inspectors to their ranks, all of which should point to an increase in violation issuance. It's been nearly a year since the launch of ramped up site safety initiatives - has the enforcement landscape changed since?

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

6 Top Office Design Trends for 2017

6 Top Office Design Trends for 2017

Has anyone seen my desk? It probably looks nothing like the spaces of ten years ago. In fact, today the office desk can be anywhere. Wireless technology, co-working, flexible workspaces, and new demands for amenities are changing the way companies deal with office space. Modern companies want a friendlier, more vibrant work community that’s reflected in the top office design trends of 2017.

The 11 Best Real Estate CRMs

The 11 Best Real Estate CRMs

The most powerful tool in a real estate professional’s arsenal? A customer relationship management system. With the power to automate marketing and track a lead lifecycle, the right CRM can supercharge an agent’s success. Not all CRMs are created equal, and not all will work for large and small teams. Our top picks for real estate CRMs are designed for a range of real estate professionals.

ZoneSavvy: Smart Location Data for Small Businesses

ZoneSavvy: Smart Location Data for Small Businesses

Ignorance is not bliss in the world of business. Owners know finding the right location is critical for success, but gathering essential data on area competition and local population demographics is a laborious process. Big businesses have it easy: they have teams and tools to run site analysis reports, are courted by major retail developments, and possess a well-known reputation to draw the community to the new location. 

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!

Can You Co-Work Now? Verizon Joins Corporations Offering Co-Working Trend

Can You Co-Work Now? Verizon Joins Corporations Offering Co-Working Trend

Now your cable package includes co-working space--if you’re with Verizon. The telecommunications giant is jumping on the co-working craze with the opening of its first space at 140 West Street in Manhattan. Plans for more shared office spaces are in place for Boston, Washington D.C., and London. 

What’s Technology Doing to Commercial Real Estate?

What’s Technology Doing to Commercial Real Estate?

For years, the narrative about the commercial real estate industry’s relationship with technology was one of missed opportunity. While many business sectors quickly latched onto the technological revolution of the 1990s, commercial real estate professionals by and large maintained the status quo for their day-to-day operations, which on some level kept the industry from realizing the benefits of widespread technology adoption.