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VTS Launches Accelerate 2017 Tech for CRE

VTS Launches Accelerate 2017 Tech for CRE

What do Moneyball, HubSpot, and real estate have in common? All three are involved with CRE leasing leader VTS’ new Accelerate 2017 tech conference. During the three-day gathering of top real estate executives, venture capitalists, and technology firms, speakers and attendees will cover how technology is changing the commercial real estate industry.

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?

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.

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. 

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.

 

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.

CRERAYS: Matchmaking for Commercial Real Estate

CRERAYS: Matchmaking for Commercial Real Estate

No one wants to waste their time chasing prospects that simply don’t match their criteria. Enter CRERAYS. Tenants use the service to find commercial real estate properties that match their requirements. Real estate managers receive notifications when a potential lead is entered and see if their listings address the potential client’s needs.

Smart Building Conference to Highlight IoT

Smart Building Conference to Highlight IoT

They may not walk or talk, but every year buildings grow smarter! This year’s international 2017 Smart Building Conference focuses on how the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the smart building industry. Experts have labeled the IoT as one of the top commercial real estate trends to pay attention to in 2017.

Digsy Closes Deals: The Power of Artificial Intelligence for CRE

Digsy Closes Deals: The Power of Artificial Intelligence for CRE

Real estate success boils down to numbers: leads generated, contacts made and deals closed. Imagine knowing how to ensure an agent’s success by with hard data on what actionable steps close qualified leads. Digsy AI removes the guesswork from managing commercial real estate agents using the power of performance metrics and data science.

Regency Center and Equity One Merger to Form Nation’s Largest Shopping Center REIT

Regency Center and Equity One Merger to Form Nation’s Largest Shopping Center REIT

A new giant is emerging amongst the shopping center REITs. Regency Center Corp. and Equity One, Inc announced their pending merger following unanimous board approval. The new REIT would have a combined market capitalization above $15.6 billion with $500 million in new projects and redevelopments underway. Company shareholders now must approve the merger.

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. 

VTS and Hightower Join Forces to Tackle CRE Industry Challenges

VTS and Hightower Join Forces to Tackle CRE Industry Challenges

Commercial real estate tech leaders VTS and Hightower announced a merger Tuesday that serves a collective customer base of 5 billion square feet. Together, the new company will combine the strongest leasing and asset management features into one platform to better serve their customer base.

Partnerships Makes Blockchain for Real Estate a Reality

Partnerships Makes Blockchain for Real Estate a Reality

Blockchain technology is poised to transform the real estate industry. Other nations have invested in the secure potential. Now the Cook County, Illinois Recorder of Deeds Office is pioneering its use in the United States through a partnership with startup Velox. The Office becomes the first government agency to experiment with blockchain’s potential for secure record keeping.

What Trump’s Election Means for the Real Estate Industry

What Trump’s Election Means for the Real Estate Industry

In a historic victory, America elected its first real estate developer the next President of the United States. The anticipation is rising to see what measures Donald Trump will be able to enact regarding real estate with a Republican-led congress. No one knows for certain how the election results will play out, but based on Trump’s campaign, this is what could be in store for the real estate industry over the next four years.

Noga Golan appointed IBREA President to succeed Ragnar Lifthrasir

Noga Golan appointed IBREA President to succeed Ragnar Lifthrasir

The International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA) announced today that Noga Golan, who has held the role of San Francisco Chair since August, will immediately assume the position of President. With the launching of the Cook County blockchain real estate pilot program, IBREA's founder and President, Ragnar Lifthrasir, will transfer his efforts towards building Velox.