The MIT Center for Real Estate, one of the world's leading educational and research institutions and CREtech (cretech.com), the leading commercial real estate technology platform have announced a collaboration agreement whereby the two organizations will collaborate on work together on content for events in 2018. The MIT Center for Real Estate will additionally fold its Spring Real Disruption event into a new, expanded CREtech Boston event on April 19, 2018. The Center will continue to host it’s hugely successful World Real Estate Forum this coming May.
In our modern marketing world, it’s so easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of resources for valuable content online. It’s likely your inbox is already inundated with newsletters and blogs from the CRE Tech community, so who should you follow for the best content? And who can you trust to have the level of experience required to offer actionable tips and well-thought out content?
Earlier this year, Amazon called for various cities to offer proposals on its second corporate headquarters. The tech giant plans to invest $5 billion in a new facility, as well as generate 50,000 high-paying jobs in the span of 10 to 15 years after it becomes operational. Around 238 cities have submitted their proposals, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami, and smaller cities such as Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Orlando, and Denver.
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.
4URSPACE allows vendors to showcase their services nationwide and introduce their company to new clients increasing their opportunities for new business.
The real estate industry, and every industry at that, is facing a forced evolution due to new and more innovative technological tools that benefit tenants and owners alike. This new age calls for a swift revamp in the ways developers, owners, operators, and tenants function and communicate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ask any commercial real estate marketer to name the top three trends in marketing today, and virtual reality is guaranteed to make the list. Virtual and augmented reality tech continues revolutionizing how CRE professionals market properties. Startups like VirtualAPT, Matterport, VRGlobal, FeelEstate, tout the engagement benefits of VR marketing across the industry, but not much has been said about what features matter when using a virtual reality program.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.