Top 8 Apps for Real Estate Agents

Performance in our industry depends upon making connections and recognizing opportunities. In recent years, real estate professionals have begun to take advantage of a slew of digital tools that make managing the details simple and efficient. In fact, real estate apps are among the fastest growing type of new applications, with hundreds of millions invested…

How Today’s Workspaces are Transformed by Technology

Whether you’re talking about office or retail spaces, there have been big changes in what the ideal commercial property looks like in recent years. A combination of factors, including tech developments and the preferences of the millennial generation are reflected in the spaces where we work and shop. The workplace has been morphing from space…

Will Bitcoin Buyers Change the Commercial Real Estate Market?

The Dark Web, Silk Road, Dread Pirate Roberts… these sinister terms would seem to have nothing at all to do with the closely regulated world of commercial real estate.  But the tech-savvy folks in investment and finance are watching the evolution of bitcoin and other digital currencies with great interest. Established by an unnamed founder…

Taking to the Sky: Drones and CRE

Your CRE arsenal may soon include an airborne division.  The use of drones –or unmanned aircraft systems -for video and photography is a great fit for the enterprise, and recent changes to FAA policies bring it closer to reality. Unless you’ve followed the development of this technology closely, you may not be aware of the…

How Technology is Changing This Antiquated Industry

We recently saw a post that called commercial real estate “archaic”, “lumbering”, and “anachronistic.” Ouch. Maybe it’s true that as an industry we are slow to adopt new tools when our existing methods are still working. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But there is an increasingly stark contrast between the way CRE does…

Top CRE Tech Trends for 2015

CRE has a reputation for sticking to existing methods. It’s been referred to as an analog business in a digital world, but the old ways of doing business will soon be left in the dust. It can be hard to know what tools warrant the time and expense of implementation, but many are more than…