Will Solar Be Mandated for CRE New Builds?

Early last month, the California Energy Commission announced approval of a mandate that will require all “new homes and low-rise multifamily buildings” to include solar panels on the roofs. The law goes into effect within the next two years with full implementation mandated by 2020. This mandate is the first of its kind in the U.S. Could other states follow California’s suit? Will all commercial real estate builders and developers soon be required to install […]

7 Jobs that Technology Could Replace in the Coming Years

Depending on the survey, there are many different estimates about how many jobs are about to become obsolete because of technology. According to one think tank, in the public sector, about a quarter million administrative and civil service jobs are going to be lost within the next two years or so – resulting in billions of dollars in savings to the public. By 2030, McKinsey Global Institute estimates a loss of anywhere from 400 million […]

These 5 Technologies are Making Property Management Easier

Managing properties used to take a robust staff of dozens of people to collect rent, maintain the grounds, perform repairs and routine maintenance, etc. Current technology has made it so that nearly every single task in property management can be handled through technology, making it much easier to manage properties, engage with tenants, collect rent payments, and secure and retain new tenants.   #1: CRE Management Platforms Commercial real estate was late to the game […]

How is Virtual Reality REALLY Going to Impact CRE

Virtual reality (“VR”) will create opportunities for everyone. In an excellent article on the topic by The Counselors of Real Estate (read it here), they explain how the use of virtual reality could change every aspect of deal making. “One of the main uses of VR for real estate is marketing. While the cost of a virtual model may seem high to some, the cost can be offset through the reduction of other marketing spend, […]

Are Bots Taking Over CRE?

There have been plenty of stories circulating about how AI chatbots, or bots, are taking over businesses and possibly even entire industries. But, until now, no one has really thought about how bot technology could impact and transform CRE. Robots, in some form or fashion, have already replaced humans in some jobs, from flipping burgers to assembling cars. But bots have no place in CRE, where human interaction is crucial and necessary… right? Think again. […]

The Cloud Comes to CRE: How it’s Helping Agents Streamline Their Business

It’s official: just like so many other industries today, commercial real estate is going digital. The expansive capabilities of technology are continuously evolving and growing, and CRE is starting to innovate along the same lines. CRE professionals throughout the industry are turning to the cloud to both solve problems and to help increase their efficiency. Let’s take a closer look at 3 ways agents are using cloud based technologies to help streamline their business:   […]

4 Ways to Attract the Tech Industry to Your Office Space

2017 was certainly a year that was no stranger to technology. In fact, technology is becoming more and more intertwined with everything that we, as consumers, do in our daily lives. Think about it. Amazon now has a way to let their delivery drivers let themselves into your house. Let’s not even get started on the fact that there is now a way to unlock your phone simply by using your face. And, by all […]