How will Artificial Intelligence Impact the Multifamily Industry?

Artificial intelligence, A.I.— these terms may sound like something out of an episode of Black Mirror or The Twilight Zone. However, artificial intelligence is a part of our everyday lives. (Think Siri or your Roomba.) Yet, as artificial intelligence continues to evolve, how will this technology impact the multifamily industry from tenant amenities to the way property managers do business? Smarter Units Many homes are equipped with artificial intelligence that helps connect their homes to […]

Watch These Big Players in CRE Crowdfunding

At one time, it was extremely difficult and limited to secure quality investments in commercial real estate, and not all borrowers qualified for traditional bank loans. However, thanks to the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups” act of 2012, also known as the JOBS Act, the opportunity to market private investments to the public arose. Due to this crowdfunding began, thus allowing a new tier of quality investors to reach those seeking investments. In the years since […]

The Beginner’s Guide to PropTech

Just a few years ago, the word PropTech was not common. In fact, it was not even used. Currently, it’s an electric new term, a “buzzword” that people in the real estate industry throw around like confetti.  But what exactly does PropTech mean? PropTech, or Property Technology, also known as real estate tech, is a portion of a larger, more widespread digital evolution in the property industry. As landscapes change and mentalities shift to a […]

Amazon’s Impact on Grocery, and the Innovation that Follows

Amazon sent shockwaves throughout America and abroad when news broke of the e-commerce giant’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market. The $13.4 billion deal was the first of its kind and showed a leap of faith in from traditional shopping trends to a new, technologically advanced horizon. Amazon currently has a variety of grocery based options such as AmazonFresh, Prime Now, Prime Pantry, Subscribe and Save and of course, Whole Foods.  With the implementation of these […]

6 Tech Amenities All Office Tenants See as Must-Haves

Today’s tenants demand a lot from their office spaces, particularly when it comes to technology. An office space can do wonders in attracting and retaining talent with the tech amenities being at the top of many tenants’ wish lists. Here are six tech amenities all office tenants see as must-haves. Applications Hosted in the Cloud The Cloud is what propelled the flexible work generation. This allows people to work from virtually anywhere that has a […]

Does Your Brokerage Need a CTO?

Many of the top commercial real estate firms around the world have hired a Chief Technology Officer to manage all the technology the brokerage uses to operate. Every single commercial real estate firm in today’s day and age is a tech company essentially, which means hiring a CTO could elevate the firm to the next level. What Does a CTO Do? A CTO oversees all of the implementation and adoption of new technology for the […]

The First Real Estate Blockchain is Almost Here

The first real estate Blockchain is on the way. A European private equity firm is working toward setting up the first Blockchain real estate fund. Here is everything the real estate community and investors need to know and more details on when and how this is happening along with things to watch. What is Blockchain? The first major application of Blockchain technology was bitcoin which was released in 2009. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and the […]

5 Ways E-commerce Has Changed the Game for Industrial Real Estate

E-commerce has been a crucial driver in the industrial real estate market for both leasing and investment activity. This new niche market of retail is transforming the entire industrial sector from logistics to warehouse design. Let’s take a look at a few ways e-commerce has changed the game for industrial real estate. Logistics The logistics part of the industrial sector is on fire, primarily because of e-commerce. The requirements behind logistics facilities for e-commerce are […]

Brokers: Keep Your Data Safe With These 6 Steps

Cyber attackers are not going away. In fact, our data is more sensitive and prone to being stolen more now than ever before. These cyber attackers are looking for data and money, which makes commercial real estate businesses a prime target for potential attacks. Make sure you are keeping your data safe and secure with these six easy steps. Step #1: Be Mindful, Use Good Judgment Being proactive and taking preventative steps against a cyber […]

Ask These 5 Questions Before Adding to Your Tech Stack

Are you thinking about expanding your technology repertoire for your commercial real estate business? Not sure which new technology will fit into your CRE firm? Before you decide to add to your tech stack, there are a few questions you should ask. After all, adopting new technology into your company is a big decision and you need to make sure that you are adding the right new tech that will add value to the business. […]