Ways Landlords Can Leverage Technology to Increase Revenues

As a landlord, you’re always looking for ways to give a boost to the bottom line. With technology a huge part of that bottom line these days, it only makes sense that you’re going to look to it not only to increase revenue but to improve your tenants’ experience as well. So what are the ways in which you can do this? Here are a few that we’ve collected: Use machine learning and artificial intelligence […]

How Will Rental Transportation Impact Our Cities?

You’re not just seeing things – rental transportation is becoming ever more of a popular thing by the day, particularly in larger metropolitan areas. Just as much as they are getting big, they’re also becoming controversial, with some cities fighting back with claims that these scooters clutter the community and are not tightly regulated enough. They’re everywhere, officials say. They’re convenient, claim the companies, in places where parking is a bear and even public transport […]

Will AI Keep Your Property Secure?

How significant is artificial intelligence when it comes to property security? Given that, as The New York Times notes, home security and its cadre of AI assistance is expected to become a $47.5 billion business by 2020, could commercial real estate be far behind? “We put in the cameras to create a perimeter with no dead zones,” Edgeworth Security chief executive Ken Young told the Times with regard to property protection. Edgeworth is a Pittsburgh-based […]

This is What the Office of the Future Looks Like

In the future, connectivity may be an even more important factor when purchasing office space than location or price, some are predicting. Just like every office first had to be wired for telephone systems, then coaxial cable for the internet, and now wireless, in the future Smart technology will be standard for all office buildings. Office space itself is already changing dramatically. More often than not, there are multiple companies in one building instead of […]

What Does the Smart City Mean for Our Future?

The Smart city market is projected to reach $400 billion by 2020. The type of data analysis that is made possible through Smart cities will become invaluable for identifying prospective investments, new or re-development, attracting tenants, and building better infrastructure. One tech leader, Cisco, is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Smart city projects all over the world including in San Jose and Chicago. Electricity giant GE (General Electric) has joined with city governments […]

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. […]