#CREtech Picks: Week of 7/14/17

The Next Job Humans Lose to Robots: Real Estate Appraiser

News - Bloomberg

Twenty-five years ago, Brian Weaver was told at a seminar that the real estate appraisal profession would be killed off by technology in five years. It didn’t happen. But he now thinks the forecast wasn’t exactly wrong—just early.

10 Sales Productivity Apps You Will Actually Want to Use

Blog - Digsy

With targets and deadlines to beat, salespeople are always on the run to meet clients, do presentations, or attend a training session. Therefore, mobile access to company software and sales tools is a necessity for their productivity.

Podcast #142 Keith Kleinmaier CEO Tenant Tracker.

Blog - Duke Long

Deep roots in both #CRE and #Tech. Operations, ownership, management. Workflow. Productivity. Is it just tech for the sake of tech?

Why Technology Adoption Is Key To Transforming Real Estate

News - Forbes

The real estate industry is not well-known for technology adoption. For too many years, the 2 million real estate agents in the U.S. have relied on a disparate set of more than 250 third-party technology tools — none of which are integrated, creating more work, not less.

Data Science: Big Money and Big Data

Blog - Jonathan Schultz

Big data, a profession once referred to as “sexy” by the Harvard Business Review, is believed to be the next big thing to disrupt commercial real estate. While some may argue that real estate has taken a more conservative approach to the data-driven model than other industries, things are starting to pick up in the field. 
#CREtech Exhibitors: GeoCV

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

GeoCV enables everyone the ability to capture and share reality in volumetric 3D, using your phone. Their 3D viewer for web, mobile, and virtual reality showcases photorealistic visualizations with smooth navigation. Founded by 3D computer vision experts with 12 years of experience in the field, GeoCV has developed an advanced automated solution for producing the full marketing suite of 3D virtual tours, photography and floor plans at the highest quality, all at an affordable price.

4 Tech Trends Shaping CRE

Blog  - Lee & Associates

As the world becomes more connected, there are four huge technology trends that will affect just about everything we do. From the internet of things (IoT) to virtual reality (VR), new technologies are changing behavior and providing new ways to create, manage and solve. These same trends are also changing the CRE paradigm with potential to change the way commercial real estate is owned, bought, marketed, analyzed, planned, and occupied.

Apple unveils smart home experiences in its retail stores worldwide

News - TechCrunch

Unless you’ve had a chance to try some Apple HomeKit products in someone’s home or apartment, it can be hard to understand how it all works. In order to help with that, Apple has unveiled interactive HomeKit experiences in 46 of its retail stores worldwide.

ProspectNow Launches Predictive Digital Marketing Platform

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

The competition is fierce amongst lenders and real estate agents to land and close customers. In the drive to generate leads, lenders and agents tend to "blanket" advertise, or spend money on marketing tactics reaching customers not ready for their services. Talk about wasting money! Stop marketing to owners who aren’t ready to refinance or sell.

Real estate venture firm Fifth Wall launches an early stage accelerator

News - TechCrunch

The venture capital firm Fifth Wall, an investor in construction and real-estate focused startups that is backed by some of the country’s largest real estate companies, is expanding into early stage investing with the launch of a new accelerator program.

Website Debuts to Buy Commercial Real Estate Online

Blog - theBrokerList

Atlanta based commercial real estate asset and occupancy services firm Bull Realty, Inc has created a new website to buy commercial properties, apartments, and land online. Users can see available properties and execute purchase offers online with DocuSign, right on the website. For properties with more sensitive documents, users can sign confidentiality agreements online.

Regus to launch Spaces co-working concept in Manhattan, at the Helmsley Building

News - The Real Deal

Regus plans to launch its co-working concept Spaces in Manhattan at RXR Realty’s Helmsley Building, where the executive-suites company recently inked a 55,000-square-foot renewal.

Why Redfin’s IPO matters so much to other real estate tech companies

News - The Real Deal

When it launched in 2004, online real estate brokerage Redfin blazed a trail for companies such as Findwell, Compass, TripleMint, ZipRealty and LG Fairmont. But while it’s been expanding steadily and increasing revenues — it was involved in the sale of 75,000 homes worth more than $40 billion since its launch through the end of 2016 — the company is still far from profitable.

CrediFi enables real time streaming of real estate deal and client data directly into Salesforce

Press Release - PR Newswire

CrediFi Corp., the premier market intelligence and deal discovery engine for commercial real estate (CRE) finance, has announced the launch of a new solution that seamlessly streams CrediFi data into the Salesforce® CRM platform with the click of a button.

Ripe for Disruption: How Open Architecture APIs Could Revolutionize the Real Estate Industry

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Open architecture application programming interfaces (commonly referred to as APIs), make many of the apps and websites we use daily possible. Twenty years ago, the airline industry took the lead in developing an API for accessing flight reservation data. Household names such as Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest all utilize open architecture for various sharing features.

Travtus Analyzes Your Property’s Health

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Tenants are the greatest source of information for a property manager. They report issues and status of your asset better than any inspection. But this information is often lost in the reactive nature of managing repairs. Property managers juggle full plates. It's easy to fall behind when dealing with tenants, scheduling maintenance, handling amenities, and collecting rent. Often we have patterns being reported that we can’t see.