#CREtech Picks: Week of 7/21/17

How Uber, self-driving cars and more are changing real estate

News - Albuquerque Journal

A little more than 10 years ago, Lower Merion and a small group of municipalities across the Philadelphia region jumped headfirst into a nationwide sensation. Cities and towns across the U.S. were excitedly clamoring to be the next to build a “transit-oriented development” — a rapidly popularized mixed-use concept that combined dense housing, retail space, offices, and more within a walkable community steps from major transit lines.

Robots Take Over Retail Jobs

News - Wall Street Journal

Last August, a 55-year-old Wal-Mart employee found out her job was being taken over by a robot. Her task was to count cash and track the accuracy of the store’s books from a desk in a windowless backroom. She earned $13 an hour.

In the future, everything’s possible: Here’s what that means for CRE

Blog - Apto

Before digital spreadsheets, it would take a bookkeeper an entire day to calculate the impact of changing a single business variable. When VisiCalc appeared on the market in 1979, suddenly people could get those calculations instantly.

Do Or Die: Cities Face Falling Behind If They Don’t Implement Digital Infrastructure

News - Bisnow

Smart technology is changing how cities are run, how residents live and how businesses attract employees. For the last decade, cities have been building high-speed internet and using digital technology to expand city services.

3D Tech In CRE Is Just A Gimmick, Unless Paired With This Service

News - Bisnow

Ever since "Back to the Future, Part II" premiered in 1989, we have been waiting for hoverboards and wearables to enter our everyday life. It may not be exactly how we imagined, but the future is finally here.

Resource preview: Why you should pay attention to the Internet of Things

Blog - Buildout

The ecosystem of everyday objects embedded with computing devices (also known as the Internet of Things) is growing rapidly. Soon, every item we interact with in our daily lives could be controlled through another device. But why does that matter?

Top Tech Cities Research: Looking Ahead

Blog - Cushman & Wakefield

What better way to launch our new Tech Cities series than with a ranked list? A data-driven snapshot that provides order while simultaneously promising that change is coming. Nothing stays #1 forever, and during the journey we can cheer and jeer the results.

Podcast #143 Richard Sarkis CEO Reonomy.

Blog - Duke Long

Take a deep dive into one of the original #CRE #Tech Companies. What is quality data for #CRE? What are the problems associated with that data? Take a journey from idea to concept to a viable product. What does it take to create a company and raise millions of dollars in the big city of New York?

CRE//Tech, Me, LA and Driverless Cars

Blog - Neuerspace

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know I am obsessed with the idea of driverless cars. I have frequently said that I will be among the first to own one when they become available, and my hope is that my children will never need a driver’s license.

How technology is helping restaurants connect with guests
Blog - JLL Real Views

From touch-screen tables to chatbots taking orders, food retailers are experimenting with technology to attract customers. Domino’s is trialing delivery by drone in Australia, while restaurant chains including Itsu, Bill’s and the Cheesecake Factory are letting customers pay via their mobile phones.

3 Things We Should Learn About Integration

Blog - Jonathan Schultz

Remember back in the old days when job positions were more specialized? Managers and data entry clerks rarely performed the same daily tasks at work – before cross-training became the biggest buzzword in HR, that is.

Is Your Grocery List Digital? These 7 Apps Can Help You Get There

Blog - Regency Centers

Knowing how shoppers shop can be a great opportunity for retailers to provide helps for making grocery shopping easy and enjoyable. One of the ways grocers can aid shoppers is to streamline visits with the use of grocery list apps. The top apps available for both iOS and android range from free to paid subscriptions. Functionality can be as simplistic as manually creating a list similar to handwritten ones or supercharged as auto-creating lists based on real-time tracking of household inventory. Many grocery list apps also offer in-app ads, through which retailers might consider running promotions.

Technology and the Future of Office Space

Blog - Reoptimizer

Our mobile devices, computers, automobiles and household electronics and appliances are constantly evolving as technology continues to advance and open the door to new features and functionality. The lighting fast advancement of tech is also impacting the business world in new and exciting ways. New technologies are even shaping commercial real estate, setting the stage for office spaces that are more advanced than ever before.

Jet.com is installing Latch access systems in 1,000 NYC apartment buildings for easier deliveries

News - TechCrunch

Jet, the online retailer bought by Walmart last year, has struck a deal with smart access provider Latch in an effort to make deliveries easier for its customers in urban areas. Over 100,000 residents living in 1,000 buildings will get free and full access to Latch’s residential “R” system for the exterior door of their building, with the install paid for by a “joint investment” from Jet and Latch.

Other Than Social Media, How Often Do You Use Apps For Business?

Blog - theBrokerList

I was on a conference call yesterday with Linda Day Harrison from The Broker List, Howard Kline from CRE Radio & TV, Kateri Osborne from The News Funnel and CRE//Tech, and Zach Watkins from RealMassive. Linda asked me the question, why did I decide to pivot QuantumListing away from being an app only to being an app and website. My answer was that most people don’t want to do data entry on their phone.  

Commercial Real Estate Platform Truss and Immersive Media Technology Company Matterport Partner to Improve the Office Search Process

Press Release - Truss

Today Commercial Real Estate (CRE) platform Truss and immersive media and virtual reality (VR) pioneer Matterport announced their partnership to provide commercial tenants with a completely new form of immersive 3D media when touring office spaces remotely on the Truss platform. With Matterport’s state of the art technology, Truss customers will be able to experience full 3D models of properties and understand exactly what it’s like to be inside a space. 

TH Real Estate Achieves Wired Certification for 16 Buildings in New York City and Boston

Press Release - WiredScore

WiredScore, the company behind the world’s leading rating system for technological capacity in commercial buildings, and TH Real Estate,  an affiliate of Nuveen (the investment management arm of TIAA) announced today that TH Real Estate has achieved Wired Certification for its 16-building office portfolio in the New York City and Boston areas.