#CREtech Picks: Week of 9/1/17

Why energy efficient investments will be huge for CRE success

Blog - Buildout

As energy costs rise, businesses will need to make energy efficient investments in technology that keep the costs of maintaining and running an office under control.

AI IN E-COMMERCE: How artificial intelligence can help retailers deliver the highly personalized experiences shoppers desire

News - Business Insider

One of retailers' top priorities is to figure out how to gain an edge over Amazon. To do this, many retailers are attempting to differentiate themselves by creating highly curated experiences that combine the personal feel of in-store shopping with the convenience of online portals.


Blog - CommissionTrac

This was the finding of a global survey conducted by KMPG. The day of “mom and pops” managing regionally is over. Owners now handle complex and often global portfolios. This gives rise to an increased number of players, stakeholders and moving pieces with not millions, but often billions on the line.

4 Ways CRE Leaders Can WIN With Data

Blog - Jon Schultz

Data is playing a much larger role in business these days, especially in day-to-day business operations. With the Internet of Things, companies can measure every aspect of their business at a truly amazing and granular level. CRE is no stranger to this data-everywhere approach to business. In fact, as a leader, not being fluent in data is quickly becoming a liability in today’s business environment.

LEVERTON signs funding round with DAH and Anyon

Press Release - Leverton

LEVERTON, an intelligent information extraction and document management platform, has secured a funding round of up to € 10 million (c. US$ 11.2 million) with DAH Beteiligungs GmbH (“DAH“) and Anyon Holding GmbH (“Anyon”)


Press Release - Mynd

Mynd, the tech-powered property management company with the industry’s first real-time data management and mobile app, announced today that it has acquired San Diego-based Pacific Shore Management’s 595 unit portfolio. The deal makes Mynd one of the fastest growing mid-cap property management companies in the US and will more than double their unit count to nearly 1,100 in just 10 months of operations.

Technology is Keeping Bodies in Brick and Mortar: Here's How

Blog - NAI Global

Cutting-edge technology is essential for big-brands who want their retail empires to continue to succeed and outpace competitors in today’s (and probably tomorrow’s) retail landscape. E-commerce has created a shift in consumer wants and behaviors towards retail, however, the right technology can feed into those wants and positive behaviors.

Find Apartments Easily with New App Keyo

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Moving is such a hassle. Before you even pack the first box, there’s the rigmarole of finding a new place to live. That process in and of itself is time-consuming. You want to find a cozy apartment in a safe neighborhood, close to amenities, with good neighbors. 

Ten-X Secures New Leading Investor with Thomas H. Lee Partners

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Ten-X, an online real estate transaction marketplace, will close a majority recapitalization deal with Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL) for a controlling stake in the company. THL is a private equity firm that invests in middle-market growth companies.

Ad-tech startup Adwerx raises $4.3M as it looks to expand beyond real estate

News - Tech Crunch

Adwerx is a well-known advertising and re-targeting network for real estate agents (though if you’re not in that line of business, chances are you’ve never heard of it, of course). The Durham, NC-based company today announced that it has raised a $4.3 million funding round led by Grotech Ventures, with participation from Bull City Venture Partners and Alerion Ventures.

Smart apartment platform Dwelo grabs $4.9M in funding

News - TechCrunch

One of the big issues with the smart home is that so many of the country’s tech lovers aren’t living in homes. Dwelo is designing large-scale smart home solutions built for renters living in apartments.

Virtual Reality Transports Patrons Out of This World

News - Wall Street Journal

The other day I made a terrible mess in my cubicle, flew over an iceberg, and sliced through floating watermelons with my samurai sword.

New York is second most expensive city for renting co-working spaces

News - Real Estate Weekly

New York is the second-most expensive place in the country to rent an office desk, according to a study from workspace network start-up LiquidSpace. In its flexible offices second quarter report, the firm found that the average rent per person in New York stands at $740. The figure is lower than the average in San Francisco, which was at $911. However, it was 45 percent higher than the national average of $512.