• 74% of Contractors Expect Technology to Improve Construction Productivity


    The skilled-worker shortage has contractors planning to use technologies like drones, equipment tagging, wearables, and virtual reality within three years The Q4 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index) indicates that despite staunch concerns over labor shortages and skilled workers, three-quarters of contractors believe advanced technologies may... Read more

  • How building owners are seeking new sources of capital via blockchain

    THE REAL DEAL 12/18/18

    Real estate’s much-anticipated affair with blockchain technology seems to be becoming a reality. Just as investors in real estate investment trusts can buy shares that represent an ownership stake in a piece of large trophy assets, a digital security token offering functions much the same way. The difference for tokens is... Read more

  • Startup Incubator Takes Full Manhattan Building For New Hybrid Concept

    BISNOW 12/18/18

    One of the most successful tech incubators in New York City is growing its ambitions into the world of coworking and beyond. Grand Central Tech, which has grown from 15K SF to 130K SF at 335 Madison Ave. in the past five years, has been transformed into Company by co-founder... Read more

  • Cybeats announces $3M Investment for Cybersecurity and Lifecycle Management for IoT Devices

    CYBEATS 12/18/18

    Cybersecurity protection solution provides software-based microagent for smart buildings, medical devices, and critical infrastructure. TORONTO, December 18, 2018 – Cybeats, a rapidly growing cybersecurity company protecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices, today announced it has raised $3 million to expand the team in Toronto and abroad. The round was led... Read more

  • Virtual tours become a reality on Rightmove as more agents turn to consumer-friendly technology


    The three main UK property portals are now offering virtual tours through their listings. Zoopla, Rightmove and OnTheMarket have all now incorporated functionality to allow 3D tours using the Matterport technology. The technology was tested by Zoopla last year and incorporated over the course of this year, while Rightmove has... Read more

  • The State Of The Emerging CRE Tech Sector


    I entered the commercial real estate tech sector in 2012 in New York City. There were a handful of startups focused on the commercial real estate tech sector at the time. Maybe a dozen, max. According to statistics I was later able to get my hands on, approximately $30 million... Read more

  • Google Maps can now direct you to Lime scooters and bikes

    THE VERGE 12/17/18

    Google is adding a new transit option to Maps: Lime scooters and bikes. Maps will now offer the option to direct you toward the nearest shared vehicle and factor that into your travel time. Maps already offers a similar integration for services like Uber and Lyft. Google will give you... Read more

  • Compass launches West Coast tech campus in Seattle

    THE REAL DEAL 12/17/18

    Compass is launching a technology campus in Seattle geared toward building “real estate’s first-ever end-to-end platform,” and plans to hire at least 100 engineers. The SoftBank-backed brokerage, which has been in expansion mode, announced the West Coast Product & Engineering Campus in a Facebook post this week, according to Geekwire.... Read more

  • 50 World-Changing Startups to Watch

    INC 12/17/18

    From student loans to co-working at home, these entrepreneurs have keen ideas for fixing at least some of what ails society most. There is no shortage of people with bold ideas and enthusiasm about pursuing them. Look no further than this year's list of the top global emerging companies. Read more

  • Harbor looks to disrupt proptech with CRE security tokens


    The company was formed as part of a digital security sale of a student housing complex. Harbor, a full-service platform for tokenized commercial real estate, investment funds and more has recently partnered Convexity Properties, the real estate investment division of DRW to launch the digital security token sale of a... Read more