• CompStak Enters Partnership with WiredScore to Highlight Commercial Office Properties that are Investing in Digital Connectivity


    January 22, 2019 - CompStak, the nationwide provider of commercial real estate lease comps, sales data, and property information, has today announced a strategic partnership with WiredScore, the global rating platform for digital connectivity in commercial real estate. Commercial real estate professionals who rely on CompStak’s comprehensive transaction data can... Read more

  • Airbnb Has Held Talks to Buy Hotel Tonight

    WSJ 1/22/19

    Airbnb Inc. has held talks to acquire hotel-booking site Hotel Tonight Inc. as the home-sharing company seeks to bolster its offerings and make itself more attractive to investors ahead of an eventual IPO, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Acquiring the closely held site would give Airbnb a way... Read more

  • CREtech Acquires Leading Commercial Real Estate Tech Industry Research Platform RE:Tech

    CREtech 1/22/19

    Largest event, data and content platform in the commercial real estate tech sector announces first 2019 strategic acquisition New York, NY (January 22, 2019) -- CREtech (, the largest event, data and content platform covering the commercial real estate tech industry, announced today the acquisition of RE:Tech. Launched in 2013... Read more

  • In New York, a Glitzy New Mall Devotes a Floor to Online Retailers

    WSJ 1/22/19

    Developers of a glitzy new Manhattan shopping center think they have found a way to cash in on the surge in e-commerce: stock a floor with companies that began as online-only retailers. That is the grand experiment going on at Hudson Yards, a massive new commercial and residential development of... Read more

  • Uber is exploring autonomous bikes and scooters

    TECHCRUNCH 1/22/19

    Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs. Details are scarce, but according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson, who said Uber announced this at a DIY Robotics event over the weekend, the division will live inside Uber’s JUMP group, which is responsible for shared... Read more

  • Self Storage Meets the Sharing Economy

    CP EXECUTIVE 1/22/19

    Daniel Kluesing, CEO of San Francisco-based startup Sharespace, contends that sharing could help meet demand for storage in development-constrained markets. In 2018, the self storage industry was defined by high development activity across the country. Nationwide, units under construction and in the planning stages account for 9.7 percent, according to... Read more

  • Examining the First Crack in the Real Estate Crowdfunding Industry’s Fragile Foundation


    RealtyShares’ collapse is evidence that change must occur to protect investors and ensure the industry’s viability. The real estate crowdfunding industry is young, rife with opportunistic tech entrepreneurs and flush with venture capital. Combined with a strong U.S. economy and a growing desire among individuals for greater exposure to alternative... Read more

  • Here's how Main Street retailers can use technology to save their businesses


    The U.S. maintains its leading edge in many industries of the future. But when it comes to tech-infused retail, the rest of the world is outpacing the U.S., digitalizing stores in huge swaths while America stands still. Why it matters: Wealthy retail chains everywhere are surging ahead in digitalization, luring shoppers... Read more

  • 7 cool tech innovations from NRF

    THE NEWS FUNNEL 1/22/19

    The 2019 National Retail Federation Big Show included panels on a myriad of topics including supply chain optimization, direct-to-consumer brands and leadership diversity. But, the topic that permeated discussions regardless of subject matter was technology. The retail world is smitten with tech. The promise of what it may bring — faster,... Read more

  • The Rising Presence of Tech-Experience in the C-Suites and Boardrooms of Real Estate Firms


    In general over the last decade, the real estate industry is one that has watched from the sidelines as others have embraced the technological revolution. There are various reasons for this – generational gaps between real estate leadership and younger tech savvy millennials, the view among many real estate operators... Read more