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  • Self-Driving Cars Encounter Political Roadblocks

    WSJ 11/20/18

    Auto makers and other companies racing to commercialize self-driving car technology are facing pushback from local politicians, complicating their plans to bring real-world testing to more U.S. cities. Read more

  • Why Technology Could Never Replace The Human Element Of Real Estate Appraisals, Valuations

    BISNOW 11/20/18

    Technology is bringing commercial real estate out of the stone age, making it more efficient for brokers to find and conduct deals, for landlords to manage properties and for investors to raise funds to bet on assets. One area of the industry that remains largely untouched by tech is the real estate appraisals and valuation business. Read more

  • Third time’s a charm? Compass hires Carlyle exec as new CFO

    THE REAL DEAL 11/20/18

    Eight months after a C-suite shakeup and split with its CFO, Compass has tapped a Carlyle Group executive to help oversee the firm’s “hypergrowth.” The SoftBank-backed firm said Monday it hired Kristen Ankerbrandt as chief financial officer, overseeing its financial operations, acquisitions and investor relations effective Nov. 26. Read more

  • Money360 Launches Interactive Tech Portal

    GLOBEST 11/20/18

    Fin-tech company Money360 has launched the first interval of its tech platform, My360. The online portal increases transparency and security for borrowers, and allows brokers to easily interact with clients and send updates on the loan process. This is the first launch of what will be a fully built tech... Read more

  • Newmark Group Forms Operating Committee, COO Ficarro Resigns

    GLOBEST 11/20/18

    In its announcement, the company revealed that Newmark Group chief operating officer James R. Ficarro resigned from the company, effective Nov. 14. NEW YORK CITY—Newmark Group Inc. has established an Operating Committee of key senior managers in anticipation of being spun off from BCG Partners Inc. later this month. Read more

  • Commercial Real Estate Remade by Digital Disruptors

    FIRST AMERICAN 11/20/18

    The first in a series of vignettes on disruptors impacting how we live, work, play, invest and build. Read more

  • Real Estate Crowdfunding Pros Respond to RealtyShares’ Troubles

    NATIONAL REAL ESTATE INVESTOR 11/20/18

    The crumbling of commercial real estate crowdfunding platform RealtySharesundoubtedly rattled some of its investors. But executives with RealtyShares competitors say this setback doesn’t represent an industry earthquake and shouldn’t shake investors’ confidence in the sector. Read more

  • Beam Me Up Some Technology-Based REITs

    FORBES 11/20/18

    As chief engineer, Montgomery “Scotty” Scott commanded Captain Kirk (in Star Trek), "Beam me up, Scotty". That’s what it feels like when I began thinking about the potential for driverless cars. It’s really hard to imagine how autonomous vehicles will transform the economy, but when you think about all of... Read more

  • City Hall gets serious about Airbnb oversight

    THE REAL DEAL 11/20/18

    City Hall published proposed rules for the oversight of short-term rental listings on platforms like Airbnb. Under the proposal, listing websites would be required to send monthly reports to the city, detailing information about hosts, whether entire apartments or mere rooms were rented out and how much guests paid, Crain’s... Read more

  • Which Emerging Technologies Are Likely to Have the Greatest Impact on the Commercial Real Estate Industry?

    NATIONAL REAL ESTATE INVESTOR 11/20/18

    From blockchain to the Internet of Things, technology might make commercial real estate investment and development easier. Read more