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CREtech Returns to San Francisco for its 5th year and continues strong growth New York, NY (June 22, 2017) - Nearly 500 commercial real estate professionals were on hand at the CREtech (cretech.com) July 21st event held at Bespoke, in the epicenter of downtown San Francisco. As CREtech's second largest annual event, this remains the premier West Coast event for the commercial real estate tech sector with professionals attending from across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. Commercial real estate owners, developers, brokers, property managers, tenants, professionals in the construction, engineering, banking, startups, VC's and more attended. The after party was held at WeWork Embarcadero Center. "Our events keep scaling and the feedback keeps getting better and that is largely due to the quality of our speakers and the leading-edge startups that are on hand," stated Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech. "And CREtech San Francisco raised the bar big time! It was without a doubt one of the best events I have ever attended. The caliber of the speakers, the energy, the networking and the innovation on display were truly inspiring. Thanks to all those who attended and all those that are supporting this CREtech movement!" Beckerman concluded.…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         CAPITAL ENGINE LAUNCHES SAAS SOLUTION FOR CAPITAL MARKETS AND PRIVATE EXCHANGE PLATFORMS New York, NY. October 31, 2018 - Capital Engine™ a financial technology company moving Real Estate and Alternative Investments to the digital world, launched their customized SaaS solution to power white label Capital Markets and Private Exchange platforms. The SaaS solution, tailored for global business & regulatory needs, provides investment professionals and advisors with a secure, interactive environment to connect and exchange information about deals – from online syndication to debt and equity marketplaces. "Securities deregulation, banking disintermediation and innovative capital raising software like Capital Engine™ are leveling the playing field by giving more people online access to the USD10 Trillion alternative investment market," said Bryan Smith, Founder and CEO. "Our business model focuses on strategic partnerships with industry experts, in setting up online marketplaces and branded platforms using our software," he added. Smith has extensive global experience in the financial technology sector and in commercial real estate, as CEO of a public REIT. Capital Engine™ is raising seed capital for additional product development, build-out of our capital markets blockchain technology and staffing product and sales teams. Funds will also be used for the proposed acquisition of a…
 Altus Group Report Reveals Rapid Acceleration of PropTech Adoption and Rise of Disintermediation as Major Trends Impacting the Commercial Real Estate Industry in 2019  Automation, use of AI and disintermediating business models having major impact on CRE industry; growing number of CRE firms are directly investing in PropTech companies  TORONTO (January 22, 2019) – Altus Group Limited ("Altus Group") (TSX: AIF), a leading provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services to the global commercial real estate ("CRE") industry, today released the latest Altus Group CRE Innovation Report. The report provides an outlook on technology trends impacting the global CRE industry and highlights the significant acceleration in adoption of property technology ("PropTech"), the effect of disintermediating technologies, as well as a growing trend of CRE firms investing directly in PropTech companies and startups themselves.  According to the report, which is based on a global survey of 400 CRE executives at firms with assets under management ("AUM") of at least US $250 million representing a total AUM of over US $2 trillion, driving efficiency through automation is a key priority for CRE executives, and the use of AI and machine learning is approaching a critical mass. CRE firms are automating…
New York, NY (April 6, 2018) -- CREtech (CREtech.com), the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate tech sector, announced today the launch of an ongoing guest blogging feature on the recently expanded site. Over twenty of the leading thought-leaders in commercial real estate technology will be blogging on CREtech.com sharing their views, insights and best practices with the largest audience in commercial real estate technology. Some of the topics covered weekly will include: Current macro trends in commercial real estate technology Data insights from landlords and brokers Blockchain and cryptocurrency Best tech marketing practices Perspective of CRE tech-focused brokers and landlords Investment strategies and trends CoWorking trends Platforms and marketplaces And all things tech   "Our goal remains to create the one platform where there the commercial real estate industry comes to discover all things tech," stated Michael BEckerman, CEO, CREtech. "With our expanded event series, comprehensive directory, hand curated daily newsletter and now our blogging feature, the CREtech.com website has more content and information than any other site in the industry," Beckerman added. Through this additional content, users of the site will gain insight from the powerful leaders in the sector. Some of the…
Largest Event Platform in Commercial Real Estate Tech Announces Leadership Board Featuring the Most Influential CRE Professionals in the Industry New York, NY (June 26, 2018) -- CREtech (cretech.com) the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate tech sector, announced their expanded CREtech Leadership Board, featuring the most important, impactful and active professionals in the CREtech community. The role of the CREtech Leadership Board is to assist the platform with content suggestions for their hugely-popular events, provide input on CREtech's overall strategy, offer insights on macro trends impacting the sector as well as to promote how the industry as a whole is embracing tech. The Leadership Board includes: Adam Stanley, Global CIO and Chief Digital Officer, Cushman & Wakefield Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director, Dreamit Andrew Tavakoli, Partner, RetailMatch Antony Slumbers, Co-Founder, PropAI Arteen Arabshahi, Principal, Fika Ventures Ben Liao, Managing Director, Techstars Brad Greiwe, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fifth Wall Brendan Wallace, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fifth Wall Bryan Koop, Executive Vice President, Boston Properties Charlie Kuntz, Innovation Officer, Hines Dan Spiegel, EVP Operations, Colliers International Darren Wesemann, Chief Innovation Officer, Berkadia David Goldberg, General Partner, Corigin Ventures David Knowles, Managing Director, Stanfield Partners Dominic Zabriskie, SVP…
When you hear the term World's Financial Center, you may think of New York , London, or one of a dozen skyscrapers that also go by the title. We believe Worlds Financial Centre is evolving; from a fixed location: as with most things; to a universal and immutable digital location on the blockchain, available for all to visit. WorldsFinancialCentre.com is well positioned to capitalize on the evolutionary changes taking place in Commercial property ownership. Investments are exiting high cost, fixed, depreciating physical assets and moving into appreciating, dynamic, global, digital assets. WorldsFinancialCenter.com isn't a single story, it's a fund of over 1500 premium, generic, Fintech segment defining domain names like AlgorithmTrades.com EquityIncomes.com Digitalindexfunds.com BTCshort.com  IPFSnodes.com & ContractScripts.com. Each is an opportunity to lay claim to a segment of the market by virtue of owning the .com address that best describes a core Fintech business activity. The average nine letter .com sold for $23,495 in 2016 (source - namepro). We own hundreds of 4 - 12 letter .coms. Our best are being developed into Fintech industry defining directories; following the successful model of Cars.com, 73% of which sold for 1.83 Billion in 2014 and apartments.com which sold for $585 Million. There is a digital "Land Rush" taking place on the Web, LasVegas.com recently sold for $90 Million, CarInsurance.com, $46 Million, just for…
Could Zillow and CoStar soon be engaged in head-to-head competition for the online rental market? It's not as far-fetched as you might think.
With Blockchain, which is somewhat similar to Bitcoin, and other virtual currencies powered by the Blockchain technology, there is a real possibility of eliminating the need for trusted third parties when facilitating transactions by using smart contracts. These contracts make it possible to automatically verify and enforce real estate contracts without having any human involved. As a result, the need for real estate agents, inspectors, title insurance providers, and lenders is greatly reduced. Nick Szabo, a well-respected computer scientist, came up with the original smart contract concept during the 1990s. Originally, he provided an example using a vending machine. He…
The emerging technology known as blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the real estate industry. A blockchain creates a digital ledger shared amongst a computer network. Whenever an information change is proposed, all the authorized participants run complicated algorithms to verify the data’s legitimacy and approve the proposed transaction. This system allows authorized participants to update the ledger’s data without needing a central verifying authority.
Blockchain technology is poised to transform the real estate industry. Other nations have invested in the secure potential. Now the Cook County, Illinois Recorder of Deeds Office is pioneering its use in the United States through a partnership with startup Velox. The Office becomes the first government agency to experiment with blockchain`s potential for secure record keeping. "The Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office has been closely watching blockchain technology as the next-generation land records system, and we are excited to partner with a group that is actually interested in how this technology can work in real-world situations,"" said John…