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Another day, another blockchain project. This time sources are reporting that Knotel – an office space rental service in Manhattan – has acquired 42Floors, a commercial real estate search engine in order to, according to founder Amol Sarva, get “access to data and technology on over 10 billion square feet of office space, driving further liquidity to Knotel’s marketplace while also accelerating its plans for a blockchain platform.”
The blockchain is in the middle of a major hype cycle at the moment, and that makes it hard for many people to take it seriously, but if you look at the core digital ledger technology, there is tremendous potential to change the way we think about trust in business. Yet these are still extremely early days and there are a number of missing pieces that need to be in place for the blockchain to really take off in the enterprise. Suffice it to say that it has caught the fancy of major enterprise vendors with the likes of SAP,…
If money talks, it’s saying venture capitalists see real potential for blockchain technology across industries. Nearly halfway into the year, VCshave poured $1.3 billion into blockchain companies, more money than the total for 2017. Commercial real estate applications are clear: property title management, pre-lease due diligence process, payment processing, and lease management are a few areas standing to benefit from blockchain application. The transparency and cost-saving disruption that could occur will change CRE deals forever. That said, who’s working on blockchain in CRE? Chainalysis Trust is essential for blockchain’s adoption. Chainalysis understands this and is working with people, governments, and…
WeWork competitor Knotel announced Monday its acquisition of commercial real estate search engine 42Floors. Knotel, a flexible office provider for larger, more established companies, was founded in 2016 but has snapped up more than one million square feet of office space to build into more than 60 locations since. The acquisition will give Knotel access to data on 10 billion square feet of office space, according to a Knotel press release, and will further the firm’s plans for a blockchain platform named Baya. The news follows Knotel’s June acquisition of German workspace operator Ahoy!Berlin, which reflected the company’s push into the European…
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreign exchange settlement provider CLS, IBM (IBM.N) and nine financial institutions, including Barclays Plc (BARC.L) and Citigroup Inc (C.N), are testing a platform to access blockchain-based applications, the companies said on Monday. The platform, LedgerConnect, will offer applications and services provided by different vendors in areas such as customer compliance checks, sanctions screening and collateral management, the companies said.
The country’s first blockchain-only real estate trade involved 10 acres of land just north of Los Angeles County. The sale was made through a platform developed by Palo Alto-based real estate startup Propy. The company’s platform records the information of the sale — the purchase agreement, payments, and other essentials — on the public Ethereum blockchain. The amount was unknown.
Blockchain technology—the technology behind crypto currencies—could change the real estate market, but the industry has been slow to adopt it. That is because some myths have perpetuated dangers of the technology, but Natalia Karayaneva, CEO of Propy, a global real estate marketplace that has completed transactions using blockchain technology, says that many of the myths and dangers associated with blockchain are false.
As Europe nurtures its ambitions to be a leader in blockchain, the new technology is making small but significant inroads into its real estate markets. From Sweden to Spain to the UK, more private companies – as well as public bodies – are turning to the fledgling technology, which acts as a shared digital register for transactions made in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. By connecting data sources, documents and other types of information, blockchain can improve security, efficiency and transparency within transactions.
John speaks with Jason Freedman, who is the General Manager of 42 Floors at Knotel. In this interview, Jason unpacks the rapidly evolving market for flexible commercial real estate and how a community of landlords, tenants and service providers is using blockchain to change how commercial real estate deals are done.
Blockchain technology holds the potential to change how builders hire and pay subcontractors and suppliers, but the how of the technology is less important than why it is needed in the industry, says the founder of BuilderChain, a company setting out to drive some of that change.
Blockchain Show, Season 1, Episode 2 – 29m On our new Blockchain show called Off the Block, host Steve Nson, CEO of AnySizeDeals interviews Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech. Click here to watch!
A European private equity firm is working toward setting up the first blockchain real estate fund. Peakside Capital has teamed up with blockchain specialist Brickblock to launch a fund that will be "tokenized" — meaning investors will receive virtual tokens accessible and tradable via a blockchain, rather than traditional limited partner units.
A local tech startup is partnering with real estate giant Re/Max to figure out how to use blockchain technology for buying and selling property in Mexico. The startup, once called XY Findables but now going by XYO Network, specializes in grabbing location data and storing it on the blockchain. The company said Re/Max is brainstorming several applications for the technology, including how to build an unhackable online land registry that would allow buyers, sellers, brokers and other agents to see who owns what in Mexico — and review details about each parcel of land.
Latham & Watkins has become the latest major firm to join the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC), a group of industry stakeholders focused on ‘enhancing the security, privacy, productivity, and interoperability of blockchain technology’ for the legal market. Its membership now means there are 125 large companies, law firms, software pioneers, and universities – across 20 countries – that have joined the GLBC to develop standards to govern the use of blockchain technology in the law.
It’s no secret that everyone from small startups to major corporations is jumping on the blockchain trend. As tech giants like Facebook explore blockchain as a means to reinvent themselves, startups are working on blockchain projects that could displace services like AWS (as with Filecoin) or loosen tech companies’ hold on personal information.
SAN DIEGO—Blockchain technology has the potential to fundamentally change commercial real estate. So said panelists at the recent CREW Network and Marketplace Convention here in San Diego.
For Stephane De Baets, placing a percentage of the St. Regis Aspen luxury resort on the blockchain is an experimental gamble into the future. “We wanted to be one of the first to go through the motions because you learn so much,” De Baets said. “We see [blockchain] as an opportunity if you do it right.” It is always risky to walk out on the bleeding edge of a new trend — and blockchain-fueled investments are one of the hottest trends to hit the commercial real estate market in a long time.
If you think of blockchain, you might think of data, secrecy or decentralization. But its primary purpose was to act as a digital time stamp and was first used in 1992 by Haber and Stornetta to create a verifiable audit trail. Back then time-stamping was incredibly useful in their scientific space, where ideas were currency and you needed to protect them.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 – First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today announced the launch of a shared blockchain system designed by First American to increase efficiency, reduce risk and improve the title production process. The system is intended to facilitate the exchange of prior title insurance policies between underwriters that contribute to the system.
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 that distributed ledger technology is used to record the transaction, and any subsequent transactions on a blockchain.
New York isn’t giving up on the digital-ledger technology that makes Bitcoin and other tokens work even after last year’s collapse of the cryptocurrency market. The New York City Economic Development Corporation said its Blockchain Center in Manhattan will open Thursday a part of a partnership with affiliates of venture-capital fund Future\Perfect Ventures and the Global Blockchain Business Council, a trade organization. The city may also start testing the use of blockchain technology in the fall.
Blockchain technology could have a major effect on the real estate industry, from property purchasing to due diligence to title management. We identify the early adopters and potential impact. The real estate industry is undergoing a digital transformation. While historically a “pen and pencil” business — often relying on inefficient and archaic methods for doing business and keeping records — technology has begun to help reshape the expanding global market.
“You will not learn about how the blockchain works, but how the blockchain works for you,” Stephen Meade, CEO of MonetaPro, said in as the opening presenter at the Unblocking the Blockchain CREW San Diego event this week. The event was dedicated to explaining how blockchain technology can disrupt and benefit business processes. In addition to Meade, speakers included Lynn LaChappelle, senior managing director at JLL; Eric Linxwiler, senior sales management executive at CBX Software; Anup Marwadi, CEO of Hypertrends Global.
Some of the world’s largest lenders, law firms and real estate companies are turning to the technology behind Bitcoin to streamline the process of buying and selling property. Barclays Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Clifford Chance LLPwere among 40 companies to test a new platform developed by Instant Property Network, a company backed by blockchain software firm R3. IPN said it could cut the time it takes to buy a house from months to weeks and, if applied globally, could result in an annual saving of about $160 billion.
White & Case is developing a proof-of-concept for use of blockchain technology that would help the firm more efficiently process questionnaires routinely required by clients. The firm plans to use a new Blockchain Smart Technology from the legal vendor Integra to aid the exchange of environmental, sustainability, and governance (ESG) procurement questionnaires that are designed to ensure contractors—such as law firms— comply with regulations.
SVN International Corporation has partnered with Imbrex, the blockchain-powered multiple listing service, making it the first commercial brokerage to store its data on the blockchain. Blockchain is a digital data storage platform and transaction ledger that uses encryption and a decentralized network of servers to store the information. Proponents call it a more secure marketplace that removes the need for a third party to verify and track transactions and data.
Blockchain is at the core of how Figure Technologies, a fintech co-founded by former SoFi chief Mike Cagney, is originating home equity loans. The startup claims the same technology can also help reduce mortgage closing costs for new homeowners, who typically pay up to 5% of a property’s value.
The National Association of Realtors is betting on the blockchain. NAR’s venture capital arm Second Century Ventures said it was investing in Propy, a San Francisco-based real estate transaction platform startup, according to Inman. The announcement is a substantial, considering NAR is the nation’s most powerful real estate trade organization, with 1.3 million members.
Technology First – London Mayfair Real Estate Investment to be sold by online execution with Blockchain anchoring
For the first time a prime property investment within London’s affluent Mayfair is being offered for sale with the ability to purchase online by a “click”; it will also be the first time online execution of such a property will benefit from Blockchain technology. Both UK and international parties will be able to purchase the prime investment online and compete equally, thereby a true international market empowered by the leading and proven technology of clicktopurchase®. The property in question is 111-113 Park Street, Mayfair which is being sold by a Swiss trust. This prime property has recently been refurbished to…
BOSTON—Consumers often speak glowingly about new innovation, but business leaders know the value comes in its application. The much talked about blockchain technology not only creates a secure ledger for commercial real estate properties, but it also can standardize data and create interoperability between uncommunicative real estate parties or platforms. GlobeSt.com spoke to Kevin Maggiacomo, CEO and President of SVNInternational Corp. (SVN), a Boston-based full-service CRE advisory firm, to get his take on the new tech and how CRE companies can turn the blockchain buzz into bona fide benefits.
A blockchain initiative for seaborne cargo aimed at cutting costs and improving tracking of shipments is getting a boost with the addition of two big container shipping operations. Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd AG and Japan’s Ocean Network Express said Tuesday they will join the TradeLens platform launched by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and International Business Machines Corp. , giving the program five of the world’s six largest carriers controlling about 60% of the oceangoing container cargo capacity.
Blockchain, an innovative technology which was first developed in 2008, is gaining momentum across industries. According to Investopedia, “blockchain is a distributed, decentralized, public ledger.” Its use cases are rapidly growing and the real estate industry can also benefit from its application.
Legal blockchain company, Integra Ledger, has launched a Blockchain Integration Wizard – which aims to makes it easy to integrate data derived from any source inside a law firm or legal team with a blockchain layer. The launch comes with the news that Elevate Services, the fast-growing law company, is now using Integra’s blockchain tech in relation to eSignatures on live client matters.
NEW YORK CITY—“Tokenization is a new type of technology that develops digital assets,” says Katya Fisher, a partner in Greenspoon Marder’s blockchain, digital assets and technology transactions practice group. “It’s a digital upgrade for analog assets. It’s a way to transform capital markets.” Tokenization is supported by blockchain, a technology that allows for sharing of files and digital assets without generating duplicate copies. Blockchain is a peer-to-peer digital ledger where the software records each transaction in a block without a third party (such as a bank which is needed for most current electronic payments).
NEW YORK CITY—Kevin Shtofman, who heads global technology strategy for Deloitte’s real estate group, says 2018 was the year for testing blockchain. He adds 2019 is the year companies are assessing its value. And 2020 will be the year the technology will be adopted on a far greater scale in the real estate industry.
The enhancement of existing warehouse management systems (WMS), with the implementation of components of IoT, has the potential to strengthen a retailer’s overall operational efficiency. Warehouse executives are on board, with 52% planning to increase their technology investments in the near future, specifically leading with IoT, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. The economic impact of IoT in retail environments as estimated by McKinsey will range from $410 billion to $1.2 trillion per year by 2025.
New York, NY—Pinnacle Storage Properties plans to list more than $100 million of self-storage properties on a forthcoming blockchain-based commercial real estate financing platform called Earn.re. Besides listing the properties, Pinnacle Storage is also a project sponsor for the platform, which is scheduled to launch in late 2019. Based in Katy, Texas, Pinnacle Storage Properties is a privately held national acquirer, owner, operator and developer of self-storage facilities with a portfolio of 20 properties totaling more than 1 million square feet.
Attending the CREtech New York Conference on October 16-17, 2019? Don't miss Kevin Shtofman, National Real Estate Blockchain Lead at Deloitte Consulting on the Innovation Stage at CREtech New York for the session, "Data...Data...Data..." Learn from the leading data gurus in the industry on how today's tech companies help their clients use data to achieve better ROI and outperform the market. Our team at CREtech recently caught up with Shtofman to learn more about his role and his vision for the commercial real estate tech sector. What were you doing prior to your current role and why did you decide to enter the commercial…
Financial solutions provider Geneva Management Group (GMG) has partnered with fellow Swiss-based blockchain developer Wecan Group and French real estate development group Capelli to launch a new blockchain-based product for the property sector.
Blockchain-fueled investments promise to dramatically transform the commercial real estate market landscape, and stakeholders are starting to take notice. Blockchain technology unfreezes real estate equity, making it a more feasible investment option for those who need more liquidity in their portfolio. Much of its new technology is just beginning to break on to the real estate investment scene, where it could completely transform the way real estate is traded — and open the door for many who were previously locked out of the market.
Elevated Returns, the New York City-based asset manager that owns the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colo., saw its plans to use the property to create what it called the country’s first single-asset REIT fizzle in February, days before a planned IPO. Now, it’s calling an audible—but its ambitions to make a big splash, if anything, have only grown.
Lawyer and cryptocurrency millionaire Jeffrey Berns wants to leave his mark on something more tangible than cryptocurrency-based deals. He wants to develop a brand-spanking-new city in the Nevada desert not far from metro Reno-Sparks. Berns' company, Blockchains LLC, paid $170M in cash earlier this year for 67,000 largely undeveloped acres in Storey County, a site larger than Reno.
Knotel co-founder Amol Sarva is no stranger to bold statements, nor is he shy about his competition with WeWork. In an interview with Commercial Observer, Sarva said flexible workspace provider Knotel "will be bigger than [WeWork] in the next 15 months," citing his company's rapid growth, and the fact that Knotel already has a third of WeWork's footprint in New York, spread among more properties.
2018 was the year PropTech went mainstream: According to a new survey, a majority of real estate companies around the world with assets of more than $250M (£193M) are now directly investing in at least one PropTech firm. Brokers like JLL and CBRE are investing in PropTech companies and investors like Brookfield and Oxford Properties have set up specific divisions to make investments in companies in the sector. And according to Altus’ latest CRE Innovation Report, 53% of investors with more than $250M of assets are directly investing in PropTech. The report surveyed 400 senior real estate executives across the…
The commercial real estate sector has leapt into the future with both its use and interest in new technology reaching a critical mass, according to a new report. In its annual CRE Innovation Report, tech services provider, Altus Group Limited found “significant acceleration’ in adoption of property technology 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 of at least US $250 million representing a total AUM of over US…
Real estate touches every part of our lives -- our homes, workplaces, where we shop, and even where we try to get away. So it won’t be surprising that real estate was the largest industry in the United States as of 2018. But at a time where technology is at the forefront across all industries, the real estate industry spends less than 1% on information technology.
While Bitcoin has made extraordinary gains in terms of mainstream acceptance in the last year, one area where the cryptocurrency continues to struggle is in the real estate sector. The coming new year, however, could prove to be the year in which real estate and Bitcoin finally form a merger.
The nexus between real estate and technology is clearly evidenced by events such as New York Real Estate Tech Week (NYRTEW), which started in 2015. Investors, tech entrepreneurs and real estate market leaders now have an event that they can truly call their own, and organizers are hoping to expand this event to other major housing markets in the United States.
What a great idea. But why the hell did it take so long?!?! As the CRE tech industry continues to grow and evolve into a significant business sector, there is something that perhaps there hasn’t been demand for to date. JOBS
The International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA) announced today that Noga Golan, who has held the role of San Francisco Chair since August, will immediately assume the position of President. With the launching of the Cook County blockchain real estate pilot program, IBREA`s founder and President, Ragnar Lifthrasir, will transfer his efforts towards building Velox. "I founded the International Blockchain Real Estate Association over three years ago because I saw the tremendous potential for Bitcoin and blockchain to transform the property industry. I saw we needed to bring together two different worlds." Said Lifthrasir. "Now, I`m happy to say, we…
Three things real estate professionals don’t do anymore: shift through Sunday morning classifieds for new properties, rely on direct mail advertising, or sending faxes to potential clients. The innovation that made faxes and typewriters obsolete in our everyday lives revolutionized how real estate business is conducted. Buyers can tour a space without ever stepping foot inside and contracts can be signed before leaving a property.
The commercial real estate tech industry has launched incredible innovations that changed how CRE professionals conduct their everyday business. All year we`ve explored how technology is saving money, streamlining efficiency, and improving the client experience. We`re excited that the tech revolution is continuing to push and break down industry barriers. These are the CRE tech trends we`re watching in 2017. Blockchain Expect to hear more about blockchain during 2017. The Bitcoin-inspired technology has the potential to speed up the closing process while cutting costs for the consumer. Blockchain`s increased security reduces real estate fraud. Cook County is the first to…
You know the saying “everything's bigger in Texas.” Each year, I think SXSW couldn’t possibly grow any bigger--until the next year’s schedule is released. What I love about the upcoming 2017 SXSW is the number of engaging panels, sessions, and networking events that address innovation in the real estate industry. This year there are more sessions covering the biggest trends transforming CRE: artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and smart cities.
Blockchain, augmented reality, and the connectedness of cities are poised to shape not only the domestic commercial real estate market — but international markets, as well. How will these trends truly impact the market? Where will they go in 2017? 3 Big Tech Trends Predicted to Change CRE in 2017
Rumor has it the amount of money funneling into Financial Tech investments is on the decline. Early research from CB Insights indicates that while 2016 was not as prolific in terms of the number of deals as 2015, venture capitalists continued closing investment deals to the tune of $5.97 billion.
Robots!!! I was fortunate to have been asked to give a speech recently at the University of Colorado Boulder on forecasting the tech trends that will most impact the future of the commercial real estate industry. I touched on driverless cars, smart cities and buildings, drones, co-working, etc… But the parts of the presentation I focused on the most were VR and AI. I really think they are going to be a game changer in so many ways.
I have been consistently having more conversations with folks in real estate tech from outside the U.S. Literally on a weekly basis I get an email, social connection or call from another tech entrepreneur from in Europe and Asia. They want to just pick my brain on observations in the U.S. commercial real estate tech sector and of course, I do the same for their experiences.
I caught up with my “old” friend Duke the other day to do what we always do when we get together…talk tech, talk life and drop a lot of F bombs:)
Remember how cool the TI-82 graphic calculators were back in the day? Punching in data to create circles and parabolas was the height of calculation. Now computers sort millions of parameters and spit out results in seconds. Known as big data, the ability to sort through data sets to find trends and patterns is transforming how multiple industries conduct business. Commercial real estate is no exception.
Technology is rapidly changing the built environment. From step one, with buildings that can be printed, to retrofitting existing spaces with smart technology that improves security and efficiency. Staying on top of emerging practices challenges the real estate industry’s hard-working professionals.
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Talk about trendy: worldwide, 40% of companies use big data to inform decisions and streamline workflows. That number is sure to grow since its application maximizes work production while cutting costs.
What College Students Taught Us About Predicting Future Tech Trends August 16, 2017 AR/VR Bitcoin & Blockchain Digital Health Drones Early-Stage Real Estate Tech Retail Tech Smart Money Venture Capital August 16, 2017 Share What College Students Taught Us About Predicting Future Tech Trends on
If you are of a certain age it's the only thing you want to look at. If you are of a certain gender it's what you use to get most of your product recommendations. If you are hardcore #CRE you may be like me and have said: “why in the hell would I get on Instagram?” But as we sit here today
What is the conference season? It's the season of conferences obviously. Come on people, keep up! Maybe it's because the real football season is starting, there is something about this time of year and continuing right up until the holidays. There is always plenty of stuff going on during
Cybercrime, the IoT and Jekyll & Hyde in the connected office; Keeping our businesses safe- by Nadine Cino
Nadine Cino, Tyga-BoxNone of us want to feel that we must choose between being connected and being protected. Given the history of cyberattacks and data breaches which have left multiple global corporations affected – and many other companies which may not have made the news no less adversely
Are you using one of the most effective yet underutilized tools for #CRE? How well does your current CRM integrate with the rest of your stack? How well does it integrate all of that data? Do you understand what automation and enhanced efficiency can do for your daily workflow? What if you had an
One of the really cool things about my job is all of the new people and companies I get to meet in the CRE tech space. Literally everyday. And one particular company recently caught my eye.. Abhinav Somani, Managing Director of North America for LEVERTON
“What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn't a strategy.” – Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO,
There are many pressing issues facing the commercial real estate industry. Nothing threatening, thank goodness. For the most part, things are going great for the industry. Deals are getting done. Developments are being built. People are making money. Technology is quickly becoming a major factor in enhancing the industry`s efficiencies, etc. All good signs! But if there were one critical issue to the overall health of the sector it`s that we aren`t attracting enough young people. For commercial real estate to stay on the leading edge it needs to be seen as a "cool" industry to work in, where innovation…
cherezoff | Getty Images Insurance firms are facing increasing competitive pressure on all fronts due to the emergence of a number of insurance technology (insurtech) start-ups, according to a report. With the integration of technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain and drones entering
Navigation Start Here About Blog Resources Contact Search Start Here About Blog Resources Contact Search Real Estate Tech Funding: What and Who to Know Joe Stampone September 13, 2017 Featured, Innovation/Technology Leave a Comment “The real estate industry is slow to adopt new technology”. How many
CRE Podcasts and Videos. Welcome to CRE Podcasts. Our goal is to provide a one-stop site where you can find your favorite CRE podcasts, both audio and video, and discover new ones. We’re just getting started so, if you have your own podcast which you would like us to include, or if you have a
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Some of the men and women at the forefront of the real estate technology revolution have been named finalists in a global search for the very best. The winners will be announced at next week’s NYC Real Estate Tech Week by the Manhattan-based incubator, MetaProp NYC, which is issuing the awards to
Several real estate tech events are happening next week. Brush up on your crypto-currency trends and check out the International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA)'s real estate conference on Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Hogan Lovells, 875 Third Avenue. Orl Perelman of ChromaWay,
By Lisa Stanley From the October 2017 Issue The impact that emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and others, will have on the real estate industry is just starting to be realized. Other industries, including financial services and insurance, are much further
The finalists were announced…congrats to all those that made the list. Top Founder Award Ragnar Lifthrasir, velox.RE Mike Sroka, Dealpath Andrew Flachner, RealScout Ryan Williams, Cadre Francesca Loftus, hOM Top Technology Award Bowery Valuation Envelope City Carmera Appear Here Lotik Top Executive
Relationships Are Good, But The Technology Enabled Super-Broker Is Even Better. Guest Post Jeff Finn.
Long has been the refrain that “Real Estate is a relationship business”…and indeed it is…at least in part. But relationships alone are not enough. Nor is expertise. Not anymore. In today’s connected world, even your “best” friends have other great relationships, and while you may really know your
Silverstein Properties CEO Marty Burger will keynote the second annual MIPIM Proptech Simmit. The event, the flagship segment of NYC Real Estate Tech Week, will bring together industry leaders in real estate, technology and venture capital from around the world. Burger, who oversees more than $10
Bixby is a mobile building communication & hospitality platform making it easier for owners & managers of all property types & portfolio sizes to provide top quality service to their tenants and residents. We transform properties into more connected, efficient, & sustainable communities through a web & mobile app to communicate with tenants, organize and dispatch maintenance requests, and collect payments such as rent and common charge
The Planned Grocery® site is a data mapping platform which tracks grocery store real estate developments through the development cycle all across the United States.
Monday Morning Cup of Coffee takes a look at news coming across the HousingWire weekend desk, with more coverage to come on bigger issues. The housing finance industry is gathering this week in Denver, as the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual event kicked off. Here’s the latest report from
The Next 2 Tech Game Changers Posted in Technology, by Melissa Tracey on November 5, 2017 By now it’s clear how mobile technology has disrupted real estate, but it’s already time to prepare for the next tsunami: Blockchain and artificial intelligence. That was the message that Mark Lesswing, chief
Blog vizualtech 5 Luxury Condo Locations Under the Spotlight November 6, 2017 Recent urban trends have brought about new and dynamic shifts in the real estate market, particularly in luxury condos springing up in key cities. As real estate brokers, developers, designers, and investors continue
November 13, 2017 – A residential development site in a progressive San Diego neighborhood recently brought to market for sale will be accepting digital cryptocurrency as payment from prospective buyers. Being sold by Sequoian Investments, the rare, undeveloped 2.32-acre site is situated in Greater
NEW YORK (AP) — Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. Kohl's shoppers can find Amazon devices at some stores, and return items they bought from the online retailer. Nike has made some of its sneakers available through
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A cautious outlook on the crucial holiday season overshadowed a strong quarter from Target, pulling shares down sharply before the opening bell and the shares of other retailers as well. The company on Wednesday reported higher traffic and sales at established stores rose as a
By definition, a quant is an expert at analyzing and managing quantitative data. Seems like a pretty basic thing. For commercial real estate as with most of the business world, it is the way all business is now and will be done. In other words, having a quant on your team is the future now. You can
Alternative Assets Nov 27 2017 | by EQUITYMULTIPLE Staff A brand spanking new Portfolio dashboard Real Estate Crowdfunding: Game-Changer, Tech Tool or Top-of-Market Mania? The Modern Alternative Assets Landscape A growing body of evidence suggests that greater exposure to alternative assets can
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft says it's overhauling its longtime headquarters with an 18-building construction project that will make room for another 8,000 workers. The announcement came ahead of the company's annual shareholders meeting Wednesday. Microsoft's decision to expand on the
“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Wayne Gretzky The quote above, while perhaps overused, comes to mind when I think about how Fifth Wall Ventures is approaching their fund. We were lucky to have Co-founder and Managing Partner Brad Greiwe join us recently for a small
Arie Barendrecht CEO WiredScore. Company Founded. 2013 Company Headquarters. New York, New York Website: www.wiredscore.com Company employees approximately 11-50. WiredScore is the organization behind Wired Certification, the internationally recognized digital connectivity rating system for
MUMBAI, India - Nov. 29, 2017 - PRLog -- RICS School of Built Environment (RICS SBE) - an industry led academic institution, which delivers specialized undergraduate and post graduate courses to students aspiring to work within real estate, construction & infrastructure sector, has partnered
Over half a dozen residents of this San Francisco ‘castle’ have become bitcoin millionaires — take a look inside
The Crypto Castle is a three-story home in San Francisco where young tech workers eat, sleep, party, and plot the future of money. A majority of the millennial tenants invest in bitcoin, a new kind of payment system that allows people to buy things and send money with anonymity. There are no banks
It has been at best an interesting year in commercial real estate, to say the least not to mention the world in general. At the beginning of the year, I committed to writing two articles a month for the website cre.tech.com. (Since rebranded to propmodo.com) and as always the topics although varied
Innovation Ahead By Anca Gagiuc on Dec 19, 2017 in Technology With 2017 drawing to a close, we’ve been thinking about the future. The current year’s tech trends have been big and impactful, with artificial intelligence topping the charts. How about 2018? Most likely, technology is set to focus on
Wow! What a year in CRE tech. Many amazing things happened. Challenges remain for many. Opportunities for all. That`s kinda how I see things, always. Great upside but with the realization that it takes hard work, lessons learned, discoveries and then, ultimately, there is progress. It`s never a straight line. Nor should it be. For me personally, it has been an extraordinary year in CRE Tech. Our platforms are all growing, our team is rock solid and the overall commercial real estate tech sector is growing big time. While I am not one to spend much time looking back, or…
A Melbourne, Fla.-based startup called Deedcoin wants to create a system that will slash agent commissions to 1 percent and dramatically reduce brokerage overhead–and it’s planning on using virtual currency tokens to do that. The company, an offshoot of the local investment brokerage Momentum Realty
DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/-- Stealth Grid, a U.S.-based security, encryption, and blockchain pioneer has formally announced a partnership with MVP Asia Pacific to deliver the holy grail of data privacy and encryption. Quantum computing is on the horizon and will soon be a reality which will