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Guest Blog - Thanks or Thank You for the Invitation to Blog

By: Linda Day Harrison, Founder, theBrokerList I thank you all so very much for inviting me to blog on this new and amazing platform. I am super proud to be included and appreciate the opportunity more than you can imagine. It has been a total joy to watch Michael Beckerman navigate and adapt his vision through these projects and especially the CREtech brand. Of course, that is near and dear to my heart and I love to see the community grow. But the point of my blog is not to just thank Kateri, Jen, Lauren, Sarah, Michael, and so many more, but to share the...


  • Slash Wasted Energy in Commercial Buildings with Tech


    What if we total you commercial buildings consume one-fifth of the total US energy consumption? That’s what the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) claims. Commercial real estate represents 20 percent of the United States’ total energy consumption. Effective energy management of commercial buildings isn't just a way to reduce greenhouse emissions. Technology retrofits and building...Read more

  • 6 Best Tech Upgrades for the Smart Office


    Skip the paint job: make over your office space with smart technology. The latest tools add security, energy efficiency, and comfort to any workplace. Impress your employees and your clients with these upgrades. #1. Smart thermostats Stop covering the thermostat with locking plastic covers. Smart thermostats automate temperature controls based on occupancy. Some connect through...Read more

  • Where is Augmented Reality Going?


    Glasses, Oculus, and Pokemon--oh, my! Augmented reality has made serious strides towards reality in the last five years, and the future is looking bright. Investment in AR and virtual reality tech is projected to reach $2.6 billion by 2025. Digi-Capital predicted AR alone could generate $85 billion to $90 billion in revenue with a 3.5...Read more

  • Immersive and Interactive Technology Solution for Landlords and Brokers


    VirtualAPT develops autonomous robots that capture smooth, moving 4K 360° videos for advertising and marketing in a number of industries. Their content is web-based and available to a global audience in any language and on any modern device. VirtualAPT is one of the top service providers for your company’s cutting-edge visualization needs. Our team at...Read more

  • Guest Blog - 5 Ways to Get Employees to Learn, and Use, New Tech Tools


    By: Dealpath CEO, Mike Sroka Businesses are increasingly benefitting from a rich and maturing landscape of specialized software tools designed for their needs. Sales organizations use customer relationship management (CRM) systems, while marketers use marketing automation, and real estate investors use deal management platforms. These specialized services are what powers businesses to grow. While valuable technology is...Read more

  • 17 Ways Co-Working Has Literally Changed Everything


    Forbes made the point of how the Apple iPhone upended Nokia’s dominance in the cell phone industry and compares that to the way that WeWork and new co-working models have changed everything. It’s changed the types of places where offices are located, it’s changed the way that offices are designed, and it has changed the...Read more

  • Exclusive Interview with CEO and Co-Founder, Chase Garbarino of HqO


    Chase Garbarino is the CEO and co-founder of HqO, a tenant engagement platform that helps landlords optimize their property and create a workplace experience that tenants will love. Chase's background and expertise lies in building and implementing technology that connects professionals to real-world communities. Prior to HqO, Chase founded VentureApp, a business community platform, and...Read more

  • Will Solar be Mandated for CRE, Too?


    California is now requiring new homes to have solar panels installed on all newly built homes and low-rise multifamily buildings. Will this come to commercial real estate everywhere and in all states? As the first of its kind in the U.S., California will be the test case and will likely determine the answer to that...Read more

  • The 5 Best Real Estate CRMs of 2018


    Every year we take a look at some of the best real estate CRMs out there. This year, when we picked the top five, what we found is that several of the best real estate CRMs of 2018 have made several lists for years now and continue to get better every year. Here are the...Read more

  • Guest Blog - Opening the Door to the New Economy


    By: Rick Haughey, Vice President, Industry Technology Initiatives, NMHC There’s a question I ask when I hear folks in the apartment industry pondering the deployment of smart locks in apartment homes: “when was the last time you used a metal key to gain access to your hotel room?” If the hotel industry figured out electronic...Read more