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CRETECH April 16, 2018
Real estate platform Zillow changed up its business model this week, announcing that it plans to purchase and sell homes in Las Vegas and Phoenix. Zillow will be working with Berkshire Hathaway and Coldwell Banker to make offers on homes before it finds a buyer. Zillow will pay commissions and also “make necessary repairs and updates and list the home as quickly as possible.” Calling it “I...
CRETECH April 12, 2018
If there is one thing the success of the Eric Ries’ The Lean Start-up or Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur’s Business Model Generation have taught us, it is that there is no one method to starting or running a successful business. We have seen books from Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog to Matthew Syed’s Black Box Thinking gaining widespread popularity, each teaching us something new or reinfor...
CRETECH April 06, 2018
As they do every March, commercial real estate professionals and civic leaders from around the globe recently converged on Cannes, France, for the annual MIPIM conference that internationally examines the industry. During the event, the most prominent topics impacting the industry were discussed, and the grandest projects to be seen in select cities and countries were on display in the exhibit hal...
CRETECH April 03, 2018
SEATTLE — To see what it’s like inside stores where sensors and artificial intelligence have replaced cashiers, shoppers have to trek to Amazon Go, the internet retailer’s experimental convenience shop in downtown Seattle. Soon, though, more technology-driven businesses like Amazon Go may be coming to them. A global race to automate stores is underway among several of the world’s top retai...
CRETECH March 30, 2018
RealConnex, the largest networking and business development platform for the CRE industry, is pleased to announce a partnership with Invizen IT, a real-time CRE analytics platform, which supplements RealConnex’s array of deal-making tools by introducing asset protection, underwriting, land value analysis and feasibility reporting so users can connect to capital, investment and other services fas...
CRETECH March 22, 2018
Skyline AI, an Israeli startup that uses machine learning to help real estate investors identify promising properties, announced today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding from Sequoia Capital. The round will be used to build its tech platform and hire experts in data science and machine learning. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Tel Aviv, Skyline AI predicts future property values an...
CRETECH March 16, 2018
Ethan Hirshberg has organics in his blood. The son of Stonyfield Yogurt founder Gary Hirshberg, in 2016 he launched Ethan's, a drinking vinegar company. By the end of that year, he had his first sit-down with Whole Foods. In August, Whole Foods took his shots--in flavors like turmeric-apple and ginger-pineapple--national. Like many smaller vendors, Hirshberg is dismayed by some of the change...
CRETECH March 15, 2018
Why does the quest for the best commercial real estate CRM's for 2018 matter? Well, think about everything you do to generate and close deals. You grind out cold calls, sprint across town for tours, skip lunch, stay up late, work weekends…. You work hard for your money – the least you could ask is that your CRM works hard too. Welp…. don’t hold your breath. If you haven’t taken your...
CRETECH March 12, 2018
WeWork has definitely made its mark in commercial real estate’s office sector. Only eight years old, the office-sharing giant is no longer a startup. Last year WeWork brought in $900 million in revenue,  has operations in 200 buildings around the world and is expanding – it opened its first buildings in South America and Paris last year. Plus, the company isn’t only geared toward small busi...
CRETECH March 09, 2018
With the much-anticipated launch of its convenience store Amazon Go, the e-commerce giant seemingly ushered in the next big trend in retail: the absence of cash registers and the people needed to work them. In fact, there's already a startup called AiFi working on the technology--which involves artificial intelligence, cameras, and sensors--that would allow any retailer to convert their shop...