SharpLaunch and RealMassive are onto something big and important...

SharpLaunch and RealMassive are onto something big and important...

I have been writing and speaking a lot lately about how I think we are in a period of consolidation, M&A and partnerships in the CRE tech sector. It just makes sense that as the sector matures and more and more industry professionals begin to embrace tech, they will migrate towards the platforms that create the smallest barrier to entry and the maximum number of solution points.

Five Things I Learned From My #TalkShop Live with CamberCreek

Five Things I Learned From My #TalkShop Live with CamberCreek

I had a great time with my friends Jeffrey Berman, Director and Jake Fingert, Partner of Camber Creek, the hot real estate VC based in NYC. Of course I had the crazy idea of doing the interview outside on the HighLine in NYC, but logistics (sound, etc.) were not so good so we went inside to a local residential building where Jeff actually lives and did what I always seem to do… we winged it :) It was a lot of fun and super interesting to talk to these two guys who seem to not take life too seriously but DO take their jobs really friggin seriously. And I dig that!

Q&A with James Korte, Manager, Digital Marketing Strategy of Appware Solutions

Q&A with James Korte, Manager, Digital Marketing Strategy of Appware Solutions

Had the pleasure of chatting with James Korte, Manager of Digital Marketing Strategy for Appware Solutions, about their awesome new ebook, "The Ultimate Guide to Digital Building Directory Systems." His company, Appware solutions does something very cool - they create content around the most innovative software/hardware in the biz to help educate users.  This ebook is all about something we use regularly, yet might not think about the logistics and benefits of... digital building directories!

Is the PR Industry Ready for Innovation?

Is the PR Industry Ready for Innovation?

I spent almost thirty years in the public relations industry building my own firm, Beckerman PR. Our niche was real estate. A national practice with multiple offices and some very talented professionals. Along the way, I brought in a partner and we expanded into other verticals… most notably, clean energy. Just recently, I sold my stake in the firm knowing that it's in great hands with terrific leadership.

And the partnerships begin…

And the partnerships begin…

I am convinced we are going to enter a period of tremendous synergies and partnerships in the CRE tech space. It’s the natural evolution of the growth of the sector. But I also think there is a more fundamental shift taking place as well. And that is that there are simply too many startups out there working in isolation and therefore, it contributes to the end users being completely overwhelmed.