Mike's Weekly Picks: My 12 Favorite RE Tech Reads

Here are my favorite Real Estate Tech reads from this past week. Happy reading!

Dealpath Launches Intelligent Software Platform to Power Deal Management for $15 Trillion Commercial Real Estate Industry

Press Release - Dealpath

Dealpath, the deal management and collaboration software platform for commercial real estate (CRE) investment and development teams, launched today to simplify deal tracking and enable better investment decisions. Dealpath also announced it has raised $8 million in Series A financing from top tier venture firms and industry leading operators including Formation8, LeFrak, Milstein, Bechtel, Goldcrest Capital and Deep Fork Capital.


Keep Your Client Relationships Long After the Sale: 4 Simple Tips

Blog - Realnex

While new clients are always a good thing, many agents and their brokers sorely underestimate one of their greatest: existing clients. Client retention is possibly one of the most important facets of commercial real estate —and of any sales profession for that matter.


The Retail #CREcosystem

Blog - Realmassive

The commercial real estate industry (CRE) is experiencing one of the most profound economic, social, and cultural transformations in history. Globalization, rapid urbanization, shifting demographics, and technological advances are ushering in unprecedented change and today’s landscape looks dramatically different than it did even one decade ago. CRE professionals are tasked with finding new ways to adapt to this fluid and on-demand business landscape. In order to remain relevant and competitive in the digital era, the industry as a whole must operate dynamically and iterate rapidly.


Artificial Intelligence & The Personal Touch: Mutually Exclusive?

Blog - Jon Schultz

Whether you’re new to CRE or a veteran broker, you likely understand the value of personal connection for getting business done. If you’re reasonably competitive in the field, you also appreciate the benefits of technology tools. Certainly the two can go hand in hand, but it seems that when new digital solutions come along, there is always a bit of tension there.


Is The Commercial Real Estate Future Too Obvious?

Blog - Duke Long

Is The Commercial Real Estate Future Too Obvious? It’s not hard to find. It pops up in your inbox, flashes out at you on so many industry specific websites daily and is just one Google search away. “The Future of Commercial Real Estate.” It’s written everywhere (including here) for you to digest and absorb.


The News Funnel Welcomes Sarah Malcolm as Our New Chief Digital Strategist

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

We are incredibly proud to announce that we've hired Sarah Malcolm as our new Chief Digital Strategist at The News Funnel. For those of you that don't know Sarah, she is a rock star in the real estate industry having led ICSC’s digital and social efforts and built a reputation for herself as one of the most accomplished, knowledgeable and innovative media executives in the industry! 


What CRE Professionals Need to Know About Data Centers

Blog - Hightower

The data center industry is expected to double in size over the next five years, thanks to demand for cloud technology, according to a new report from Jones Lang LaSalle.


Is Your Building Really a Smart Building (and Why it Matters)

Blog - EVO Real Estate Group

With climate change becoming a primary issue in the public consciousness and rising dramatically in importance, whether or not your building is “smart” can have a huge impact on everything from how much you pay to keep the building running to how much of an impact it has on the environment as a whole.



Matterport Launches Largest Virtual Reality Library of Real World Places

Blog - CRE.Tech

Virtual reality is quickly becoming mainstream. No longer limited to gamers and early adopters, the VR industry is projected to generate $4.6 billion in revenue in 2017, garner 171 million users by 2018, and become a $35 billion industry by 2025 according to a report by Goldman Sachs. And now, immersive media platform company Matterport has launched CoreVR, making available the world’s largest library of 3D Spaces.


Picture This: 8 Early-Stage AR/VR Startups Focused On Retail

Blog - CB Insights

While consumer devices like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear have generated most of the buzz in AR/VR, lower-profile startups are already at work on business applications for the technology. 


A New Era Part 6: The Impact of Tech/Creative Tenants on Office Leasing in San Jose and Silicon Valley

Blog - Colliers Knowledge Leader

The “new era” tech and creative companies—defined for our purposes as firms that have come online in the last 20 or so years, and have grown at substantial rates while subsequently expanding their office footprints—have affected arguably the two most significant components of the commercial real estate business today: the leasing of office space, and what that leased space looks like. Let’s look at the tech and creative companies that are overthrowing traditional drivers of leasing in the U.S., and how current workplace strategy trends—many of which are being driven by Tech/Creative—are influencing other sectors.


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VTS Tenant Rep, In the Palm of Your Hand

Blog - View The Space

In July 2016, VTS launched VTS Tenant Rep as part of our ongoing mission to bring every key player in the commercial real estate industry together in one platform. VTS Tenant Rep was designed specifically for tenant rep brokers, in collaboration with top tenant reps from around the globe, including CBRE, JLL and Cushman and Wakefield. The product gave tenant rep brokers one centralized platform for researching, prospecting and executing deals, ultimately enabling users to close deals faster.


Feel free to reach out to me at michael@thenewsfunnel.com with your favorite RE Tech articles for this week. I am always looking for new content to read!