Mike's Weekly Picks: My 11 Favorite RE Tech Reads...

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

Apple was supposed to move into its new $5 billion campus this month — here's what it looks like right now (AAPL)

News - Business Insider

Apple's $5 billion "Spaceship" campus in Cupertino, California, almost looks like it's ready for takeoff. Construction on the project, titled Apple Campus 2, started in 2013, and planning was in the works for many years before that.

Juniper Square Launches First All-in-One Investment Management Software for the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Press Release - Juniper Square

After two years of serving a select group of leading real estate investment managers, Juniper Square today announced the launch and general availability of its market-leading investment management software.

In the Testosterone-Heavy Worlds of CRE and Tech, Try Being a Woman

News - The Commercial Observer

Two years ago when Francesca Loftus co-founded hOM—along with her husband Corey Loftus, the firm’s chief service officer, and Ryan Freed, the chief revenue officer—she was advised to tell employees how to do things, rather than ask them. And she shouldn’t laugh or smile too much because doing so was “not powerful enough,” she was told.

How Self-Driving Cars Will Change CRE

Blog - REthinkCRE

Ready or not, the next wave of tech comes in the form of a self-driving car. From Google, Tesla, Uber, Amazon to just about every major vehicle manufacturer in the world it’s clear that the impact of self-driving cars is just going to continue to be more prevalent in our lives. Every major company wants a slice of the pie, which we saw at CES 2017. According to ExtremeTech, every manufacturer has their own vision of what the future of self-driving cars will look like, but their ultimate goals align – safety, connectedness, and productivity.

Drones Do Due Diligence

News - Bisnow

Best Drone Services Real estate professionals are driving the proliferation of drones, constantly finding new applications for the technology and leveraging it to deliver lower-cost and superior results.

Women in Real Estate Tech: The Top CRE Tech Founders & CEOs

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Women are playing a leading role today’s commercial real estate tech industry. Under their leadership and ingenuity, the CRE tech sector has experienced substantial growth over the past few years with profound disruption happening in several sectors of the industry. 

The hottest U.S. cities for CRE development right now

Blog - Apto

We’ll get right to it: the South and the Pacific Northwest are two of the hottest commercial real estate regions in the country right now.

Using document automation to your advantage

Blog - theBrokerList

There’s a better way to create proposals and property flyers at your brokerage. With document automation, you no longer have to consult separate datasheets of listings, confirm whether the information is up to date and make edits to each document individually. You can update all your property details in one central location and watch as they populate your proposals and marketing materials automatically. Everyone at your brokerage––the marketing team, brokers and brokerage owners––benefits from document automation.

The Vine SD Generates 1K New Jobs, 140 New Companies

News - Commercial Property Executive

Irvine Co.’s The Vine SD, a start-up community that is not only a physical location, but also a virtual one that connects entrepreneurs and helps them grow, has hit a milestone.

Buildout: Leading the way in CRE marketing

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

There has been an explosion in technology for commercial real estate over the last few years and millions of dollars are being invested in dozens of new startups. One of the most successful companies to emerge from this round of innovation is Buildout, a marketing platform built specifically for CRE.

Q&A with #RETAS Sponsor and Honest Buildings CEO & Founder, Riggs Kubiak

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Every city in the world shares a common denominator: the buildings that we all live, work and play in. These buildings have different use cases, and they all have improvement and repair projects taking place each year, either fitting out tenant space, renovating a lobby, replacing chillers, boilers, windows, HVAC, electric, or even hiring new vendors for security, cleaning, or window washing. These projects require significant capital spend on behalf of the building owners, who are tasked with the challenge and opportunity to run projects efficiently.

Have I missed anything? 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!