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

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

Top 20 Real Estate Tech Investments 2016

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Global funding in real estate tech over the past few years has exploded. In fact, real estate tech investments hit record-high levels in 2015, with US$1.7B raised across 191 deals. As we wrap up 2016, our team at Disrupt Property has published a list of the Top 20 Real Estate Tech Investments in 2016, summing up the year by pulling together a collection of companies ranging from ‘just got funded’ to ‘unicorns’, stretching from San Francisco to Melbourne, London to Singapore.


Real Estate Tech Investors and Startups Share Positive Post-Election Outlook

Blog - CRE.tech

Real estate technology accelerator MetaProp NYC has published the results of its Q4 2016 Global PropTech Confidence Index. A unique barometer of the health of the real estate tech market from the perspective of the most active PropTech investors and startup CEO/Founders around the world, the survey was completed with the support of Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

5 CRE Tech Trends to Watch as 2017 Approaches

Blog - The Broker List

Technology is continually a big factor in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. As 2017 quickly approaches, there have been several CRE tech trends that are becoming more prominent. Whether it’s big data, mobile apps or even virtual reality, CRE tech trends are becoming prominent in the way CRE professionals conduct business.


The Tech Landscape Shifts in Phoenix

Blog - Realmassive

The demand for office space in the nation’s technology hotspots –the Bay Area, and increasingly, Manhattan’s Silicon Alley -is driving rents in those markets to new heights. Average rents in San Francisco have nearly doubled in the last five years, and recently surpassed those in Manhattan. Both markets are commanding over $70 per square foot.

Q&A with RealMassive’s CEO, Craig Hancock

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

We are a true marketplace, connecting supply and demand for commercial real estate assets, firms, and professionals. Atop an intuitive (and free) list and search platform, we have built modern digital and social marketing capabilities and performance analytics for our paying subscribers.

The World’s Leading Brokers & Landlords Talk the Future of New York Real Estate

Blog - View The Space

When you have the New York heads of two of the world’s largest commercial real estate brokerages in a room together, the world’s leading landlords come to listen. At our recent Manhattan Market breakfast, VTS welcomed Robert Alexander, Chairman of the New York Tri-State Region of CBRE, and Peter Riguardi, Chairman and President of the New York Tri-State Region for JLL, to lead a conversation around all things New York real estate

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Q&A with QuantumListing Founder, David Perlmutter

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

QuantumListing is a mobile-first commercial real estate listing solution for brokers and tenants. Anyone can search all of our users’ listings without having to pay, and Premium Members can post an unlimited number of listings for the same low price. On our mobile app, the buttons to call and email the owner or listing agent are front and center so it is incredibly easy to reach out for more information. We’ve also made it easy to share listings via email, SMS and social media, and take that one step further, by sharing your listings for you to our social networks.


2016's Best 7 Productivity Apps for Real Estate

Blog - RealNex

Real estate professionals are on the go, and apps that let us take care of business anywhere are tremendous time savers. Often, however, researching and selecting the best tools can take up great amounts of time -- defeating the purpose of 'efficiency' apps. Fear not. We've done some looking around for you. Read on for details on productivity apps that are ideal for real estate.    

Q&A with Onyx Equities Co-Founder, Jonathan Schultz

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Who should be reading your blog? My blog is for people that want to learn about our ever changing technology and cultural environment in Commercial Real Estate.



News - Bisnow

Procore Technologies just earned its unicorn status after its latest round of funding brought in $50M and pushed the firm’s valuation over the $1B mark.

CoStar sues the competitor it bolstered with its LoopNet merger

News - Bizjournals

CoStar Group Inc. was required to make several concessions to avoid antitrust issues as part of its $860 million acquisition of LoopNet Inc. in 2012, and now it's suing the chief beneficiary of those concessions for allegedly fueling its growth by republishing CoStar's proprietary information without permission.


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!