MIKE'S WEEKLY PICKS: MY 12 FAVORITE RE TECH READS...

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


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Building Engines Announces New Executive Appointments

Press Release - Building Engines

Building Engines, the Commercial Real Estate industry’s innovation leader for easy-to-use and deploy on-demand property management software today announced the appointment of two new executives to its leadership team; David O’Connor as Chief Financial Officer, and Mark Feldman as Vice President of Marketing. The Company also announced that Scott Sidman has been appointed Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer. Mr. Sidman previously served as the company’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. The new appointments expand Building Engines’ leadership team with experienced technology executives with proven track-records within industry-leading organizations.


Women Leaders in CRE & Tech: Part II with Barbi Reuter

Blog - The Broker List

Welcome to Part II of Women in CRE and Tech, where we spotlight commercial real estate professionals who are blazing trails for female leaders. My personal goal for the series was to connect with inspirational individuals and unearth growth opportunities for women in predominantly-male industries such as CRE and tech. For this “chapter,” I was honored to chat with Barbi Reuter who was recently named President of Tucson’s Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR office. 
 



Michael Griffin CEO ClientLook. Unrivaled Commercial Real Estate CRM.

Blog - Duke Long

Have you seen my boy, Michael Griffin out and about at some kind of CRE Tech event? You recognize him from somewhere right? Just look at that face. He’s one of the good guys who has been around since before (how old is he really) the first day I started writing.
 


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5 TECHNOLOGIES ROSANO PARTNERS IS USING TO MAXIMIZE REVENUE

News - Bisnow

The technologies modernizing commercial real estate are evolving faster than ever before. Here are five innovative tech solutions Rosano Partners is using to transform the industry today.
 


4 Tips for Hiring Your First CTO

Blog - REThinkCRE

Technology is at the center of a revolution happening in the real estate world. From big-box commercial real estate brokerages to smaller secondary market offices, nearly every aspect of the real estate transaction is being impacted. With the technology impact, brokerages of all sizes are starting to explore CTO and CIO positions within their companies.


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EXCLUSIVE: LIQUIDSPACE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS RISE OF FLEX OFFICE SPACE

News - Bisnow

Flex-space leasing platform LiquidSpace took a closer look at flex office trends in a report released today. Bisnow got an exclusive first look at the report. Flexible office is any space rented for less than a typical five- to 10-year lease. LiquidSpace's report focuses on spaces rented by the month for up to three years. The company offers the ability for teams and companies to rent space for an hour up to three years. Spaces can be furnished or unfurnished and range from offering open or designated desks, private offices, team offices or an office suite.



The Forgotten Companies

Blog - Jonathan Schultz

It’s a common misconception that all Real Estate technology and associated projects are expensive. Nobody will argue that a large-scale MRI, Yardi or JD Edwards ERP implementation or upgrade will end up costing a sizable amount of money and span many months, if not years. While there are many case studies of just such projects, there are relatively few that focus on the rather large sector of smaller and medium sized real estate companies that have now realized tremendous value in spending a relatively small amount of time and money on technology.


Preview: 2016 DNA of #CRE

Blog - Buildout

Every year, brokers across the country participate in our DNA of #CRE survey. It helps us keep a pulse on the industry and find out what you care about most, how you spend your time, which tools you favor and what you’re focused on for the year ahead.


Brokers: How Can CRE Marketing Tech Improve Your Business? Our Ebook Explains. 

Blog - RETN

Commercial real estate technology improves a brokerage’s client relationships.
Why? Any process that helps the brokerage focus on the real work of building personal client relationships is a competitive advantage. We’ve collaborated with CRE marketing leader Buildout, to create an ebook for brokers that explains how to leverage marketing technology to improve client service, win more listings, and maximize success.


Remzy: Connecting Agents to Off-Market Properties

Blog - RETN

We all have that one house in our neighborhood that we just love. The problem is it’s not for sale. In fact, there are more than 73 million off-market homes in the United States. Rather than being a creepy neighbor knocking on a stranger’s door asking if they would consider selling, Remzy offers a better solution. Acting as an intermediary, Remzy helps home buyers and real estate agents approach unlisted properties and submit offers.


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2016 Year End CRE // Tech Report: Development Strong Despite Decreased Funding 

Blog - RETN

Did you know the average commercial real estate tech startup with venture backing raised $1.95M over two fundraising rounds in 2016? This isn’t the only interesting statistic found in the analysis conducted by CRE // Tech on the commercial real estate industry. In its second year, the 2016 Year End Report dove deeper into the emerging CRE technology trends by expanding the analysis section and highlighting new insights on industry developments.



APTO APPOINTS NEW VP OF ENGINEERING AMID INCREASED HIRING AND COMPANY GROWTH

Press Release - Apto

Apto, the leading web-based software platform for commercial real estate brokers, today announced the appointment of Steve Neely as VP of Engineering. Neely will advance commercial real estate technology innovation to help meet brokers’ business needs.This announcement comes on the heels of record company and revenue growth in 2016, and recognition as one of the U.S.’s fastest growing companies. In addition, Apto plans to continue to add to its team, filling at least nine more key positions in the next month.


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!