MIKE'S WEEKLY PICKS: MY 13 FAVORITE RE TECH READS...

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


CBRE’s Finger on The Pulse with Newly Upgraded Property Management Systems

Blog - Real Estate Tech News 

CBRE’s Asset Services business has significantly improved its property management platform with the enhancement of two major systems, PULSE and Aspire.


Co-Working: It Is Not Just For Office Providers

News - Bisnow

Co-working has turned the office real estate industry on its ear. The concept of shared office space has opened the doors wide to entrepreneurs, startups and larger companies that enjoy the open-office culture.



Elmspring invested in attending SXSW in search of Real Estate Tech Startups

Blog - Elmspring

Many applications come through various channels here at elmspring. It’s imperative to our accelerator to know what trends and new ideas are percolating in the market. Executive Director, Bob Gillespie and Board member, Kim Kleeman set out to see what Austin’s newest addition, The Startup Village would bring.


5 Apps to Help You Find the Best Home

Blog - Real Estate Tech News 

Are you trying to find the perfect home? Well, thanks to some apps, you can look for a range of homes which match your requirements and be guided professionally from the beginning of your search till the end of the purchase.


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Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Alex Lubinsky from Rentberry

Blog - GeekEstate

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Alex Lubinsky from Rentberry. Rentberry is a competitive bidding platform for rentals, and were featured in the Wall Street Journal this weekend.


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Tech Companies Sign Some Of The Biggest Q1 Leases In Silicon Valley

News - Bisnow

Several big leases were signed last quarter throughout the Silicon Valley. While tech represented the largest leases, other professional firms are making their marks in the Valley. Check out some of the biggest office leases signed so far this year.


The grocery battle: traditional stores or click and collect online grocers

News - The American Genius 

TRADITIONAL GROCERS CAN STAND UP TO AMAZON
AmazonFresh, Instacart, and Google Express have all thrived on a simple concept: why go to the store when the store can come to you? Now two grocery megabrands, Costco and Kroger, have teamed up with online delivery companies.


The Tech Ecosystem of a Thriving Real Estate Brokerage

Blog - The Lone Wolf 

There is no secret to success. There is no missing ingredient.

The key to running a business, and running it well, is in the business' commitment to fundamentals. With the fundamentals in place, the business owner is free to determine what success means to them and able pursue that idea with fervor.


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3 Business Tools for the Modern CRE Broker

Blog - REthinkCRE

There are a few must-have tools that the modern commercial real estate broker simply can’t live without in today’s ever-changing market — a quality CRM, strong marketing tools, and the obvious communication tools like a cell phone and computer. But, what are the leaders in the space doing to really take advantage of the technologies available to them? What’s on the cutting edge?


Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of GGP, Will Deliver Keynote at Largest Commercial Real Estate Tech Conference

Press Release - CRE//Tech

CRE // Tech, the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate industry announced today that Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of  retail real estate company GGP Inc., will be the keynote speaker for their June 8 conference in San Francisco.


What Amazon's physical bookstores say about the future

News - CNBC

Amazon is quietly expanding its bookstore footprint — a move that could offer clues about its ambitions for other types of stores.



You Can Stop Saying CRE Is Slow To Adopt New Technology

News - Bisnow

Saying commercial real estate has been slow to adapt to technological change fails to convey the nuanced nature of the issue. Tech companies have quickly developed a number of new CRE-oriented products, and many castigate legacy companies that seem unwilling to invest the money and training time to implement all of them.


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Floored to Ceiling: Inside CBRE’s Tech Revolution, Led by David Eisenberg

News - Commercial Observer

The offices of Floored, on the ninth floor of an unassuming building at 159 West 25th Street in Chelsea, resemble the platonic ideal of a tech startup’s New York City office: white walls and high ceilings, an open floor plan occupied by rows of desks holding large-screen desktops, guitars hung on the walls and a nook featuring Ping-Pong and foosball tables.


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!