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

3 Reasons Every Commercial Property Should Have a Strong Online Presence

Blog - Real Massive

Are you taking advantage of the most powerful resource in your commercial real estate marketing arsenal? The digital presence of each one of your properties has become critical to help attract and convert potential tenants and investors and we know that at least 80% are already starting their search online.

3 Takeaways from NAI Leadership Summit

Blog - ReThinkCRE

In March, the REthink team was able to spend two days with NAI leadership from around the globe at their Annual Leadership Summit in Dallas. While drinking single malt scotch might not be my forte it was enlightening getting to rub elbows with the best of NAI and the industry. After two full days with the leaders I had three major takeaways.

8 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for the Modern-Day CRE Professional

Blog - Jonathan Schultz

If you’re a regular reader, you know that I like to help empower the commercial real estate community with all things technology —I love to share what I’m learning, what I’m using, and what I’m hearing. Almost to a fault.

Cha-Ching: Deals To In-Store Tech Startups Tick Back Up

Blog - CB Inisghts

In-store technology startups raised 42 funding rounds worth $170M in total in Q1’17, a major jump from Q4’16. With the vast majority of deals going to early-stage companies (through seed investments or Series A deals) the segment still seems to be in growth mode.

#CREtech Exhibitors: ClientLook

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

ClientLook is returning for it’s 4th year as an exhibitor at CRE // Tech. ClientLook is a refreshingly simple CRM software for the commercial real estate (CRE) industry utilized by brokers, owners, investors and many more.

CRE Tech Has Advanced So Far It Can Now Manage A Building

News - Forbes

It was only a few years ago that the commercial real estate industry behaved as Luddites when it came to embracing technology. Today, tech is being used to manage buildings.

Digsy Launches CRE Sales Platform to Fix CRM Shortcomings to Public

Blog - The Broker List

Fullerton, California: Digsy, the Southern California tech startup innovating commercial real estate has launched a new SaaS platform aimed at helping CRE & B2B sales teams improve the conversion of prospects into new clients to close more deals. The company currently touts users at big companies like CBRE, JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers International, NAI Capital, Sandler Sales Training and more.

Driverless Cars – The Gensler Perspective

Blog - Neuerspace

Earlier this week, I was lucky to be in the room for a presentation made by Andy Cohen, Co-CEO of Gensler, on driverless cars and their impact on real estate. Frequent readers of my blog know that I am passionate about this topic and friends and family have heard me say countless times that I will be the first person they know to buy an autonomous vehicle.

How Etsy Built The Greenest Office Space In Tech

News - Fast Company

When Etsy went public in 2015, it was the largest B Corporation ever to do so—and only the second in history. The handmade goods marketplace has since retained its B Corp status, which means it’s beholden to the nonprofit B Lab’s strict guidelines for social and environmental responsibility. Of course, this comes as little surprise from a company that counts among its values being a “mindful, transparent, and humane business.”

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Jack FitzGerald from Disrupt Property

Blog - GeekEstate Blog

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Jack FitzGerald from Disrupt Property.

News Tech Innovation Will Drive Healthcare Real Estate, Somehow

News - Bisnow

When it comes to one day providing healthcare for Millennials, there better be an app for that. And that could further transform medical real estate.

WeWork Joins CRE // Tech as Lead Innovation Sponsor

Press Release - CRE//Tech

CRE // Tech (cretech.com) announced that WeWork has signed to come on board to be the leading commercial real estate technology event platform’s Innovation Sponsor. WeWork is the pre-eminent shared workspace solution for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and small businesses. With this partnership with CRE // Tech, WeWork will receive prominent exposure at the 2017 CRE // Tech Intersect Events in San Francisco and New York, as well as tremendous branding, content and marketing exposure from The News Funnel throughout the year.

Women in Real Estate: Leading Technology Executives

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Think back ten years. How did commercial real estate professionals conduct daily business? Contact data spread across multiple spreadsheets, tracking sales pipelines required several days (or longer) of analysis and finding the right listing still needed time working the phone.

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!