MIKE'S WEEKLY PICKS: MY 15 FAVORITE RE TECH READS...

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


6 times you knew you needed a better CRM but ignored the signs

Blog - Apto

When it comes to the systems we use regularly, we may see the signs that we need to upgrade or change our ways, but we often ignore them. Because let’s face it, it’s easier to keep doing what we’re doing.


Construction tech company Aproplan closes €5 million Series A

News - TechCrunch

Not so long ago the administration needed to run a major construction project relied almost entirely on pen, paper, excel spreadsheets and faxes. That has provided a huge opportunity for startups to take a stab at digitising the construction industry.


Build-a-Bot: Tools for Real Estate Chatbots

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

What’s invisible, available 24/7, and helpful to real estate professionals? A chatbot, of course! While chatbots aren’t completely new, advances in artificial intelligence technology have led to a rapid expansion, making their implementation one of the hottest tech trends for 2017.


Clutter and the Emergence of Real Estate-As-A-Service Platforms

News - Medium

Today, Clutter announced its $64 million Series C financing led by Atomico, with Sequoia Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Fifth Wall. This brings Clutter’s total capital raised to more than $100 million, making it not only the largest on-demand moving and storage company operating in the most markets, but also the most well-funded by a factor of over 2x. You can read more about this raise in Bloomberg, Forbes, TechCrunch, and LA Times.


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CRE to undergo a major overhaul once VR is widely accessible

Blog - Buildout

We’ve talked about how virtual reality will impact what you sell as a CRE broker, but we haven’t yet discussed how it will impact your day-to-day work.


The New #CREcosystem: What’s Next

Blog - REthink CRE

As commercial real estate technology continues to accelerate it’s great to engage with industry leaders to gain their perspective on where we are and where we are headed as an industry. Together with one of our technology partners, and fellow Austin startup, RealMassive, we have brought to you, The New #CREcosystem: What’s Next. In this sequel to RealMassive’s The New #CREcosystem, you’ll hear from commercial real estate professionals from varying backgrounds sharing their use, opinions, and predictions related to emerging technology, digital marketing, and predictive analytics.


Predictive technology is enhancing the physical retail experience. What CRE brokers and marketers need to know now.

Blog - The Broker List

According to Gartner, artificial intelligence powered by predictive technology is poised to make a major impact on retail. They predict that by 2020, 85 percent of customer interactions will be managed by AI. And predictive technology won’t just impact e-commerce, but physical retail stores as well.


Some mall landlords now making risky investments in tech startups

News - The Real Deal

Facing an ever-growing threat from e-commerce, mall landlords across the country are trying to counter their falling retail revenues by making bets on tech startups.


#CREtech Exhibitors: Tenant Tracker

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Tenant Tracker made its debut appearance at CRE // Tech San Francisco! With Tenant Tracker you can use it wherever you are, because it's designed for a rich mobile experience.


Watch CEO Glenn Murray Introduce FUEL at RealComm 2017!

Video - FUELcre

Watch CEO Glenn Murray Introduce FUEL at RealComm 2017!


WeWork will go public: Neumann

News - The Real Deal

WeWork’s CEO Adam Neumann confirmed that the co-working company plans to go public, but cautioned it has still to decide when and where to list its shares. Speaking at a luncheon at the Economic Club of New York last week, Neumann also reiterated claims that WeWork is on track to making $1 billion in revenue this year.


With Whole Foods Purchase, Amazon Gets Closer to Mastering the Customer Experience

News - Observer

Amazon announced its intention to buy Whole Foods last week, triggering stock price drops for several companies that investors presume will be affected by the takeover, such as grocers, WalMart, Target and others.


Yardi Founder on Glassdoor’s “Highest Rated CEO” List

News - Business Wire

Anant Yardi, founder and CEO of Yardi, was named today to a prestigious list of the nation’s top corporate leaders by employer review website Glassdoor. Mr. Yardi received a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the Highest Rated CEOs for 2017.


Hey, Retailers: Find the Perfect Vendor 4URSPACE

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Every now and then something makes you go, “duh! Why hasn't someone thought of this before?” That's the initial reaction when someone discovers 4URSPACE, an online marketplace connecting retailers or project managers with the right vendors for all of their projects. Find architects, general contractors, permit expeditors, and more professionals with experience working in a specific geographic area.


How Technology Can Help Realtors® Find Better Potential Buyers and Sellers 

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

The modern technological age has revolutionized the Real Estate industry by providing nearly unlimited information to home buyers. 20 years ago, a prospective home buyer would have spent the majority of their time with a real estate agent going through information that is now readily available on the Internet.  Likewise, that same home buyer would have trusted word-of-mouth to find his “ideal” real estate agent.


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