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

3 Tech Trends Set to Impact Retail in 2018

Blog - Regency Centers

The CRE community is watching for impactful technology trends in retail, especially as the release of 2017 first quarter reports spurs another hefty round of Wall Street exchanges. 

Introducing Fifth Wall Ventures

Press Release - Fifth Wall Ventures

Last year, we set out to build something completely new: a venture capital fund to act as the connective tissue between the world’s largest owners and operators of physical space and the entrepreneurs redefining how the world interacts with their environments.

Real estate-tech startup Gridics partners with City of Miami to ease zoning process

News - Miami Herald

Gridics, a Miami-based real estate tech startup, announced a partnership with the City of Miami, which will use its Zonar.City software application across planning, zoning and development functions.

News - Bisnow

Workspace startup Convene raised $68M in its latest round of funding Monday, with investment led by Brookfield Property Partners, one of the world’s largest property owners.

5 Tips for Data-Driven Prospecting in Real Estate

Blog - TheBrokerList

Do you ever feel like your decisions could be better if back by data? If you’re spending time prospecting for new real estate leads, but nothing seems to be working —perhaps it’s time to look at the data. Here are a few tried-and-true tips for data-driven prospecting.

Retail redefined: What’s next for retailers?

Blog - REJournals.com

At a time when the retail industry is changing so rapidly, and retail real estate realities are shifting at an unprecedented pace, commercial real estate professionals are striving to set their sights on what comes next. 

#CREtech Exhibitors: OfficeSpace.com

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Let tenants contact you first. OfficeSpace.com allows users to search without restrictions for all types of commercial space. With over 200,000 unique users and 3.5 million building views every month, tenants use OfficeSpace.com to connect with brokers as they actively search for space.

PropTech: Why the future is digital and personal

Blog - JLL Real Views

It might be early days for PropTech – the marriage of property and technology – but signs of a sector on the rise are already there.

Meet the RE Tech Entrepreneur: Renwick Congdon from Imprev

Blog - GeekEstate

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Renwick Congdon from Imprev. I’ve known Renwick for what seems like ages, though given we are both Seattle-based and work in real estate technology, it surprising took us awhile to finally meet / connect for lunch on the Eastside a few years ago. 

App Review: Daylite 6 puts the “eye” in team, transforms small business thinking

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Marketcircle’s newest version of Daylite, their Mac CRM and project management program, brings a fresh perspective on production and efficiency. Daylite 6 centralizes all business activities into one hub, allowing various business units and their individual team members to collaborate and function with real-time accountability.

4 Tips for Big-Box CRE Brokerage Tech Roll-Out

Blog - REThinkCRE

A customer relationship management system or CRM can be a critical tool in not only the growth and success of an individual agent, but also the growth and success of the overall office. It is incredibly important when choosing and implementing a CRM in a brokerage that you can achieve total buy in. With all brokers utilizing the new tool, the best results will be achieved.

#CREtech Exhibitors: RealMassive

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

When RealMassive’s founder needed to find office space for a previous venture, he was shocked to find zero accurate listings online. Fast forward and RealMassive is now disrupting and modernizing a $15 trillion industry by connecting every person and place in the global commercial real estate (CRE) marketplace. 

4 Reasons All New Real Estate Agents Should Invest in a CRM

Blog - Wise Agent

Starting out in the real estate industry can be overwhelming, with so much to take in and learn. To make sure you begin your successful career as a real estate agent in the best way possible, you’ll want to invest in a CRM to ensure that you are organized and spending time only on the things that are going to benefit your clients and your business.

Bell’s Blog in Perspective; Ideas for Future Topics

Blog - Visual Lease

Having been at all levels of the corporate real estate profession (including leasing manager, project manager, technology manager, department head, consultant and corporate executive), I base the blog content on nearly 30 years of experience. Also with 10 years as a Gartner analyst, focused on CRE technology and data center topics, I bring information technology knowledge to the blog.

5 Ways Leaders Can Build a Truly Collaborative Environment

Blog - Jonathan Schultz

A recent McKinsey article suggests that over the past twenty years, academic insight and real-world experience have demonstrated that when companies channel their competitive and collaborative instincts, embrace diversity, and recognize the needs and emotions of their team members, they can reap dividends in performance.

[Slideshare] Your day in commercial real estate, 1997 vs. 2017

Blog - Apto

How have you noticed commercial real estate changing over the years? If you’ve been in brokerage long, you’ve probably noticed some new technology popping up—and your younger coworkers probably have some new habits and priorities, too.

Digsy AI Introduces Native Email Sync, Contact Importing & Custom Email Templates

Press Release - Digsy

Digsy AI, the sales productivity software platform for CRE & B2B sales teams has launched three new features to help agents and sales reps automate their workflow and convert more prospects into customers. Among its users are agents and sales reps at CBRE, JLL, Colliers International, NAI Capital, Farmers Insurance and Sandler Sales Training.

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! 

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