Mike's Weekly Picks: My 9 Favorite RE Tech Reads...

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

The 10 biggest real estate tech deals of 2016

News - The Real Deal

The real estate tech industry in 2016 could be summed up in one phrase: the big kids took over the playground. Though there was a drop in the number of new startups and many fledgling companies struggled to secure financing, the established firms scored big money from investors and took steps to cement their market dominance. No, the post-2012 crop of startups still hasn’t led to an IPO. But this year saw some deals that make one a lot more likely in the near future. 

Q&A with MarketRex Founder, Adrian Hessen

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

There are a lot of inefficiencies in a brokers transaction cycle and a lot of new platforms coming online. My hope is that some of these new technologies make a meaningful difference.

Get ready—mobility is going to change the world of retail CRE

Blog - Apto

As a commercial real estate professional, these trends are sure to rock your world, so you’d be wise to pay attention. Here, we’ll run through some potential effects these shifts in mobility could have on the commercial real estate industry.

Q&A with Raymond Pressley, Co-Founder and COO of Brevitas

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

We are helping investment sales professionals by providing smart marketing processes and internal communication systems for brokerages. We provide tools that allow brokers to market smarter and transact faster. Investors get access to an exclusive inventory or listings only available to principals.

360 Video

Blog - The Balance Sheet by Yardi

When Virtual Reality first made an appearance through Oculus, it was regarded with plenty of criticism and disbelief, but as time passed, industries started engaging in using VR in business. The real estate industry is one of the most immediately applicable to VR as it enables potential homebuyers view spaces without having to travel to them. Here’s where New York-based IrisVR enters the stage with the launch of two new apps.

Q&A with Valuate’s Founder, Bruce Kirsch

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

What problems are you solving for real estate professionals? Inability to make smart decisions quickly due to analytical mistakes and cumbersome processes.

Amazon Is The Latest Major Tech Tenant Looking For A Huge New Office Deal

News - Bisnow

Amazon is already a major office tenant in NYC, occupying 470k SF at Vornado's 7 West 34th St, but it needs even more space as it seeks to become ever more omnipresent in our lives.

AMP Technologies. The Only Way To Strategically Manage Your Commercial Real Estate Performance In Real Time.

Blog - Duke Long

The AMP [Asset Management Platform] is the real estate industry’s only comprehensive and intelligent operating software platform. It provides real estate owners and investors with a real-time 360-degree view of the financial health of a portfolio or building, anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Prop Tech and the future of real estate

Blog - Cushman & Wakefield

On 14 December 2016 Cushman & Wakefield sponsored  the Estates Gazette Prop Tech Summit, which hosted two panel discussions from a Technology Entrepreneur and ‘Traditional’ Property perspective, on the future of Prop Tech.

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!