MIKE'S WEEKLY PICKS: MY 9 FAVORITE RE TECH READS...

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



RealNex’s Mobile Transforms Where and How Commercial Real Estate Professionals Work

Press Release - RealNex

Data on-the-go promises improved time and transaction management. Houston, Texas: RealNex, a commercial real estate technology company, today announced the launch of the RealNex CORE mobile app. CORE delivers the power of an industry-standard CRM to iOS and Android devices and gives users the ability to collect and retrieve data anytime, anywhere.


Twin Cities companies team up for virtual reality property showings

News - Minneapolis / St Paul Business Journal

Spacecrafting, a provider of architectural imagery and videos, recently partnered with Realvision, a tech startup that uses 3D technology, to offer virtual-reality services to Realtors and developers in the Twin Cities for their property showings.


EDUCATION-TECH FIRM 2U TO TAKE 80K SF AT DUMBO HEIGHTS

News - Bisnow

The education-tech company 2U Inc. is in the late stages of a deal for almost 80k SF at 55 Prospect St., part of the Dumbo Heights complex owned jointly by Kushner Cos, LIVWRK and RFR.





CRE data startup CrediFi raises $13M in Series B

News - The Real Deal

From the New York website: Real estate debt data company CrediFi landed $13 million in a Series B funding round, bringing its total capital raised to $23 million.


Why Every Real Estate Company Needs a Fully-Searchable Document Management System

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Paper files and documents abound in real estate offices. Copious amounts of documents – settlements, leases, maintenance records and expenses, and bills of sale, for example – need to be signed, filed and easily found at a moment’s notice. Spending hours searching through inefficient filing systems is a waste of time while losing or misplacing documents can put the company at risk.


The 15 BIG Questions You Must Answer About Commercial Real Estate And Your Data!

Blog - Duke Long

Where we stand today. Commercial real estate data has long been left abandoned in dark recesses and behind firewalls, either forgotten or hidden. Mostly for a perceived competitive advantage. Today that may no longer be a choice. The tension between commercial real estate data that is aggregated, mined or sold and data that is found or acquired is, for now, an explosive dynamic. The question for commercial real estate now is not “why would I make my data available?” But rather, “how do I make my data available and, what do I need to know to do it right?”


FutureBuild Provides a Sneak Peek into a Transformed Los Angeles

News - ULI Los Angeles

These are just a few of the ideas explored in depth at FutureBuild 2017, the annual conference that brings together leading thinkers, innovators, and change makers of the built environment. FutureBuild, held on January 31, 2017 at LA Hotel Downtown, was convened by ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), in partnership with VerdeXchange. 


Virtual staging: A Solution for Many Listing Dilemmas

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

There are common laments from the listing agents, managers and developers of homes in new communities, high-rises, and/or resorts. “Vacant homes are a challenge to sell. Units filled with worn or dated furnishings are a turn-off, too!” If the rooms in your online listing are calling out for new paint, furnishings or décor, chances are buyers will ignore it. Let’s face it, you can’t sell or rent a home unless buyers and renters see it, but they won’t come see it unless they see beautiful photographs that showcase the property’s true potential.


Spotify To Move U.S. HQ To 4 World Trade Center

News - Bisnow

Spotify agreed to move its 832 existing New York City employees to the building and create 1,000 new jobs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Silverstein executives announced today. It will vacate its current HQ at 620 Ave. of the Americas in Chelsea, owned by RXR Realty.


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!