Mike's Weekly Picks: My 11 Favorite RE Tech Reads...

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

8 Must-Download Apps to be a CRE Rockstar in 2017

Blog - Jonathan Schultz

We’re approaching the holidays, which means the New Year is just around the corner! It’s time to take stock of the whirlwind that was 2016 and plan for progress in the coming year. No doubt somewhere among your triumphs and bloopers has come the realization that productivity depends on time management and data integration.

The New Trend of Tenant-Only Broker Representation.

Blog - Duke Long

The current environment of markedly lower vacancy rates, strong absorption and consistent rental rate increases indicate that commercial real estate (CRE) across all sectors is increasingly an “owner market.” Statistics from Ten-X, the innovative online platform connecting buyers and sellers worldwide to search, list and transact properties, tell the story.

Tomorrow's Technology Today: Apto CEO featured on The Commercial Real Estate Show

Blog - Apto

Apto founder and CEO Tanner McGraw was recently interviewed by Michael Bull on The Commercial Real Estate Show for the feature “Tomorrow’s Technology Today.” Listen in to hear about why Tanner created Apto, how his experiences as a commercial real estate broker informed the product, and why technology is a lift—not a replacement—for the tried and true broker skillset.

Article: Must-have Car Tech Can Make a Real Difference for Realtors

Blog - RE Technology

It's common knowledge that a home and a car are the two biggest purchases in a person's life. And when you think about it, Realtors are in a unique position to know a lot about both.

Tesla and the Hyperloop will transform real estate: panel

News - The Real Deal New York

The biggest thing to happen in real estate in recent history is Tesla, according to CoStar’s CEO Andrew Florance. Or more broadly, driverless car technology.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty chooses HipPocket to improve in-brokerage networking

Blog - HipPocket

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty has introduced HipPocket to help close to 1,000 agents across 25 offices market homes to and communicate with each other more effectively. HipPocket unifies real-time team marketing of “Coming Soon” listings, buyer requirements and team messaging into a private, in-brokerage network

TheSquareFoot Empowers Office Space Brokers with Technology

Blog - CRE.tech

Jonathan Wasserstrum is living every young founder’s dream. He wakes up every morning, rents the shared CitiBikes that polka dot New York City now-a-days and rides to his office in the hip Chelsea neighborhood. There he and two friends from back home in Texas work on their fast growing startup, TheSquareFoot.

With New Tech, Brokers To Become Advisers, Not Salesman

News - Bisnow

The world’s on the cusp of a tech revolution that Newmark Grubb Knight Frank executive managing director Geoff Kasselman says will not only change the way the world works, but put every job up for scrutiny.

SIOR Special Report: Developers, Financiers, Techies Brace for Change

News - Commercial Property Executive

Commemorating its 75th anniversary, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) met in New York City from Oct. 19-21 to discuss the changing face of commercial real estate and what lies ahead. Buzzworthy topics included trends impacting industrial and office developers, REITs and investment managers; game-changing technologies; and the impending presidential election.

Chatting Away: Bringing Artificial Intelligence Chatbots to Real Estate

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Person-to-person interaction is what sells real estate, but conversing with prospective unqualified clients drains a lot of time, energy, and money. That’s where Apartment Ocean’s latest innovation helps. Its new Chatbot is an artificial intelligence that interacts with clients just like a human agent.

What I Learned From CoStar’s Andrew Florance

Blog - CRE Outsider

During yet another panel on the future of CRE tech, I heard many of the same things I’ve heard before. How the driver-less car, 3D printing, mobile connectivity and VR are going to change the CRE industry. How the agent will transition from salesperson to trusted advisor. Better tools for agents, standardized transactions, more transparency, the importance of data, etc and so on.

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!