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Office Space After Hours: 10 Creative Uses for Owners & Tenants

With tenants typically only occupying office buildings during the day, a case could be made that it’s a waste of space and energy for buildings to sit empty after quitting time while landlords continue paying operating costs 24/7.

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11 Tech Buzzwords Real Estate Professionals Need to Know

Ever find yourself involved in a conversation comprised almost entirely of acronyms?

In the tech community — where entrepreneurs speak a language all their own — it happens all the time.

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9 Tips for Becoming a Better Networker

Networking is a critical part of any CRE professional's job. As a matter of fact, it’s a critical part of everybody’s job. And with conference season in full swing, there's no better time to brush up on your networking skills and maybe even pick up some new ones. 

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4 Leading Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice for CRE Brokers

At its core, commercial real estate brokerage is truly an entrepreneurial business. While you might be working at a large, established company, it's still up to you to win new business, successfully manage client relationships and in many cases, run a high-performing team. Ultimately, your success is in your own hands, which presents you with a huge opportunity. 

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The Increasing Importance of Digital Connectivity in Commercial Property

Connectivity and the digital infrastructure of our built environment is fast becoming one of the most valuable assets that a piece of commercial property can boast.

Why is connectivity so important? And is the UK’s built environment prepared for the digital future?

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The Modern Workplace: 6 Must-Haves for Today's Office Tenants

Today’s office tenants have different needs than they did ten years ago. No longer is a workplace simply just where employees come to do their jobs every day. Rather, the workspace has become interwoven with a company’s identity and plays an important role in attracting high-value talent, as well as helping to facilitate the most innovative, productive work.

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PropTech 3.0: The Future of Real Estate

This guest post comes to us from Andrew Baum, Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Said Business School, University of Oxford

Will we soon be able to buy a house with the click of a button? My report, PropTech 3.0: the future of real estate, published by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford on May 10th, takes an expansive look at property technology (proptech), and its findings detail the dramatic changes facing the real estate industry. The 95 page report uses data from proptech venture capital firm PiLabs and interviews with over 50 real estate professionals.

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7 CRE Conferences to Attend This Fall

The fall real estate conference circuit is just around the corner! It’s not too late to get a plan in place for making the most out of these networking opportunities. Here are some of the top events on our list:

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5 TED Talks Every CRE Professional Should Watch

TED Talks are known for their incredible content and excellent delivery. While most are about science or culture, here is a collection of some of the best TED Talks for real estate folks:  

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Liberating Lawyers Through PropTech

This guest post comes to us from Susan Freeman, Partner at Mishcon de Reya. 


The writing on the wall couldn't really be clearer: the real estate world, not generally seen as being in the vanguard of change, is having to adapt to fast-moving technological advancements. Whether it's online listings, virtual reality, machine learning, drones, big data or crowdsourcing, ignoring the tsunami of innovation is just no longer an option. The way lawyers do business is already changing and at Mishcon de Reya we plan to lead the tech revolution in legal services. Last year we launched our 10 year vision to ensure that we continue to be a successful and sustainable business in the years to come. Unsurprisingly, technology is a fundamental pillar of that vision.

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