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Digital Transformation: Why CRE Leaders Need a New Playbook

If there is one thing the success of the Eric Ries’ The Lean Start-up or Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur’s Business Model Generation have taught us, it is that there is no one method to starting or running a successful business.

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Tech Heavy Cities Rule U.S. Office Market

It’s probably not much of a surprise in the current economy that cities with a strong technology firm presence have the best-performing office markets in the United States.

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7 Booming Secondary Big-Box Industrial CRE Markets

Big-box industrial properties form the backbone of the e-commerce supply chain. That’s helped them flourish over the last decade in core regional markets from the Inland Empire to Atlanta.

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Welcome to the New VTS Blog!

It’s fair to say that the last few months have been some of the busiest in the history of both VTS and Hightower. As many of you may know, VTS and Hightower merged in November 2016. Since then we’ve been working hard to combine our two companies, including our talent, offices, products, and, our blogs! (if you’re interested, you can read more about the progress we’re making with our migration here.)  

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The Future of Proptech for London Commercial Real Estate

This post originally appeared as an article in Bisnow London.

The concept of proptech is no longer a new one. In fact, we think it’s fair to say that UK real estate professionals have caught the technology bug. We chatted with Charlie Wade, the UK managing director of VTS, one of the most cutting-edge companies to enter the PropTech scene, to chat about the future of technology in London’s commercial real estate market.

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The Rise of Business Intelligence in Commercial Real Estate

This post originally appeared as a guest post on Real Estate Tech News.

Commercial real estate has historically relied on outdated and disparate systems, using spreadsheets and CRM tools to house mountains of data. But these systems don’t talk to each other. That’s a huge problem causing landlords, brokers and asset managers to waste countless hours digging through multiple systems to answer even one simple question. It also makes it near impossible to see the big picture.

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4 Questions to Ask Technology Vendors to Make Sure Data Security is Top of Mind

This article originally appeared in Bisnow.

For commercial real estate firms exploring the benefits of platforms and tools hosted in the cloud, information security is top of mind. It’s important to be completely confident the platform you partner with a) has the proper systems and processes in place, and b) these systems are working properly to keep your data protected. While this due diligence process may be common for larger CRE firms with in-house security resources, it’s likely that smaller firms (for which security is not a core competency) won’t be as certain how to approach data protection.

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