Venture capitalists are clearly paying attention when it comes to commercial real estate. In 2016, the real estate technology sector saw record-breaking deal activity and more than $2.7 billion in investments. According to Nick Romito, founder and CEO of VTS, the current rate of growth suggests the sector could see somewhere around $2 billion in new investment in 2017.
- By Skye Fulkerson
- July 28, 2017
- By Katie Higgins
- July 26, 2017
What role will technology play in the future of brokerage and the role of the broker? How are the world’s leading commercial real estate firms thinking about technology and preparing their companies to capitalize on this rapid digital change?
- By Nick Romito
- July 24, 2017
Back in 2010, one of my best friends and I had a crazy idea for a company that we believed would help drive commercial real estate forward. We were put in touch with a venture capitalist to get some honest feedback about the concept and heard some pretty inspiring words: “That’s a terrible idea. The people in that industry are never going to change.”
- By Ian Ritter
- July 20, 2017
Boston is known as a gateway city in the United States for global commercial real estate investment for several reasons. It’s arguably the country’s educational Mecca, due to the area’s density of blue-chip universities. Major financial firms have large outposts there, as do technology companies. Plus, it’s a tourist hub for those wanting to experience the nation’s historical past, as well as its popular sports teams.
- By Alden Ewing
- July 17, 2017
For the entrepreneurial real estate professional who is time poor but wants to stay up to date with the latest market trends and learn lessons from other masters of industry, podcasts are a fantastic resource. They’re not as time intensive as books (although kudos if reading is actually your thing – check out our list of top books for CRE brokers), and are an excellent way to make the most of your time on your commute or while working out.
- By Alden Ewing
- July 5, 2017
Now that summer has begun, everyone deserves a chance to sit back and relax for a little while. There is no better way to do that than with a nice book. There are a plethora of real estate books in the market, so to help with your selection, we have assembled a list of the top 8 books for CRE brokers. These essentials cover a huge spectrum of topics, from shifts in the real estate market to how the word “sale” itself is changing.
- By Sebastian Abigail
- June 27, 2017
Years ago, the term “flexibility” was not one commonly associated with commercial property. Typically, the term is an unglamourous one, often linked to uncertainty. However the recent ULI UK Annual Conference which took place at UBS’ Headquarters in London, flipped this concept on its head. Flexibility now appears to be a quality that is much sought after (and voluntarily so) by players in the UK commercial property market.
- By Liz Wolf
- June 21, 2017
While Airbnb matches travelers with people with a room or house to rent, a similar platform has been launched for physicians with excess space – whether it’s just a room or an entire office building.
- By Liz Wolf
- June 14, 2017
While many retailers have been focusing on millennials (and rightfully so), it’s time to plan for the next powerful buying group – Generation Z – which is even larger, and their shopping habits might just surprise you.
- By James King
- June 6, 2017
The retail world is rapidly evolving. Over the last decade the stratospheric growth of online-only retail behemoths like Amazon has forced traditional brick and mortar retailers to develop defensive ecommerce strategies and the intensification of competition has coincided with growing consumer demand for instant gratification. Where once consumers were happy to wait for a few days for items to be delivered, now they want their orders the next day or even in the next hour.