Your daily dose of commercial real estate.

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.)  

Read More

14 Technologies Every Commercial Real Estate Broker Needs

This is a sneak preview from The Modern Broker, our guide for brokers in a tech-enabled world, coming out next week. Subscribe to the blog to get notified as soon as it comes out!

Read More

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.

Read More

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Commercial real estate has historically relied on outdated and disparate systems, using spreadsheets and CRM tools to house mountains of data.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.

Read More

What the Subscription Model Means for Office Leasing

This guest post comes to us from Dan Spiegel, Executive Vice President of Operations for Colliers International in the United States.

Read More

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.

Read More

10 Unique Coworking Spaces Attracting Remote Workers

Coworking spaces are officially the new places to do business, with office-rental companies like WeWork (valued at $16 billion) leading the pack.

Read More

3 Ways E-Commerce is Changing Leases

With the rise of e-commerce as a viable secondary retail channel, the role of the store has been altered in purely transactional terms. While the store’s importance to a retailer’s network is actually increasing, the amount of sales that are identified as being made in-store has shifted.

Read More

The 9 News Sources Brokers Should Check Daily

Information is king in commercial real estate. Each piece of data you consume may come in handy as you prospect new tenants or update your owners about recent leasing activity. But with so much information floating around, how do you prioritize what to read and what sources to trust?

Read More

5 CRE Conferences You Should Attend This Fall

The fall is packed with real estate events. It's a scheduling battle to figure out which to attend and which sessions to prioritize. We've put together our shortlist for the next few months:

Read More

Helping you lease and manage your assets smarter.