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Adapt or Die 

Four tech experts weigh in on innovation and its impact on all sectors of commercial real estate. Amazon isn't just an online book retailer, just as IBM was never solely about keyboards and microchips. These companies leveraged innovation to become global giants that changed everyday life for billions. W

7 Tech Trends That Will Change Your Business 

Business computing choices are becoming more complex — from cloud computing and software as a service to ascertaining the best security measures and managing by exception. These technologies are changing the way you do business on a daily basis. In

Mastering a New Mindset 

 

2012’s Top Technology 

Robert Rein, CCIM, associate vice president at NAI REOC Austin in Austin, Texas, started with the iPad. After his BlackBerry died a little over a year ago, he completed his Apple conversion with the iPhone. “Everyone is looking for a

The Next Generation 

The commercial real estate industry needs to strategize for the arrival of 5G, which will revolutionize communication demands of office and multifamily tenants.

Functional Fliers 

Despite recent technological innovations, property fliers continue to be an integral part of commercial real estate marketing programs. “Flier preparation is how I become really knowledgeable about the property,” says Hugh J. Wade, CCIM, of Spire Commercial in Anchorage, Alaska,

Commercial Real Estate Apps 

Apple’s App Store recently surpassed 25 billion app downloads. How many of those were for commercial real estate? Not many, especially when compared to the number of residential real estate apps. But in commercial real estate, an industry where hustle

Tools to Go Solo 

After working in commercial real estate for 13 years, Chad Grout, CCIM, principal broker at Urban Grout Commercial Real Estate, in Nashville, Tenn., started his own business in 2011. He was driven not only by the challenge and opportunity of

Cultural Revolution 

Driverless vehicles are coming, and coming fast. Many of the world’s largest and most prestigious corporations are investing billions in the technology, and it's going to change the commercial real estate landscape.

Intelligent Analysis 

Improving efficiency and decision-making, artificial intelligence holds plenty of promise to boost performance in CRE.

STDB: The Next Generation 

For more than 15 years, STDB, the Site To Do Business, has been providing CCIM members with access to some of the most advanced technology tools in the commercial real estate industry. Working closely with Esri and Xceligent, STDB has

Tech Checks Into Multifamily 

Technology can help the multifamily sector continue its strong performance as the U.S. emerges from the pandemic. 

Making the Move to Virtual Inspections 

Cost and time savings for off-site inspections are still dependent on the human element, even as interest grows during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seeing Tech's Potential 

Building information modeling can streamline the design, development, and operation of properties of all types.

Tablet PC Web Resources 

PC Magazine has published several articles that can help you purchase and use a tablet PC ?Tablet PCs Ready for Prime Time? delves into the technology's background, offers tips for determining whether a tablet PC is right for your business,

Y2K Won't Go Away 

Probably it’s already too late. Property professionals who have not acted by now could face the brunt of possible problems when the year 2000 begins. Fortunately, many have expended phenomenal time, money, and energy to prepare for this looming deadline.

Beyond Basic Training 

“Sara is the lifeblood. She makes the wheels go round,” says Brown Bethune, CCIM, senior sales associate at Prudential Burroughs & Chapin Realty, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., about Sara P. Jones, his office's administrative assistant. “She keeps us out in

Cutting the Cord 

Tired of tripping over computer cables in your office? Is the lack of a conference room broadband connection hampering client presentations? If so, it's time you considered going wireless. Wireless networks let commercial real estate professionals access company files, print

Got Gadgets? 

High tech gadgets now are a part of commercial real estate professionals' everyday work life. "I am able to work more efficiently because of today's technology products," says Brett Haynes, CCIM, associate broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial in Winchester, Va.

The eBay Effect 

Once thought to be a sales tactic best suited for distressed and hard to market properties, auctions are gaining ground in today's market as an efficient and effective disposition strategy. In fact, the National Association

Virtual Money 

The dot com massacre that ravaged the e commerce landscape has left only a handful of survivors in the online commercial real estate financing sector. But those companies that still are breathing have developed business models and strategic partnerships that

Excel at Financial-Analysis Calculations 

Solving time value of money problems commonly encountered in the financial analysis of commercial real estate investments can be accomplished quickly and accurately with the aid of computer spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Specifically, Excel can calculate discounted cash

More Power to You 

There you are, stuck in traffic, calling your client to explain, and your cell phone dies. While waiting for a weather delayed flight, you catch up on e mail correspondence until your notebook nods off. Working in a restaurant between

PDF Security 

Commercial real estate brokers share information daily with their clients, fellow agents, lenders, attorneys, and other industry professionals. Due to the need for rapid communication and information access, e mail and various online services quickly are replacing traditional communication methods,

High-Tech Note Taking 

At the Fall 2000 Comdex show in Las Vegas, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates unveiled prototypes of a new portable personal computer called the tablet PC. Two years later, seven computer manufacturers launched their versions of the product. While some computer