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IM Connected 

As the time between mak ing an offer and closing on a property shrinks, many commercial real estate pros are learning that new communi cation tools help them keep pace with the industry. For example, in most cases a sales

Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Products Improve Business Efficiency 

Technology moves at lightning speed and, to some extent, surpasses consumers' needs and expectations. However, it also becomes more quickly affordable, allowing those with fewer resources to invest in basic versions of today's top innovations sooner than they may think

Smart Software 

As a rule, today's clients generally assume that their real estate advisers and brokers have access to the most current software available that will provide them with prompt, concise, and accurate solutions to their individual investment objectives. While that perspective

Servicing Startups 

Commercial real estate brokers can capitalize on a growing market by understanding its unique needs and challenges. Startups aren't exactly synonymous with big money for commercial real estate brokers. New businesses are often looking for small spaces and short-term deals. However, brokers would be wise to gi

Site Selection 

In commercial real estate, each project is different from the last. Properties, personalities, financing terms, market conditions, and other factors continue to change and can make the life of a commercial real estate professional uncertain to say the least. One

Coexisting With Coworking 

Onward Coworking in Chicago’s West Loop has the look and feel of a company that would rank as a best place to work loft ceilings, exposed brick, a skyline view from the rooftop deck, and on site happy hours. But

Office Automation 

Buy-in is the most critical component to automating back-office operations. To ensure a smooth transition, staff must be convinced of the positive attributes for converting from a system they have known and become comfortable with to another with more benefits.

On the Edge 

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge smartphone contains a multifunctional home screen with a semi curved design. The right edge of the phone curves into a 2,560 x 160 pixel second menu that contains shortcuts to frequently used apps, alerts, and

Technology Unleashed 
Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine looks at new technology for CRE professionals.
Truly, Madly, Deeply Mobile 

 

Riding the Wave of Proptech 

Automation and advancement are inevitable — in language as well as services and processes. There are several new terms that also translate into new industry sectors and opportunities within the real estate/CRE tech world.

Brainy Apps 
As a commercial real estate professional, your office has to be wherever you are. Get work done with these apps used by CCIMs.
The Mobile Crossover 

Welcome to 2014, the year of the mobile crossover For the last six years, analysts have predicted that in 2014 more people will access the Internet using a mobile device than using a desktop device, and estimates are showing that

STDB’s Powerful Tools 

Beyond STDB’s new look and responsive design, it includes new features, including creating infographics, relationship maps and marketing packages; market segmentation analytics; suitability analysis; custom variables; building an app and more.

Technology Solutions 

The Ultra Slim Extended Battery Case by Anker provides 120 percent longer battery life for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. The case juices the smartphone for an extra 60 hours of audio, 17 hours of 3G talk time, 13 hours of video, and 12 hours of web browsing. The black matte exterior case contains raised edges

LinkedIn Logic 

It’s safe to say there won’t be a movie made about the founding of LinkedIn. It has more than 187 million users. Facebook has more than 1 billion. LinkedIn was founded in a living room, not a dorm room. And

iPad Insights 

When Apple unveiled the iPad, commercial real estate professionals could impress their clients just by carrying the tablet into a meeting. Two years and many competitors later, the iPad has lost its novelty but not its utility. CCIM members continue

Stability Through Tech Disruption? 

Could technology help the CRE industry weather economic instability with creative, innovative approaches to doing business? Here are some software tools for communication and data analysis that could help streamline your business rather than cause unrest.

Excel-lent Apps 

Speed and portability make tablets a good laptop substitute for commercial real estate professionals, but they lack some essential business apps that would make them the ideal on the go tech tool. Among these is a native Microsoft Excel app

B2B Research 

Social media remains a hot topic among most businesses, including those in the commercial real estate sector. There is one platform in particular that offers a great deal of value, especially as a business development research tool LinkedIn. As we

Resource Guide 

Business technology has made great strides during the past 25 years. But until recently, commercial real estate was largely ignored in the technology arena. After playing catch up for a few years, the industry is now starting to carve out

Crowdfunding 

Real estate ownership is one of the oldest — and most inefficient — businesses. Real estate companies or “sponsors” looking to raise equity for new development, project repositionings, or acquisitions still rely heavily on old school methods such as their

Mastering a New Mindset 

 

Handheld Reality 

The combination of smartphones, geolocation, and augmented reality is creating new ways for people to interact with their surroundings. Commuters in Seoul, South Korea, and Chicago can buy groceries while waiting for their trains without having to touch a gallon

Powerful Tools 
Gary Ralson, CCIM, CPM, SIOR, walks through an example of how to use free reports to research a market for commercial real estate