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10 Tablet Apps for Commercial Real Estate 

In CIRE’s September October 2011 issue, CCIMs discussed how they use tablets to enhance their business. Most commercial real estate professionals who own tablets are familiar with listing service apps such LoopNet and CoStarGo, but we asked CCIMs to share

It's Still About the Client 

Recent technology innovations have helped commercial real estate professionals become more effective and efficient at their jobs. Tablets and cloud computing provide greater mobility. Business social networks increase knowledge sharing, and customer relation management tools, combined with greater access to

Long-Distance Logic 

After receiving a cell phone bill that included a month of international charges for calls to a Canadian investor, Creigh A. Bogart, CCIM, a broker in Tampa, Fla., changed not only how he makes international calls but how he receives

Tablets Take Charge 

When Apple introduced its first tablet computer last year, iPad ads featured lounging Web surfers and newspaper readers. CCIMs these were not. In the fast moving world of commercial real estate,

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

CCIM Members’ Favorite iPad Accessories 

CCIM members favorite iPad accessories — cases and chargers — are a good indication of how much their tablets are used. These accessories keep their iPads charged, protected, and integrated with other devices. Here are the accessories CCIM members said

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

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

Build Your Business Through Social Media 

Commercial real estate is all about relationships. So the industry's interest in social media — a venue where relationship building is turbocharged — should be expected. "We have gained several clients because of the exposure we received through Facebook," says

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

Choosing a CRM 

Wouldn't it be nice to have a full time assistant who could remember all your clients' names, properties, and birthdays? Even better, what if the assistant was available 24 hours a day and never called in sick? For many commercial

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

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