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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

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

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

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

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

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
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

Slimmed-Down Innovation 

The newly redesigned MacBook measures 13.1 milimeters deep, making it Apple’s thinnest laptop. The keyboard uses a new butterfly mechanism for typing that allows for a more stable response with keys that are 17 percent larger than previous versions. The

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

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

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

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.

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.

Resource Guide 

It’s hard to keep up with today’s constantly evolving technology. However, there are a number of products and resources that can help improve your day to day business practices. Commercial Investment Real Estate gathered a handful of products that are

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

Work Smarter 

This year, the commercial real estate industry will continue to face challenges. CCIM members are looking for information that will help them save time, cut costs, and enhance their productivity. In the current economic climate, for example, retail leasing specialists

Truly, Madly, Deeply Mobile 

 

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

Is Video Worth It? 

From shoes to cars to houses, industries are embracing product videos. They give consumers a chance to view before they buy. For businesses, videos provide an opportunity to control the marketing message, are easily shared, and provide details beyond pictures

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.

Hang Out with Google+ 

Google+ received a lot of fanfare when it launched more than two years ago. Since then, however, Google’s social networking site hasn’t gotten nearly as much respect or ink as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or even Pinterest. And, understandably, many commercial

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.

Max Mobility 

Nowadays, it’s easy to find articles about apps that help you work more efficiently. However, a mobile CCIM needs a more specialized approach to operate in the commercial real estate world. But a few apps and low cost subscriptions could

Seeing Tech's Potential 

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