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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,

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

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

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

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

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

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