Category Archives for "Commerical Real Estate"

Aug 30

Does Commercial Real Estate Software Help with Your Tax Preparations?

By Guy Gray | Commerical Real Estate , Taxes

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” The only difference between them, as actor Will Rogers once noted, is that, “Death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”

All humor aside, taxes definitely present potential pitfalls for all of us. This is especially true for commercial real estate (CRE) professionals — even those with the best intentions. How do you ensure you prepare your taxes properly? CRE portfolio management software is a good place to start. Read on to discover how it can help with your tax preparations.

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Feb 22

How Should CRE Professionals Leverage Social Media?

By Guy Gray | Commerical Real Estate , Social Media

It’s no secret that social media has taken over most of our lives. Just stand in line at any grocery store or movie theater and you’ll likely see more people glued to their phones on a social media app than actually talking to another human being in person. For Commercial Real Estate (CRE) professionals, this is something to keep in mind. Social media should be more than just a blip on your radar.

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Dec 12

CRE Business Consultants vs. General Business Consultants

By Guy Gray | Commerical Real Estate , CRE Consultants

“If I wanted your advice I’d ask for it.” “Always seek expert advice.” “Opinions are like…” Well, never mind with the quotes and all. Whether in these common sayings, your ever day interactions with someone who seems to “know better,” or conversations with your well-intentioned mother, we continuously encounter people willing to provide their advice on everything from our personal and professional lives. Whether welcome or unwelcome, learning from the experience of others is a vital tool for growing and developing.

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Aug 11

Commercial Real Estate Tech firms | why aren’t they growing faster?

By John Rice | Commerical Real Estate , CRE Technology

I just read an interesting article posted on Twitter written by Konrad Putzier (CRE Tech: A Promise Unfulfilled) published by The Real Deal, New York Real Estate News. The article covers the surge in CRE-related tech startups over the last decade and how most have failed to live up to the valuations and market dominance that was expected.  It’s a concise and provocative piece. It can be found here:  http://therealdeal.com/2016/08/05/cre-tech-a-promise-unfulfilled/#proptech

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Jul 06

Realcomm 2016: Robots, Cybersecurity & CRE Tech Trends

By John Rice | Commerical Real Estate , CRE Technology , RealComm

I recently attended the annual Realcomm/IBcon conference in Silicon Valley. For those not familiar with Realcomm, it has been and continues to be one of the best commercial real estate technology conferences in the country. The conference is held annually and showcases the most current technologies, trends and thought-leaders in our industry. This year was no disappointment.

Here are a few of my observations and takeaways from the conference:

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Jun 08

Technology Starter Kit for Mid-Sized Companies, Part Two

By John Rice | Commerical Real Estate , CRE Technology

In the previous blog post, we identified company profiles and defined issues that best represent when it’s the right time for a mid-sized company to automate CRE workflow to manage their real estate portfolios, and how with all of the technologies in the industry, what works for one company may not work best for another. Transitioning into this new technological world impacts each company differently, and it’s essential for leadership to carefully determine what technology will best match their current and future strategies.

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Jun 03

Technology Starter Kit for Mid-Sized Companies, Part One

By John Rice | Commerical Real Estate , CRE Technology

We in the CRE industry tend to focus on the larger, pioneering corporate organizations who are embracing technology to improve CRE processes and integrating it into the framework of their global enterprise decision-making. But what about the mid-sized companies who desperately need improvement and are ready to take the step to the next level, but don’t have the infrastructure, budget, or dedicated resources to mirror the big companies? Is there a middle-ground or manageable starting point of tech essentials that deliver real, measurable improvement while at the same time sets the stage for future technologies as they become necessary?

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