When someone mentions the word “green,” they could be referring to the color (obviously). But they could also be making a reference to the environment. Or, they could be talking about someone who is inexperienced. If the latter defines you as a commercial real estate professional, that’s OK. Every CRE pro started off “green” at one point. The only question is, how do you grow?
Beyond the traditional education, internship and networking path, CRE pros will benefit from developing a reading and following list of top minds and resources in the industry. We’ve covered forums specifically on our blog before, but who are the top minds to follow on Twitter? Who should you subscribe to on YouTube? What about blogs?
Here are 10 online resources we think are great for new CRE professionals:
- Duke Long (@dukelong): If you like a little personality with your CRE advice, look no further than Mr. Long. More than 10 thousand people follow him on Twitter and he is the host of apopular podcast that gives other industry leaders a platform to discuss CRE industry trends. Be sure to also check out his blog and YouTube channel.
- Commercial Real Estate Show (@CRE_Show): Prefer to listen to your industry knowledge? Hosted by CRE expert Michael Bull, the Commercial Real Estate Show covers the most relevant market trends and discusses their impact via podcasts, videos and a variety of other forms of media.
- Joe Accurso (@JoeAccursoCW): Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield, Joe Accurso, is a Kansas City tenant representative for brands like Amazon and CVS, andranks number one on the list of CRE influencers in The Business Journals Influencers of Commercial Real Estate(another fantastic resource in itself).
- Linda Day Harrison (@dayharrison): Founder of TheBrokerList.com, Linda Day Harrison is an expert when it comes to technology and how you can utilize it to address commercial real estate trends. She’s also a great resource for information about upcoming conferences, if you’re looking to attend one.
- Jones Lang Lasalle (@JLL): If blog posts are more your thing, you will want to check out JLL’s Real Views blog, as it covers a variety of CRE trends, industries, places and viewpoints. JLL is also ranked No. 1 by Duke Long in his list of the Top 20 YouTube Commercial Real Estate Channels
- Coy Davidson (@CoyDavidsonCRE):Known as “The Tenant Advisor,” Coy Davidson has a massive following of 32.1 thousand people on Twitter. Look to him for a wealth of CRE leasing knowledge on social media, or check out his blog page.
- Warren Nagatani (@wnagatani): Vice President of Sales at ProspectNow, Warren Nagatani, focuses more on the sales and technology side of the CRE industry. He is a regular on webinars, active on Twitter and also runs his company’sYouTube page.
- Jeremy Neuer (@jneuer19): Active both on social media and at CRE events, Jeremy Neuer is a valuable resource for CRE brokerage topics and content related to tenants and landlords. He also infuses his personality on his blog page.
- Bo Barron (@BoBarronCCIM): More than 10 thousand people look to Bo for CRE advice on Twitter. Bo is an established speaker, and an especially good resource for startups.
- Quarem (@QuaremCRE – Yes, Us!): If you’re interested in CRE software and automation, Quarem can show you the best way to organize, control and simplify your processes. The Quarem blog is also a good resource for staying up-to-date about the commercial real estate industry.
Whatever resource you pursue, utilizing them to bolster your industry understanding is a wise decision. You’ll go from “green” to growing in no time!