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Clicks to Bricks: How PropTech Drives Retail Success Onsite

on May 25, 2018 1:33:52 PM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends
For landlords determining whether to invest in proptech for tenants, here's a positive side effect you may have not considered that can impact net operating income (NOI):
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MIT World Real Estate Forum: Our Top 3 Takeaways

on May 23, 2018 3:41:49 PM By | Zach Driscoll | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends Tenant Experience
Monday and Tuesday of this week, The MIT Center for Real Estate held it’s annual “World Real Estate Forum” at the MIT Media Lab in Kendall Square.
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The Office of the Future, According to Bisnow

on May 18, 2018 5:41:02 PM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends Tenant Experience
If you weren't able to attend Bisnow's "Office of the Future" event this week, no worries, our team attended and took notes. The basic premise of the event was simple – what trends are driving tenant lease demand in and around Boston specifically, and what broader industry trends are impacting tenant expectations for office design and overall workplace environment.
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How PropTech Helps Property Management Teams

on Apr 29, 2018 7:43:38 PM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends Tenant Experience
Property management falls under capex for commercial landlords, but with the right tenant-facing proptech, it can contribute to overall growth and tenant retention. That's right – technology that is focused on improving tenant experience within a commercial office building can also, in fact, contribute to maximized operational efficiencies and simplified processes for creating a quality tenant environment.
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PropTake: Beware CRE Middlemen and Women Everywhere

on Apr 20, 2018 3:49:30 PM By | Chase Garbarino | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends
Middle-men and women everywhere, beware. As has been the case in many other industries, the real estate stack is being cut down by disruptive companies who see the margins of antiquated middlemen as their areas of opportunity ( Bezos's favorite saying).
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Is the Coworking Market Over Capitalized?

on Apr 13, 2018 2:52:32 PM By | Chase Garbarino | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends
It's seems like the perfect time for Pitbull to do a coworking remix of his famous 2009   Hotel Room Service  lyrics "we at the hotel, motel, Holiday Inn," as Knotel, the flexible office space startup, just raised $70M in financing lead by Newmark Knight Frank. This follows up Industrious's $80M financing in February of this year, and the well covered $4.4B funding WeWork took from Softbank in August of 2017.
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The Secret Benefit of PropTech for Tenants

on Mar 30, 2018 6:27:42 PM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends Tenant Experience
We've said it before... PropTech is having a moment. Everywhere you look – Twitter, conferences & events, real estate trade and business press, and in the offices of landlords, brokers, property managers, leasing managers, etc. – everyone in commercial real estate is talking about proptech. Of recent note, these conversations have revolved around how proptech can vastly improve the tenant experience, and therefore increase overall property value.
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Has CRE Tech Finally Reached a Tipping Point?

on Feb 23, 2018 6:48:57 PM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends
Michael Beckerman, founder of The News Funnel and CRE//tech, has written about commercial real estate technology since 2011. Last month, he wrote a blog "When I Finally Realized That CRE Tech Was Gaining Serious Momentum."
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How Technology Is Transforming Commercial Real Estate Office Space eBook

on Feb 19, 2018 6:26:48 PM By | Zach Driscoll | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends
In 2017, the real estate technology sector raised over $5 billion in funding – more than 150 times than what was raised in 2010. Once a sector largely overlooked by investors, two out of the three most valuable private companies in the United States, WeWork & Airbnb, are products of a booming RE tech space. To understand how technology is affecting the CRE world today, we put together an extensive eBook that dives into the major technology categories emerging in CRE. Click the button below to download:
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This Week in PropTech News: Boston Properties, CRE Tech ROI, 2018 Trends

on Jan 26, 2018 11:02:27 AM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends
The proptech world is moving fast and it's hard to keep up if you're not constantly reading. As we wrap up the first month of 2018, we decided to kick off a weekly commitment. Every Friday, our team will recap developments, news, and trends spotted from the week and break it down for our community of landlords, property and asset managers, and brokers. 
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