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Are Bots Taking Over CRE?

  There have been plenty of stories circulating about how AI chatbots, or bots, are taking over  businesses and possibly even entire industries. But, until now, no one has really thought about how bot technology could impact and transform CRE. Robots, in some form or fashion, have already replaced humans in some jobs, from flipping burgers to assembling cars. But bots have no place in CRE, where human interaction is crucial and necessary… right? Think again. Technology, including bot technology, has found a new niche in the customer service area…

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The Cloud Comes to CRE: How it’s Helping Agents Streamline Their Business

It’s official: just like so many other industries today, commercial real estate is going digital. The expansive capabilities of technology are continuously evolving and growing, and CRE is starting to innovate along the same lines. CRE professionals throughout the industry are turning to the cloud to both solve problems and to help increase their efficiency. Let’s take a closer look at 3 ways agents are using cloud based technologies to help streamline their business:   Online offices open 24/7 Historically speaking, CRE professionals haven’t had much of a choice but…

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4 Ways to Attract the Tech Industry to Your Office Space

2017 was certainly a year that was no stranger to technology. In fact, technology is becoming more and more intertwined with everything that we, as consumers, do in our daily lives. Think about it. Amazon now has a way to let their delivery drivers let themselves into your house. Let’s not even get started on the fact that there is now a way to unlock your phone simply by using your face. And, by all accounts, the technology trends are here to stay, in 2018 and even beyond. With profits…

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Amazon Isn’t Just Online: 3 Ways It’s Impacting Physical CRE

It’s no secret that Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. And, as such, the online behemoth has significantly and forever impacted the ways that we, as consumers, buy and sell goods throughout the United States. Their massive success has driven many retailers into a panicked frenzy, trying to come up with some way to keep up with or even compete with Amazon. However, most retailers have resorted to adopting a similar (if not smaller scale) eCommerce model. In fact, the online retailer is so ubiquitous that this shift in…

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3 Ways Uber’s Potential IPO Could Impact CRE

In February, reports from CNBC surfaced that Uber was making moves to prepare for an IPO next year. Lyft, Uber’s main competitor in the U.S. is also laying the groundwork necessary for going public attracting $1 billion from Google’s parent company. At first blush, this news may not seem relevant to CRE, but its impact could be felt in three important ways. #1: Force Public Rideshare into Wider Use Already, consumers living in closer quarters than in previous decades are demanding more walkable spaces. Instead of owning cars, they are taking advantage of…

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Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Commercial Real Estate

Luke Feldman and Christian Harden, two advisors with NAI Hallmark in Jacksonville, Florida put together this article about Blockchain and commercial real estate.  This is a complicated topic, but we think they did a great job laying it out and we wanted to share it with you. For most people, 2017 was the year they heard about bitcoin and learned enough about the cryptocurrency to forget within 24 hours. We’ve all had that friend claiming to be a brilliant investor because they bought $50 worth of litecoin and ethereum before prices…

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Monday's With Martens Technology 

Monday’s with Martens 1.29.18

Previously, we shared some of the big picture drivers for CRE in 2018. In this, and future articles, we’ll look at trends specifically related to the primary market sectors. This week we’ll look at retail and the shopping experience. It has undergone massive changes over the past two decades, especially as e-commerce has won over consumers and smartphones have become the must-have accessory. These days, retailers work around the clock to navigate a digital world that continues to evolve at a dizzying pace, while tech-savvy consumers have increased their demands…

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3 big changes expected in the retail 2018 landscape

Experts predict that next year, online retail sales will almost reach $3 trillion. Predictions for brick-and-mortar retail have been dwindling over the last decade but expect big changes to reverse that trend as well. What will the retail 2018 landscape look like? Here’s what you can expect. Expect More Direct Targeted Outreach to Customers The IoT and mobile technology will likely only get broader as we move through 2018. These technologies are going to make lead generation much easier for retailers; automating more big data analysis to improve warehousing and distribution…

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4 Ways that Driverless Cars Could Impact the CRE Industry

Companies ranging from the big automakers in Detroit to tech firms in Silicon Valley are pouring research dollars into driverless cars, and this development is projected to completely change the future of commercial real estate. This transition creates opportunities for new investment as well as challenges for existing properties. Demand for parking The biggest effect of driverless cars will be a reduction in demand for parking. As cars become fully autonomous, passengers can be dropped off at their final destination and continue to pick up other passengers or park themselves…

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Will Smart Sensor Tech Become a Leading Amenity in CRE?

Smart technology and the Internet of Things continue to make waves in the commercial real estate industry. For the multifamily specifically, smart sensor tech will change the way residents live and will enhance their way of life by offering new benefits. For other sectors such as retail, the sensor technology can help determine traffic flow. These are just a few of the reasons smart sensor tech is set to become a leading amenity in CRE. Smart Sensor Tech Tracks Vital Info With smart tech sensor technology, property managers of multifamily…

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