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Whether you are just starting out in the business or are a 30-year industry veteran, one thing never changes. In commercial real estate, information is power. Many pros start their day off by combing through the business section of their local newspaper, then it is on to other local, regional and national CRE news providers. […]

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The Search for Office Space Has Evolved

The $860 million Loopnet/Costar merger made headlines about this time last year; a deal which is yet to close. Meanwhile, some folks are not standing idly by. As Costar and Loopnet spend millions of dollars trying to convince the FTC that the merger is not anti-competitive, the market continues to evolve. A Little Background Both […]

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Kudos to 42Floors and View The Space

Back in September 12, 2012 on CRE Outsider, Loopnet’s very own Kelly Steiz mentioned that Loopnet was “currently in development for new functionality to support the upload of videos.” I suggested that they code up a DIV and be done with it… Six months later: still no video! Meanwhile, 42Floors and View The Space are […]

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Rofo’s New Listing Widget

Rofo.com just rolled out its new Listings Widget. It is slick, clean and simple to implement. From Rofo’s announcement: We’re excited to unveil a new (and easier way) for commercial real estate brokers, agents, property managers and landlords to present available listings on their own website. The Rofo listings widget (please help us come up with […]

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NYU’s Schack Institute: Big data can turn real estate industry on its head

As my CRE data visualization soap box theme continues, at an NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Sustainable Real Estate Conference, several panelists made some great observations. The growing volume of data generated within cities presents an unprecedented opportunity for the real estate industry to better segment markets and products, target policies and investment, and […]

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No Siri? No Problem!

Don’t think because you don’t have an iPhone 4s that you can’t have a virtual assistant of your own.  Vlingo, a voice to text application, is available for all major cell phone operating systems (OSs). I tried it out on a Blackberry.  Downloading and installing was easy but of all the OSs, the Blackberry is […]

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Major props to NAI Hiffman

One of my favorite apps is TourWrist, a 360° pano app for iOS and Android. I’ve posted several times (here and here) on 360° panos and their huge potential in CRE. Heck, I even included it in my presentation at the MNCAR/SIOR Tech Conference in Minneapolis. Alas, I haven’t actually seen CRE agents truly put it to good […]

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