July 30, 2014

2014 Mid Year Emerging Trends Check

2014 trends

One of my favorite websites is JWT Intelligence. They report on global cultural trends in various sectors including the economy, technology and lifestyle. Each year they compile a report of emerging trends and it’s interesting to return to it mid-year to see if they got things right.  If you haven’t read it yet, here are […]

5 Things Residential Does Better Than Commercial

residential real estate

Yes, there’s a difference between selling or buying a home and buying/selling/leasing commercial property. Commercial transactions are more complex and you’re dealing with business as well as individual concerns.  But the basic marketing and transaction processes – they’re essentially the same.  And on many accounts, residential seems to do them all better thanks to a […]

The Aereo Decision and Cloud Computing


Aereo is a subscription DVR-like service.  They recorded local over the air programming in a central location full of antenna’s subscribers could “rent.” The purpose was to give consumers an alternative to the often dismal performance of home installed antennas for local television stations and supply recording services for later viewing on various internet enabled […]

CRE App News

the news funnel

One of the benefits of writing a CRE tech blog is that you get to hear about all the new apps – plus what’s going on with the old ones.  Here’s a quick rundown on a few that recently came my way. The News Funnel Get your news on the go with the newly released […]

CRE Disruption Starts Small


Small space users make up nearly 80% of the commercial real estate tenants and represent billions in transaction volume.  If only they didn’t cost so much to service. But nothing like an under-served and big dollar market to create a little disruption in the commercial real estate industry. Enter HiRise, Jones, Lang, LaSalle’s online platform […]