Can Google Glasses by Useful and Go Beyond Just Cool?

Can Google Glasses by Useful and Go Beyond Just Cool?

While attending Realcomm 2014 I spent some time with David Lorenzini who is a Google Glass aficionado and developer. David is a big time supporter of Google Glass. In this video, David describes how Google Glasses can be used with intelligent buildings. He believes that Google Glass is but a taste of what things will be in the near future. Watch and listen as David describes his travel experiences and use of Google Glass to help him read signs and communicate better in countries speaking and writing language foreign to him. Read more

The Difference between Advertising on Social Media and Marketing on Social Media

The Difference between Advertising on Social Media and Marketing on Social Media

The use of social media for business is often misunderstood. Too many people, both experienced and not, think of it strictly as an advertising medium; a place where you can hawk your product or service. Social media is, as it's names explicitly states, social, first. For business, it's primary purpose should be to create presence, branding yourself or your product and ultimately to lead to revenue. But, it is a medium of social interaction; an opportunity to meet people and network. As more people become familiar with you and begin to trust you, opportunities for business follows. This is a short video of my take on the difference between advertising on social media and marketing on social media. Read more

What Lawyers Like or Don’t Like about other Lawyers

What Lawyers Like in Opposing Lawyers

The law firm of Allen Matkins sponsored CRE Radio at the event, as you might tell form the background. I hadn't scheduled Roger for an interview but he seemed like and interesting chap so I asked him to sit down and talk with me. Being a former practicing lawyer and with the Allen Matkins logo looming over our shoulders, it was natural for us to mention our dealings with Allen Matkins. Read more

Necessity is the Mother of CRE Software

Necessity is the Mother of CRE Software

We all heard the quote, "Necessity is the mother or invention." According to Patrick Braswell, CEO of Ten Eight, while trying to break his limit of 30 real estate deals a year, he realized that there was no system in place in which he could make his deal making process more efficient. Therefore, he made it himself. Read more

Brokers Need to Learn to Use Video….and There is an App for That

Brokers Need to Learn to Use Video….and There is an App for That

Kyle Shannon, founder of Storyvine created the company because he thought that creating a video was to difficult for the average amateur to make. He saw a need and he solved the need. Storyvine creates video templates for use by any amateur, including real estate brokers that adds a professional flare to your videos. All you have to do is shoot the video and upload it to the internet. In 5 minutes the software stitches a professional looking video together. This is no ordinary video. You don't need to understand lighting or even the rule of thirds. It does it all for you. Read more

CRE Efficiency with Better Technology Integration

CRE Efficiency with Better Technology Integration

Jeff, a former principal of NAI Global recognized, by the time that he left NAI, considerable inefficiencies in commercial real estate, particularly from a technology standpoint. He felt that there was poor adoption, lack of integration and no comprehensive set of solutions. With his partners at Pavonis, he sees an opportunity for change. Read more

Will 3D Visualization Become Mainstream in CRE?

Will 3D Visualization Become Mainstream in CRE?

Louise opines that 3D visualization is becoming mainstream for the leasing people and developers but not operations, construction and asset management. Louise also discusses the barriers and requirements for 3D visualization and how property owners can use 3D visualization to see "big data" in a visual way speeding up decision and response time as well as being alerted to problems before they become serious. Read more

Why “Liking” on Social Media is SOOOO Important ~ Part 1

Why “Liking” on Social Media is so Important ~ Part 1

When I like someone that I have met on social media, I want to help them. Because I like them, they often get the benefit of being exposed to my growing list of people who follow me. Conversely, what I discovered was that they seemed to repost my articles, videos, radio shows etc., partly because they liked me, (I may be giving myself a little too much credit). On Twitter, instead of my posts going out to 4400 followers, yesterday, CRE Radio and my posts reached 68,000 people on Twitter. Read more