Crowdfunding: Are You an Owner or a donor?

Crowdfunding: Are You an Owner or a donor?

Georgia and I discuss the difference between two types of crowdfunding. One in which the public can contribute to the development of a product, company or service and in essence buys the product or service in advance and the other in which the public can buy an ownership interest in the company. Read more

Crowdfunding Platforms are for more than just raising Capital, they are end-to-end solutions

Crowdfunding Platforms are for more than just raising Capital, they are end-to-end solutions

Real estate crowdfunding, is really much more than just advertising and acquiring capital. Some of the platforms that are being developed are end-to-end solutions. They are being designed to solve many issues that developers and issuers face in dealing with the need to raise capital and deal with their investors. Adam reminds us that post-closing there is usually 3-5 years of working and reporting to investors. A crowdfunding platform should ....... Read more

What’s in a Name or What Does Madonna have to Do with Energy?

What’s in a Name or What Does Madonna have to Do with Energy?

If you're looking for some earth shattering incredibly meaningful content in this video, forget it. But it is fun. Additionally, you will learn that there is something more to investing in real estate other than just what is above the ground. This video is not about advanced technology, or so much about real estate opportunities. It’s really about the type of people that you may want to do business with. It’s more about nice people who want their business model to reflect who they are. Open, imaginative and fun. Read more

Things You Need to Know about Real Estate & Big Data Integration

Things You Need to Know about Real Estate & Big Data Integration

Read my Post first then click on the video. By itself and without context, Big Data has little or no value. Over the years, businesses have been collecting data. However, we have only been scratching the surface. Now, more than a Googolplex of Data is available for analysis. But what will we do with all of that data? The collection of data is still meaningless unless ....... 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

Social Media Practice and Corporate Culture is Led by the CEO

Social Media Practice and Corporate Culture is Led by the CEO

As a CEO, when you participate in social media, people who follow you are really interested and you end up at a level of engagement where," you get a better understanding of the retailers, consumers, lenders, and investors. You get a better understanding of what works and doesn't work that you do from print media. Read more

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CRE Tech Update

It’s tough to be competitive in today’s business environment unless you keep up to date with the newest developments in tech and we’re trying to do our small part in keeping CRE professionals on the competitive edge. Let’s separate the “hot and popular” from what can be effective for you. Believe me, you want the “effective.”

Featured guests: Dominic Zabriskie (LeaseMatrix, The CRE App Review) & Steve Wayne (ProspectNow)

'California State Capitol' by Loco Steve from Flickr (CC licensed)

What’s Going on in Sacramento? The Good, Bad and Ugly

They say “what happens in California affects the rest of the country,” but I would add that is both good and bad news. It’s undeniable that California legislation and propositions often serve as a model for other states to adopt or avoid and this show is a review of some of the top legislation affecting California commercial property: Major reform to California’s ADA law (SB 1186), split roll property tax, and AB 5 (Homeless Person’s Bill Of Rights).

Featured guest is Rex Hime, President and CEO of the California Commercial Business Properties Association (CPBA).