Will Technology Disrupt Commercial Real Estate? (Video Recording of actual, online, live TV show)

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This is the full video recording of the live Blab conducted on October 27, 2015. It's an open discussion between Jeremy Neuer, myself and Linda Day Harrison. In which we discuss whether or not technology has or ever will disrupt real estate. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, Allen Buchanan, an inspiration for this show was unable to participate in this discussion. In my opinion, a major loss. However, Linda Day Harrison from The Broker List admirably took over and stood in for Allen. Note that this is the full length version. Read more

Real Estate Data and the Quest to Make it Meaningful ~ An interview with Sabeer Bhatia, co-founder of Hotmail

Real Estate Data and the Quest to Make it Meaningful ~ An interview with Sabeer Bhatia, co-founder of Hotmail

Data, Data, Data. Data is not a new word, but now, it seems to be everywhere. It’s there when I wake up in the morning staring at me as I hit the snooze button on my iPhone. I know the weather in Somalia and the value of the Yen, before I brush my teeth. I’m being crushed by the sheer weight of data. Please, please, please, just give me what I want, when I want it and in a way that makes my life simpler, not more complicated. Sabeer Bhatia, the co-founder of Hotmail, one of the first, truly useful email applications developed in the 90’s, is now focused on making software applications that work, that make your life better and most importantly, more meaningful. Read more

Why Some Brokers Fail

Why Some Brokers Fail

Why is it that some people just don't make it as a real estate broker? Is it in their blood and what is it that they do to make things go wrong? In this video, Michael Sheinkop and I talk about the impediments to being a successful broker. This is the second video from my interview with Michael Sheinkop at the Newark Grubb Knight Frank National Industrial Conference in Chicago last September. PLEASE READ THE ACCOMPANYING WRITTEN TEXT WHICH CONTAINS INFORMATION & DISCUSSION NOT CONTAINED IN THE VIDEO 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 Keeps Your Real Estate CFO Awake at Night

What Keeps Your Real Estate CFO Awake at Night

The world of real estate investing is changing as rapidly as the changes in technology. Investors want more and more information and there is a heightened level of reporting required. This, I believe is partly as a result of the recession from 2008 through 2013 as well as the advancement and availability of big data. ID-100302395 Jennifer McLean, the Chief Financial Officer of GFI Capital Resources Group, Inc., a provider of a wide array of brokerage services including investment sales, commercial real estate financing and retail leasing, shares with me her concerns about the changing marketplace. 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