CompStak CEO and co-founder Michael Mandel has had thousands of conversations with real estate profesionals about the importance of adopting technology to make business processes more transparent and efficient. In late 2011, after spending nearly six years as a broker with Grubb & Ellis, Mandel formed CompStak to build the world's first comprehensive database of leasing information.
Mandel has seen the commercial real estate industry increasingly more open to integrating data and operations platforms into their organizations, but there has always been a part of the industry that has remained reluctant. He believes that is about change. We sat down with him recently to find out why.