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Saving Retail from the Apocalypse

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According to a recent article from CNBC, Simon Property Group, the single largest mall owner in the US may have a plan to rescue retailers on the brink of failure. We’re looking at Simon as one of a few new models to address what’s been called the “retail apocalypse.”

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The Commercial Real Estate Owners Guide to Rethinking Retail

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Is it really an apocalypse? New models and ever-increasing customer expectations have irrevocably changed the retail marketplace. While commercial real estate owners may find themselves unclear on tomorrow’s breakthrough strategy, all is not lost. We’ve created a guide to help reimagine retail success.

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From Catalyst 2019: Why Innovation Matters: Past, Present, and Future

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Honest Buildings + Procore: Accelerating Our Mission and Growth

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July 16, 2019

Today is a huge milestone in the seven-year history of Honest Buildings. We are incredibly excited that Honest Buildings has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Procore, a leader in construction management software. Together, our companies will make up the world’s most complete software platform and application ecosystem for construction, encompassing subcontractors, general contractors, owners, all the way up to investors and lenders. We plan to build and scale faster and more efficiently than ever before to improve the lives of everyone in construction, and everyone that interacts with the built world. You can read the press release here.

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EQ Office's Lisa Picard Makes the Future of Office Her Purpose | Catalyst 2019 Keynote

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Lisa Picard, President and CEO of EQ Office (manager of Blackstone’s US office real estate portfolio) makes a point of declaring herself an “Accidental CEO.” Her candor, sharp wit, and vision for the future of office owners suggest the opposite. At Catalyst 2019, Picard spoke candidly about what often goes unspoken within commercial real estate office market. Her presentation entitled “Making Work Better Than Home” embraces multiple observations.
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Catalyst 2019: Something Different

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Honest Buildings hosted our annual Catalyst Conference alongside partner Convene for two days in lower Manhattan in May 2019.

CRETech’s Michael Beckerman eschewed the title emcee in favor of “host.” It was clear that while considerable information sharing and networking was due to happen, this group was looking forward to enjoying some time together. When he said, “we’re going to shut the doors,” attendees knew something special was shortly to unfold.

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Rethinking Retail: “The End of the World as We Know It”

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This begins the first in a series of ongoing conversations about the current state of commercial retail ownership, along with opportunities to remain successful as the landscape continues to change. No one knows the future, but we do know that the way we used to build, present, and experience retail will never be the same.

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MRI and Honest Buildings: Improve Project Performance With Two-Way Integration

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Honest Buildings and MRI are providing a first-of-its-kind two-way integration. Clients using MRI’s flagship property management and accounting platform in conjunction with Honest Buildings experience better workflows that help drive the growth and health of their businesses.   

We began our partnership 3 years ago, building out API integrations facilitating seamless information sharing and transparency. Our relationship includes an elevated commitment from both MRI and Honest Buildings to support, and enhance workflows between the two systems enabling optimized project performance.

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PropTech in 2018, Looking Back and Looking Ahead

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As we begin to close out the year and plan for 2019, we thought it might be interesting to look back and then, look forward. What is the impact of technology developed specifically for commercial real estate on our industry, and where will it go from here?

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