Behind Our Series B: Creating Value Through Purpose-Built Tech for Owners

A few weeks ago we closed our Series B: a $30 million round of funding from an incredibly strategic group of partners. The investors included some of the real estate industry’s largest and most innovative commercial real estate owners alongside real estate focused venture capital funds. We raised this round to accelerate the creation of a new category of technology platform built specifically for owners who oversee the $10 trillion per year annual global construction spend. To do this we’ll continue to invest into expanding our world class team, and expand from facilitating $1 billion per month in project volume to tens of billions per month on the Honest Buildings platform.

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Key Takeaways from Catalyst: How Owners Can Progress the Urban Landscape


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Five Security Considerations for CIOs & CTOs Evaluating SaaS CRE Technology

Adoption of cloud-based SaaS platforms is becoming common for enterprise organizations, including commercial real estate owners and managers. The cost savings and convenience of the SaaS model are very compelling relative to more traditional on-premises software installations. However, there are some special considerations to take into account when evaluating this class of enterprise software.

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The Rise of the CIO / CTO in Real Estate

The race to digital transformation in real estate business and operations is well under way, resulting in CRE organizations integrating and elevating the roles of key members of their leadership team - namely the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). These executives have experienced an accelerated evolution in their roles over the past few years. They’re now responsible not only for the strategic technical direction of their companies but also for playing a crucial role in achieving the company’s overall business goals.

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15 CRE Tech Platforms for Multifamily Owners and Managers

As tech adoption rates are rising in the multifamily sector and industry leaders have begun using various platforms to reduce costs, streamline workflows and enable communication, companies slow to adopt tech will soon find themselves at a competitive disadvantage. Technology solutions for multifamily CRE cover a wide gamut, solving a variety of logistical tasks from accounting to tenant invoicing to project management.

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How Boston Properties and LendLease use CRE tech to aggregate data

It’s easy to be fairly dazzled by some of the recent technology-related success stories emerging in commercial real estate.

Just think of how Hightower and VTS make owners’ and property managers’ lives easier by injecting technology into the leasing management process.

Or how Compstak leverages crowdsourcing to revolutionize the process of amassing comp data—formerly an arduous, labor-intensive, hit-or-miss undertaking.

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What Commercial Real Estate Can Learn from Uber According to Ten-X Founder

The largest transaction to ever occur online totaled a whopping $96 million—and it happened through Jeff Frieden's site Ten-X. Formerly known as, Ten-X is the country's largest real estate marketplace, facilitating sales of commercial buildings, traditional homes and distressed properties. 

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Onyx Equities' Founder on How CRE Technology Can Spur Creative Thinking

"Technology is great to have, but people are everything."

Jonathan Schultz, founder and managing director of Onyx Equities, is well known for being an early adopter of technology. In fact, he's more of a technology hunter than simply an adopter. Onyx Equities specializes in repositioning undervalued office, retail, industrial and residential space, and Schultz avidly encourages his team to find, test and deploy technologies that will make them more efficient and satisfied in this work. 

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CompStak CEO: CRE Tech Laggards are Finally Ready to Buy in.

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.

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Six Tricks to Rolling Out CRE Tech Initiatives in Your Company

Bringing a new technology platform into your company can seem like a daunting process. It requires time and trust from team members who have their own priorities and deadlines.

Even so, there are hidden costs to waiting to adopt technologies that could increase your productivity and profitability; costs that more than negate any potential discomfort of making a transition. At the end of the day, you need to help your team embrace new platforms and tools rather than avoid them.

Here are six best practices for rolling out CRE tech initiatives in your company.

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