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Aversion, Acceptance, Adoption, Acceleration: Our Evolving Relationship with PropTech

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Once upon a time, we called it "a love/hate relationship." We're looking back at commercial real estate's evolving relationship with PropTech as adoption continues and market factors drive rapid acceleration. Are we on the right track?chuttersnap-776317-unsplash

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How the Cloud is Continuing to Making Real Estate Owners Dramatically More Efficient

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Purpose-built SaaS real estate technologies like ours are transforming the way business is done. SaaS monitoring performance platform LogicMonitor conducted a study which concluded that “85% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020.” According to Forbes, who published the data, “while the study’s findings are not statistically significant, (given the small sample, among other factors) they do provide a fascinating glimpse into current and future enterprise cloud computing strategies.”

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

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When this article was published, we were just days out from the 2018 Catalyst event. As you are reading this, Catalyst 2019 is underway. Stay tuned here, and follow us on our social media outlets, for images, information, and resources we'll be sharing as they happen.

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The Evolution of Data-Driven Decision Management (DDDM)

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Data Over Instinct: What We Think We Know

Data conversations can be intimidating. Let’s be clear, despite all of the attention being paid lately to data, commercial real estate owners have always relied upon facts, statistics, et.al., (aka data) to inform underwriting, acquisition, project management, and capital deployment across the asset lifecycle.

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Everybody Knows PropTech is Important, But Not What to Do With It

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architectural-design-architecture-buildings-830891At the end of 2018, people who talk about commercial real estate trends were calling it the  Age of Adoption. With nearly a 100% increase in funding to real estate technology startups between 2015 and 2016, there was a clear acknowledgment, even within our slow-moving industry, that the way forward was through technology. More importantly, there was both the need and the desire for technology purpose-built for the only segment within the market without dedicated advocates-Owners.

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The Rise of the Chief Information and Chief Technology Officer in Commercial Real Estate

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When this article was originally published in 2016, Chief Information and Chief Technology Officers were new to commercial real estate. As technology shifts from operational enhancement to becoming integral, strategic information and technology management becomes a central position for organizations desiring to achieve operational excellence. 

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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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5 Powerful Insights Construction Cost Categories Can Reveal

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Experienced commercial real estate owners and managers know that a large part of the success of their building projects is determined in the planning phase, long before a permit is pulled or a nail is hammered. It’s surprising then that many of the industry’s most established organizations don’t reliably capture, track or standardize data from critical planning activities. Cost categories (also called line items) lead this list of powerful but underutilized sources of information.

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Project Management at the Heart of Asset Management

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Commercial real estate owners experience the greatest opportunity to define and achieve successful long-term strategic plans in organizations where asset managers, acquisition teams, and project management align. 

There is a clear through-line, in the form of a coordinated capital plan and investment strategy post-acquisition through disposition. This method views assets within the portfolio with a value-add approach. Well considered decision making results from a collective understanding of the long-term capital plan, and how the organization will achieve desired results.

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