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When Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) members from around the world gathered recently in Charlotte, NC for the 2015 CRE Annual Convention, they received insights into what will drive a wide array of real estate and economic decisions in the future. Observations and predictions about big box retail, drones, logistics, healthcare, the world economy and immigration, cyber security, and social media highlight the centrality of issues around real estate and technology. Representing no single property specialty, The Counselors’ organization aims to provide balanced perspectives on critical issues affecting commercial and residential real estate. The seven key takeaways from the organization’s convention program in late October 2015 follow… 1. Big Box retail will not surrender to e-commerce. In a panel discussion led by Michael MaRous, CRE, president of MaRous and Company, a real estate advisory firm in the Chicago area, panelists see retail adaptation as not only necessary, but crucial. Big box chains can create small formats that work in the urban core and larger formats in selected shopping centers, but all must also integrate with internet shopping. Finding a format that is compatible with the needs of the customer is essential. 2. Drones are not novelties, toys, hazards or nuisances. They are essential tools that will open doors for smart users of the technology. Drones can provide information in real time, and in locations not easily accessible by conventional transportation. Noah Shlaes, CRE, managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Chicago, moderated a panel of experts in remote sensing technology. He said, “Drones are more affordable and available than ever, making aerial data gathering a mandatory piece of the real estate tool set.” Panelists noted that drones are not only being used by real estate brokers, but to create geothermal scans of buildings, in humanitarian efforts, disaster information gathering and relief efforts, motion pictures, and even tracking tidal patterns. 3. With the right infrastructure, anywhere can be the center of the world. This insight came from Jerry Orr, former director of the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, in a program session focused on logistics and its impact on the real estate market. Speakers described how mega-sized ships; expanded ports; global distribution via truck, rail and air; increased regionalized warehousing; and both suppliers’ and retailers’ promises of same-day delivery are providing ever-expanding opportunities in real estate and its supporting infrastructure. As a result, smaller cities can become bigger players in the world economy. 4. Healthcare is now laser-focused on real estate. The consolidating healthcare industry can be compared to consolidation of the banking industry in the 1980s and 1990s. According to the… …Read More…
MetaProp NYC, the New York real estate technology accelerator, announced the completion of the first NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2015. More than 600 attendees participated in nine events throughout the New York City area from October 19-23, 2015. The programs brought attention to the top new real estate technologies. MetaProp NYC co-founder and managing director Aaron Block remarked, “By all measures, our city’s first week dedicated to the best new real estate technologies was a smashing success.” “In the 21st century economy, technology cuts across all sectors. NYC Real Estate Tech Week embodies the strength of this hyphen-tech economy, leveraging technology to increase access and innovation in the real estate sector to solve issues like the need for affordable housing,” said NYCEDC president Maria Torres-Springer. “Thank you to MetaProp NYC for its leadership in the real estate technology sector, and for its work to ensure New York City remains at the forefront of the modern economy.” The following are some of MetaProp NYC Co-Founder Zach Aarons’ key takeaways from the event: Maturing real estate tech startups must put up or shut up.As Tom Byrne said, 2015 and 2016 are the “put up or shut up years” for well-funded startups. A handful of the most promising players are becoming more mature and moving from startup phase to growth. They are going to have to become more accountable to their boards to deliver more revenue and potentially even profit while still maintaining high growth. If they are not able to do this they will either die or get, merge, or get acquired by incumbent giant players in the space. There is no more room for error and tinkering. 2016 will be all about execution. Thanks to the trails blazed by these more mature startups, we will see an avalanche of next generation of real estate technologies attacking the industry’s entire value chain brought to the market and funded in 2016. Real estate companies are officially “in the game”.A year ago, most were following a “watchful waiting” approach to RETech. Thanks in no small part to VTS, Hightower, HonestBuildings, and other NYC startups, we’ve clearly passed a tipping point. It’s no longer “if,” but rather “how.” Owners, brokerages and other key industry players are dedicating and investing capital and executive resources to real estate tech startups. Over the next few months, we’ll see the top handful of real estate organizations create/improve their corporate development and innovation teams. Like their VC counterparts, they will invest in earlier stage deals. Most importantly, these real estate companies will finally… …Read More…
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Workplace professionals will have the chance to experience Orlando firsthand during exclusive tours of Walt Disney World Resort, Lockheed Martin, Darden Restaurants Corporate Headquarters, JetBlue University, Lincoln Plaza, and the Orange County Convention Center.