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5 Instagram accounts every commercial real estate broker should be following
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While not yet the industry standard, more and more brokerages and CRE professionals are starting to use Instagram to build their brands and grow their businesses. We’ve rounded up five accounts—from actual brokerages to multimedia companies—that we believe are using the platform to connect with the industry in unique and engaging ways.

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We’ve reached the CRE tech tipping point. Here are 8 lessons learned along the way.
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This article was initially posted on GlobeSt.com. It’s been a generation coming, and in the past five years we’ve seen the pace accelerate. Now, it’s crystal clear: for commercial real estate technology, including automation across a variety of applications, we’re past the tipping point. The era of adoption is upon us. The effects are acutely […]

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What we’ve been reading: the DNA of #CRE, using tech to build client rapport, and automation in CRE
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This week, we wanted to share a few articles that caught our attention recently. From the annual DNA of #CRE survey to commentary on automation and technology, read on for the latest commercial real estate insights.

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Webinar: Take a look at maps, deal boards, call lists, integrated news, and more
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Join us for a live webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. CT to see how Apto is driving deal flow more efficiently and effectively for nearly 10,000 commercial real estate brokers. We’ll show you our latest and greatest features, including: mapping functionality, an interactive deals board, intelligent call lists, integrated CRE news, and […]

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[Video] Watch CRE leaders weigh in on the tech that’s changing the industry
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Apto Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tanner McGraw was recently at DisruptCRE Chicago to talk to brokers and other tech leaders about what they’re seeing in the industry. It’s no secret that technology is reshaping the way CRE professionals work and opening the door to new opportunities. So Tanner moderated a panel on the different […]

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4 ways self-driving cars could revolutionize CRE
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It may take five years or fifty depending on who you ask, but there’s great potential for autonomous vehicles to radically disrupt and revolutionize the commercial real estate industry. The relationship between property values and transportation is one of the most durable in human history. The first cities grew up along waterways, railways, and roads. […]

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What’s the future of CRM?
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This article first appeared in Propmodo. In the late aughts, I was a commercial real estate broker in a desperate search for technology to organize my business. At Marcus & Millichap, I was making hundreds of calls a week and working pretty sizable deals, and it was ridiculous to me that there was no software […]

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6 tech predictions for 2018 and how they’ll impact CRE
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Technology is evolving faster than ever before. From Bitcoin’s explosive growth to drones buzzing in parks and construction sites across the country, 2017 was a year of rapid tech growth. There’s reason to believe that growth will accelerate this year, and given how technology is impacting every segment of the industry, CRE professionals would do […]

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What the rise of work-life symbiosis means for CRE (hint: it’s not just about office space)
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For many professionals, the lines between our work and non-work lives are growing increasingly blurry. And many even tend to like it that way. With the advent of smartphones and wireless internet, most knowledge workers no longer need to be at work to get work done. According to Gallup, 43% of workers spend at least […]

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