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Pandemic Pushes Real Estate Brokers to Embrace Tech, and Now They’re Actually More Excited About It
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Like many commercial real estate brokers, you probably have learned a lot about yourself during the Covid-19 pandemic. Most likely, you miss your co-workers as well as the office camaraderie — brainstorming ideas on the fly, standing in a colleague’s doorway chatting about whatever, sharing a sandwich over lunch. This has been a huge worldwide […]

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CRE Brokers are Leading the Way Back to the Office
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The nation’s workers may be crawling back to the office, but commercial real estate pros are leading the return to in-person work. The latest Apto National Broker Buzz Poll shows that 88% of brokers are back at the office grinding it out. More specifically, 42% say they are back full time, 19% are working a […]

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We sat down with Apto Founder & CEO Tanner McGraw to reflect on the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and what it’s meant for commercial real estate and technology
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Many of us remember exactly where we were or what we were doing the day WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. So much has changed since that day last year, and we would be remiss to not take a closer look at what happened in commercial real estate. The roots of Apto were born out of […]

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8 Commercial Real Estate Conferences to Attend Virtually in 2021
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We’re back with our annual roundup of commercial real estate conferences to attend! While many in-person events and conferences have been canceled or postponed until later this year, there are still plenty of opportunities to network virtually in 2021. Prospecting, nurturing relationships, and networking are crucial to success in commercial real estate. And brokers know […]

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A New Era in Commercial Real Estate: It’s Time to Change
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Change is inevitable. In all aspects of life, you can normally separate people, businesses, and ideas into two groups: those who are willing to embrace change and adapt to it, and those who refuse change and are soon forgotten. Culture is constantly changing, and I don’t think that has ever been more evident than in […]

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8 commercial real estate conferences to attend in 2020
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Brokers know that prospecting, nurturing relationships, and networking are crucial for success in commercial real estate. One of the best (and most fun!) ways to network with a lot of people in a short amount of time is by attending industry events and conferences. Conferences provide an opportunity to meet with people you might not […]

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What commercial real estate brokers think of WeWork and co-working now
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Commercial real estate brokers are less threatened by WeWork and the overall co-working trend than they were a year ago, but they’re even more convinced that co-working is here to stay and that the market for flex office lease space will grow in the next 10 years. That’s according to the latest Apto National Broker […]

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How top brokers use tech to win deals, speed closings
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No real estate market in the U.S. is more competitive than New York, and no commercial brokers are more tech-enabled than New York real estate pros. From drones to databases, modern tech tools and information services proliferate in this market. The evidence is everywhere across New York City’s boroughs and into Northern New Jersey and […]

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Brokers beware! 4 haunted markets in the U.S.
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As a commercial real estate broker, you carefully research every property you’re trying to sell/fill. Before each meeting with a potential client, you make sure you’re clear on the building’s square footage, number of units, year it was last renovated, who the current and previous tenants are/were, etc. And hopefully all of that information is […]

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Apto Wins International Real Estate Tech Award, Ranks Among Fastest-Growing Companies Based in Denver
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DENVER (September 10, 2019) — For the third year in a row, Apto, the industry-standard CRM and deal management software for commercial real estate brokers, has won a Real Estate Technology Award in the international competition sponsored by CREtech, the commercial real estate technology network. Also for the third year in a row, Apto has […]

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4 more podcasts commercial real estate professionals should be listening to
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Last year we published 6 commercial real estate podcasts you should be following. While these are still great ones to give a listen, we’ve rounded up four more that we think commercial real estate professionals would benefit from.  From interviews with commercial real estate brokers and tech executives on the state of the industry, to […]

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9 fall commercial real estate conferences to put on your calendar
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At the end of last year, we posted a list of ten commercial real estate conferences we thought brokers should check out in 2019. Believe it or not, it’s already September, meaning we’ve worked our way through a lot of that list. Did you make it to any of those events?  If not, don’t worry—it’s […]

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