Traditionally, larger companies have held a competitive advantage over smaller ones. Makes sense. They have more resources, which allows them to stake their claim as the top contender in their respective spaces. But more recently, several key factors are leveling the playing field, enabling smaller companies to reach a wider audience in a way that Read More
Why is it that some building projects succeed and others do not? While there is no “right” answer, certain key factors influence whether or not a project will be successful.
It essentially boils down to a balance between the art and science of decision-making. All commercial real estate projects are a series of decisions stacked Read More
Mobile usage is exploding. Last year’s mobile data traffic was nearly 18 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000 and by 2015, the mobile web is expected to eclipse the desktop Internet on a global scale.
Given this data, it’s no surprise that so many are latching on to mobile. What is Read More
Connection engine Honest Buildings has launched a free iPad app for real estate service pros who have submitted projects on the website so they can share their work in real-time on-the-go to prospective clients, Commercial Observer has learned.
“We kept getting examples of people’s work in the PDF two-page document that every vendor in the real estate industry has to showcase what they have,” said Riggs Kubiak, the company’s CEO. “We thought we could drastically improve that experience.” Read More
It’s no secret that the real estate industry is relatively averse to new technologies. It’s understandable, of course, given the tried and true methods of paper RFP’s, building interpersonal relationships, steak dinners and offline transactions.
Many remain hesitant to fully adopt solutions that are available today for a couple of main reasons. First, they’re just not familiar with the direct value to their bottom line, and second, they’re simply comfortable with the traditional way of doing business. Read More
Commercial real estate leasing startup View the Space is preparing to introduce a mobile reporting platform, Commercial Observer has learned.
Next week, the real-time data provider, which aims to streamline the leasing process for brokers and landlords, will introduce the mobile platform for iPhone and iPad after beta testing the product for the last couple of weeks. Read More
The human resources provider ADP this week announced a new, 24,000-square-foot “Innovation Lab” in Silicon Alley.
About 120 engineers, anthropologists and data scientists will toil away at technologies including search, mobile, social and analytics functions in the space, which will feature rooftop access. Read More