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Honest Buildings Launches Owner-Centric Software

Riggs Kubiak.

Real estate software producer Honest Buildings has a new platform to make managing construction costs and data on a particular project a whole lot easier for owners and project managers, the company announced today.

Honest Buildings for Owners, a subscription-based service that costs $200 to $600 per building per month depending on a building’s size, helps owners track the progress of a project including important dates, vendor information, received bids, costs and construction data, according to the real estate tech company. By doing all this, it said in a news release, it would help identify problems not just on a project but an entire portfolio. Read More

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Honest Buildings Launches iPad App

Screenshot of the new Honest Buildings app

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

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Real Estate’s Love/Hate Relationship with Technology

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

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View the Space to Launch Mobile Platform

View the Space's Andrew Flint (left), the head of business development, and Ryan Massiello, the chief revenue officer with the new mobile app on his phone

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

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ADP to Open 24,000-SF Innovation Lab in Chelsea


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