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After spending 30 years in the real estate PR industry, Michael Beckerman launched The News Funnel, the largest content platform in the real estate industry. On the side, Michael shares his thoughts, opinions and practical advice about content marketing for the real estate industry on his blog.

Hot Startups in CREtech

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. In my new Vlog, I sat down with four of the hottest startups in CREtech that have really gotten my attention. We discuss why they got into the space now, what they are […]

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The Most Significant Change To The Office Sector I Have Seen In My 30 Year Career

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Space as a Service Headwinds Grow Stronger by the Day A long, long time ago… For as long as I can remember, the commercial real estate industry had five core pillars: office, retail, […]

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Bubble

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Bubble? One of the questions I get asked a lot, and I mean, a lot, is whether we are in the midst of a “bubble” in CREtech. I think it’s actually a good […]

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The Investors Vlog – Part 2

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Here is the second part of my new Vlog on investors, with Jeffrey Berman, General Partner, Camber Creek; David Goldberg, General Partner, Corigin Ventures; Ed Walters, General Partner, Tamarisc Ventures; and Andrew Ackerman, […]

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The Investors Vlog – Part 1

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. For my new Vlog on investors, I sat down with Jeffrey Berman, General Partner, Camber Creek; David Goldberg, General Partner, Corigin Ventures; Ed Walters, General Partner, Tamarisc Ventures; and Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director, DreamIt […]

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Help wanted.

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Having been in commercial real estate for almost thirty years, I know a lot of people in this industry. A lot. One of the things I have always done is to try and […]

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CREtech 2018 Mid Year Industry Outlook

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. What’s the pulse of CREtech right now? It’s clear things are accelerating at an incredibly fast pace with funding at historic levels, startups scaling, developers and brokers investing and the introduction of more […]

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Thank Goodness for Media Like This…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. In the CREtech sector, we need all the help we can get. Investment in the industry is at record levels. It is clear that real progress is being made with many, many startups […]

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What Startups are doing better than anyone in CRE…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Marketing! As someone who has been in the marketing and PR space for commercial real estate for a long, long time, I have been bewildered by the lack of innovation in the sector […]

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The Best New Media Site I Have Seen in a Long Long Time Isn’t from a Media Company…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. JLL Real Views As a perennial news junkie, I try and read as much as I can on a daily basis. I have maintained the same routine for years. I am very disciplined […]

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When Will the Day Come When We See This Type of Announcement from a CRE Developer…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. …Pfizer pumps $600 million into venture capital arm Brookfield did it. Hines did it. Prologis has been doing it for years. Simon is doing it in retail better than anyone. And many other […]

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We Need to Chat About Something and It’s Going to Be Unpleasant…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. …No no, I’m not referring to THAT convo that my wife often wants to have with me 🙂 It’s about cybersecurity. Everyone knows it’s important but I am afraid most people just want […]

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Attention All Real Estate Professionals Who Like Me, Are on the “Mature” Side of Life :)

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. If you are like me, (I am 53) or maybe a few years older or younger, technology isn’t something that comes very natural or intuitively to you. We weren’t born with a device […]

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CoStar and WiredScore…Is this the Start of Something Big?

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I know CoStar extremely well. My PR firm actually represented them from many years. I have several good friends that work there and have been meeting many new CoStar professionals at our CREtech […]

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Marketing Real Estate Tech 2.0

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I have been involved in the marketing of commercial real estate for almost 30 years. When I hear that number, it’s actually crazy how long i have been focused on helping real estate […]

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My Five Takeaways From CREtech San Francisco

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. It was approximately one year ago this time that we had our first event as the new owners of CREtech.com. I had known the original founder of the site, Pierce Neinken, since he […]

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Does the Future of Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Look Like Residential Brokerage?

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. The commercial real estate tech sector is laggard when it comes to innovation in tech. No disrespect. It just is. Not a bad thing or a good thing. Makes sense too. Residential is […]

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My Five Takeaways From ICSC RECon

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I am back from a few days of attending the biggest, most intense and fast-paced conference I have ever attended… ICSC RECon, which is held every year in Las Vegas. This is a […]

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My Five Takeaways from Participating in Catalyst by Honest Buildings and Convene…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. As someone who is IN the event space in a big way, I don’t really focus too much on other people’s events. Of course if it’s ICSC, SIOR, or any kind of industry group that […]

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This is Why I Love Working in Real Estate Tech…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I get the pleasure of meeting people like Ofo Ezeugwu, thanks to my friend Jon Schultz, who was able to connect me with this future leader, visionary, and entrepreneur– who is destined for […]

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Squarefoot is on a Roll

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Jonathan Wasserstrum is one of my favorite people in CRE tech. Humble, hard working, wicked smart and runs an amazing platform. We originally met when I first joined the CRE tech sector around […]

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And Now For A Bit of Self Promotion…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. In this blog, I try to avoid talking about my own sites as much as possible and write mostly about my travels, connections and observations being on the commercial real estate startup trail. […]

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The Evolution of Commercial Real Estate Technology Is About The Evolution of The Commercial Brokerage Model

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. That’s what Martin Pupil, President US Brokerage of Colliers International told me in a recent conversation we had. And he is spot on. He also made this comment which really stood out to […]

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My Five Takeaways From Our First Trailblazers Summit…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Just wrapped up four extraordinary days in Utah. Hard to put into words what this event meant to me personally. It was something I dreamed up about a year ago…a small event, with […]

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If There Was One Real Estate Conference (Other Than Mine

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. MIT World Real Estate Forum. I have been fortunate to meet so many smart, forward-thinking and really decent people in the commercial real estate tech space. Literally, on a daily basis, I am […]

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If There Was One Real Estate Conference (Other Than Mine ?) That I Would Attend, This Is The One…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. MIT World Real Estate Forum. I have been fortunate to meet so many smart, forward-thinking and really decent people in the commercial real estate tech space. Literally, on a daily basis, I am […]

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My Five Takeaways From CREtech Boston

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. HOLY SHIT! Boston was extraordinary. One of the best events I’ve ever attended. And I’m not just saying that because it was OUR event. Because it really wasn’t just our event. It felt […]

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