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Apto’s New Back Office Platform for CRE Commission and Accounting

We are excited for the release of our latest product, a Back Office platform for commercial real estate brokerages to track commissions, invoices and payments all in one app! This was developed as a direct result of feedback received from our customers who requested the ability to track commission plans and payments with their related […]

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Apto’s New Back Office Platform for CRE Commission and Accounting

We are excited for the release of our latest product, a Back Office platform for commercial real estate brokerages to track commissions, invoices and payments all in one app! This was developed as a direct result of feedback received from our customers who requested the ability to track commission plans and payments with their related […]

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Spreading The News in CRE

We’re always happy to learn what our fellow entrepreneurs are doing to promote technology in the CRE industry. The News Funnel is a channel where brokers, landlords, investors and PR professionals publish, curate and read industry news. We spoke with Michael Beckerman, founder of The News Funnel, and a CRE public relations veteran, about the […]

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tBL Favorite Blogs from The News Funnel Blog – Week Ending Oct 3 2014

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CRE-App Reviews theBrokerList.com Site

We are totally grateful to the awesome team at CRE-Apps Review for writing this piece about us. Also, we wanted to let our tBLers know that CRE-App Review is now owned by The News Funnel too! It is exciting to have these 2 sites come together for the greater good! If you do not yet […]

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Raise Your CRM “Aptotude” with New Marketplace Partner Apto

Remember spreadsheets? Back when the Rolodex ruled the world, most brokers kept their key data in spreadsheets. Then Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software made the Rolodex obsolete, and brokers discovered deal management programs that did away with most of those static spreadsheets. But how can you combine your CRM and deal management tools, and have […]

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A Day in the Life Of An Entrepreneur: Part 3

In video 3 of our series, we hear from CompStak’s very own Big Andy (Andrew Phillips), Director of Sales. He explains a little about why transparency in any industry is important, and what it means for CRE professionals today. Enjoy! A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur, Part 3 from CompStak on Vimeo. Written by: […]

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Strength in Numbers – The Value of a Lean Team

The CompStak Blog is dedicated to stories of success in the commercial real estate industry. We are impressed when small organizations recognize the value of their nimble nature, and strategize accordingly. The following guest post by Joe Stampone, VP of Investments for Atlas Real Estate Partners, illustrates this sort of thinking. I work for Atlas Real […]

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14 CRE Professionals You Should Be Following

When it comes to real estate, information is king.  It’s about knowing where to look and who to talk to to get the most, and best, intel. So you can do more deals faster. So you can finish those appraisal reports efficiently. So your trend analysis is on-point. Also, let’s face it: the internet is […]

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Big News—The News Funnel Joins theBrokerList Marketplace

Most of our members probably already know The News Funnel. The largest real estate news aggregator and content platform in the real estate industry boasts more than 10,000 free subscribers. If not, now you can get to know them as theBrokerList’s newest Marketplace partner. “Our subscribers come from all aspects of real estate—brokers, property owners, […]

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The Great Recession: Catalyst for CRE Innovation?

In keeping with the theme of our blog, I interviewed other companies in the CRE space to ask them about innovating in an inefficient industry. I spoke with Ryan Masiello of View the Space and Tanner McGraw of Apto, and was left with two points addressing why some CRE tech companies are progressing in the […]

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Q & A with Matthew Smith of REA on RealNex Acquisition

Q & A with Matthew Smith of REA on RealNex Acquisition 1. Tell us once again about REA and what the company does. The evolution of REA software can be traced back to Tim Creagh in the early 1980s, a onetime commercial broker in need of a better information management system. Foreseeing the power of […]

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Commercial Real Estate: Laggard, or Late Bloomer?

Working at a startup in commercial real estate, we hear a lot of generalizations about the real estate industry both internally from our own staff as well as externally from our clients, users, and peers. If you’re involved in real estate or real estate technology, chances are you’ve at least heard of (if not made) […]

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A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur: Part 2

In video #2 of our series, CompStak CEO Michael Mandel discusses the future of the CRE industry, and how brokers can utilize new technologies and resources to stay ahead of the curve. Also, you get to meet Squeakers. So, there’s that. A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur: Part 2 from Michael Mandel on […]

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8 Reasons Why the Grassroots Approach Works Well in Commercial Real Estate

When I joined CompStak in 2012, we had only two full time employees: Michael Mandel, a commercial real estate broker turned CEO, and Vadim Belobrovka, a software engineer and CompStak’s CTO. Our office had one desk, shared by the co-founders, and our data only covered Manhattan. As I happily accepted a seat between Michael and […]

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New Partner NewDirt — A New Way to Match Brands with Space.

“When I was VP of National Development at KFC in the 90s, I’d get back from three or four days on the road and there’d be a stack of site submittals on my desk a foot high,” says Dave Cattell, Founder and CEO of NewDirt. “90% were sites that made no sense at all for […]

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CompStak CEO: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ENTREPRENEUR: PART 1

In this first video of a series, we asked Michael Mandel, Co-Founder and CEO of CompStak, about the company and why he decided to become an entrepreneur. Biweekly, we’ll bring you more, such as: His thoughts about the future of CRE and how big data will play a role The challenges he has faced starting […]

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Success in an Inefficient Industry: David and Goliath

There is a lot of hustle and bustle in the CompStak office as of late. We are revamping many of our processes, relaunching a new version of the site, looking to raise series B investment, and putting a lot of thought and experimentation into how we connect with our users, potential users, and clients. It […]

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Need Lease Comps? CompStak.

Wondering what CompStak is all about? CompStak is a database of commercial lease comps that is 100% FREE for brokers, appraisers, and researchers that is transforming the CRE industry. CompStak allows users to easily trade the comps they have for the comps they need. We have thousands of lease comps for New York, San Francisco/Bay, LA, DC, Chicago, Dallas-Fort […]

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REIT Evaluation and Data Transparency – the TI Perspective

REIT Evaluation and Data Transparency – the TI Perspective It is a commonly held belief among commercial real estate professionals that publicly traded REITs offer their tenants generous lease concessions packages that often includes higher cash allowances towards tenant improvements than other landlords. Due to the lack of transparency in the commercial real estate industry, […]

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CompStak: Better Data. Better Deals.

CompStak is a free resource for brokers, appraisers, and researchers to access thousands of office, industrial, and retail lease comps.   What is CompStak? CompStak is a comp trading platform that operates on a one for one model: if you give a lease comp, you can get a lease comp. CompStak makes information sharing and comp […]

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New Partner CompStak Offers Free Crowdsourced Lease Comps

Imagine if you could get every commercial broker in your region together in one room to trade lease comps—accurate, plentiful, and free. That was the idea that led New York commercial broker Michael Mandel in 2012 to found CompStak, theBrokerList’s newest Marketplace partner. CompStak, a free, crowdsourced database where brokers exchange lease comps, is now […]

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Going Mobile for CRE: iPad, Android or Etch-A-Sketch®?

This is one of the most asked questions I get from brokers, when I talk about going mobile. “What type of tablet should I get?” My answer currently is an iPad hands down. I am going to duck for a few seconds and let the bricks and fan boy arguments go sailing past my head. […]

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Will Chicagoland Commercial Property Ever Be the Same?

This might be the biggest news in Chicagoland commercial property since the creation of the TIF district. On January 1, 2014, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce launched the largest public-facing inventory of commercial availabilities ever created by integrating the BrokerSavant Property Index with the chamber website. Hundreds of brokers have already listed more than 1100 […]

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A Four-Letter Word for Commercial Real Estate Marketing.

When we asked CRE brokers about their most indispensable apps, you told us how you couldn’t live without tools like Evernote, Geomeasure and Bizzio. But a first-year agent from Jacksonville, Florida mentioned a Commercial Real Estate marketing tool we’d never considered before: Yelp! Yes, Yelp, the popular website where people review everything from art galleries […]

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Mine’s Bigger Than Yours! Commercial Brokers & Skyscrapers

On November 12, commercial brokers everywhere were stunned by the news that New York’s One World Trade Center had supplanted Chicago’s Willis Tower as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Stunned? Okay, maybe not. After all, it’s not as if the announcement from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat makes Willis Tower […]

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Connecting Commercial Brokers and Chambers with theBrokerList

  Who is BrokerSavant, and why did we recently partner with theBrokerList? We’re a Chicago-based tech company, building state-of-the-art tools that help commercial brokers market their listings—and themselves—more effectively. These same tools help communities attract new businesses by becoming hyper-local authorities on their local availabilities. So being listed in the tBL Marketplace is great exposure […]

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