Michael Beckerman (125)

The Biggest Threat (And Opportunity) Facing The Commercial Real Estate Industry…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Big tech! One of the most extraordinary outcomes we are witnessing (or shall I say being bombarded with) on a daily basis is how “work” as we know it is now being challenged […]

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CRETech/PropTech RIP (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. Don’t worry, CREtech isn’t going anywhere nor is our industry 🙂 In fact, I have no doubt that my company and our industry as a whole will emerge from this pandemic stronger, wiser […]

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Convene Furloughs More Than 400 Employees After Closing All Its Locations

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. After announcing plans to lay off a fifth of its workforce because of the coronavirus crisis, flexible workspace provider Convene is readying to furlough hundreds more. The company told 421 people this week that […]

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How Can CREtech Do More To Help During the Pandemic? We Want To Hear From You…

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. “Community.” When I set out to build CREtech, I did so with one goal in mind… to build the largest community of real estate tech professionals and enthusiasts in the world. Through hard […]

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CRETech/PropTech 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. In my lifetime (55 years), I have never seen anything like these times we are living in today. And trust me, I have seen A LOT! The fear, both real and imagined, the […]

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Are We Heading Towards a Reckoning of Startup Valuations?

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Since I began working in the late ‘80s, I’ve weathered many market cycles. Some were mild, others devastating. Each time, however, similar mistakes and patterns emerged. Market cycles went south once greed led […]

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Austin and Texas Becoming Hub for Technology & 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. The real estate startup scene has a dark horse city. While New York, Silicon Valley, and London are acknowledged hotbeds of real estate tech, Austin, with all of its eccentric weirdness, has momentum […]

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The coming M&A storm to dominate CRE

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. The tide has been slowly shifting toward mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in real estate tech, and this year a tidal wave will hit. A staggering 7,000 startups have received funding over the past […]

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Pushing New Boundaries… Personally and Professionally

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. “Infinite learner” is a concept that has always driven me. This philosophy helped to consistently push me outside of my own comfort zone into new territories. It has provided me with a lifetime […]

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Shout-Out! for The News Funnel and All They do For Real Estate!

  When was your company created and where? The News Funnel was created in 2012 by industry veteran Michael Beckerman in the greater New York City area. What problem do you solve? The News Funnel makes it easy to stay up-to-date on commercial real estate news.  We aggregate content from trade publications, local media, and […]

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Shout-Out! CRETech Connects the Real Estate and Technology Sectors

When was your company created and where? The company was founded in 2013, then in 2017 the company was acquired by Michael Beckerman, a commercial real estate industry veteran of 30 years in the public relations, digital news and tech sectors. A top influencer in the industry, Michael serves as the full-time CEO of CREtech, […]

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The Next Wave of Built-World Tech Advancement

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 industry is changing rapidly. Demographic trends, emerging technology, and innovation have already dramatically augmented aspects of CRE that had seemed once seemed inexorably fixed. To provide a never before […]

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“Trying-On” a Trillion Dollar Retail Solution

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Some numbers are so big they boggle the mind. Million? That’s a lot. Billion? One could name some billionaires, though scarcely conceive of the monetary reality. Trillion? It sounds like a fake number […]

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Reimagining the Retail User Experience

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 old days of retail—the era of Don Drapers marketing to consumers from Madison Avenue—the go-to formula for retail success was simple: Build a great product, then sell the hell out of […]

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CRE ‘Burbs’ are Alive and Well

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. So much of the hubbub in commercial real estate right now centers on “smart cities”—we’ve tracked the trend as much as anyone—but the truth likely lies closer to home. The fact is, suburbs […]

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Coworking/Co-Retail Combo is the Future of Retail

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Amazon is an easy scapegoat for the ever-changing world of retail. Cities, brokers, and retailers are inclined to point fingers at Amazon for their every problem, but this type of blanket blame overlooks […]

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Q&A with Ben Liao, Managing Director of the Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Ben Liao is one of the most impressive and important people in the CREtech ecosystem. His leadership at Colliers Techstars is making a profound impact on our industry and I am proud to call […]

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Millennials are redefining work as we know it

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Read the tech papers for most any industry these days and headlines announce the dawn of a new era for that industry. The millennials are coming and they’re upending everything. Hyperbole? Not really. […]

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Pay Attention: Co-Living Will Not Disappear into the Night

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Commercial real estate has an entirely new asset class to contend with: coliving. When my peers and I first heard talk of coliving, most of us sneered.“Only millennials could live like that!,” we […]

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Vlog #8: The Leaders in Multifamily Tech

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. As part of my mission to help the commercial real estate industry discover tech, I need to do a better job on educating them as to what’s happening on the Multifamily side. So […]

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The Blank Slate Groundswell 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. When I step back and think about where we are in CREtech, I’m continually inspired by the extraordinary passion of entrepreneurs working and fighting to bring innovation to market. With few outside forces […]

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The Rise of the “NEW” CRE Professional

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. We’re at the dawn of a revolution in commercial real estate. Transformations are coming at a level the sector has never seen before, creating disruptions that rival and even surpass the rise of […]

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Lack of Diversity in CREtech. My Failure. My Pledge.

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Let’s be frank: commercial real estate tech lacks diversity. If you’ve attended a CREtech conference, you have surely noticed a glaring truth: We always lack women and minorities on stage. I’m responsible for […]

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Predictive Analytics is CRE’s Holy Grail

This post originally appeared on Michael Beckerman's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. You’ll hear the term “predictive analytics” (PA) used far and wide in a variety of sectors right now—business, intelligence, healthcare, and yes, commercial real estate, too. At our recent CRETech San Fran event, […]

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Who will drive the ultimate tech revolution 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. Let’s talk big picture on the current and future state of the CREtech landscape. CREtech is a nascent industry, but much of the tech revolution’s trajectory in commercial real estate has already mirrored […]

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The Biggest Impediment To Growth 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. The latest splashy headlines in CREtech tout total funding and the extraordinary proliferation of startups—both wonderful things that benefit the entire sector. A reality check is in order though. Before the hasty celebrations […]

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The Power and Potential of Augmented Reality to Transform CRE

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 to Catalyze Visualization Advances The visualization side of commercial real estate has remained stagnant for decades and any solutions for “space tours” never scaled. I have long been interested […]

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