Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles That May Help You This Week

February 26th, 2018

Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week! 

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The Beginner’s Guide To CRE Tech: Why Commercial Brokerages Are Aggressively Launching New Tech Services
“…Cushman & Wakefield’s (announced a) partnership with real estate startup accelerator MetaProp NYC, announced in July. These accelerators, also known as seed accelerators, are mentorship programs that provide educational elements for tech startups for a fixed period of time.”

Autonomous Cars Are About To Transform The Suburbs
“We may well be on the verge of evolving a new kind of highly sustainable, near–zero carbon form, one linked by technology, and economically (and increasingly culturally) self-sufficient. Autonomous cars will remotely park in solar-charged sheds off-site, to be called to the home through handheld devices, thus eliminating the need for garages and driveways. With safer vehicles that can see and react to situations better, roadways will be designed with much less paving to mitigate stormwater runoff and flooding. Homes will have drone delivery ports built in, greatly reducing the number of daily household trips and congestion.”

Suburbs Heat Up as Downtown Rents Cool
“Once viewed as a symbol of 1970s and ’80s urban flight, the outlying areas around America’s cities have suddenly become cool again. With more and cheaper land on which to develop from the ground up; plenty of 1990s apartment product that’s ripe for rehab; and lots of 1970s-era strip malls being redeveloped into mixed-use projects, walkable urbanlike pockets have been popping up in the ’burbs, and renters have followed.”

The Oddball Bromance Between Blockchain and Real Estate
‘Would you put your house on the blockchain? What does that even mean? What about just buying property with cryptocurrency? These are the questions that cryptocurrency and real estate pioneers are investigating.”

How to Increase Your Influence at Work
“To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives and adopt your ideas? How can you become a go-to person that others look to for guidance and expert advice?.”

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!



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