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  • Jul 25, 2019
  • John Salustri

Proptech, IREM and You

This should come as no surprise to anyone at this point, but the proliferation of property technology companies coming online—upward of $12 billion annually—can make a building manager’s head spin. IREM President Don Wilkerson, CPM, in his latest column for NREI channels homespun, pop-culture philosopher Dorothy Gale (from The Wizard of Oz, in case you forgot),who put it most succinctly: “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” more

  • Jul 22, 2019
  • John Salustri

Can the Market Address the US Household Imbalance?

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies has released its 2019 “State of the Nation’s Housing” report, which paints a composite good-news/bad-news scenario for the rental segment of the industry. The big question, of course, is, can the market address the diversity of demand equally for both the high-rollers and the cost-burdened?more

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • IREM

The 2019 IREM Global Summit Education Sessions Technology - Turning Problems into Innovation

Technology solves problems. That’s why we rely on it, and why it keeps evolving. Because we never run short of problems. IREM is offering two sessions, described below, at this year’s Global Summit to help real estate managers understand how new technologies can help them solve problems they encounter today, and how these advances will impact their future. more

  • Jul 16, 2019
  • Nancye Kirk

Vetting Technology Solutions: Challenging, But Well Worth the Effort

Evaluating and assessing technology options is a problem for everyone, even the tech companies themselves, according to panelist Riggs Kubiak, CEO and co-founder of Honest Buildings. With (by one count) over 3,000 companies to evaluate, it would be impossible for any single company—let alone any one person—to thoroughly know and understand the potential of every CRE solution. more

  • Jul 12, 2019
  • John Salustri

Opportunity Zones Come With Challenges

Opportunities come with challenges. So it could be said of opportunity zones, the chance for investors to help revitalize downtrodden locales with the promise of tax breaks to come. Opportunity zones were born of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017, with the purpose of incentivizing investment in low-income areas around the country.more

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