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  • Nov 14, 2019
  • Nancye Kirk

Technology: The Message Heard ‘Round the World

During a single week in October, IREM took the stage on platforms around the world. And from Kazakhstan to Korea, from Guatemala to China, the seismic impact of technology on commercial real estate and its management was the common theme.


  • Oct 25, 2019
  • Elliott Burris, Vice President, AppFolio

Boost Team Efficiency and Improve Decision-Making Ability with AI

Artificial Intelligence is changing the way work is done in every industry, including real estate. A recent study conducted by AppFolio and John Burns Real Estate Consulting showed that 78% of property managers consider their company open to adopting new technologies such as artificial intelligence, or AI.more

  • Sep 20, 2019
  • IREM

The Evolution of Proptech Innovation

Real estate technology is evolving from wi-fi and automated lighting to buildings that offer a secure, problem-free environment, driven by technology. Investors are listening, and investing in businesses that develop technology to improve the tenant and resident experience, increase building efficiencies, and enhance the property’s financial performance.more

  • Aug 26, 2019
  • Denise Froemming

Exploring Innovation at the Annual iOi Summit

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) kicked off its second year of their Innovation, Opportunity & Investment in Real Estate Conference in Seattle on August 21-22. The theme of this year’s conference focused on “innovation worth exploring”—not necessarily the next shiny object, but those tech opportunities that make a positive impact on processes, transactions and the customer experience.more

  • 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