Kim Howard

Kim Howard

Kim is a Marketing Manager at Apto and a new mom. She has zero free time now, but her patience and coffee consumption have increased exponentially.

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6 commercial real estate associations to join and how to get the most out of them

Joining a commercial real estate association is one of the best ways to widen your network. It can also increase your credibility with clients and help give your career a boost by providing access to people, resources, and continuing education opportunities you wouldn’t be able to obtain otherwise.

While there’s lots of associations to choose from, we’ve highlighted some of the top ones brokers should consider joining. Some may be a better fit for you than others, but they’re all highly regarded among commercial real estate professionals.

Topics: Best Practices

10 commercial real estate conferences to attend in 2018

Most brokers know that networking is critical to finding prospects and growing their client list. Attending industry events is one of the best ways to network with a lot of people in a short amount of time. Some brokers may be hesitant to spend time away from the office, but that’s a mistake. Conferences are one of the best ways to network with people you might not otherwise meet in your local market.

Beyond that, they often feature industry speakers and continuing education sessions that keep you up to date on the latest trends and boost your industry knowledge. While there are many conferences to choose from, here are 10 that we think are worth attending in 2018.

Topics: Industry News

The 10 CRE conferences you don’t want to miss in 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, most brokers and firms are working on their 2017 budgets. That’s in addition to closing out the year and making holiday travel plans.

But don’t forget, the end of the year is also the perfect time to start thinking about which commercial real estate conferences to attend in 2017. Networking opportunities and continuing education are the main reasons to attend industry conferences, but it’s also a chance to let loose, enjoy a change of scenery, and have a bit of fun with peers you don’t often get to see face-to-face.

It’s advantageous to start planning your travel schedule now for next year’s conferences. By planning early, you’ll benefit from the early-bird registration rates, hotel discounts, and cheaper flights. We know time away from the office can be challenging, but these 10 CRE conferences are worth setting aside the time and budget for in 2017.

Topics: Industry News

Apto's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

The year is almost over, and we wanted to bring you some holiday cheer with Apto's most popular blog posts of the year! Without further adieu, here are the top five:

Topics: Company Updates

The Best of Commercial Real Estate Data Sources: Listings/Availabilities

There are a vast number of companies that provide real estate data, and it can be difficult to sort through them or know which ones are the best.

Topics: Industry News

This Month in CRE Tech - October 2015

Pierce Neinken has done it again! For the third year in a row, hundreds of industry leaders and tech companies came together in New York City to connect on what's new in CRE tech. We were honored to participate in the sold-out CRE // Tech Intersect conference last Thursday, and very much appreciate Pierce and the event team for facilitating a larger conversation about how technology is changing the commercial real estate business! We love hearing about new technology in CRE and wanted to highlight some of the new up-and-coming companies in the industry who were also at the event.

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Q makes it easy to run an office by providing cleaning and other smart services to help office operations run smoothly. The service includes an iPad that’s installed for free in the office, enabling office managers and teams to devise cleaning schedules, restock supplies, and order on-demand handymen. Q automatically tracks your previous usage data to predict the right amount of supplies you need for the next month.

The Supplies Tracker lets everyone in the office alert the office manager when they are out of stock on supplies – whether it's coffee, cereal, or paper clips. The Tracker then puts everything neatly into a web dashboard for the office manager, who can see a list of what's needed. The service is currently available in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

The Best of Commercial Real Estate Data Sources: Mortgage/Financial Data

There is a vast number of companies that provide real estate data, and it can be difficult to sort through them or know which ones are the best.

That's why we’ve gathered 52 of our favorite commercial real estate data providers across the following categories: Lease/Sales Transactions, Ownership Info, Mortgage/Financial Data, Property Data, Listings/Availabilities, Short-term/Coworking Space, Demographics, Geolocation, and Broker Databases.

Topics: Industry News

Meet Apto's Dev Team

We have a fantastic Dev Team "behind the curtain" working hard to make Apto intuitive and easy to use so that our customers are able to build better client relationships, close deals faster and more efficiently, gain actionable insights into their pipelines, and manage back-office functions.

Meet our Dev Team: They might be a bit nerdy, but they're also a ton of fun! (and they're amazingly talented)

Topics: Company Updates

Integrate Apto and Gmail with Groove!

We are excited to announce that Groove for Gmail has built a custom integration that allows Apto users to access Apto right from their inbox!

Topics: Company Updates

The Best of Commercial Real Estate Data Sources: Property Data

There are a vast number of companies that provide real estate data, and it can be difficult to sort through them or know which ones are the best. We’ve gathered 52 top notch companies that provide commercial real estate data and categorized them into the following categories: Lease/Sales Transactions, Ownership Info, Mortgage/Financial Data, Property Data, Listings/Availabilities, Short-term/Coworking Space, Demographics, Geolocation, and Broker Databases.

Topics: Industry News