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8 commercial real estate conferences to attend in 2020

By The Apto Team on Nov 14, 2019

francesco-ungaro-sa-4vtGmIzQ-unsplashBrokers know that prospecting, nurturing relationships, and networking are crucial for success in commercial real estate. One of the best (and most fun!) ways to network with a lot of people in a short amount of time is by attending industry events and conferences.

Conferences provide an opportunity to meet with people you might not otherwise meet in your local market. Beyond that, they often feature highly regarded 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 the top 8 that we think brokers should check out in 2020.

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What commercial real estate brokers think of WeWork and co-working now

By Cary Brazeman on Oct 22, 2019

eloise-ambursley-LMIzh0YnYJA-unsplashCommercial real estate brokers are less threatened by WeWork and the overall co-working trend than they were a year ago, but they’re even more convinced that co-working is here to stay and that the market for flex office lease space will grow in the next 10 years. That’s according to the latest Apto National Broker Buzz Poll, which was conducted during the past two weeks by commercial real estate software company Apto.

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How top brokers use tech to win deals, speed closings

By Erik Dolan-Del Vecchio on Oct 17, 2019

barron-roth-5QFuJhZY-Mw-unsplashNo real estate market in the U.S. is more competitive than New York, and no commercial brokers are more tech-enabled than New York real estate pros.

From drones to databases, modern tech tools and information services proliferate in this market. The evidence is everywhere across New York City’s boroughs and into Northern New Jersey and Connecticut.

Interviews with top-performing commercial real estate brokers in the New York area reveal some common threads, starting with the fact that they all use specialized software to manage their customer, prospect and property information, and to varying degrees their transaction pipelines.

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Apto Wins International Real Estate Tech Award, Ranks Among Fastest-Growing Companies Based in Denver

By Cary Brazeman on Sep 19, 2019

RETAS Award Apto LogoDENVER (September 10, 2019) — For the third year in a row, Apto, the industry-standard CRM and deal management software for commercial real estate brokers, has won a Real Estate Technology Award in the international competition sponsored by CREtech, the commercial real estate technology network. Also for the third year in a row, Apto has been named to the Denver Business Journal “Fast 50,” which ranks the fastest-growing private companies based in Denver.

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4 more podcasts commercial real estate professionals should be listening to

By Natalie Perkins on Sep 12, 2019

alireza-attari-SBIak0pKUIE-unsplash-1Last year we published 6 commercial real estate podcasts you should be following. While these are still great ones to give a listen, we’ve rounded up four more that we think commercial real estate professionals would benefit from. 

From interviews with commercial real estate brokers and tech executives on the state of the industry, to best practices for CRE investing, to useful and unique sales tactics, we hope there’s something on this list for everyone.

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9 fall commercial real estate conferences to put on your calendar

By The Apto Team on Sep 4, 2019

jose-martin-ramirez-c-45sjAjSjArQ-unsplashAt the end of last year, we posted a list of ten commercial real estate conferences we thought brokers should check out in 2019.

Believe it or not, it's already September, meaning we've worked our way through a lot of that list. Did you make it to any of those events? 

If not, don't worry—it's not too late! Below you'll find a list of nine commercial real estate conferences you can still attend this fall. Remember, events and conferences are a great way to network with a lot of people in a short amount of time, and brokers know that networking, prospecting, and nurturing relationships are crucial for success in commercial real estate.

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New Apto survey: CRE workplace attitudes toward women

By The Apto Team on Jul 9, 2019

The commercial real estate brokerage industry has become a more favorable place for women professionals, but men and women disagree on the extent of the progress, according to the latest Apto National Broker Buzz Poll, which was conducted before the Fourth of July by commercial real estate software company Apto. Women believe there’s been some progress; men believe there’s been more.

“It’s one of the interesting differences that the poll revealed,” said Apto CEO Angela Tucci. “While most respondents agreed that the industry has made improvements in the way it treats women — and this is something we should certainly celebrate — the representation of women in broker roles and leadership positions still remains low. Just like in the tech industry, we should be pleased that workplace gender relations are generally getting better, but we should aspire to achieve greater inclusivity and even further diversity."

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We’ve reached the CRE tech tipping point. Here are 8 lessons learned along the way.

By Tanner McGraw on Jun 4, 2019

brokers-phones-stairs-building 320x174This article was initially posted on GlobeSt.com.

It’s been a generation coming, and in the past five years we’ve seen the pace accelerate. Now, it’s crystal clear: for commercial real estate technology, including automation across a variety of applications, we’re past the tipping point. The era of adoption is upon us. The effects are acutely apparent, though the industry continues to grapple with vexing but surmountable challenges including a lack of consistent data standards.

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13 upcoming commercial real estate conferences for your specialty

By Kim Howard on May 7, 2019

NAIOP ICON conference-2Last year, we compiled a list of the top commercial real estate conferences for brokers to attend in 2019.

While they’re specific to commercial real estate professionals, the agenda and sessions at most of these are focused on broad topics that almost all brokers would find useful: macro economy updates, demographic trends, technology best practices, etc.

But there are also several great smaller conferences coming up this year that are geared towards specific commercial real estate specialties. A lot of brokers specialize in a particular property type or other niche, and if you’re one of them, you’ll want to check out some of these conferences below, covering industrial, multifamily, healthcare, or retail/office/mixed-use real estate.

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It’s Tax Day! Most CRE brokers have filed their returns and owe Uncle Sam. Do you?

By The Apto Team on Apr 15, 2019

money-tax-day-320x224Today is Tax Day in the United States. The majority of commercial real estate brokers filed their tax returns in advance and owe Uncle Sam money, according to the latest Apto National Broker Buzz Poll. The poll was conducted between April 1 and April 10.

According to survey results, 30% of brokers say they have been negatively affected by new federal limits on the deductibility of state and local taxes. These changes and others were signed into law by President Trump in late 2017, and took effect beginning with the 2018 tax year.

Notwithstanding their politics, brokers also say the Trump tax-code changes generally have been a net-positive for themselves personally and for their businesses.

Here are the survey results:

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