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CRE Tech – What’s Going On?

CRE Tech – What’s Going On?

From the time I was a kid until my mid-30’s, I was a big fan of Sports Illustrated. It would arrive every week and I would typically read it from cover to cover. There were a few special issues throughout the year that peaked my interest, but nothing more than Sportsperson of the Year. It would include a huge feature on the person that they chose every year that impacted sports in a positive way. The issue would also provide a year-end perspective on sports, allowing you to look back on everything that happened in the past 12 months.

A Long Time Ago...

A Long Time Ago...

Today marks the 40th anniversary of release of one of my favorite movies of all time, Star Wars. For those that are confused, I am referring to the original, also known as A New Hope, or Episode IV.

Must Read: 2016 CRE//Tech Report

Must Read: 2016 CRE//Tech Report

When I was a teenager, I looked forward to February for one reason. One of my favorite publications of year, The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, arrived in my mailbox two weeks after the Super Bowl. While Christie Brinkley is back in this year’s edition, I don’t think I will take that stroll down memory lane and buy it.

For me, February now means the arrival of the CRE//Tech Report.

Email - The Most Unreliable Form of Communication

Email - The Most Unreliable Form of Communication

As married as I have been to my email since my first AOL account in 1994, I am finally ready to throw in the towel. It dawned on me a few weeks ago, when my unread emails in my personal account exceeded 500, and was reinforced when I was on vacation last week. It never stops.

CRE Tech 2017: Do You Want Fries with That?

CRE Tech 2017: Do You Want Fries with That?

Before it was a Tim McGraw song, “Do you want fries with that?” was simply McDonald’s way of up-selling or growing the check. Having grown up in a restaurant family, you learn pretty quickly that the easiest sale is already standing in your restaurant with their wallet out, waiting to hand you money.

The VTS-Hightower Merger – What Does It Mean For Us?

The VTS-Hightower Merger – What Does It Mean For Us?

The big news of the week is the merger between VTS and Hightower. These two companies had been competing for the same clients and building very similar platforms, and are now coming together to “accelerate our product roadmap”, according to Brandon Weber, Co-founder and CEO of Hightower who will now assume the role of Chief Product Officer at VTS.

Thanksgiving 2016 - Partnership

Thanksgiving 2016 - Partnership

You can add me to the list of bloggers taking the easy way out this week and writing about what they are thankful for. I skipped last year, but in looking back at my Thanksgiving posts from 2011 (the infancy of my blogging experience), 2012 (post-Superstorm Sandy), and 2014 (dedicated to tech), they are some of my favorites.