Entries by Shelley Cernel

Meeting Investor Expectations: The Age of the Customer

The world of commercial real estate looks drastically different from how it did 20, 10, or even 5 years ago. Impacts from the rise of technology have been seen in most every industry, but CRE in particular has been slower to adapt. Perhaps most influential was the emergence and growth of the Internet, along with […]

Developing an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy for Your CRE Firm

It may be easy to get lulled into a false sense of security. But we live in a world where privacy cannot be taken for granted. The internet and technology are required aspects of doing business today. That means it’s more important now than ever before to take the appropriate measures to develop a cybersecurity […]

The Full Stack Capital Raise – Technology, Regulation, & Opportunity

Guest Author: Ron Rossi, Vice President of Customer Success, RealPage IMS We hosted a webinar that covered all aspects of raising capital, from the positive impacts that technology has had on the CRE industry to the regulations that sponsors should be aware of to the fundraising opportunities that are now possible. The webinar was moderated […]

The State of Senior Housing in 2020

The senior housing market is maturing and evolving, with an increasing number of investors giving new consideration to this asset class. Some changes are driven by market conditions, some by consumer preferences, and some by changing demographics. But in general, seniors are looking for living options that cater more to their lifestyle and provide rewarding […]

The World Cup Effect: Requirements and Costs of Infrastructure

The World Cup, an international football tournament, is the largest single-activity sporting event in the world, drawing fans from every continent and stirring deep strains of national pride. The 2018 World Cup in Russia was held from June 14th to July 15th. Along with the locals (not to mention the millions of viewers worldwide), over […]

How the JOBS Act is Driving CRE Growth

What is the JOBS Act? The JOBS Act, or the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, is a law that was passed in 2012. It is one of the most significant updates to security regulations since Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002. It promotes the funding of small businesses by relaxing many of the securities regulations. Title III in […]

The Dangers of the Technology Status Quo

Many commercial real estate firms have found themselves at the point where they are stuck with outdated processes, ancient technology, and so many spreadsheets. This situation is often justified with phrases such as “This is the way things have always been done” or “We don’t see a need to change”. Welcome to the “status quo”, […]

Top Cybersecurity Threats for CRE Firms

Technological change is occurring at an exponential rate, affecting most aspects of our lives. New technologies and digital innovations are enabling economies of scale, increased productivity, and larger bottom-line results, among many other benefits. But they also present their fair share of risks and threats – to be honest, the cyber stakes have never been […]

The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Shopping Malls

McKinsey defines shopping malls as “one or more buildings forming a complex of shops representing merchandisers, with interconnected walkways enabling visitors to walk from unit to unit”. With origins in the US, shopping malls have now become a full-blown retail trend across the globe. But times are changing, and the shopping mall of the mid […]