With major M&A activity in commercial real estate, the rise of coworking and real estate blockchain, and the influx of new CRE tech companies, the CRE industry is in the midst of an transformation. It takes a special individual to keep pace, to stay relevant, and consistently provide helpful insights. Thankfully, the CRE community is full of talented influencers, reporters, and publications who stay on top of the latest CRE news. They’re helping define an industry, and they keep it fresh and interesting along the way.
At Dealpath, we’ve enjoyed interacting with the vibrant CRE community on Twitter. Several influencers come to mind, including Duke Long (@dukelong), Adam Balsam (@theadambalsam ), Dror Poleg (@drorpoleg), and Michael Beckerman (@m_beckerman). The Ashley Young’s (@AshleyYoungCRE) and Melissa Alexander’s (@mbalexan) of the world are also spurring the CRE conversation forward.
The definition of “value” is changing, as tenants are willing to spend more on next-generation technology in order to streamline operations and invest in workspace enhancements to attract and retain a pool of talented employees. #CRE #PropTech https://t.co/Ga98J0UoeQ
— Adam Balsam (@theadambalsam) April 3, 2018
CRE has no shortage of excellent reporters either. Konrad Putzier (@KonradPutzier) from The Real Deal, Franco Faraudo (@FrancoFaraudo), co-founder of Propmodo, and Roland Li (@rolandlisf), Kevin Truong (@kevinbtruong), and Blanca Torres (@BlancaWrites) at the SF Business Times are some of the leading voices in CRE news. The industry has also benefited from the skillful reporting of Sarah Mulholland (@SMulholland_), Rebecca Baird-Remba (@thecitywanderer), Julie Littman (@julie_littman), Champaign Williams (@cwilliams060590 ), Meghan Morris (@MeghanEMorris), and Lauren Thomas (@laurenthomasx3), and that doesn’t even scratch the surface.
The story: how money from the global diamond trade fuels NYC real estate
The cast: Barnett, Leviev, Feldman, Kushner, Pa, the RUF, Mugabe, Sonangol, Beny Steinmetz
Special appearance: that strange, empty building on Wall Streethttps://t.co/pVquwtJ5sD
— Konrad Putzier (@KonradPutzier) April 2, 2018
The CRE industry is also lucky to have a host of top-notch publications that provide much-needed insights on a constantly changing business landscape. Among them, Commercial Observer (@commobserver), GlobeSt.com (@GlobeStcom), The Real Deal (@trdny), and CREtech (@DiscoverCREtech) stand out when it comes to CRE news. Don’t miss out on the journalism of Bisnow (@Bisnow) and Propmodo (@propmodo) either.
Cap rates for net lease office remained unchanged, while other sectors saw slight increases. https://t.co/6rpCDIUnHl
— GlobeSt.com (@GlobeStcom) April 3, 2018
If we wanted this list to be comprehensive, it might go on forever. This is but a small sampling of the larger CRE community, full of industry luminaries, driven reporters, and big personalities. We couldn’t be more excited about the future of CRE. After all, it’s not just the companies and technology that drive it forward — it’s the people.