Jim Schoonmaker

Recent Posts

De-urbanization: From mega deal to many deals. How real estate collaboration platforms help brokers and owners manage this trend

 Prior to COVID-19, urbanization had been a significant movement in the U.S. and around the world. According to the Wharton School, over the past four decades, the number of people living in cities has doubled to over 4 billion -- over half the world’s population. Individuals were attracted to the urban lifestyle: exciting, fast-paced, and full of opportunity. Companies, in an effort to attract and retain top young talent, had relocated headquarters to urban areas as part of their recruitment strategy.

Jan 14, 2021 6:14:17 PM

The New Reality of Commercial Real Estate

Did you know that a property listing that includes a virtual tour gets 87% more views than those that just show the photos? Now imagine how high that percentage would be if you offered more than just a tour but a collaboration experience where you allow tenants, brokers and owners to interact with you in real time while viewing the property. Throughout this blog post we dive into the new reality of commercial real estate, and why collaboration technology is critically important right now. 

Jan 14, 2021 6:03:34 PM

Effective Virtual Tenant Engagement

As discussed in another recent post, commercial real estate (“CRE”) will never be the same after COVID-19. Office spaces will be permanently redesigned with public health in mind, working from home will become more common, and real estate discovery processes will need to move online.

Jun 10, 2020 9:39:43 AM

Online Collaboration Should be the New Normal for CRE

It is becoming increasingly apparent that industries will be permanently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic recovery will be slow as consumers and businesses alike adapt to the new normal of social distancing, limited gathering sizes, and an increased emphasis on personal hygiene and public health. Even when (and if) government restrictions are loosened, behaviors that have arisen during the pandemic are likely to persist for even longer as the population slowly overcomes its fears of resuming everyday activities.

May 22, 2020 9:25:24 AM