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Realhound Hunts for Efficient Tools
When it comes to commercial real estate software, Realhound, based in San Clemente, Calif., hopes to be one of the most innovative.
Chicago Research Firm Provides Tools to Help with Valuation
Chicago-based Real Estate Research Corp. (RERC) was founded in 1931 to specialize in both real estate research and analysis.
California Company Aims to Cut Operating Costs
“Spend management,” a catchphrase for optimizing operating costs, has never been as crucial to the commercial real estate space as it is during these tempestuous economic times.
OSCRE Helps Commercial Real Estate Industry Standardize Data
OSCRE, short for the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate, likens itself to a car that requires a company to build it and savvy engineers to keep it running smoothly.
Q & A with Joseph Batdorf, Founder of J. Turner Research
Since its start-up five years ago, Houston-based J. Turner Research has evolved into one of the nation’s top marketing research firms catering to multifamily owners and operators.
Q&A with RealData Founder Frank Gallinelli
Frank Gallinelli founded Southport, Conn.-based software firm RealData in 1981 when personal computers were still something of a novelty.
Q&A with Resolve Technology CEO Eric Forman
Resolve Technology has an 18-year track record of creating tech products that assist real estate investors in optimizing their portfolios.
Q & A with Echelon Corp.’s Senior Director Barry Haaser
San Jose-based Echelon Corp. may not be a household name, but its technology and networking gizmos are likely the brains of a building’s operation somewhere near you.
Q&A with Property Shark's Brian Scully
Property Shark, a New York-based data Web site, is taking a big bite out of the real estate information market. Founded in 2003, the site is drawing industry attention with its databank of 20 million commercial and residential properties
Q & A with Yardi System's Brad Setser
Since Yardi Systems was founded in 1982 by CEO Anant Yardi, the Santa Barbara-based company has become one of the world's top real estate software developers
Q & A With RealtyTrac Executive VP Of Marketing Rick Sharga
Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac has become the media's go-to source for foreclosure data amid the housing bust. But its primary role is to market comprehensive lists
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The two industries served by Rainmaker Group apartments and casinos may seem as different as oil and water. But the Atlanta-based software and services
Q & A with National Disclosure Authority CEO Sergio Siderman
In an increasingly litigious world, disclosure has become a critical part of buying and selling residential real estate, particularly if a condominium or apartment complex occupies a natural hazard area. But some methods of outlining hazards such as flood and landslide zones can result in inaccurately drawn reports that can ironically prove to be naturally hazardous to the fiscal health of both the buyer and seller.
Q&A with Pitney Bowes MapInfo global practice leader Devon Wolfe
Site selection has come a long way in a short time. Unlike the old days when “siting” meant paying some consultant to hazard an educated guess at where to find store locations and branch offices, technology has helped the process evolve into a highly sophisticated and exacting science. Troy, N.Y.-based company MapInfo is part of the reason for this shift. The 21-year-old firm, which sells “location intelligence” mapping software, consulting services and related data to companies and governments, officially became Pitney Bowes MapInfo this spring when Pitney Bowes bought it for $408 million.
Q&A with Paul Muessig, president, Leo Software
At one point in his real estate career, interruptions were a 24/7 proposition for Paul Muessig. Working in assorted asset-management roles for a pair of Chicago-area commercial real estate firms, Muessig was constantly bombarded with calls from colleagues, usually about problems such as lease abstracts and floor plans that the callers could have solved themselves — if given the right filing or “piling” system.
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