FROM THE CEO
elcome to the second issue of Think Realty Magazine
In this issue, read about how Lucas Haldeman and his team at SmartRent are creating and using technology to enhance rental properties. And investor and technology maven, Steve Streetman, explores why, with all the technological advancements in the REI space, can it still take 30 days or more to close a typical transaction? We are working on some intriguing advancements of our own at Think Realty, so be sure to stay in touch to learn about upcoming news. One much-anticipated ven- ture is our Titan Talks set to launch soon. I am very excited about this project and what it will bring to the Think Realty audience! Want to find out more about what is going on in Real Estate Technology? Join us in Baltimore at the Think Realty Conference and Expo where we’ll have a technology panel featuring Gary Beasley of Roofstock as the moderator. I hope to see many of you there! •
in 2020! I hope the new decade is off to a great start for you and your real estate investments. In this edition, we tackle the double-edge sword of technology
and how it can alter the way we invest. Technology has always led the retail real estate side yet lagged on the investment side. It is time we pay attention and use technology to our advantage as investors. Entrepreneurs often want to build tech- nology to support what they are doing, but first they should look to see who has al- ready built something that is usable. Don’t take your eye off what you are good at. Attempting a technology build could cap- size your business, so stick to what works and if something exists that could help you improve, don’t spend time and money investing in what is already there — unless you have the means and know-how to build it better.
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