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28 useful websites for commercial real estate practitioners

CRE  Sites. The next 28:

Well, here we are again.  I received tremendous response from my last post highlighting some of the more interesting cre sites out there.  So I figured why not feature 28 more?

Think what you will but, there are absolutely NO strategy, bias, bribes, malice, favor, or kickbacks (I wish) involved. I just think they may provide some type of value to CRE people online.

MYROFO– on top again but this time for augmented reality office search app. These guys just keep pushing the edge.

Minutebids– starting with online bids nationwide for contractors and affiliates. This platform has no limits for cre growth.

Corelogic Metroscan– I’m not going to explain. You have to click and bookmark this site. The data is amazing.

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CreGrow– The first wordpress based cre affordable template website.  Finally!

Bayareacomre– One of the great blogs from the new breed of cre agent. These two know how to do it everyday. Just steal their ideas!

BOMA -Just too much stuff. I can’t stop reading.  Did I say ULI was one of the best associations? UH…

Commercialsource–  NAR commercial site. Packed full of content and nationwide cre search. Ok, I am biased for “The Godmother”

CREOBA-CRE REO Association. I hate to say it but, they are kicking ass, in a good way.

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Dataquick– They say that they are the real estate information experts.  You tell me.

Retail Property Analyst– The name kinda says it all.

Creconsole– Platform for brokers and investors.

Real Bird. Ok, this is a residential like thing but, it’s a facebook based property search. We don’t have one for cre yet?

Retechsouth– This is a must attend event. They are looking for some CRE traction Y’all.

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Catylist–  I still like the simple clean way they put out the data.

Crepig– Huge cre network

Investcapadvisors– CMBS surveillance, distressed debt, maturing loans. They have the data.

IREM– Institute of real estate management. Is it more important than ever?

Proxio– worldwide mega all property searches.

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Rejournals– Great info on deal and brokers by regions.

DcrealestateCitybizlist– Huge cre and business news resource for 10 plus major markets.

Picor– Cre firm out west just doing a lot of things right. Do they have girl power?

Greenbuildingfocus– I have got to go to this thing. Thousands of cre people attend.  Just look at the speakers and itinerary.

Rcanalytics– On the list before but this is the cre troubled assets search. Worth a look.

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Equityinternational– Sam Zell’s firm. Talk about not caring if he is left off the list.  Cre porn?

ICSC– doesn’t everyone know what this is. Vegas Baby!

Stdb– ccim site to do business.

Globest– Cre everything.  Launching something new in a couple of weeks.

Ladinventures– A new young firm up north kicking some real ass.  My Boys!

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There we go.  Want to add some more?  Want to send me e-mails anonymous and gripe?  Want to talk, engage, debate and just say how cool some of these are?  Well, get inspired and do something… maybe online!

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Broker/Owner in Lafayette, IN, whose passion is Commercial Real Estate with focus on Technology, Social Media, and Networking.

23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Jason Sandquist

    May 19, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks for the nod @DukeLong. Just hustlin everyday

  2. Benjamin Bach

    May 20, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Great stuff Duke!

  3. Dave Lewand

    May 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for the creGROW shoutout, Duke!

  4. Alan Bernier

    May 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks Duke. Appreciate it as always. Fyi, we go by just plain ol’ rofo (though i have a blog called myrofo). And when did corelogic start borrowing our logo? -Alan

    • Duke Long

      May 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm

      Logo does look kinda the same. Did you notice your youtube views went from 9 to 168 in one day?

  5. Joe

    May 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Nice list!

    Sometimes long lists are bit overwhelming, kinda like being given the paint fan deck and having to go through hundreds of colors.

  6. Ryan Martin

    May 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    @Duke ~ Some more decent links here. You keep comin’ up with killer commercial stuff.

    @Alan ~ Based on their logo, it appears that CoreLogic is only about 1/3 of Rofo 😉

  7. Oast

    May 21, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Duke please stop blogging about CRE information technology and go back to hocking $65k resi short sales in podunk Indiana.

    best….

  8. NJRealEstate

    May 21, 2010 at 7:36 am

    This is also an awesome articles like the previous one (32 commercial real estate sites you should be familiar with) from you for real estate practitioners.

  9. Rlst8

    May 21, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Duke,

    Why would you leave loop net off this list again?

    You, my friend, are the valedictorian in summer school.

    JB

    • Duke Long

      May 21, 2010 at 8:03 am

      Joe,
      I’m pretty sure they are on the first list.

  10. Carl Peterson

    May 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Duke,

    Just wanted to make sure you were aware of ePropertyData. An 11 year old commercial real estate technology company that was purchased by NAR over 2 years ago. In addition to operating CommercialSource.com for NAR we build CIE and commercial MLS systems across the country. We build and support both broker loaded and researched platforms and our largest client to date – the Commercial Brokers Association in the Pacific NW is the largest commercial mls in the country. We are currently launching a commercial MLS for CARETS in Southern CA and a commercial MLS for Grand Rapids, MI. Next month we will officially launch a reasearched CIE in Miami and there are others you can see on our site.

    Thanks!

    Carl

    • Duke Long

      May 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

      Carl,
      Thanks for the heads up. I will take a look. Thanks for commenting.

  11. Matt Goulart

    May 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Great Article… fantastic and easy read!

  12. Square Feet

    May 22, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Good list Duke, but both lists include a lot of sites which are or seem cool, but the regression will be to the CoStar’s and LoopNet’s of the world for the most part. They will continue to add features that others seem to be addressing with niche products.

    The problem is that if I spend $400 a month on CoStar, $70-100 on LoopNet, $100 on other monthly membership subscriptions/dues, and another $50-60 on association/society/organization dues, I’m really not all that interested in anything else that is asking me for more. Maybe I just feel like after spending $600-700/month on technology I should have everything I need.

    Bottom line is that your list is great, and what all these companies are trying to do is noble, but at the end of the day there are a lot of companies out there with mediocre offerings
    that address one tiny niche. The result: a highly fragmented market where the companies that are innovating and should lead have a difficult time of getting the traction they need to. And I’m not arguing that CoStar or LoopNet should be those companies….

    • Duke Long

      May 22, 2010 at 8:35 am

      Thanks for your opinions and comments.

  13. Joe Loomer

    May 22, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I’ve shared your posts with our commercial agents here in Augusta and the response has always been awesome – we’re the second largest city in Georgia, yet sometimes we seem to be in the stone ages when it comes to technological advances and implementing the best marketing strategies for our clients. You’re helping us slaughter the competition with your insightful and relevant information, thanks!

    Navy Chief, Navy Pride

  14. Coy Davidson

    May 23, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Here is one you might like….Land Vision….a great aerial / mapping software. I use it all the time digitalmapproducts.com/products/landvision.htm

    • Duke Long

      May 23, 2010 at 10:20 am

      Coy,
      I took a look and WOW. This is a great tool. Every broker should use something like this. Thanks for the share!

  15. Phoenix Commercial Real Estate

    May 23, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Thanks so much for the great list. I am looking forward to going through all of them.

  16. Jenna,Gold Coast

    May 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Hey Duke, Thanks so much for the great list. I find Corelogic Metroscan very intresting and comprehensive database of residential, commercial and vacant property.We could use this service here in Gold Coast,Australia.

  17. Justin Bedecarre

    May 28, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for adding us to the list – we are proud to break away from the old school ways and try something new…agentgenius is a leader in this, and for that we couldn’t be happier to be a part of it. This is a great business and you gave us 28 more reasons to believe this. See you lurking around on @twitter

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