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SAN DIEGO—Blockchain technology has the potential to fundamentally change commercial real estate. So said panelists at the recent CREW Network and Marketplace Convention here in San Diego.

“Our industry takes pride in keeping aspects of operations secret in order to create a competitive advantage—including lease transactions, property prices, and valuations. However, secrets are hard to keep—and may not even be desired—in today’s hyper-connected and digitized world,” panelists said. “Consider a commercial real estate world—similar to the record industry and publishing—where a greater demand for transparency, technology advancements and disintermediation is gradually making some of this information public through Blockchain.”

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