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Commercial real estate technology is finally having its heyday. When the pandemic struck suddenly last year, technology became essential to CRE business operations. Companies with established technology platforms were able to quickly adapt to remote work requirements, while companies that had ignored technology had no choice but to evolve.

Virtual tours and video conferencing tools were certainly heavily utilized, but Oli Farago, founder and CEO of Coyote Software, named data access as one of the fundamental requirements for business operations. “The pandemic shone a light on the issues around data access for many CRE firms and the opportunities for automation in our sector,” he says. “When the industry was challenged to switch to remote operations in a matter of a few days, many CRE leaders realized that they would not be able to access the information they use to carry out their jobs every day.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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