President and CEO
A Canadian's passion for technology leads to a new generation of GPS-wireless
products for improved communications throughout the Americas.
WBT: I understand your entry into the wireless space was from real estate.
Isn't that rather unusual?
SV: I graduated from the University of Calgary in 1986 and thought it would
be fun to get involved in commercial real estate. Back then Calgary's real
estate market was heavily dependent on crude oil prices, because the Alberta
economy was made up primarily of petroleum producers, refiners, marketers,
and service companies. Every time crude prices slumped, so did Alberta real
After a while, I saw a trend: technology companies were starting up - some
led by former oil industry personnel - and gradually reducing Alberta's
economic dependence on petrole... (more)
The Austin Business Journal and Xceligent today announced the launch of
Austin bizspace, a powerful new commercial real estate site for brokers,
owners and related professionals to market services and assets to Austin area
Traditionally, the marketing of commercial real estate services and
properties has largely been through print-based media. Now, via the Austin
Business Journal website with nearly 300,000 monthly page views, Austin
bizspace will deliver a comprehensive online vehicle for commercial real
estate professionals to target local and national business decision makers.
"Commercial real estate is a key sector for readers of the Austin Business
Journal, and a key economic segment for the Central Texas economy," Austin
Business Journal Publisher Lyn Chasteen said. "Through our collaboration with
Xceligent, we will be able to offer another la... (more)
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/12/13 -- ARGUS Software Inc.
("ARGUS"), a division of Altus Group Limited ("Altus Group") (TSX:AIF) and
the leading global provider of software solutions for the commercial real
estate industry, today unveiled ARGUS Enterprise 9.5® (AE 9.5), the latest
and most advanced version of the industry standard asset and investment
management software platform. ARGUS also unveiled ARGUS Valuation DCF 16®
(DCF 16) as a module of the ARGUS Enterprise platform, again setting the
standard for the world's most widely used application for discounted cash
flow based commercial real estate valuation.
With over 80 clients now using ARGUS Enterprise across the globe, AE 9.5
significantly advances user productivity, risk management and decision-making
for asset managers, portfolio managers, investors, lenders and other real
estate professionals.... (more)
By applying Web-based and wireless technologies, real-estate owners can
achieve astounding efficiencies that can drive revenues up and operating
costs down, thereby enhancing the value of their properties.
Whoever said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," didn't know much about
commercial real estate. The process ain't broke. It works, but it's clunky.
For example, most commercial real estate service requests involve a
handwritten/phone/fax method for initiating and responding to service
requests. But the inefficiencies - brought on by poor communications and way
too much paperwork along the chain - reduce service levels and, consequently,
occupancy rates. By applying Web-based and wireless technologies, real estate
owners can achieve astounding efficiencies that can drive revenues up and
operating costs down, thereby enhancing the value of their properties.
Other in... (more)
If they plan to remain viable in today's markets, now is the time for real
estate firms to make some dramatic changes by offering intelligent amenities
in their commercial properties.
How do we prop up our dying shopping center? How do we develop and maintain
more business for our stadium? How do we raise our commercial properties'
occupancy from 45% to 85%?
These questions are being asked more and more in the commercial real estate
industry as the economy remains in a slump in many locations. Many executives
are baffled because their usual management techniques are not working. In
addition, assessments and property appraisals that overlook or discount
technology within the property's infrastructure are inadequate at best, and
totally erroneous at worse.
Cloud Computing Real Estate
A downtown office building appraises out at $230,000,000 and the buyer thinks
they ... (more)
SAP's Venture Fund has tucked $6 million in A Series money into so-called
geographic business intelligence software developer Alteryx Inc to support
its infrastructure build-out, go-to-market execution and possible
Alteryx targets Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in the automotive,
retail, commercial real estate, telecommunications, cable, manufacturing and
finance industries as well as government and university customers.
Its technology is delivered in desktop, server and public/private cloud
The 14-year-old California company claims a quarter of a million users
worldwide including 30% year-over-year growth and record customer acquisition
SAP Ventures get a board seat.
The combination of Wi-Fi and DAS (Distributed Antennae Systems)
communications technology is becoming a new intelligent amenity in many
sports stadiums for enhancing the fan experience by having apps like Stadium
VIP and others providing new services available at your fingertips through
Just as we have next-generation Intelligent Business Campuses (IBCs) and
Intelligent Industrial Parks being developed and occupied worldwide, another
segment of commercial real estate is starting to evolve to its next
generation utilizing intelligent amenities: the Intelligent
Retail/Entertainment/Convention (IRECs) Complexes.
The IREC Complex is the next-generation campus that provides a layer of
broadband connectivity as a shared intelligent amenity that the campus can
provide to sophisticated consumers who want a richer experience using their
smartphone applicat... (more)
Austin, TX, February 01, 2011 --(PR.com)-- “Syndi” the Desktop
Electronic Avatar and Virtual Property Assistant Now Offers Electronic
SyndicIT’s Integration with DocuSign Enables Users to Seamlessly Move
Online Documents for Electronic Signature
SyndicIT Services Corporation today announced that its digital document and
content management service, designed specifically for use in the multihousing
and commercial real estate markets, has completed a seamless integration with
DocuSign’s electronic signature service. With DocuSign, the SyndicIT
system, designed for property leasing offices and for enterprise-wide use
across corporate business departments such as legal, vendor and supplier
management and human resources, now provides end-to-end document processing
from creation to signature to digital storage.
“SyndicIT and ... (more)
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LoopNet, Inc. , which
operates the largest online commercial real estate marketplace, ranks among
the nation's fastest-growing technology companies based on revenue growth,
according to Deloitte & Touche USA LLP.
Each year, the accounting and consulting firm ranks U.S. companies based on
five-year revenue growth. For the period from 2002 through 2006, LoopNet
recorded revenue growth of 590%, earning the company the 265th spot on
Deloitte's 2007 Technology Fast 500 list. LoopNet also ranks 22nd on Deloitte
& Touche's Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50 (Internet, Media & Entertainment
and Communication category), which is based on revenue growth during the same
LoopNet has been named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list for three
"We are honored to be recognized by Deloitte & Touc... (more)
Pike Rowley becomes Managing Director, South Florida; expansion adds 3.4
square feet to Avison Young's property management portfolio
TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison
Young, Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services
company, announced today that it has expanded its operations into Florida.
Effective immediately, 30 members from South Florida's leading brokerage and
property management firm Flagler Real Estate Services, LLC (FRES) join Avison
Young, forming the nucleus for Avison Young's entry into the Florida
commercial real estate markets.
The move further expands Avison Young's market coverage in the Southeast U.S.
Avison Young's new Florida operations will be headquartered in Fort
Lauderdale, with branch offices in Boca Raton and Miami.
The newest American offices collectively represent Av... (more)
You know how you go on LinkedIn to check out your prospect’s profile? Well,
guess what? They’re checking you out too.
If all they see is a bare-bones resume listing your previous work experience,
they’re not going to be one bit impressed.
Nor will they get excited about meeting you if you describe yourself as a
high energy, tenacious sales hunter. That’ll scare ‘em off good.
Instead, you want them to say, “This person sounds really sharp. She gets
my challenges. It’d be worth meeting with her."
One of the best ways to make that happen is to craft a customer-focused
summary that makes you come alive. Let me give you a couple examples.
Dave sells commercial real estate. In his LinkedIn summary he says, “I help
people make high quality business decisions that involve real estate. I do
everything I can to help them maximize their returns by minimizing risk.”
Then he tell... (more)