It’s Good to Be Back: The Return of the Human Element and CRE

We’ve been on a massive roadshow for the past 12 weeks and it feels like we’ve seen a lot of you! We thought we would take some time to reflect on what it means to be back in person after an entirely virtual 2020. It was a whirlwind tour, but we were excited to see […]

Do too Many Cooks Spoil the Real Estate Deal?

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Editors Note: This is a guest post written by Steven Jaffe, founder and CEO of Propdocs Is it the case that too many cooks spoil the broth when it comes to real estate deals? Does an increased number of players involved in getting a deal across the line necessarily mean less efficiency, slower deal velocity, […]

CRE “Proptech” Fatigue is Real…Here’s How to Solve It.

As a financial services company in the CRE space, we work with brokers, tenants, and landlords every day.  Over the past couple of years we have noticed a trend on the topic of new “proptech solutions….” The whole industry is fatigued. As our founding team knows (coming from CRE ownership and brokerage themselves), when the […]

Otso Forms Advisory Board of Heavy Hitters in CRE

One of our goals this year was to develop an advisory board for Otso that consisted of industry powerhouses both on the transactional, technology, and investment sides of the business.  It was important that we not only had these diverse perspectives but also diverse physical makeup.  After months of getting to know each individual on […]

A Milestone Day in An Exciting Journey so Far…

Our journey at Otso has been a whirlwind. As owners and investors of several commercial properties across Texas, we were flabbergasted at the status quo we had as Landlords when it came to properly assessing the creditworthiness of potential tenants. It’s just plain hard to know whether the business you are looking at for a lease […]

Landlords: What Commercial Real Estate Tenants Expect from You

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As the pandemic (hopefully) continues to wind down, the new normal has tenants evolving expectations of their landlords. With the rise in technology and changing needs of the modern workforce, tenants want a landlord that understands how to provide for them. What do they want? To know what you expect from them, when you expect […]

3 Strategies for Setting Your Retail Locations Up for Success

The retail sector is currently in a state of flux. E-commerce and online shopping has taken an impact on big-box retail and malls across the country. Then we have the pandemic that had a tremendous negative impact on retail especially in states like California and New York. With so many changes taking place, it can […]

Otso’s Best Strategies for Attracting Tenants

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As COVID has changed the commercial real estate landscape, landlords are facing increased competition for tenants in most markets. The commercial real estate industry is in flux, and landlords are working hard to attract tenants. Some commercial real estate companies have taken the opportunity of increased competition for property owners to offer a better rental […]

The Most Effective Ways to Leverage Social Media in Marketing Your Commercial Property

In the current social media-driven world, it’s more important than ever for businesses to have a presence on platforms such as Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. But while many companies know they need Social Media Marketing (SMM), few are aware of how this strategy can be used specifically for commercial real estate leasing. From finding […]

A New Normal for Everyone: Commercial Real Estate in 2021

While we’re not “done” with this pandemic by any means there is a sense around the industry that we may finally have some positive momentum. Industry-wide the changes since the early shutdowns in March of 2020 have been numerous, some (more than others) will stick and some will fall to the wayside as traditional methods […]