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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flexible Space and the Future of Occupancy in Commercial Real Estate

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THE STATUS QUO HAS CHANGED Flexible space has been a hot topic in the commercial real estate industry for years. We’ve now seen a full cycle of boom/bust from “new twist” models like WeWork to older established models like Regus two or three times over since the early 2000’s. The ongoing pandemic (although things are […]

The State of Tenant Demand in Commercial Real Estate

As we dive head-first into 2021, we’re excited to share this study we co-produced with our partners at ReSquared on the state of tenant demand and leasing trends. In conjunction with some of the powerful data from ReSquared, here are the highlights of our study. Tenant Demand Metrics gleaned from the powerful data within the […]