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A day in the life of… How an Open Box data analyst can help your Real Estate organization

Posted by Gareth Runnalls on 1 February 2017 in: MRI

I’ve always thought the title ‘data analyst’ is a bit misleading. You read the name once and you just assume that’s exactly what a data analyst does. Analyse data. You give them some data, and ask for very specific parts of it back, neatly bundled up using logic that’s predefined by the client.

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One on one with Malcolm Hall and Larry Schachter on the launch of our New York office

Posted by Malcolm Hall on 28 November 2016 in: open box, industry news

As part of our strategic roadmap moving forward, we are very excited about the launch of our New York office and we have recently appointed Larry Schachter in a Principal Role. Having worked for decades in different areas of the Real Estate industry, Larry has a wealth of experience and insights into the complex needs of this multi-faceted industry.

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A few words from Malcolm Hall on the road that lies ahead for Open Box

Posted by Malcolm Hall on 16 November 2016 in: open box

When I returned to a position of leadership at Open Box in early 2016 I did so with the intention of refocussing on the original ideas and motivations that initially inspired our company. Constantly striving to find better ways of doing things. Fast forward and we are now focused on the following three areas:

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Open Box Opens Office in New York

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 31 October 2016 in: open box, industry news

Open Box Software, a leading global provider of software and services to the Real Estate industry, is excited to announce the opening of its New York office. For over 14 years, many of the largest Real Estate companies in New York and on the East Coast of the US have been working with Open Box. Naturally this felt like the next step in building the company’s onshore presence, as well as their stellar reputation.

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What piece of the $6 billion pie will you take?

Posted by Brendan Canny on 21 October 2016 in: industry news

2016 is on track to see the largest capital investment in Real Estate specific technology to date. The number, depending on who you speak to, runs between 4 – 6 Billion US dollars. This figure may seem crazy at first, but that is until you see the amazing technology start-ups that are emerging with a singular focus on the Real Estate market.

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Adopting tried and tested technology in the real estate space

Posted by Dustin Strydom on 22 August 2016 in: Real Estate

Every day we hear about how disruptive, cutting-edge technology is about to change the world. People are reminded that if they don’t keep up with the latest tech trends they will soon get left behind. Businesses are told that the rules have changed, disruptive technologies are changing the way businesses are run, and if your business is not able to operate at the forefront of technology, it may not be around for too much longer.

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Insights from Realcomm 2016

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 6 July 2016 in: industry news

While this year’s Realcomm event covered many hot topics, a common thread that ran through the conference was the importance of integration. And there’s a reason that integration has become a veritable buzzword in the Real Estate industry. The reality is, you can go to the ends of the earth arming your company with the best software solutions; but if they don’t talk to each other, you’ll just end up with a sprawling metropolis of information silos.

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The Real Estate Innovator's Dilemma

Posted by Ian Saunder on 23 May 2016 in: innovation

Various people, least of which is Henry Ford, are attributed with saying if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. How many companies have tried to apply the same thinking in addressing new challenges and failed - the unsuspecting victims of innovation’s relentless advance who now serve only as a warning to others who might not understand that change is the only constant.

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The answer to your CRE collaboration question could be right under your nose

Posted by Rob Fellowes on 17 March 2016 in: sharepoint

If you have ever worked as part of a CRE team, you will know all too well the business need for good collaboration. By choosing the right collaboration tools (like SharePoint solutions), you can begin to address some of the complexities involved in managing a portfolio of properties, such as the following:

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Starting with Why – Implementing an Innovation Strategy for your Real Estate Organization

Posted by Ian Saunder on 18 January 2016 in: leadership, business, Real Estate, innovation

Perform a search on Google Images for Innovation and you’ll soon find your screen ablaze with colourful variations of shining electric light bulbs. How the incandescent light bulb came to be the universal symbol for innovation can be attributed to the transformational impact it had on society.

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