Technology & Workflow – Top 10 in 20 (with Tom Shircliff, CRE, and Noah Shlaes, CRE)

In this episode, Marilee Utter, CRE, discusses technology and workflow with Noah Shlaes, CRE, and Tom Shircliff, CRE.

Technology & Workflow is the #8 issue in the 2020-21 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate®. In a post-COVID world, the combination of migration back to the office, need for reconfiguration and change in operating methods, and the general desire for working remotely and adding resilience is a) accelerating the adoption of technology, and b) re-prioritizing certain technologies and moving some in and out of the spotlight.

Thomas Shircliff, CRE, is an entrepreneur and executive with broad experience in Fortune 500 management, small business and venture capital-funded startups including local, regional and national roles. Since co-founding Intelligent Buildings, LLC, he has become a recognized expert in the field of commercial real estate technology consulting and risk management.

Noah D. Shlaes, CRE, is a technologist and futurist focused on corporate real estate decisions. His career has included the development of DCF software in the pre-Argus era, portfolio valuations at Arthur Andersen, leading the consulting arm of Grubb & Ellis, and creating the Global Operations Center for Newmark’s real estate tech platform. From teaching appraisal in Bulgaria to explaining real estate development to art students, he’s known for making real estate issues clear, memorable, and relevant.

The “Top 10 in 20” series is part of The Counselors of Real Estate’s CRE® Thought Leaders podcast program. In each 20-minute episode, we discuss an issue from the 2020-2021 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate®.

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Intro Music: Driven To Success by Scott Holmes Music – licensed under CC BY 4.0

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