In Case You Missed It: Realcomm 2017
Realcomm 2017 was a huge success as usual – real estate professionals from across the nation came together to discuss a range of topics, from the industry trends and predictions to product features and functions. Besides, who can turn down a trip to beautiful San Diego, where the weather is somehow always perfect?
We at MRI Software are particularly proud of our clients that won a Realcomm Digie Award this year. Openness and interoperability were common themes at this year’s event, and the accomplishments of our clients only prove that the trend is here to stay.
Phillips Edison & Company (PECO) – As a real estate firm with a national platform of grocery-anchored shopping centers, PECO won a Realcomm Digie
Award for Retail to recognize its innovative use of MRI Version X. The open, flexible architecture of Version X allowed PECO to implement a technology solution configured specifically for its business. In addition, the PECO IT team was able to integrate with third-party systems, including MRI’s connected ecosystem of partners and even non-real estate software systems. PECO is a great example of how MRI’s flexible, open approach to real estate software empowers real estate firms to create individually configured solutions that deliver extraordinary results.
Silverstein Properties – Sandy Jacolow of Silverstein Properties was the winner of the Julie Devine Digital Impact Award. This honor recognizes individuals that strive to advance the real estate industry through innovation and new ways of thinking. Mr. Jacolow is the CIO of the real estate development, investment and management firm, and we are proud to claim him as a member of the MRI Software family.
Industry Trends: Real Estate Investment Management
While Realcomm offers many takeaways, one of the most prevalent trends this year was the increased interest in real estate investment management technology. With an entire track dedicated to automation in this sector, it’s clearly an area that will keep growing.
We can’t talk about real estate investment industry trends without mentioning pain points. Many attendees expressed a need for direct access to technology, as well as a trusted data source. The desire for a custom portal for investor access was also discussed, and MRI’s Investment Central addresses this need by providing a full lifecycle asset management solution for real estate investment managers, fund advisors and investors. Centralize your investment data, risk management, processes and reports in a mobile, secure location so you can manage your investments – not your data.
Here at MRI, we’re excited to be part of the revolution for real estate investment management software. Our end-to-end solution gives REITs, fund managers and others that are responsible for managing real estate investments the tools to automate their operations, speed up the strategic planning process, and maximize returns for shareholders. Ultimately, real estate firms can increase business agility and gain competitive advantage by leveraging data and technology to make decisions.
Thanks again to Realcomm for another great conference! Until next time.