We unpack why our industry is lagging in data – to its great detriment, and despite the obvious incentives. We also share knowledge not commonly known outside of data engineering circles (likely “common sense” to CRE professionals). Then we provide a roadmap explaining what can be done about it
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The current soul-crushing admin that most highly skilled CRE professionals have to endure for at least 30% of their days. Is it a thing? How is our “now state” similar to pre-industrial revolution business? Is there hope of change?
We move away from vague generalities, and go into specific points on why CRE data is complex. We also unpack: Where is CRE data, what does the road ahead look like? What are CRE businesses doing about it, and how does it play out? How is the CRE industry coping (or not) now?
It’s mid-2021, and South Africa’s office market is seeing unprecedented challenges. The only thing property funds can do is control their response to the situation. We unpack what action is being taken by great businesses.
Just like startups that seek to fuse enterprise SaaS and data are hard, so is attempting proptech in an under-funded, under-sized, business unfriendly market. Is it impossible? No. but it will be easier if you know the pitfalls upfront, and can plan for them
We have seen more CRE website failures than we should have. These failures are expensive, time consuming and terrible for the reputation of those involved. Here is our stab at laying out the pitfalls. We unpack where things go wrong, but, most importantly provide, in our opinion, the questions to ask and actions to take to avoid failure.
“Evil prevails when good men stand by and do nothing”. Here is our attempt, for CRE industry outsiders in South Africa, at “pulling back the veil” on our industry. The more informed you as customer are, the easier it is to identify and work with ethical and honourable CRE professionals. Excellent service from skilled, passionate CRE professionals means better outcomes for you, and boosts your perception of our industry.
Data analytics is yet another new age buzzword that agitates eye rolling and yawns. Our belief: it has been unnecessarily complicated. The principles are intuitive and probably in use by you already. This piece simply empowers you with words and examples. Read on, and realise that you’re actually a data analytics champion now.
Geospatial is a new age buzzword that may seem either intimidating or irrelevant – possibly both. In reading this, you will realise its approaches and solutions are intuitive to you – the below simply gives you the words. At its heart, geospatial is an accessible tool and perspective for solving previously complex problems.