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Want To Be Your Own Boss? Here’s What You Need To Know

March 28, 2017
(By Nicole Spector) Many of us who are self-employed look back on our 9 to 5 cubicle days and wonder: How did I ever do that? Not because we didn’t enjoy our full-time careers, but because it’s just so different now: We make our own schedules, build our own clientele, choose our

In the Testosterone-Heavy Worlds of CRE and Tech, Try Being a Woman

February 2, 2017
(By Lauren Elkies Schram) Two years ago when Francesca Loftus co-founded hOM—along with her husband Corey Loftus, the firm’s chief service officer, and Ryan Freed, the chief revenue officer—she was advised to tell employees how to do things, rather than ask them. And she shouldn’t laugh or

Our Founder Named One Of The Top Women CEOs in CRE Tech

February 1, 2017
(By CREW Network & RE Tech News) Women are playing a leading role today’s commercial real estate tech industry. Under their leadership and ingenuity, the CRE tech sector has experienced substantial growth over the past few years with profound disruption happening in several sectors of the

The Gig Economy Comes To Real Estate

January 28, 2017
(By Jack Fitzgerald) Real estate disruption has focused largely on how we market, search for, buy, operate and sell physical property. Now disruption is coming to people. The gig economy, best illustrated by short-term job websites Upwork and Freelancer, has now arrived in the real estate sector

Why Family Offices Need The “Gig Economy” Now More Than Almost Anyone

October 13, 2016
(By Poonam Mathis) An investment specialist who recently attended a conference in New York put together by the publisher of this news service focuses on the issues of due diligence and the capabilities around it that are often big challenges for family offices. The author recently attended the New

Why Should You Care About The Real Estate Gig Economy?

September 14, 2016
It’s easy to assume that the gig economy doesn’t matter to our industry. Real estate is a deal based business, where third party contractors are nothing new, right? Wrong. Take a closer and what you see won’t just surprise you, it will make you want to get ready. Because the world of work

5 Services Connecting Businesses With Specialized Freelancers

June 21, 2016
Freelancers have become an important part of the workplace, providing a wide range of services to businesses of all sizes. As online freelancers have become more prevalent, businesses have grown more sophisticated in putting them to use. Companies may have a full staff of salaried employees, a mix

9 Tips for Freelancers Negotiating New Assignments

June 7, 2016
The freelance revolution or gig economy – call it what you will — is a fast-growing phenomenon. Just as organizational leaders have recognized their increased dependence on temporary external talent in tech and many other areas, a rapidly advancing number of professionals—in a broadening
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