The 9 News Sources Brokers Should Check Daily

Information is king in commercial real estate. Each piece of data you consume may come in handy as you prospect new tenants or update your owners about recent leasing activity. But with so much information floating around, how do you prioritize what to read and what sources to trust?

Here are our 9 favorite publications (besides the VTS blog) to keep you updated on all things CRE. Each offers great market insight, but they made our list for something unique: Founded 15 years ago, specializes in doing in-depth interviews with thought leaders from around the industry. It’s a great way to keep a pulse on what individuals are thinking about different trends.

Bisnow: Bisnow made our list because it has a unique insight on trends thanks to its enormous event circuits. Subscribe to get updates for your specific market, or just peruse the national section. The Morning Digest pulls the biggest news of the last day or two from several different sources. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s written in a fun tone (almost never boring!).

BizJournals: To lump BizJournals into one publication is almost a disservice to this publication powerhouse. The media company fuels 42 different websites, 64 publications, and reaches over 10 million people a year. Bookmark your market-specific publication and get great insights about both the CRE industry and the overall market.

WSJ’s CRE Section: The WSJ highlights large deals, changes by major players, and changing market dynamics. Although it might not help you lease any faster, it will definitely help you talk shop with owners.  

NREI: National Real Estate Investors (NREI) does a particularly great job of synthesizing major trends (and fun listicles) into articles with effective takeaways.

Curbed: Curbed offers a very bottoms-up perspective of major markets across the US by highlighting specific properties, spaces, and neighborhoods. Although it introduced a healthy dose of residential news into the mix, it can help you keep track of the overall trends of different cities and neighborhoods.

Commercial Property Executive: CPE is an important read because it categorizes its articles by property type and business specialities, allowing you quickly find the insights you want.

Propmodo: Travis Barrington started Propmodo with the basic assumption that: “Technology is changing the commercial real estate business.” With that in mind, he covers and compiles the major technology trends (and companies) that are contributing to these revolution.

The News Funnel: The News Funnel is the largest news and blog aggregator for the real estate industry. Founded in 2011, the platform has become a fountain of both unique and aggregated content, all relevant to CRE professionals. You can specify your choice markets or just see what’s trending.

And don't forget to subscribe to VTS's blog on leasing trends and best practices. You can learn more and subscribe here. 

Billy Fink
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