February 2020 Archives | Think Realty | A Real Estate of Mind
Insight Industry Trends

On the Horizon

‘Roll Up Strategy’ One trend Haldeman sees is a “roll up strategy” of consolidating products into one company, rather than each “new whiz bang thing” existing on its own. The… more
Investing Strategies

“Disruptive” Tech

You may have heard the saying, “Sit with winners. The conversation is different.” It basically means that the company you keep defines the type of conversations you have, and the… more
Investing Strategies

Quick to Close

Real estate acquisition and sale has traditionally been a slow-moving process. When I purchased my first home in 1987, a typical home-buying process took 30 days. Today, with modern technology,… more
Markets and Trends

Chicago: The Rise of Silicon Prairie

The overall demand for multifamily housing in Chicago is strong, but the market’s performance is bifurcated. A steady increase in high-paying jobs has boosted the number of households earning more… more
Insight Doing Business

Realty Matters: Technology

How many times have you heard about the latest technology or new company “disrupting” an industry? The real estate industry hasn’t seen any significantly disruptive innovation; the edges of existing… more
Insight Industry Trends

Color Trends, Part 2

The use of color in home design is evolving as we enter a new decade. 2020 promises to be an empowering year of change, focused on colors that bring joy,… more
Profiles Master Investors

Get Smart

Lucas Haldeman started his career as a software developer at one of the first companies to put a database of apartments online. Today, he leads a cutting-edge PropTech firm, SmartRent,… more

Technology and the Modern Investor

Every day, mobile technology becomes more ingrained in the real estate space. Consumers and industry professionals alike benefit from the tech tools that are rapidly changing the way property owners… more