How Technology is Fueling Commercial Real Estate

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When you think of innovation within the finance and technology sectors, do apartment buildings and mixed-use complexes come to mind? The commercial real estate industry might seem to have gone a long time without significant changes in the way it operates. 

However, fintech companies like Cadre — a real estate investment platform that provides accredited investors with the opportunity to invest in institutional quality real estate — and its induction into the 2021 Forbes Fintech 50, the sector is showing signs of rapid and significant forward movement. 

Cadre was placed within the prestigious group in part because of its development and use of proprietary technology involving advanced machine learning models and predictive analytics to match the right investment to the right investors. Technologies like these that have often been associated with only the largest and most cutting-edge tech companies are now being used across a variety of industries and market segments to improve productivity, efficiency, customer outcomes, and more.


Many Could be Turning to Commercial Real Estate

Numerous investors are weary of choppy markets and unknown yields as the Fed is unsure of inflation and economic factors. Even big tech standards such as the FAANG group – Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL), and fan favorites such as Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) have shown hesitancy in the market.

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Additionally, other alternative investments such as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Etherium have moved in many directions and may have reminded investors of their inherent risks and volatility.

With these and other factors (such as a hot real estate market) coming together, commercial real estate investing might be becoming a more attractive option for some.

No More Commercial Exclusion for Individuals

In regard to one of its primary goals as a company, Ryan Williams, Cadre’s Founder and CEO, stated, “We want to usher in a new era of institutional real estate investing for individuals, where they can invest alongside an experienced team such as ours, and alongside institutional investors, in a way they’ve never been able to do before.” 

By using technology to help find markets and properties, Cadre takes away much of the difficulty involved in commercial real estate investing for investors across the nation. Topping it off, Cadre adds more data wrangling and tech applications for assisting investors to try and find the best opportunities for them by helping them choose from product-like offerings.

This all amounts to a unique push for democratization, innovation and positive social impact within a sector that seems to have been quite difficult for many people to break into for a long time. Ultimately, technology like the kind Cadre is using has been one of the significant drivers allowing this to happen.

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Accredited investors, financial advisors and institutions who are interested can request access to the Cadre platform here. 

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