BrokerSavant partners with theBrokerList to Connect Commercial Brokers with Communities
BrokerSavant, a Chicago-based technology company which creates online commercial real estate tools, recently partnered with theBrokerList, gaining access to thousands of commercial brokers and other commercial real estate professionals.
BrokerSavant becomes one of only six technology companies to meet theBrokerList’s standards for its tBL Marketplace.
TheBrokerList is a free virtual network for commercial real estate professionals, whose more than 1300 members also include leasing agents, property managers, vendors and associations.
“The best thing about partnering with theBrokerList isn’t the thousands of commercial brokers we’ll reach,” says BrokerSavant Founder and CEO Clay Rankin. “It’s the opportunity to connect those brokers with their communities to promote economic development and growth.”
Linda Day Harrison, Founder of Chicago-based theBrokerList, says BrokerSavant offers “a phenomenal tool for bringing communities together painlessly.”
BrokerSavant’s chief product is the Property Index, an advanced inventory for commercial property listings which can be integrated with any website. Rankin says, “It’s cost-effective and easy to use, so the appeal to brokerage firms is obvious. But we also do tremendous business with chambers of commerce and economic development organizations.”
Such organizations, charged with attracting new businesses to their communities, find the Property Index to be an effective marketing tool to corporate site selectors.
“Studies show that 91% of site selectorsrate property information and inventories as the most important content on an economic development website,” says Rankin. “So integrating the Property Index with your website gives them a single place they can search, sort and investigate all your local availabilities. If you have what they’re looking for, they’ll find it fast.”
Harrison expressed excitement about BrokerSavant’s ability to connect commercial brokers with their communities.
“Commercial brokers are traditionally very independent. BrokerSavant helps break those walls down,” she says. “They’ve created a middle ground where brokers can promote themselves and their community. And all they have to do is upload their PDF flyers. It costs them nothing.”
About BrokerSavant: BrokerSavant builds tools that help organizations and independent brokers thrive in today’s competitive commercial real estate landscape. The company was founded in 2009 by Claiborne (Clay) Rankin with the idea that local commercial brokers need to get their property information online for site selectors without distracting them from their other duties. Fueled by the brightest minds in software development, BrokerSavant pioneered a data aggregator that incorporates artificial intelligence to upload property flyer information online quickly, eliminating manual data entry. Leveraging that cutting-edge technology, BrokerSavant’s Property Index allows site selectors to navigate a streamlined, data-rich interface straight from an organization’s website. Based in downtown Chicago, BrokerSavant has numerous patents pending for its technology innovation. The company continues to introduce new tools that help municipalities and independent commercial real estate brokers (and the communities they support) succeed.
About theBrokerList: Founded in 2010, theBrokerList is the commercial real estate community’s first free online platform for finding brokers, deals, services and vendors. Founder Linda Day Harrison, a career commercial broker in Chicago, saw the need for an online community where brokers could connect with each other and with vital services and tools to make them more productive. She also made it theBrokerList’s mission to bring awareness and attention to the commercial real estate field, which is too often lumped in with residential realty. With more than 1500 members, theBrokerList continues to grow rapidly, offering members pages where they can publicize their listings, property types needed and completed transactions. The website’s marketplace lists carefully screened vendors, and its blog is a forum where members and visitors can read some of the latest ideas in commercial real estate.