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The CRE App Review Establishes Board of Advisors


Leading commercial real estate tech execs assembled to promote growing tech sector

(NEW YORK, N.Y.) The CRE App Review, a website owned by The News Funnel that promotes the discovery and discussion of the latest trends in the commercial real estate technology sector, announced today the formation of The CRE App Review Advisory Board. Comprised of some of the most distinguished innovators and thought leaders in the commercial real estate technology marketplace, the primary function of the Board will be to broaden and enhance the educational experience of the site’s readership by supplying them with the unique knowledge and perspective of industry insiders.

Each member of The CRE App Review Board will be providing the site with ongoing commentary and expert bylines covering tech trends that are impacting the sector. The CRE App Review Board will be composed of ten leading industry professionals, each with a unique perspective on the tech sector, including:

Duke Long (Broker/Owner of The Duke Long Agency)

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Duke Long is a twenty-year veteran of commercial real estate. He is the broker and owner of The Duke Long Agency. He is also known for writing his strong opinions about all things commercial real estate at He has been asked to present and give those opinions by many well known companies and associations such as CBREJones Lang LaSalleColliers International, The National Association of Realtors, The International Council of Shopping CentersCoreNet and many others. 

Barbi Reuter (COO at Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR)

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Along with serving as the Chief Operating Officer for Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, Barbi Reuter has long been held as the industry’s gold standard when it comes to social media excellence. She is also well known for her insightful blog posts regarding proper strategies for the use the latest technology. Every year, Duke Long releases a list of the top ten most influential commercial real estate people on the Internet, where Barbi has reigned as the number one for the past two years.

Coy Davidson (Senior Vice President at Colliers International, Houston and creator of The Tenant Advisor)

In addition serving as a Senior Vice President at Colliers International’s Houston Office, Coy is also one of the first members of the commercial real estate industry to recognize the branding power offered by industry-specific blogs. He created The Tenant Advisor in 2009 and has subsequently grown it into one of the most popular resources for commercial real estate-related content on the Internet.

Allen Buchanan (Principal at Lee & Associates, Orange)

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In addition to being a highly regarded broker of industrial real estate in California, Allen has also been a distinguished voice in the commercial real estate blogging community since he started his Location Advice publication in 2010. Ever the forward thinker, Allen is also the creator of the popular YouTube video series “Tuesday Traffic Tips”where he creates weekly, 1-2 minute clips offering pragmatic advice for commercial real estate professionals.

Jon Schultz (Co-Founder/Managing Principal at Onyx Equities)

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Jon’s roots in the commercial real estate industry run deep. As co-founder and Managing Principal at Onyx Equities, Jon has always been an entrepreneur and thought leader in the commercial real estate business. Jon is the driving force behind the reinvention of his company’s operations by investing and implementing real estate technology products throughout their platform. Jon’s motto has always been if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. See Jon’s blog to get insight on how real estate and technology have finally introduced themselves.

Pierce Neinken (Founder of CRE // Tech Intersect)

Pierce Neinken is a fixture on the commercial real estate technology scene, Pierce’s passion for the new innovations on the tech side of the industry led him to found CRE // Tech Intersect, widely regarded as the nation’s premier conference for the exposure and discussion of the subject.

Chris Clark (Owner, crclarkconsulting and creator of CREOutsider)

A information/technology consultant who has been involved in everything from website development to database and SEO optimization, Chris has gained a considerable reputation in the commercial real estate industry, thanks in part due to the fantastic commentary she provides on her blog, CREOutsider.

Dominic Zabriskie (Co-Founder of LeaseMatrix)

One would be hard-pressed to find someone with a more well-rounded resume than Dominic when it comes to both the real estate and technology sectors. Dominic has used his 10 years of experience as a commercial real estate developer, broker and investor to successfully branch out into the technology side of the business. He holds advisory positions at LeaseMatrix, The CRE App Review and The News Funnel.

Michael Griffin (CPO at Xceligent and President/CEO at ClientLook)

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In terms of having a comprehensive understanding of commercial real estate technology, few in the industry know the sector better than Michael Griffin. Holding leadership positions at both Xceligent (a CRE information platform) and ClientLook (a leading commercial real estate CRM), Michael makes a point to stay on top of all of the latest trends and developments occurring in the space.

Michael Beckerman (Founder/CEO of The News Funnel)

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Michael spent over twenty-five years in the public relations industry building his PR firm, with an emphasis on the real estate industry, into one of the top 50 ranking agencies in the nation. Recognizing the need for a platform to house all of the industry’s news and related content, he went on to found The News Funnel, the largest news content site in the real estate industry.

About The CRE App Review

The CRE App Review is a popular resource for professionals looking for information about trending commercial real estate technology applications and services. Since launching in 2012, The CRE App Review has served as a hub for the discovery and discussion of the latest commercial real estate websites and technology.

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10/27/2014 - 08:53


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