Tag Archives: Loopnet

Zillow Acquired Diverse Solutions: Three Interpretations

Posted By Rob Hahn November 3, 2011, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 12:40 AM

  So Zillow buys up IDX provider, Diverse Solutions. First of all, congratulations to Justin LaJoie and the rest of the team at Diverse Solutions, as well as to Spencer Rascoff and the folks over at Zillow. I don't know what the real motivations behind the acquisition were, but at a minimum, you

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[7DS] If By “Reinvent” One Means “Imitate”, I Agree

Posted By Rob Hahn November 17, 2010, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 5:21 PM

There is a fascinating post on Find It Fill It blog (looks to me like this is a commercial real estate brokerage of some sort) about how Loopnet's "crowdsourcing" model will reinvent commercial real estate as we know it: This is like aiming a cannon to your competition that’s holding a

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Zillow’s Newspaper Gambit: A Possible Parallel

Posted By Rob Hahn September 12, 2008, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 4:11 PM

Eric Blackwell of Bloodhound picks up on this story that Zillow has entered into a relationship with a number of newspapers and asks a series of pointed questions. The comments section has some hot and heavy action going on therein, and it makes for an entertaining read. I saw this deal cross the

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Romance, Rejection, Drama! The Saga of CoStar and REIS

Posted By Rob Hahn August 14, 2008, Filed under: Real Estate@ 1:21 AM

Thanks to a comment on my About page, I thought to look into the dance going on between CoStar and Reis. It's fascinating stuff, actually. If the story weren't being told through boring press releases, SEC filings, and dated news clippings, it might make for a great opera, full of passion and

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Some Numbers That Make Me Go Hmmm…

Posted By Rob Hahn August 13, 2008, Filed under: Real Estate@ 12:03 AM

(Management suggests you click play while you read this post.) So while just browsing around looking for info (because I wanted to respond to something Alan Bernier of Rofo.com posted), I found something rather interesting: We believe we are the leading online marketplace for commercial real

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Wishing Rofo.com Much Luck

Posted By Rob Hahn August 11, 2008, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 4:34 PM

Thanks to Pat Kitano, I saw the cute YouTube ad that San Francisco based Rofo.com produced.  Pat already discussed the video itself, and how it shows that smart, creative people can product TV-quality advertising on a fraction of the budget.  I agree with him on all points there. All I want to

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NAR Jumps Into The Commercial Fray

Posted By Rob Hahn March 10, 2008, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 8:05 PM

This is big news that portends intensely amusing times ahead: A National Association of Realtors tech incubator company has acquired a commercial real estate data exchange company and plans to use its technology to launch a national commercial real estate listing and transaction platform in

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Feel the Power of the Dark Side

Posted By Rob Hahn February 25, 2008, Filed under: Real Estate@ 5:22 PM

With everyone focusing on the gloomy residential real estate market, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what's happening over on the Dark Side of the Force, aka, commercial real estate. CoStar released their Q4 financial results recently, and boy, are they impressive: BETHESDA,

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CoStar’s Strong Pimp Hand; Eagerly Awaiting Response

Posted By Rob Hahn February 14, 2008, Filed under: Real Estate@ 11:45 AM

Looks like the latest CoStar blog post takes the rivalry between CoStar and Loopnet to a new level.  It's exciting -- almost as if we're in a Presidential Election season.  Oh yeah....  Anyhow, CoStar basically pimpslapped Loopnet's membership claims and alleges false advertising: If the

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