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5 Commercial Real Estate LinkedIn Groups You Must Follow.

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Everyday.

I am on LinkedIn everyday. I am an admin for several groups so that goes without saying.

But I also take the time to connect with comment on read and interact with several groups.

Here are 5 that I think are worth your time.

1. Technology for Commercial Real Estate.

Michael Griffin started this group back about 2009 and it has built a very tech savvy following.

It has almost 3500 members and is my first go to each day. Michael and I think that I was one of if not the first to join. Which off course means nothing but “Hey”   that’s just me being me.

2. Social Media Commercial Real Estate.

Well wouldn’t you know I started this group back in 2009 also. It has taken a bit of time to build because when I started there were like 10 commercial real estate people online. That may not be an exaggeration. We are up to 1800 + members at this point and I seriously filter the people who I let in. I try very hard to keep the content  focused on social media and how it relates to commercial real estate.

3. Corporate Real Estate Let’s start with over 80,000 members. This group was started way back in 2007 and has over 13  sub groups. They have even created their own dedicated website  www.commercialrealestategroup.com

Now if you want to get just about any answer to any kind of commercial real estate question. THIS IS THE PLACE. Believe me someone will not only give you and answer they will probably give you an opinion about it. I posted  something I wrote titled I Own A Building. You Are A Broker. I Don’t Need You Any More. Wow ,did I get a reaction. Which is wonderful because it started a great conversation that I hope people found value in.

4.ULI -The Urban Land Institute.

Started in 2008 with over 35,000 members. Managed with attention and great skill Robert Krueger.

Great content great discussions and a great commercial real estate association. This is a daily must follow.

5. International Council of Shopping Centers-ICSC

Started in 2008 with over 33,ooo members. Managed by my boy Jeff Vinzani who is a lawyer…and I still talk to him:)

Yes I know it is a retail focused group but Jeff has done a great job keeping it fresh and it is worth the follow.

What is your top 5?

Well HEY that is my 5 must go to groups on LinkedIn.

Please post up your favorite so that everyone can go take a look and join.

Opinion points of view and comments are always appreciated.

 

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  • Bob

    Thanks Duke. I forgot about Jeff’s group. Since I deal in the retail market, I need to get back in there and mingle a bit.

    The rest – not so much!

  • I run a niche CRE group focused on the Net Lease Sector-NNN Investment/1031 Exchange Group. Not the biggest group in this space but growing and definitely recognized with high quality members focused in this space.

  • Hi Duke, I wanted to mention my group, although not in your top 5, it is very popular.

    Commercial Real Estate Professionals and Investors Group (CREPIG) which was started in 2008 and has just over 16,000 members. We try to weed out the riff raff so we keep our numbers lower, but still relevant.

    It brings together investors with industry professionals with the hope that it will spur more conversation and deal flow.

    http://www.linkedin.com/groups/CREPIG-Commercial-Real-Estate-Professionals-79765

    It also has a sister site. As many already know, Linkedin Groups leave a lot to be desired. As groups go, Linkedin Groups are low on the power scale. http://www.CREPIG.com has over 4700 members and is a FULL social media group that allows you to have a profile page you design, your own blog, an open forum that is shared with @CREPIGsite our CREPIG Twitter account that has over 33,000 followers.

    CREPIG does it’s own industry expert interviews and we also have 24/7 commercial and financial national and world news along with links to every CRE digital mag we know about and we also have CREPIG TV which has short videos from around the world and all the top networks on finance, banking and CRE.

    This all makes CREPIG (yes we affectionately call it The Pig) one of the largest and most powerful CRE Social Media Groups and Platforms out there today.

    As the founder of Metta Media Group we also produce http://www.OnPurposeMagazine.com which now features some of the top CREPIG interviews and posts along with our newest guest blogger James Carlini who writes on real estate, technology and other great business topics. On Purpose Magazine is where we post our author, speaker, thought leader, artist, business professional and celebrity audio and video interviews.

  • All fantastic groups. Also, I started a group called Real Open that’s focused on promoting openness and transparency in all aspects of commercial real estate. If you’re interested in the exchange of ideas around how we can push the CRE industry forward in 2013 and beyond, take a look: group link: http://linkd.in/UlQWEn

  • ClientLook

    Duke, thanks a lot for recognizing our CRE tech group. I’ve always thought our members were really helping shape the technology future of our industry.
    Michael Griffin

  • Robert Krueger

    Thanks for the recognition! Excellent list of must-follows.

  • JAMES CARLINI

    Real Estate has changed. As a person who has worked on cutting-edge real estate projects and mission critical networks since the early 1980s, I would say you need to understand that Real Estate, Infrastructure, Technology and regional economic development are converging. Next-generation real estate needs to have broadband connectivity as an intelligent amenity. If your property cannot get multi-gigabit speeds from more than one network carrier, it is not as valuable as those that do (if you are looking to attract and maintain corporate tenants). The three most important words in Real Estate have become Location, Location, Connectivity.

    See some of my articles — http://onpurposemagazine.com/author/jamescarlini/

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