Why I Am A Pissed-Off Optimist.

Why I Am A Pissed-Off Optimist.

A pissed-off optimist?

Let’s start off with the fact that I am not ripping off  Lewis Black  who I happen to find hilarious.

I will admit that maybe a little part of me channels the rants.

Why am I pissed off and why am I optimistic at the same time?

I sense that we are at a moment in time that commercial real estate technology is changing.



People are changing the way that they are using technology.

Technology is changing the way people create value with commercial real estate.

It may be just as simple as a free productivity mobile app or a specific lease analytic product.

It’s at our fingertips 24/7 and it’s integrated into how we think about our everyday business.

It makes us think about how other industries are using similar tools to push forward.

We no longer see ourselves as disconnected or out of touch because of the business we are in.

We realize that our business is very much interconnected and becoming a part of the bigger data set.

Openness sharing transparency interaction and collaboration….and commercial real estate.

This to me is very encouraging.

But I am still pissed.

The technology companies that have traditionally provided services to the commercial real estate community have stagnated.

It’s the same conversation every time.

It’s the same product every time

It’s the same “solution” every time.

It’s the same hand digging deep into our pockets to provide the same service every time.

Are we not smarter than that?

Hell Yes We Are!

I see it.

I hear it.

And I am watching technology and the people of commercial real estate using that technology.

Sit back and think for a minute….you are part of that change…you are witnessing that moment in time.

It’s happening right now!

Sure I may be a little pissed off….but the optimist in me can help but sit back and watch with joy the transformation of an industry.

Comments opinions and points of view are always encouraged and appreciated.

Duke Long