NEW ORLEANS—From the parades strolling through the showroom floor on its final day to various official evening meet-ups at hallowed French Quarter hotel bars, the annual Collision Conference has increasingly embraced its New Orleans home over the past three years. The setting, combined with the conference's eclectic programming—featuring tech execs and developers, startups and investors, athletes and musicians, city planners and Hollywood types, plus Al Gore(?!)—has made Collision a unique and popular calendar addition. It's easy to believe in the organizing team's favorite moniker: "North America's fastest-growing tech conference." But nearly as soon as the curtain rose on the 2018 Collision Conference, attendees learned things would be changing for 2019. Sparked by feedback and the experience of the event's international attendees, Collision's European-based organizers announced their decision to take things north to Toronto, Canada, moving forward. "New Orleans, … [Read more...] about Four days at the wild, AI-filled Collision Conference—before it bails for Canada
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2018--Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, the nation’s fastest growing commercial real estate firm, has announced the $13.8 million sale of The Gallery Shopping Center. The 101,498 square-foot asset, sold by Plaza Properties, is located two blocks east of the $350 million Mid-City Mall redevelopment project on University Drive in Huntsville, Alabama. The buyer was a private family office from Florida seeking a 1031 exchange. The transaction was led by Jordan Powell and Scott Henard, SVP & Regional Director of the Matthews™ Shopping Center Division.“It was a pleasure working with Matthews™. They were very accommodating and stayed on issues until they were resolved,” said Joe Siegart, Plaza Property’s Managing Partner. Matthews™ was able to source the 1031 buyer through their proprietary database and 1031 platform. “This asset was well located and currently 95% leased to tenants … [Read more...] about Matthews™ Closes Sale of Second Alabama Shopping Center in 2018 for $13.8 Million
By Wanyee Li StarMetro Vancouver Wed., April 25, 2018 SURREY — Garbage bins alert crews when they are full, traffic lights stay green longer when there is congestion and drivers cruise into parking lots knowing which spots are unoccupied as Surrey aggressively pursues a smart-city strategy. The city, one of the fastest growing in Canada, has optimized everything from crosswalk signals to waste management by leveraging technology and data collection. It’s a natural fit for a municipality that can nearly fit the combined territories of Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond within its borders and where a third of the population is under 20 years old, said Sean Simpson, IT director at the City of Surrey. “It’s an important investment, especially for a growing community,” he said. “As we try to meet the increase in demand in our services, it is typically cheaper to invest in technology solutions than to keep raising taxes and hiring … [Read more...] about Data solutions present ‘smart’ way for cities to grow, says Surrey
The realtor.com data team set out to find the best housing markets for 10 of the fastest-growing professions in the country. Lance Lambert, provided by Published 3:00 am, Monday, April 16, 2018 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com 10 Most Affordable Cities for the Fastest-Growing Careers: Is Your Job on This Lucky List? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When it comes to winning the real-world Game of Life, there are a pair of treasured action cards everyone is eager to play. One is "Get a great new career"; the other is "Buy the home of your dreams." For most of us, they're a critical one-two combo. Homeownership is one of the reasons we shell out thousands for a good education, spend endless hours studying for certification tests, and smile through … [Read more...] about 10 Most Affordable Cities for the Fastest-Growing Careers: Is Your Job on This Lucky List?
Our latest speakers for our GamesBeat Summit 2018 event know something about the future of marketing and user acquisition: Influencers. YouTube and Twitch video creators are fast becoming a consumer’s primary source for gaming info. Adam Sessler, Albert Schwarzmeier, Jiri Kupiainen, and online influencer Sawyer “SirDimetrious” Lewis will talk about uncovering the right influencers for your brand and how to get them on board in this breakout session, “Connecting Influencers with Advertisers.” We’ve also switched venues to a secluded placed called The Seminary at Strawberry in Mill Valley, California, north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Our dates and agenda are still the same at April 9 and April 10. Our conference is all about making games better and improving the business, and our speakers should give us a window into the future of game technologies. You can get your tickets here at 30 percent off our rate using the code DEAN. We’ve also … [Read more...] about GamesBeat 2018: In search of the rare and elusive wild influencer