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A Lesson in Entropy | How a Clean Lease Form Becomes a Mess (And What to do About It)

January 21, 2019

If you’ve ever spilled a glass of milk, congratulations! You’re familiar with what physicists call entropy. And if you’re not a barbarian who leaves spilled milk on the floor, you’re also familiar with the fact that cleaning up the milk is going to take some energy/work. Entropy describes what is essentially a natural tendency for […]

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Why is it so Hard to Automate a Commercial Lease?

November 8, 2018

“How does LeasePilot actually work?”   “What’s the difference between LeasePilot and other document automation tools like A, B, and C?” These are questions we get all the time, and answering them in a way that is clear, concise, and not overly-technical is a challenge. LeasePilot doesn’t quite fit into an existing product category, so […]

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[Webinar] The Cost of Time

October 10, 2018

The commercial lease drafting and revision process is a waiting game: The tenant waits for the first draft. Then you wait for the tenant’s lawyers to review. Then you wait for everybody on both sides to find time get on a conference call to negotiate changes. Rinse and repeat for every round of negotiation. Ask […]

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Chris Rising Interviews LeasePilot CEO Gabriel Safar on “The Real Market” Podcast

September 26, 2018

Last week, LeasePilot Co-founder and CEO Gabriel Safar joined Chris Rising on “The Real Market” podcast to talk about the intersection of tech and commercial real estate leasing. The two discuss the common roadblocks leasing professionals face and how tech offers solutions. Listen to the podcast: iPhone users can use this link to stream the […]

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Lease Abstracts: Artificial Intelligence or Document Automation? What’s the Difference?

September 13, 2018

Few CRE tech buzzwords command more investor interest than Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s the new hot thing. And while AI is an undeniably exciting technology, does it deserve the hype it gets? For some applications, the answer is unequivocally, “yes.” For others, AI may be more trouble than it’s worth. In the case of lease […]

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Making Legal a Profit Center for In-House Leasing Departments

August 23, 2018

If reading the words, “turn your in-house legal department into a profit center” makes you raise an eyebrow, you aren’t alone. Short of turning lawyers into part-time salespeople, how could a legal department focusing on leasing generate new revenue for a commercial real estate company? Here’s how one LeasePilot customer did it: Background The company, […]

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Meet Julie King: LeasePilot’s Onboarding Specialist!

August 6, 2018

Getting new customers up and running on the LeasePilot Platform requires deep legal expertise and an expert-level knowledge of commercial real estate leases. We’re always excited when we add new team members that combine great legal talent with a background in commercial real estate. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Julie King has joined […]

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Space & Place Pt. 2: Boston Properties’ EVP Bryan Koop on Flex by BXP, A Bold New Approach to Office Leasing

August 1, 2018

Where Part 1 of our interview with Boston Properties’ EVP Bryan Koop focused primarily on what FLEX by BXP is and the business case for the experiment, Part 2 focuses on success metrics, the tenant experience, and what happens when you mix the flip-flops and t-shirts of tech culture with the suits and ties of […]

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Hurry Up and Wait: The Cost of Time in CRE and What You Can Do About it

July 26, 2018

In a competitive business landscape, efficiency is everything. Long-term, sustainable growth is often best achieved by refining existing processes and identifying opportunities for improvement. In commercial real estate, lease drafting and negotiation is one process that is ripe for improvement. The challenge is, everything we know about the leasing process is so entrenched, it’s tough to […]

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Space & Place Pt. 1: Boston Properties’ EVP Bryan Koop on A Bold New Approach to Office Leasing: FLEX by BXP

July 19, 2018

A few weeks ago, the LeasePilot team moved our operations to Boston Properties’ FLEX space on the 29th floor of the Prudential Tower in Boston. As real estate people, we’re thrilled with the Flex concept and see it as an important new direction for the future of office leasing. In short, FLEX strikes a balance […]

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