8 Commercial Real Estate Tech Apps to Download in 2016

In the CRE industry, conducting business on the fly is becoming the norm. Clients, colleagues, and competitors all expect more responsiveness and flexibility than ever before. Making use of mobile technology is a must, and there is no shortage of options. Really. SO many options.

There are a whole crop of fantastic CRE apps out there, designed to meet different needs and address specific challenges in the industry.  If you’re considering adding to your mobile arsenal, take a look at these stellar apps, offered by leaders in CRE technology.


This free app lets you view property information and listings from CoStar’s massive database wherever you are.  The results come on a Google Map, and provide details like absorption rates and sale comps for a given market. Then you can narrow the search to a specific property and get up to date information on ownership, management, and even floor plans.

Happy Inspector

This small but mighty, task-specific app is a versatile tool for managing the entire inspection process.  The app lets you create and share inspection reports from your phone, with customizable templates. You can add photos to reports, update information, and set reminders for yourself. When you’re back at your desk, the app can be used on your desktop –no reformatting or transfer required.


This app brings nationwide property information to your phone. It connects you with Loopnet’s powerful database, and lets you view property details, tenant analyses, mortgage information, and much more on properties that meet your criteria. The app includes filters that allow you to make your search very specific, which saves you time, and it will also alert you when an appropriate new property is listed.

RCA CRE Transaction Search

This app zeroes in on sales, refinancings, and transfers. Users can find transaction details on a given property, including the price, cap rate, and identity of those involved. The search can be customized to scan different CRE sectors: industrial, office, multi-family, retail, hotels, etc.


This app is a great tool for sharing property tours with colleagues and partners. Video tours can be pre-recorded, or live, with viewers able to interact with the broker in the space. Details and photos of the property can also be integrated, within the app, for easy reference.

Property Capsule

This property management solution is fully optimized for mobile use, with apps for iPad and smartphones. The app provides the full function and power of the site, handling everything from property data to marketing in a fully integrated suite. This app epitomizes efficiency, with automated updates across the platform. It automatically generates flyers, and offers interactive planning and maps.


This free app helps managers to oversee multiple properties. It facilitates communication with clients and colleagues, and allows you to submit forms from your phone and generate reports in a variety of formats. You can set up automatic reports with information on vendors, properties, and staff performance.  This app is truly a Pocket Assistant, taking care of details and tending to business 24/7.

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