and Apto partnership brings greater exposure to Apto customers.

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If you’re an Apto customer, your life just got a lot easier!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Apto to provide all Apto users with the ability to automatically publish their listings directly to

This means that you no longer have to worry about updating across both platforms and can now syndicate your data on without ever leaving your Apto account. By publishing to, you’ll boost your listings’ exposure and lead pipeline as hundreds of thousands of tenants and brokers search for CRE space on every month.

The best part? All it takes is a click of a button from your Apto account to begin syncing your listings, and there’s no additional cost to you.

To get started:

  • Pull up your listing on Apto.
  • Publish your listing to with a click of a button.
  • Instantly get exposure to tenants searching
  • Start getting tenant inquiries directly and add/manage them on Apto.

To learn more about this partnership and Apto, check out the Apto blog.

Learn more about Apto:

Created by commercial real estate brokers, Apto is the leading web-based software for managing client relationships, properties, listings, and deals. Apto streamlines the entire deal lifecycle. Request a demo today. elevates technology standards of CRE industry with a new mobile website

Earlier today, announced the launch of its new mobile website. Mobile users can now browse commercial properties and contact brokers with greater ease and efficiency.

The new website is built as a single-page isomorphic web application, a cutting edge concept in web application development. Typical single-page web applications have to load application code before a user can see anything, but an isomorphic application renders the page before the application code is even downloaded. “This leads to a significantly faster experience on mobile devices, especially when using slower mobile internet connections,” says Amol Kelkar, CTO.

Only a handful of major sites on the Internet are built isomorphic today, and is the first one in CRE to utilize this technology. “’s goal is to elevate the technology and user experience standards that are expected from online CRE services,” according to Kelkar. “We are leading the way with this new site.” plans to share their new isomorphic web platform with the open-source community.

Mobile and tablet users already account for nearly 33% of’s traffic. “We’ve seen a 240% jump in mobile users in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. We are excited to see how our investment in mobile will empower our rapidly growing user base,” says Susie Algard, CEO.

The mobile site is available by navigating to from any mobile device.

Example images of’s new mobile site:



For press inquiries, please contact Jenica Rhee at or 503-407-5523. 

Broker Banter – Questions & Answers (The Portland Chapter)

We’re the first to admit we don’t always have all the answers when it comes to the fine details of leasing and all the questions that come with it. That’s when we turn to our commercial comrades to aid with the broadening of our knowledge base.  This week we’ve gone straight to the source to speak with Portland, OR broker Kristi Ricker.

We connected with Kristi to talk shop, and in fact, where to set up shop.

OfficeSpace: What do you think is the most important question a tenant should be asking, that they never seem to ask when looking for space?

Kristi: Zoning, tenants need to learn more out about zoning. There are so many issues in this area and if you’re not aware of this in the beginning it could hurt your chances of securing your ideal space. It’s something you should ask your broker about as they’ll be able to determine how to move forward in narrowing down your search. It’s just not something that’s on the top of your mind when you’re looking for a space and it definitely should be.

OfficeSpace: What is the best tip in negotiating a lease you think all tenants should consider? 

Kristi: The longer the lease, the better you’re going to be able to negotiate, especially if you are going to need anything done to your space. People are nervous with the idea of securing a 5 year lease, they think “What if something happens?” – but they can always put a clause in allowing them to sublease (A lease of a property by a tenant to a subtenant.).

OfficeSpace: What do tenants focus on, that perhaps they shouldn’t when searching for space?

Kristi: Recently, I’ve had clients who have looked at a space and were concerned the buildings around it were being worked on or unfinished. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always paint a pretty picture of the neighborhood, especially when it’s an up and coming urban area. I recommend looking at the bigger finished picture and inquiring about what’s being developed in the area.

OfficeSpace: What area of town would you recommend to a Start-Up in Portland?

Kristi: The inner Southeast, Northeast and North Portland are very hot right now. They were predominantly industrial areas and now they’ve turned into these very creative pockets with great opportunities for startups, restaurants, retail and more.

OfficeSpace: What are you starting to see more of in Portland?

Kristi: Tons of startups, restaurants, breweries, delis – there’s a great food scene here.

OfficeSpace: And lastly, what makes Portland great?

Kristi: Portland‘s so diverse, we have a little bit of everything for everyone. Everything goes here – that’s what I love about it. I see all these new ideas here and they seem to work. If you have a crazy, fun new idea, there’s a great support network for that here. It just seems out of the ordinary things work here more than other places. Nothing is guaranteed but your chances of making it a go seems to have better odds in Portland.

Kristi has over 15 years of real estate experience in the greater Portland area and has recently started her own company.

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An Overview of’s New Maps Feature

We just launched a completely updated map and search interface that makes it even easier to find your perfect space.  Search by zip code, intersection, neighborhood and more.  Your search results are sortable, and you can view photos and space details without ever leaving the page.

These changes make the most powerful tool available for searching commercial office space:

The new interactive map makes it faster and easier for a tenant to find the space they need.  The building list updates in real time as users zoom in and out of a specific block or area of the map. A user will be able to preview a building by clicking once on the listing or the dot.  This will highlight the listing and dot and a preview of the space will appear on the right column.  The arrows in the building list enable users to sort their search by address, price, spaces in the building and square footage.

While is in 2 metro markets, Portland and Denver, the free-form box offers equal consideration to its suburbs and other cities with listings including Albuquerque, Los Angeles and San Diego.  Users are able to type any city or neighborhood into the box to find all building listings for the area.

We hope the new changes will make your search for space easier and please contact us by phone or email us at with any questions or feedback.