announces syndication deal with Colliers, expanding listing database nationwide


Partnership between fastest growing CRE listing service and leading commercial brokerage firm marks paradigm shift in CRE data sharing

SEATTLE, WA – November 17th, 2016 –, the fastest growing commercial real estate listing service that connects tenants and brokers, today announced that it has launched a syndication deal with a leading global commercial real estate services firm, Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG). Marking the first time a top global commercial real estate brokerage firm has syndicated its listing data to a commercial real estate listing service, this partnership represents a paradigm shift in CRE data sharing.

Beneficial for both Colliers brokers and companies searching for commercial space via, the partnership will bring:

  • Better data transparency for entrepreneurs and companies: Companies can now find all of Colliers’ national inventory when they search on Over 9,000 Colliers listings spanning across 43 states are now freely available to search, allowing decision makers to connect with Colliers brokers in real-time on
  • Increased cost savings for Colliers brokers: has developed technology that allows all of Colliers’ listings to be syndicated seamlessly by default on the website. Going forward, Colliers brokers will save time updating, as they will only have to update their listings on one place.
  • Boosted visibility for Colliers listings: Colliers will be the first global commercial brokerage firm to actively work toward having their data be more accessible to tenants and landlords by syndicating on While other commercial listing services are primarily used for broker-to-broker marketing, connects tenants to brokers directly – attracting over 200,000 unique users every month. also allows all users unrestricted access to its database.

“Today not only marks a huge milestone for, but also for the industry,” says Susie Algard, CEO of “It is our hope that this partnership will set a precedent for how top brokerage firms collaborate with CRE technology companies in the future.

With the addition of Colliers’ national listing data, visitors to can now access 1.3 million buildings nationwide, across all 50 states.

About is the fastest growing online commercial real estate marketplace that connects tenants and brokers. With over 1.3 million properties nationwide, provides lease and sale information for all commercial space types – including office, retail, industrial, flex, and land listings.’s online property database is available to search for free and without any restrictions. Over 200,000 unique users generate millions of building views.

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Why Brokers Won’t Return Entrepreneurs’ Calls

It’s a common complaint among entrepreneurs looking for office space. Why don’t brokers call them back? The truth is that the majority of brokers do return inquiries.

At, we’ve found that how you phrase your initial request about space has a huge impact on whether or not you get a response. After analyzing 10,000 email requests in the last six months, here’s what we’ve determined to be the top three types of requests that do not get responded to quickly.

The wishy-washy entrepreneur  

When inquiring on a space, you have a wide range of what will work for you. You may have a huge range of space that you might need, and you don’t say when you need the space. You might need it right away or you might need it in six months. It can be fully built-out space or a wide-open bullpen.

While you might get lucky with a broker who is willing to spend the time extra time talking to you and helping you figure out what you truly need, most brokers won’t know how to prioritize their response for you as they fear you are not serious or that you will require a lot of work.

The short-term entrepreneur  

You request a month-to-month lease or something short term (less than one year). If you’re requesting a short-lease term you might as well be saying please do not call me back as far as a broker is concerned. This is fine to request if you are looking at a sublease or executive suite, but it’s not realistic for most landlords, so brokers will not want to waste their time with you.

The secretive entrepreneur

You don’t include enough personal information like your full name, company and any further details or descriptions of what the business use is for the space you’re inquiring about. The only thing you tell the broker is that details on the company are “under wraps.”

Brokers tend to de-prioritize these kinds of inquiries, because it gives them the impression that your business could be dangerous or illegal, which is obviously something the landlord would not allow in their building.

While it’s normal for entrepreneurs to want to keep details of their companies private for competitive reasons, there needs to be a balance with providing the necessary details for landlords. They will want to see financials and even a business plan if you are a startup with no track record.

Best practices

Based on our analysis, providing your full name, company name and specific details are ideal. For example, you might say that you are currently in a 5,000 square-foot space and are looking for bigger space, need a kitchen, two conference rooms and access to storage.

You can also count on a faster call back by including details that show that you’re an established company or what your timing is. You don’t need to divulge all your information, just enough to make the broker know that you are serious.  It’s not imperative that you sound like you know everything, just that you are serious.

So, the next time you spend the time to make the calls or emails to a broker, remember to give enough details and be thoughtful to get the fastest response back.

To get more answers to common tenant-related questions, visit our FAQ page.

This article was written by Susie Algard and  originally featured on See original source here:

Brokers, This Leads For You.

You may not always be aware your listings are with as your brokerage often utilizes 3rd party marketing groups to maximize your exposure! However, when you receive a lead from us, please take it seriously. Here are a few more details to familiarize you with the way our lead system works.
1. All leads sent from are qualified and should be answered as soon as possible.
2. There is no hidden fee to access your leads or contact details from
3. If multiple brokers are on one listing, the lead is sent to all involved. (*Please Note: All responses to this lead email are also viewed by the tenant so be sure to begin new correspondence with fellow brokers on said listing.)
4. See copy of sample broker lead below.

Remember to add your listings to to reach tenants searching for office, retail and industrial spaces. Should you have any questions regarding listings, leads or how to receive the most effective exposure with our service please don’t hesitate to reach out:

2013 Didn’t Bring An NBA Team to Seattle, But It Did Bring…

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What does Seattle have?  A thriving start-up community and established technology hub, world renowned coffee, an infamous independent music scene, a top ranked NFL team, the lush green of the Pacific NorthWest and so much more.

Sadly, 2013 did not bring back an NBA team, but there is a game changer in town.’s long awaited new platform is about to change the way players in the commercial real estate arena engage with clients.

In fact, businesses and commercial real estate pros now have a new online stadium with’s improved site and service for the Seattle market.

Since launching its new service 18 months ago, has served thousands of tenants looking to lease office, retail and industrial spaces. allows tenants unrestricted searches of its comprehensive database with over 27,000 properties, at no charge, something typically not done in the traditional commercial real estate world.

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Today, we are proud to launch our free service in our home market of Seattle.  “We felt this was a great time to launch as the business community is thriving and there are a lot of eyes on Seattle right now.” says Susie Algard, CEO. 

Businesses can now search from over 7,000 available listings in the Greater Seattle area. We expect the number of tenants coming to access these listings will grow quickly, as we are the city’s only commercial real estate site offering this type of platform.

The new site has a clean design aesthetic with an intuitive, user-friendly map based search, photo rich listings, and advanced search filters, all of which were created to make the tenant search experience much more engaging and efficient.

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“With today’s launch, we are excited to be bringing more qualified tenants to the broker community.” says Algard.’s new site was designed with these relationships in mind. The commercial real estate audience can benefit from several complimentary marketing tools, including nationwide tenant rosters, a no-software flyer creator, comprehensive market surveys, and upgraded property listings.

So, while the city sits waiting patiently for another opportunity to bring back the NBA, we’ll continue to up our game to better serve the Seattle market. We’re no substitute for a basketball team but we’re practicing our virtual jump shots none the less in hopes of a CRE MVP title. is now serving Seattle, Denver, Portland and San Diego with upcoming markets on the horizon.

Connect at CRE Tech Intersect

The team has been busy rolling out our services nationwide, albeit on a small scale as we embrace this unexpected turn of events. The goal was to roll out market by market but when tenants are searching across the country and the demand is there, it’s time to open up the flood gates. While we are still quietly focused on markets where we’ve seen the most activity, it’s been a breath of fresh air connecting with owners, developers, brokers, landlords in person at events like ICSC’s RECon, Sperry Van Ness’s Tech Den among others. (In fact, now is a great time to get ahead of the curve and add your listings to reach tenants as the summer season officially kicks off.)

This week we look forward to CRE Tech Intersect in San Francisco, taking place on Thursday June 20th from 6-9pm. The 2nd annual event brings together some of the most innovative tech companies in today’s commercial real estate market, along with a great line up of speakers, promising to be an exciting evening filled with insight into the following areas:

– What new technology will give you a competitive edge?

– How are today’s CRE technology firms changing to meet the needs of owners/operators/brokers?

– What are your competitors doing with these technologies?

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We hope to see you there and look forward to sharing the latest from

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