Brave New World?

January 19, 2022

After two years in the world of Zoom, Capright’s Steve Williams lists five takeaways from his recent foray back to in-person real estate conferencing:

  1. The benefit and sheer joy of face-to-face interaction is inestimable.
  2. While tech is shiny, all that glitters is not gold. Our COVID journey reminds us not to leave decision-making solely to the data scientists. Real estate lenders, while technology reduces your manual data input, it will not replace your interpretive skills.
  3. ESG and inclusivity are here to stay.
  4. After two years, our unanimous frustration with ‘I am not a robot’ mosaics remains.
  5. Kiss a fond goodbye to Excel.  Workbooks, you’re toast.

Encouraged to hear a millennial admit, “My best ideas start on the back of a napkin”!  Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!