Here at RealMassive, the month of March was filled with the excitement of seven new market launches. From the West Coast to the Midwest, we are excited to serve the Oakland, Silicon Valley, Tucson, Albuquerque, Madison, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Las Vegas commercial real estate markets, increasing our coverage to a total of 4.5 billion square feet.
March 2nd saw RealMassive welcome the arrival of the Oakland and Silicon Valley markets to our platform. The launch of these two cities marked a significant milestone, not only because RealMassive surpassed four billion total square feet of listings, but also because the rapid growth and thriving nature of these two high-tech business hubs gives way to a great deal of potential new users to RealMassive. The Silicon Valley area serves as the birthplace of many successful companies, such as Google, Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Facebook, and Yahoo!, speaking to the area’s entrepreneurial spirit.
On March 9th we launched Tucson and Albuquerque. Tucson’s economy is heavily focused on education, with the University of Arizona as one of the city’s largest employers. In addition, technology and tourism contribute greatly the local economy. Visitors flock to Tucson to experience various festivals, annual fairs, and large music and arts scenes.
As the most populous city in New Mexico, situated in the middle of the Technology Corridor, Albuquerque is a center for innovation and business happenings. This was another significant launch for RealMassive, as some of the city’s largest employers include the University of New Mexico, Intel Corporation, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In addition, there are many points of interest in Albuquerque, including its established food and restaurant scene, local museums, and various live musical venues.
RealMassive launched the two largest cities in Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Madison, on March 16th. The economy of Milwaukee is comprised of a variety of industries; including healthcare, financial services, publishing, printing, service, and managerial. Milwaukee serves as home to an abundance of taverns and breweries, most notably Miller Brewing Company, speaking to its history as a German beer city.
A frequent contender on numerous ‘Best Places to Live’ lists, Madison is evolving from a government and education based economy to one of high-tech industries and consumer services. Although the city’s largest employer is the Wisconsin state government, some other companies include Spectrum Brands, Alliant Energy, American Girl, and Microsoft. Throughout the year, sports enthusiasts enjoy snow-skiing, ice-skating, ice hockey, hiking, bicycling, and fishing. Madison residents are also known for their love of music, visual, and performing arts.
On March 16th, RealMassive launched St. Louis. As both a city and port, the St. Louis economy is comprised of service, manufacturing, trade, shipping, and tourism. Major employers include BJC Healthcare, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, and Washington University. With its roots in Catholicism, the city is home to many churches and places of worship. Additionally, St. Louis has an array of food and restaurants, museums, and parks. Locals enjoy supporting the St. Louis Cardinals- one of the most successful franchises in MLB, with 19 National League titles.
Las Vegas was launched on March 30th. As the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas’ economy is driven mainly by tourism, gaming, conventions, and the service industry. Tourists flock to Vegas to immerse themselves in the city’s casino culture, as well as to visit the many notable museums and restaurants.
As you can imagine, March was an exciting and jam packed month for RealMassive. We are excited to serve these seven new commercial real estate markets and build relationships with the local CRE folks!