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Ryan Sharpe

Ryan Sharpe

Ryan is the co-founder of Hive. He started Hive because he believes that technology should be accessible to everyone. Ryan graduated from the University of Florida in 2016. After this, he worked for Avison Young as an analyst before working with Sharpe Project Developments and founding Hive.

Recent posts by Ryan Sharpe

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How to Transform Data Into Action

By Ryan Sharpe on Mar 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Data is the new oil, or at least that's what we've been told. In 2017, The Economist published an article titled The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, data. It has since generated a great deal of discussion surrounding the topic. Companies worldwide are working feverishly to capture and analyze "Big Data," hoping it will underpin new waves of growth in productivity and innovation. The problem with this school of thought is, like oil, unless data is refined, it serves little purpose.

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How Proptech Is Changing the Landscape of Commercial Real Estate

By Ryan Sharpe on Mar 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Real Estate is the world's largest asset class, worth approximately $277 trillion or about three times the combined value of every publically traded company in the world. For decades, property technology, or proptech for short, has been largely overlooked and has stood in the shadows of emerging financial technology or fintech companies such as SoFi and Robinhood.

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How Transparent Solar Panels Transform Buildings Into Power Plants

By Ryan Sharpe on Feb 22, 2021 8:00:00 AM

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential and commercial buildings account for more than 75% of all electrical consumption. The building sector's share of electricity has grown dramatically over the past 50 years, and absent of change, electricity demand will outpace our ability to produce it. Thankfully, many organizations are working diligently to address this problem. One of the brightest ideas to date is to replace conventional windows in our homes and commercial buildings with transparent solar panels.

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What Will the Future Workplace Look Like?

By Ryan Sharpe on Feb 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

What will your workplace look like this year, next year, or in 10 years? Some companies plan to allow most of their employees to work from home. Others are focused on increasing diversity, raising hygiene standards, and lessening environmental impact. Regardless of the organization, we are witnessing dramatic shifts that will shape future working conditions, and the role companies serve in the world.

Topics: Workplace
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How to Track W-9s With Hive in 4 Easy Steps

By Ryan Sharpe on Feb 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM

It's tax season, which means that it's time to send out your vendors' 1099s. But first, you need to gather their W-9 tax forms. Even if you already have done this, this article will ensure you keep them organized and easily accessible.

Topics: Property Managers Tax Season
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6 Reasons Tenant Reps Are More Valuable Than Ever

By Ryan Sharpe on Jan 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Your business is influenced by fundamental factors such as workplace productivity, employee retention, and overhead costs. All of which are significantly driven by forces in the real estate market. Now, more than ever, tenant representatives perform a critical role in your business's success. All of the services they perform, including negotiations, market expertise, coordination, and strategic advice, have not changed. However, these services have become more valuable in our current economy and the regulatory landscape. That's why we've composed a list of six reasons why working with a tenant representative is more important than ever.

Topics: Tenant Representatives Tenants Lease Management
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What Is a Rent Roll?

By Ryan Sharpe on Jan 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Keeping track of lease information can be challenging, especially if you own or manage multiple properties. Most landlords or property managers rely on their bookkeeper for this information but, accounting software doesn't track nuanced information specific to commercial real estate such as improvement allowances or lease abatements. One of the most powerful tools that help ownership overcome this challenge is Rent Rolls.

Topics: Tenants Property Managers Rent Roll Finance
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5 Important Questions to Ask When Reopening Your Offices

By Ryan Sharpe on Jan 11, 2021 8:00:00 AM

In the wake of COVID-19, people across the country have had to adapt to a new work environment. Consequently, companies have had to reimagine their workspaces in response to what many are calling the new normal. Lease management software is a valuable tool during the normal business cycle but has now become an indispensable asset to manage and forecast liabilities.

Topics: Tenants COVID-19 Lease Management
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What is Facility Management?

By Ryan Sharpe on Apr 13, 2020 11:18:28 AM

The rapid growth of facility management has spawned a debate about what facility management is and how it differs from property management. Whether you consider a facility manager as a caretaker, a manager, or a financial strategist, facility management has assumed an important role in corporate management for companies large and small. The built environment has become too valuable and complex an asset to ignore or neglect, and its management involves both great potential benefits and risks.