ESRI Using Geographical Info Systems (GIS) Solutions in Commercial Real Estate

ESRI on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Simon Thompson, Director, Commercial Solutions for ESRI, explains the uses of GIS for CRE at the 2011 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Conference in Anaheim, CA.

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This was a fun interview because Simon has a great sense of humor and I kept screwing up the intro. We got through it and Simon gives us some great information on ESRI and GIS.

ESRI is a leader in delivering aggregate GIS and demographic data to the commercial real estate industry as well as many others.

As Simon gave me a demo, I could immediately see the importance of using these systems to assure that geological and demographic criteria are met and documented.
- JW


Simon Thompson

Director, Commercial Solutions

Simon Thompson is responsible for global marketing strategies for Esri’s commercial sector. He is a keynote speaker, author, and seminar leader who has lived and worked on 5 continents.


Responsible for the commercial sector of Industry Solutions, including insurance, real estate, banking, retail, T&E, manufacturing, automotive and life sciences. Our primary focus is delivery geo-extended business solutions to commercial organizations which use geographic information systems (GIS) technology to enhance other enterprise systems.


Twenty years' experience in business applications of GIS and IT including the commercial sector, telecoms, oil and gas, Government and defense. The solutions we implement are based on service-oriented architecture (SOA), web services and a collaborative server platform. Working to expand the adoption of GIS by executives and business professionals.

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Geography Matters

Geography connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. Esri is built on the philosophy that a geographic approachto problem solving ensures better communication and collaboration.

Geographic information system (GIS) technology leverages this geographic insight to address social, economic, business, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global scales.


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380 New York Street
Redlands, CA 92373-8100



National Association of Realtors Commercial Division

NAR Commercial, the commercial real estate division of the National Association of REALTORS®, supports commercial advocacy efforts and provides services specifically for commercial members, including education, publications, and commercial market research. NAR Commerical also manages, NAR's commercial real estate website, where NAR members can post properties for sale/lease, read industry news, and network.

Take Advantage of the benefits, programs and services from NAR Commercial
The National REALTOR® Database System (NRDS) stores valuable information that helps us best deliver news, programs, and services directly to you. Update your NRDS record and get connected to commercial real estate benefits that are part of your NAR membership.

1. Register on the home page and login to "My Account."
2. In "My Account," under "Update Other NAR Accounts," click on "Change your information in the National REALTOR® Database System (NRDS)."
3. Scroll down to "Field of Business" and choose a commercial real estate activity in one or more of the four Field of Business spaces provided.
4. Click on "Save Changes."

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