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Truss Opens AI-Powered Space Searches to Retailers

Truss, the artificial intelligence-powered commercial space listing platform for small- to medium-sized tenants, has now expanded to retail. The company is launching its offering for retailers with some seven million square feet of available space options in its hometown of Chicago. A rollout n Houston will soon follow.

The platform provides virtual 3D tours of retail space, along with details on the amenities offered. Retailers can use the technology-enhanced and AI-enabled platform to review and compare their options, including square footage.

Truss co-founder Bobby Goodman calls the retail rollout “another industry first, as we modernize the commercial real estate industry and offer price transparency for retailers.” The company closed a $7.7-million Series A fundraising round this past August, and recently was featured by online tech community Built in Chicago as one of “50 Startups to Watch in 2018.”


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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