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REALGRAPH

Building a product for a New York City-based media company.

Realgraph

Realgraph belongs to the family of products from Observer Media, a New York City-based media company with over 30 years of history. It’s a platform that delivers detailed commercial real estate trends and updates.

Location
New York City
Industry
Media
Platforms
Web

Challenge.

Business

Observer Media had their own CTO and WordPress team that developed the Commercial Observer. However, they were on the lookout for talented Django programmers who could help them develop Realgraph, a specialized information portal dedicated to professionals in the commercial real estate sector (brokers, investors, and companies looking for rental properties). The idea behind Realgraph was providing this target group with a platform where it would be possible to search for detailed information about transactions using a set of criteria. Such a platform would allow users to quickly get key insights about what is happening in the commercial real estate sector in their area.

Technology

The Commercial Observer has been around for a while now and the company wanted to create another platform that would work as a practical search engine to help users get the exact information they need. The database powering Realgraph has been created with the use of content from the Commercial Observer.

Solution.

We offered the company the services of one talented developer who worked shoulder to shoulder with the internal team and CTO. We synchronized Realgraph and the Commercial Observer using JavaScript microservices and DynamoDB to show data from Realgraph inside articles published on the Commercial Observer - the component analyzed articles to identify references to entities stored in Realgraph. Finally, we created an advanced search engine for Realgraph using ElasticSearch to allow users search for transactions according to property type, location, as well as a range of other criteria (price, space size, year built, and sale date). Users can check all that information for three types of transactions: sales, leases, and financings. Finally, we have also realized a session of strategic consulting services where we presented our recommendations for the product development strategy.

services
  • Backend development
  • Search engine implementation
  • Integration with external website
  • Product consulting
technologies
  • Python 3.5, Django
  • PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch
  • Dynamo DB

Results.

Realgraph is now perfectly suited to the needs of its target audience - commercial real estate professionals looking for key insights and trends in the sector.

2

Years of collaboration

1.7

Million properties covered

Top-quality

Search engine used by professionals

quality
Sunscrapers makes every effort to supply their clientele with reliable, on-demand resources who excel both technically and strategically.
Geoffrey Sechter

Geoffrey Sechter, interim CTO at Observer Media

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