Those of us in the Commercial Real Estate space spend a lot of time compiling data, updating spreadsheets, and paging through docs. All so we can run the fancy analysis that helps us make a decision. The heavy lifting is a necessary evil.
The value of most real estate professionals lies in the last 2% of their workflow.
The first 98% is really just so they can then get to the fun stuff – growing the business. Talking strategy. Executing the business plan.
The first 98% takes a lot of time.
As we progress through our careers, we frequently push that part of the work to the more junior team members. A few years from now, they will do the same. Updating spreadsheets monthly has become a rite of passage in most firms. We are an industry with several tasks that should've been automated a long time ago, but we've been dragging our feet.