Commercial real estate investing/management and technology have historically operated in two different silos, with almost no overlap. A major reason for this, in my opinion, is the reluctance for change in a top-down industry. 60-year old portfolio managers aren't reading Hacker News looking for an edge.
The inverse is also true, a 22 year-old software engineer doesn't have any experience/interest with the business needs of a real estate professional. Interestingly enough, research on "real estate technology" and the associated conferences almost entirely revolve around residential real estate. This is decidedly not my field, but it's worth contrasting the rapid technology adoption in a bottom-up industry, fueled by buyers, sellers and residential brokers.