ShowingTime beefs up its ‘big data’ arm with RBI acquisition

ShowingTime is definitely not just a showing management company anymore. The Chicago-based firm just acquired its second real estate analytics company in less than six months: MRIS subsidiary RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI).

ShowingTime bought up analytics firm 10K Research and Marketing and a former competitor, BookAShowing.com, in the fall. And the firm may not be done.

Michael Lane

ShowingTime President Michael Lane told Inman the firm is considering other acquisitions, but any purchase would have to be “complementary” to what ShowingTime is currently offering. The company has 200,000 subscribers nationwide.

“If we see an opportunity that is a good strategic fit for us, then we would consider it,” he said.

“The thing that’s interesting to us is deepening our conne…