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The Realcomm Advisory is an e-mail newsletter that highlights the newest technologies that specifically pertain to the commercial and corporate real estate industries. Learn what, where, why, and how these new technologies are being used and consider the impact they can have on your business. If you would like to submit an article for publication in the Realcomm Advisory please contact Cheri Parr.

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CES 2019: Consumer Tech Trends That Will Impact CRE – 5G, Digital Walls, Flying Taxis and More! 
January 17, 2019
CES focuses on consumer electronics, but the shift towards tech-enabled workplaces, digital tenant experiences and IoT enabled smart facilities suggest that many of the consumer tech trends are relevant to the commercial real estate industry as well. Here are some of the observations I made at CES 2019: 5G will enable an age of ‘connected everything’ Everyone was talking about 5G at this ...
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Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Technology Innovation – What’s Ahead in 2019
January 9, 2019
Although we have access to an extraordinary amount of insight from both the demand side (real estate owner/operator/occupant) and supply side (technology and solutions providers), it is still difficult to sift through the competing themes and deliver concrete conclusions. Technology, human psychology, organizational structure, financial climate and general market conditions all play into the intr...
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WeWork is Revolutionizing the Way Businesses Think About Their Corporate Workplace
January 3, 2019
So too, has the department responsible for workspace management changed. In the past, a facilities manager focused on the tangible items; now IT and human resource departments are involved in how space is serving a company and its workforce. Facilities managers will continue to manage the physical aspects in an office, while IT team members will build systems that keep all the company’s office-rel...
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Rob Murchison & Tom Shircliff of Intelligent Buildings Discuss Technology in the Age of Acceleration
December 26, 2018
This month's Video Showcase features co-founders Rob Murchison and Tom Shircliff of Intelligent Buildings, a nationally recognized consulting firm that specializes in smart-building consulting, building cybersecurity solutions and managed services for commercial, corporate, campus and government real estate organizations. Rob and Tom discuss how the adoption of technology with a smarter approac...
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AI Impact on Reliability and Safety Within the Energy Sector
December 26, 2018
The use of AI – and its ability to analyze and leverage large amounts of data – has risen to the forefront of corporate strategies. Examples of current uses include harnessing real-time building data to proactively predict asset failure; measuring temperature and motion to create better experiences; robotic use for material handling, delivery and construction; facial recognition and security; and ...
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Control System Cybersecurity & What It Means to Buildings
December 19, 2018
Control system network vulnerabilities include the use of standardized cyber vulnerable communications protocols such as Modbus/TCP, BACnet and SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). These protocols have been demonstrated to be vulnerable to cyberattacks and, in the case of Modbus, there are no security features built into the protocol. Hardware vulnerabilities include the Aurora vulnerability...
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Srini Khandavilli of Intel Discusses Global Smart Building Implementation at Scale
December 13, 2018
Tell us about your role at Intel. I come from an IT background, and in 2015 I led the IT team that created Intel’s first IoT-enabled smart building in Bangalore, India. The office building is a 10-story, 630,000 sq. ft. structure that was outfitted with approximately 9,000 sensors used to track and optimize temperature, lighting, energy consumption, and occupancy in the building. The sensors, of ...
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Jared Summers of ExxonMobil is Leading the Way to Corporate Real Estate Innovation
December 5, 2018
Tell us about your role within your organization. I am the Data, Analytics & Technology Manager within our Environmental and Property Solutions (E&PS) organization. This role in our corporate real estate group is focused on delivering the promise of transformational change enabled by digital technologies across the entire E&PS value stream. My role is to have a firm understanding of technology t...
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