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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The World’s First Fully AI-Driven Building: Bee’ah Sustainable Headquarters
September 12, 2019
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects with flowing lines to resemble the sand dunes it resides in, Bee'ah is a futuristic site fully powered by renewable energy and optimized for net zero energy consumption. The site will achieve LEED platinum certification and zero carbon emissions within two years of operation. It will be the first building in the region (and one of the first in the world) to have f...
PropTech Video Showcase: ExxonMobil, Related | Hudson Yards, QuadReal, RECC & CohnReznick
September 5, 2019
Watch these thought leader videos:
Thano Lambrinos, QuadReal
Scale is one of the biggest barriers in deploying PropTech in Commercial and Corporate Real Estate portfolios. Navigating the best technologies for digital transformation is complicated and chasing technology for technology’s sake is a frequent occurrence. Lambrinos offers advice to vendors in this space: Scale your products and so...
The Coming Disruption of Industrial Real Estate
August 29, 2019
Recommendation: Organize your strategic real estate leaders and form an enterprise cross-functional team to define your challenge; enlist internal and external subject matter experts; scenario-plan the future of supply chains and the resulting impact on industrial real estate. Outputs will include how best to shape your CRE investment to take advantage of defined opportunities and reduce exposure ...
Realcomm Market Comparison: Update from Down Under
August 22, 2019
The aim of this article is to compare various aspects of the property technology space between North America and Australia. I hope that this will help people in each country who are looking for inspiration for improving technology adoption; we all know that we are the worst industry in terms of our tech adoption.
I will contrast my observations between the general industry and the leaders in e...
Hack Proof: Cybersecurity & Smart Buildings
August 15, 2019
Sent to the hotel's managing director, the note demanded about $1,800-worth of bitcoin if the hotel would like to regain access to their system. The note ended with a friendly, "Have a nice day," news sources reported at the time. If not paid soon, hackers indicated that the ransom amount would be doubled. With the full house of guests to consider, the hotel complied and paid the hackers.
Real Estate Technology & the Talent Shortage
August 8, 2019
The industry trends are clear. IFMA reports that their average member age is 50.9 years old. RICS also has written extensively about this topic (with IFMA, in fact) and noted that it has more members that are over the age of 70 than under the age of 30 (see page 10, here). RICS also notes that only 15 percent of its members are under the age of 40. The key headline from all these organizations: th...
Today’s Building Conversations
August 8, 2019
Digital transformation combined with the rate of innovation and advancement of HVAC system controls and energy management systems has reshaped the business of how we manage, operate and optimize our buildings and facilities in an IoT environment. Technology and behavioral changes have also caused an expanded conversation, engaging not just the facility side—C-Suite, IT and HR personnel—but even in...
Accelerating Smart Building Solutions with Cloud, AI and IoT
August 1, 2019
Since then, we’ve progressed this vision by introducing new services designed to help enterprise customers across industries optimize the management of their spaces. Across Azure, Dynamics and Office, Microsoft continues to accelerate results from a growing and diverse set of partners creating smart building solutions on our enterprise platform.
This year, we attended the Realcomm | IBcon confe...