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Uncovering the PropTech Trends for 2019 – Easier Said Than Done!
May 23, 2019
The following are what we believe to be the most strategic trends where technology, automation and innovation will continue to impact the way we design, build, lease, operate, transact and use buildings.
In order for us to present these trends with some level of credibility, it is important to explain our methodology. The following is a brief summary of that process: We use 30 years of perspect...
The Next Employee Experience
May 23, 2019
Around the same time, the iOS App Store also debuted which was supported by the growing ubiquity of 4G and LTE. By October 2013, the iOS App Store crossed the one million mark for apps available. Developers quickly took advantage of the rise in open APIs to deliver multiple threads of functionality in a single app, driven largely by the rise in REST (and the death of SOAP).
The following year, tw...
FACT OR FICTION – Making Sense of the RETech, PropTech and CRETech Landscape
May 16, 2019
In order to better understand this most recent investment phase, it is important to note that automation and innovation within the Real Estate sector have been around for a very long time and is by no means a new phenomenon. Companies such as Yard, MRI and JD Edwards on the Real Estate information management side and Johnson, Honeywell and Siemens on the building automation side have been around f...
Cloud-based Meter Infrastructure Management
May 16, 2019
Device Status and Programming Not Enough
Ready access to electrical meters for programming and status has become standard, but it’s not enough. A building’s meter management platform needs to go beyond individual devices to include how the meters are performing in a networked environment. The minimum criteria here is how each meter correlates to the physical elements of a building.
BIM vs. Digital Twin Technology
May 8, 2019
As previously discussed in a series of blogs (or download the eBook for a comprehensive guide), Digital Twins are quickly becoming the go-to for creating robust data models about all aspects of a building at various stages of its life cycle.
However, astute observers will notice some key similarities between what is now called a Digital Twin of a built environment and BIM or building informati...
Enabling and Optimizing the Smart Digital Workplace
May 2, 2019
The key trends driving the shift toward the Smart Digital Workplace are varied. First, and for the first time, four separate generations of workers simultaneously comprise the workforce. Millennial and younger workers represent a growing portion of the workforce, whose priorities for their workspaces can be much different than those of their colleagues. Competing for the best workers is therefo...
Kenneth Finnegan of Hudson Yards Talks Tech & the Country's Largest Real Estate Development
April 25, 2019
Tell us about your role within your organization.
I work to develop and operate technology solutions to improve the daily experiences of our commercial, retail and residential tenants. I work closely with our leadership team to ensure that we are leveraging technology to deliver the best possible experiences to our customers on a daily basis. Our team is responsible for the software platforms, a...