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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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Tenant Experience Applications: The Hot Topic for 2018
April 18, 2018
During the dot-com era we were introduced to new types of more engaging office experiences. These mostly involved an entertainment factor such as games (pool, ping pong and foosball tables), new types of interesting furniture and free food and drinks. This trend brought a more informal environment that interspersed hard work with opportunities for a little downtime and fun. The food and drinks wer...
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A Day in the Life – Defining the User Journey for an Intelligent Building
April 18, 2018
An important part of understanding and articulating the user journey for “A Day in the Life” of a visitor, tenant or operator within a building is to define who the users are within a building and what services are available to these users. Also known as “personas” or user profiles, these personas help define what specific experiences make up the user journey throughout the work day. The Use...
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Technology Leaders in The Age of Acceleration: Steve Lefkowitz, Time Warner
April 12, 2018
In this Conference LIVE segment, Faizaan Ghauri of WRLD demonstrates stunning 3D visuals of various virtual reality experiences from city planning to facilities management, all which are accurately mapped both indoors and outside. For our industry, these visualization and data analytic tools will have far-reaching impact on how we can smartly operate, use and manage real estate....
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Digital Twins for BUILDINGS – Visualizing the World in 3D Maps!
April 4, 2018
In this Conference LIVE segment, Faizaan Ghauri of WRLD demonstrates stunning 3D visuals of various virtual reality experiences from city planning to facilities management, all which are accurately mapped both indoors and outside. For our industry, these visualization and data analytic tools will have far-reaching impact on how we can smartly operate, use and manage real estate....
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Where to Work? Coworking Fills a Growing Need
April 4, 2018
One trend gaining visibility, coworking, represents a small yet growing segment of the office market. However, data on the amount of such space within commercial real estate has been hard to come by. This paucity of information prompted Yardi Matrix to conduct a study of 20 major markets. It was one of the first attempts to quantify the amount of square footage of coworking space in relation to to...
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Moving from Analytics to AI: Is Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Ready?
March 29, 2018
At the same time, there is momentum in the market supported by public awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT). Consumer adoption of connected devices—smart thermostats, speakers, lights, and security systems—is setting expectations for technology-enabled productivity and convenience. The familiarity is creating a new upward pressure on commercial building owners to invest in smart building techn...
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Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) You Need to Better Manage the Modern Workplace
March 29, 2018
Since employee expectations are higher than ever, organizations feel the need to implement all these benefits and as a result, facility managers have had to adjust how they fundamentally work to keep up with high expectations and constantly changing workplaces. The biggest challenges that they face is trying to find a balance between meeting these expectations while also keeping operating costs do...
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It All Starts with Exploration: Rethinking the Approach to Data Analytics in Facilities
March 21, 2018
Similarly, embarking on a project that applies data analytics to facility and equipment system data should be viewed as a process of exploration, very different from other investments commonly made by real estate professionals. We tend to look at anything we do in the built environment as an engineering project – something that can be pre-defined down to the finest detail, and if executed corre...
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