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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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The Changing Role of the Smart Building Integrator
August 16, 2018
In its fifth year, the pre-conference event, the Smart Building Integrators Summit (SBIS) demonstrated again that is has become the annual industry event where integrators, specifiers, building owners and product manufacturers come together to talk openly about these challenges and collectively set a course to successfully meet each one. This year, I joined fellow industry thought leaders Scott...
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Analytics at Edge
August 16, 2018
Computing and analytics are increasingly beginning to reside at the equipment and device sources, enabling data to be generated faster, more efficiently and more reliably than ever before. The ongoing evolution of micro-processing technology has meant that sufficient computing power to perform the heavy lifting of data analysis can now be performed directly onboard the devices themselves. This evo...
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Jesse Carrillo of Hines Discusses Hedging the Future of CRE As Investments In PropTech Continue
August 9, 2018
This month, we are featuring Jesse Carrillo, SVP and CIO of Hines where he is responsible for directing all corporate technology, strategy and standards for Hines worldwide. Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment, development and management firm with a presence in 201 cities in 24 countries and it s current property and asset management portfolio includes 506 properties, represe...
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Tech Perspective @ the Edge: Susan Gerock, VP, IT & CIO of WashREIT
August 3, 2018
Tell us about the IT organization at WashREIT and your day-to-day responsibilities. WashREIT is a company that is unique in the real estate investment trust space in that we’re in three lines of business: office, retail, and multifamily. As you can imagine, the tenants’ needs vary widely. We are a staff of nine, and we all wear many hats; you have a job title but do a lot of different things on an...
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Maximizing Operational Efficiency: Tenant Apps Provide More Than Just Better Engagement
August 3, 2018
Most commercial office buildings and their respective enterprise tenant spaces were architected for a traditional 9-5 lifestyle but are now expected to support the blending of professional and personal lives in the workplace. From adding fitness facilities and communal spaces to sponsoring health and wellness seminars and underwriting social events, Building Operators and Enterprise Tenants alike...
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Advancements in CRE Process Automation Can No Longer Be Ignored
July 26, 2018
During this year’s Realcomm Investment Management educational track, we included several sessions that highlighted success stories from vendors and actual case studies from clients who have unlocked new possibilities with real-time analytics, drill-down reporting, and self-service role-based dashboards. We saw real examples of working application integration implementations at companies such as Ne...
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Interest in Microgrids by Real Estate Companies Part of a Wider C&I Market Trend
July 19, 2018
The advantages of microgrids – which are small islands of resilient power that can stay fully functional when the larger utility grid goes down – are now seeping into the minds of real estate developers and investors alike. These smart energy upgrades represent a way to add value to premium properties serving customers that demand top-of-the-line service in a world tilting toward a digital economy...
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Where to Start with Investing in New Tech?
July 19, 2018
First off, let’s clear something up. There is no "magic bullet" technology that can solve all your problems. The data and process challenges faced by commercial real estate organizations can't always be addressed by a single software provider. With that said, technology is still the best investment that your CRE firm can make to future-proof the business and stay successful in the marketplace. ...
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