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NEWS ALERT: CBRE Unveils Smart Building Client Experience Center

CBRE Group, Inc. recently announced the opening of a Smart Building Client Experience Center (CEC) to spotlight leading building technology solutions. Located outside Milwaukee in the Gateway West Commerce Center, CBRE’s Smart Building Client Experience Center is a 34,000-square-foot, Class-A office building that has been designed, built and managed as a showcase headquarters of CBRE|ESI, the company’s smart building solutions business.

CBRE's CEC is one of just six buildings in the world that have earned a Triple LEED Platinum rating. It has also achieved an Energy Star rating of 99, an impressive achievement for this facility type and location. The center evaluates new technologies on behalf of corporate clients, equipment, and technology partners around the globe.

Capabilities include the ability to track an occupant from arrival on site to departure, with real-time capability to adjust air quality, temperature, light, audio, and visual capabilities based on movement throughout the environment. CBRE|ESI uses an advanced integration and analytics platform to securely gather and analyze data from sensors, various building systems, meters, and other devices. Best practices for network security and internet-of-things (IoT) design are showcased throughout the facility.

CBRE|ESI's CEC also demonstrates the tangible results of cost reduction and environmental stewardship clients can achieve. The center itself performed 41% more efficiently than design models had projected. It also eliminated 223 tons of CO2 (equivalent of consuming 25,000 gallons of gasoline) in the building’s first year of occupancy.

"The smart building process, expertise, and technology within CBRE|ESI create tremendous value for both individual facilities and global portfolios,"said Bill Concannon, CEO of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions. "We provide transparent assurance to our clients that their facilities are operating efficiently and optimally through the right combination of people, process and technology, while simultaneously enhancing the workplace experience for their clients and occupants."

By opening the CBRE|ESI headquarters space to clients as an experience center, CBRE seeks to show building owners and occupiers how the blend of intelligent design, advanced technology, proactive operations planning, and strategic maintenance protocols can be applied to achieve optimal facilities performance.

CBRE|ESI, whose mission is “smarter buildings, smarter workplaces,” was founded in 1986 and was acquired by CBRE in 2015. It employs 70 engineers, designers, developers, and data scientists who provide solutions for building automation, systems integration, security, life safety, energy services, and building operations. Originally operated as a stand-alone service line within CBRE, the market demand and client interest of Smart Buildings has prompted the company to integrate CBRE|ESI services into the firm’s Global Workplace Solutions enterprise facilities management offering.

NEWS
Realcomm Conference Group LLC is the leading research and educational institution that produces annual conferences and expositions on technology, automated business solutions and intelligent buildings strategies for executives in commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate. Realcomm was founded in 1999 with the goal of bringing industry leaders together each year to discuss, demonstrate and debate the latest innovations that impact the industry.

This Week’s Sponsor

Altus Group, the makers of ARGUS and Voyanta, is the leading provider of CRE solutions worldwide. Our technology and industry consulting expertise gives our clients the knowledge and insights to form forward-looking perspectives, giving them a significant competitive advantage in a dynamic and ever-changing marketplace. Whether you’re budgeting for your properties, making strategic decisions about acquisitions or working with different teams, different organizations and different data, we can bring it all together. For more information, visit www.altusgroup.com.

Realcomm News

RE Tech Innovation Tours | NEW Projects Added!

Two new projects have been added to the RE Tech Innovation Tours on June 13 & 16. Attendees can now choose to visit ScaleMatrix, an Advanced Data Center and Genomics Accelerator or Solterra, the latest concept for EcoLuxury, Net-Zero Apartment Communities.

Join us and visit one or two of the following TEN extraordinary locations around San Diego that demonstrate the latest technologies and innovations impacting the commercial, corporate and institutional real estate industry.

  • CALIT2 | Qualcomm Institute | UCSD
  • Carlsbad Desalination Plant
  • Qualcomm | Smart Campus
  • Sempra Energy HQ
  • UCSD | Advanced Energy Park
  • SD East Village | 21st Century Neighborhood
  • J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
  • San Diego Smart Airport
  • Solterra
  • Scale Matrix
Registration for the tours is available to all REGISTERED conference attendees. Each tour will have a limited capacity and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that there will be a fee to attend one or more of these tours.

UPCOMING REALCOMM WEBINARS

Commercial Real Estate Information Management - Best Practice Showcase - 5/10/2018

Years ago, the choices were much simpler. Property Management, Accounting and Email were all you needed to run a Commercial Real Estate organization. Fast forward to today and the complexity of the industry’s information management requirements have grown exponentially. Single stack, integrated best-of-breed, and open ecosystems are all options under consideration. Databases, warehouses and now lakes, as well as new technologies such as AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain all add to the growing complexity of real estate information management strategy. Additionally, there are thousands of new companies that want to be part of the solution. Join the debate as best practices are uncovered.

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Jim Young Realcomm
Jim Young Co-Founder & CEO Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on techno
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Jim Young
Co-Founder & CEO
Realcomm
LinkedIn

Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. As CEO, Jim interacts with some of the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive next generation real estate projects under development.

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Chuck Niswonger NiceNets Consulting
Chuck Niswonger President
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Chuck Niswonger
President
NiceNets Consulting

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Sam Wong QuadReal Property Group
Sam Wong Head of Analytics and Data Science Sam Wong is Head of Analytics and Data Science at QuadReal. He has over 15 years of experience in Analytics and has worked within numerous industries
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Sam Wong
Head of Analytics and Data Science
QuadReal Property Group

Sam Wong is Head of Analytics and Data Science at QuadReal. He has over 15 years of experience in Analytics and has worked within numerous industries with a wide range in technologies. Sam is a featured speaker on Data Science and Analytics, most recently he spoke at the 2018 Gartner Data and Analytics Summit and at IBM THINK 2018.

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Chong Huan THE INLAND REAL ESTATE GROUP
Chong Huan EVP & Chief Information Officer Chong P. Huan is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Inland Real Estate Group. Chong has over 22 years experience and a Proven t
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Chong Huan
EVP & Chief Information Officer
THE INLAND REAL ESTATE GROUP

Chong P. Huan is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Inland Real Estate Group. Chong has over 22 years experience and a Proven track record in aligning business with vision and IT strategies to achieve efficient and cost-effective IT organizations. Diverse expertise in financial products and services, order and portfolio management, risk management, securities trading, processing, research and operations with IT acumen to achieve growth and enhance shareholder value.

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Brian Zrimsek MRI Software
Brian Zrimsek Industry Principal Brian Zrimsek is Industry Principal at MRI Software. Brian brings 25 years of large scale enterprise software experience to MRI, most recently as an I
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Brian Zrimsek
Industry Principal
MRI Software

Brian Zrimsek is Industry Principal at MRI Software. Brian brings 25 years of large scale enterprise software experience to MRI, most recently as an IT Vice President at the Irvine Company. With over a decade of experience in real estate technology he has become a well-known subject matter expert, industry panelist, and trusted advisor, especially within the multifamily real estate market.

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Abhinav Somani LEVERTON
Abhinav Somani Chief Revenue Officer Abhinav (Abe) is an experienced investment, financial, technology, business development and operations strategist. He is currently the Chief Revenue O
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Abhinav Somani
Chief Revenue Officer
LEVERTON

Abhinav (Abe) is an experienced investment, financial, technology, business development and operations strategist. He is currently the Chief Revenue Officer for LEVERTON. Abe has worked with many law firms and institutions over the years and has a deep understanding of the real estate technology / CREtech / PropTech space. With LEVERTON, Abe is revolutionizing how corporations use artificial intelligence based machine and deep learning algorithms for data extraction.

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Alex Stanton Yardi
Alex Stanton Regional Director, Commercial Sales Alex Stanton has over 20 years working with in the real estate application space. Currently as VP of Solution Consulting for Yardi Systems, he leads t
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Alex Stanton
Regional Director, Commercial Sales
Yardi

Alex Stanton has over 20 years working with in the real estate application space. Currently as VP of Solution Consulting for Yardi Systems, he leads the solution presales team, who work with customers and prospects to explore how to address business needs. Alex’s recent areas of focus has been to work with clients on the real estate specific applications of cloud, mobile, 'big data' and energy.

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Jeff Thompson AwareManager
Jeff Thompson Co-Founder/CEO Jeff Thompson is co-founder and CEO of AwareManager. He leads the company's commercial and corporate real estate clients’ most complex projects. By co
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Jeff Thompson
Co-Founder/CEO
AwareManager

Jeff Thompson is co-founder and CEO of AwareManager. He leads the company's commercial and corporate real estate clients’ most complex projects. By combining his industry and IT expertise, Jeff helps organizations get data models set up correctly from the very start and helps them overcome major hurdles to user adoption, data-driven decision-making and stakeholder engagement.