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Realcomm | IBcon 2019 Digie Award Finalists Announced!

Realcomm has been presenting the Digie (short for Commercial Real Estate Digital Innovation) Awards since 1999 to recognize those outstanding companies, real estate projects, technologies as well as the people who have gone "above and beyond" to positively impact our industry through the intelligent application of technology, automation and innovation.

Commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate involve an inordinate amount of information, systems and business processes to operate the business. This data intensive, manual, mostly disconnected environment provides the perfect opportunity to radically transform how we do our business. For this reason, we continue to recognize those who are leading the charge for a more efficient, effective and profitable industry.

In 2012, we created separate award categories for Realcomm and IBcon to more clearly address the difference between automating real estate business processes and creating intelligent building systems, portfolios and cities.

This year’s Realcomm Digie Award categories are:
Best Use of Automation
This award is given to those companies in the following categories who have applied an extraordinary level of automation, technology and innovation to their business processes:

  • Property | Facility Management
  • Commercial Services
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Retail Real Estate
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Management
  • Architecture

  • Best Tech Innovation Commercial | Corporate Real Estate
    This award is given to two companies who’ve introduced new products to the market that strive to re-engineer our very manual and disparate industry through the creation of innovative automation solutions.

    Realcomm Julie Devine Digital Impact Award
    It takes vision, determination, tenacity and commitment to keep this industry moving in the right direction. This award will acknowledge two such individuals who saw things ahead of their associates, had the courage to leave the mainstream and the tenacity to keep standing up after possibly many failed attempts.

    Young Innovator Award
    This year, we are adding the Real Estate Technology Young Innovator Award. This award will focus on young professionals who are beginning to make significant impact to our industry through the use of technology.

    This year's IBcon Digie Award categories are:
    Most Intelligent Building Project
    This award will go to those extraordinary examples of buildings, projects and communities that best demonstrate smart, connected, high performance intelligent building concepts in the following categories:

  • Office Building
  • Office Portfolio
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Retail
  • Specialty Real Estate
  • Industrial
  • Multi-Family | Residential
  • Mixed-Use Project
  • Higher Education Campus
  • City | State

  • Best Tech Innovation Intelligent Buildings
    This award will recognize two of the most innovative new ideas/technologies/products/services for the smart, connected, high performance, intelligent building marketplace.

    IBcon Julie Devine Digital Impact Award
    Again, it takes vision, determination, tenacity and commitment to keep this industry moving in the right direction. This award is designed to acknowledge two special individuals who saw things ahead of their associates, had the courage to leave the mainstream and the tenacity to keep standing up after possibly many failed attempts.

    Following are the 2019 Realcomm Digie Award finalists:
    BEST USE OF AUTOMATION
    Property | Facility Management

    1. CBRE
    2. AMP Capital
    3. Urban Edge Properties

    Commercial Services
    1. SVN
    2. Cushman & Wakefield
    3. Colliers

    Commercial Real Estate
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Boxer Property
    2. Hines
    3. Boston Properties
    4. Dexus
    5. Carr Properties
    6. Blackstone

    Retail
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Oxford Properties
    2. Brookfield Properties
    3. Woolbright Development
    4. The Related Companies
    5. Vicinity Centres
    6. Inland Real Estate Group

    Corporate Real Estate
    1. ExxonMobil
    2. Deutsche Bank
    3. Oracle

    Investment Management
    1. Nuveen
    2. Washington REIT
    3. PGIM Real Estate

    Architecture
    1. Zaha Hadid
    2. Gehry Partners
    3. KPF

    BEST TECH INNOVATION COMMERCIAL | CORPORATE REAL ESTATE
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. NTrust Infotech
    2. Anaplan
    3. Okapi
    4. Reonomy
    5. PremiseHQ
    6. Dealpath

    JULIE DEVINE DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Rudy Reagin
    2. Rob Teel
    3. Clint Osteen
    4. Art McCann
    5. Patrick Ghilani
    6. Tom Taddeo

    Young Innovator Award
    1. Joe Fasone – Pilot
    2. John Fitzpatrick – Blackstone
    3. Max Verteletsky – Spaceti

    Following are the 2019 IBcon Digie Award finalists:
    MOST INTELLIGENT BUILDING PROJECT
    Office Building

    1. EY Tower 100 Adelaide West – Toronto
    2. 30 Hudson Yards – New York
    3. 151 North Franklin – Chicago

    Office Portfolio
    1. Lendlease
    2. Dexus
    3. Kilroy Realty

    Corporate Headquarters
    1. LinkedIn – Sunnyvale
    2. Bee’ah – Sharjah
    3. Warner Media – New York
    4. Intel SRR4 Smart Building – Bangalore
    5. ExxonMobil – Spring, TX
    6. Oracle – Redwood City

    Retail
    1. Alibaba
    2. Macerich Portfolio
    3. Amazon

    Specialty
    1. Thyssenkrupp Test Tower – Rottweil
    2. Crown Melbourne – Melbourne
    3. Jewel Changi Airport – Singapore

    Industrial
    1. GLP
    2. Prologis Portfolio
    3. CenterPoint Properties

    Multi- Family | Residential
    1. Jackson Park – New York
    2. Tribeca – St. Louis
    3. Arboretum at Barber Station – Boise

    Mixed Use Project
    1. Quayside – Toronto
    2. Water Street Tampa – Tampa
    3. Dania Pointe – Dania Beach

    Higher Education Campus
    1. University of Sydney
    2. The University of Iowa
    3. University of British Columbia

    City | State
    1. New York City
    2. London
    3. Hong Kong

    BEST TECH INNOVATION INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. ThoughtWire
    2. Microsoft Azure IoT
    3. EasyIO
    4. Aquicore
    5. Xandar Kardian
    6. Join

    JULIE DEVINE DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Ken Sinclair
    2. Paul Maximuk
    3. Ted Houck
    4. Gerry Hamilton
    5. Leroy Walden
    6. Charles Meyers

    The Digie Awards will be presented to the winners on Thursday, June 13 during the Realcomm | IBcon 2019 conferences at the Nashville Music City Convention Center. The award ceremony will be held at 6:00pm at the Conference LIVE stage located on the Expo Floor and will be streamed live. We’ll also be presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award during the General Session at 8:30am on Thursday, June 13 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall. Please join us and congratulate the finalists and the winners for 2019!

    Realcomm Staff
    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.

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    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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