Deploying Smart Building Systems: Why Does Southwest Only Fly 737s?
Four walls and a steam heater, this was the office that I walked into last year. Sitting in the heart of one of the most technologically enabled cities in the U.S. this beautiful office building seemed directly pulled from the Roaring Twenties. The beauty of the architecture... June 4, 2020 | 5 min read
How Coronavirus Could Spark the Modernization of Real Estate
As many office buildings sit at reduced or zero occupancy in reaction to COVID-19, owners, investors and onsite teams have had to quickly adapt to change. Some of commercial real estateís technological flaws are being revealed as onsite teams run into limitations managing properties during such low occupancies.... June 4, 2020 | 5 min read
Four Keys to Deploying a Smart Building Program During COVID-19
Now more than ever, the idea of a smart building is gaining popularity and showing promise for property and facility managers across the country. The sirenís song of saved operating expenses, reduced energy consumption and the associated smaller carbon footprint has captivated many.... May 28, 2020 | 6 min read
Commercial Rent Payments: Signposts on the Road to Recovery
Across the country, offices and retail stores are beginning to reopen. On the surface, things are looking more positive for the commercial real estate market than they did in March or April. But do the numbers justify optimism? In terms of rental payments from office and retail tenants, the data suggests that a celebration would be a bit premature.... May 28, 2020 | 4 min read
Post-COVID-19: Is it Time to Rethink Flex Space Strategies?
Coworking is a decades old concept: think Regus, WorkClub and Techspace. But in the past five years, the industry has witnessed a meteoric rise in coworking and flex space options. The top 10 independent operators, including WeWork, Convene and Industrious, now account for approximately 10 million square feet of the aggregate leased flex office space in primary markets here in the U.S.... May 21, 2020 | 2 min read