This year’s Realcomm | IBcon conference was a huge success and a special occasion for many reasons, but at its most fundamental level, it was yet another step toward a return to normalcy and being together again in person to share, collaborate and learn.
The event attracted creative, forward-thinking, progressive and global commercial and corporate real estate and facilities professionals who joined us in Orlando to explore our theme, The Great (Real Estate) Reconfiguration, and how recent societal changes are impacting how we design, build, lease, operate, transact, and use real estate.
The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! We are thrilled that so many of our attendees found the Realcomm | IBcon conference such a valuable experience and how much they enjoyed reconnecting with peers, colleagues, and clients. We are grateful for all who participated, helping us deliver a high level, engaging and educational event.
Realcomm | IBcon hosted its annual Golf Outing that drew more than 60 golfers to play the course at the Shingle Creek Golf Club.
Special thanks to our event co-chairs Robert Entin of Vornado and Todd Januzzi of The Paramount Group for helping us organize the fun and making this a successful event.
Realcomm | IBcon attendees had an opportunity to participate in back-of-house tours of several innovative projects and experiences in the Orlando area.
This year’s four precon events started with the CRE Cybersecurity Forum, which addressed the high-impact cyber threats and presented cybersecurity best practices developed by the Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC). The afternoon sessions included individual breakouts based on the attendees’ role within the real estate industry. These programs featured industry experts who addressed the challenges and technology opportunities for the specific target groups: CIO Roundtable, IB Boot Camp and Smart Building Integrator Summit.
Conference attendees enjoyed some fun, food and libations at the nearby Rosen Centre Hotel on the first evening. The Welcome Reception was a great opportunity to catch up with peers and make new friends before the conference began the next day.
Our 2022 Advisory Council was instrumental in assisting with the creation of this year’s conference. Co-chairs Jesse Carrillo, Howard Hughes Corp.; Kathy Farrington, Google; Thano Lambrinos, QuadReal; Cecilia Li, Urban Edge Properties; Jeremy Poteet, JBG Smith; and Victor Sanchez, LinkedIn, along with other council members, all contributed their time and insight into shaping the program. As our way of saying thank you, we hosted a special evening of fun and excitement at Universal Studios Orlando.
This year’s conference featured two General Sessions that included dynamic and insightful discussions with industry powerhouses on the critical role technology will play in The Great REconfiguration, the opportunities it represents and what’s in store for the built environment.Day 1
More than 250 thought leaders led 50+ education sessions and idea exchanges over two days. Some of the discussion topics and newest trends that emerged from the sessions focused on data/sensors, process automation, cybersecurity, ESG, digital workplace, and more!
For two days, the Realcomm Live news desk featured 35 live interviews that delved into various industry trends with industry experts from companies such as Blackstone, WeWork, GSA, Tavistock, Microsoft and more!
Congratulations to the 2022 Digie and Lifetime Achievement Award winners! This year’s Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Clayton Ulrich, a recognized global thought leader who has consistently demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to improving real estate operations through technology and innovation.
Other awards were given to recognize those companies, real estate projects, technologies and people that have gone above and beyond to positively impact our industry using technology, automation and innovation. Special congratulations to this year’s Julie Devine Digital Impact Award winners Tom Taddeo, Clint Osteen, Bruce Duyshart and Ed Merwin.
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Kicking off Day 2 of the conference, one-on-one interactions sparked dynamic conversations about 28 of the most successful smart buildings, campuses and portfolios at the Best Practice Smart Building Showcase.
Project leaders shared insights on their digital transformation stories, discussing planning, team building, deployment strategies, vendor vetting and the newest integrative and connective technologies.
At our inaugural Realcomm Process Automation Showcase super-session, we assembled some of the most creative and innovative examples of commercial real estate process automation.
The case studies provided attendees information to learn how to shave thousands of hours from existing workflows. In this showcase setting, attendees had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the technology architects for each unique automation project who share what they did, and how they did it.
Over 135 innovative solution and service providers showcased state-of-the art technology, products and services in our exhibit hall. This year featured seven new Tech Pavilions, each with its own group of specialized vendors and innovative technologies. Attendees explored the latest solutions related to 5G & In-Building Wireless, PropTech Startups, Drones & Robotics, Healthy Buildings, ESG, CRE Cybersecurity and Immersive Experience.
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While there are many PropTech conferences going on around the world, Realcomm and IBcon have carved out their place as the premier industry events in this space. For over 24 years, we have delivered the widest-ranging educational program and most current, comprehensive and thoughtful discussions, debates and demonstrations presented by industry thought leaders.