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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Ford Land Is Creating a 21st Century Tech Enabled Workplace - Paul Maximuk Explains!
October 17, 2019
Tell us about your role at Ford Land.
I am part of the technology group, a collaboration between the IT and OT teams. We're currently focusing on North American sites, with attention on our updated R&E (Research & Engineering) campus where they do product development. Our team resides in the same collaborative space and interacts on a daily basis - something that a lot of organizations have not ...
Electrical Metering and the Building Internet of Things
October 10, 2019
The Reality of Buildings and the Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) as the information architecture of the future receives much attention-conjuring up images of wireless, network savvy devices connecting directly to web-based applications. Being wireless, it would seem, is the secret sauce for any modern device.
Buildings offer several unique challenges for IoT based technol...
Stanford University: Developing Talent for Smart Building Strategies
October 3, 2019
In this October's Video Showcase, Gerry Hamilton, Stanford University's Director of Facilities Energy Management, discusses the status of their smart campus strategy. He talks about the importance of continued technical education for facilities engineers, IT / OT organizational alignment, leveraging multi-departmental resources, and using creativity to fulfill advanced staffing needs in a time of...
Elevating Corporate Real Estate Through Business-Centric Analytics
October 3, 2019
With this in mind, CBRE and Johnson Controls jointly developed an innovative, cost-effective solution to collect, aggregate and analyze occupancy data across Johnson Controls’ global portfolio. Leveraging the number of computers connected to the router in Johnson Controls’ office locations as well as CBRE’s Vantage Analytics platform, the initiative has provided real occupancy data in contrast to ...
Carr Properties & Prologis Discuss the Importance of a Business / Technology Strategy
September 26, 2019
Given the growing importance of technology throughout the entire real estate organization and its supply chain, developing a business-aligned IT roadmap is more important than ever. Ilan Zachar, CTO of Carr Properties, and Sineesh Keshav, CTO of Prologis, joined Realcomm and technology partners HID Global, Join, RealFoundations and Yardi for a webinar discussing the importance of developing a comp...
LTE Necessary in the Face of 5G
September 26, 2019
Before that signal can become reality, much work still has to be done. Operators are still building out their outdoor cellular macro-networks. While it is well underway in some cases, this will take years to complete. In addition, 5G phones and other cellular devices will need to roll out. Even the newest iPhone that was just announced isn’t 5G ready.
The key message here? It won’t be here tom...
Seven Technologies Destined to Change Commercial and
Corporate Real Estate
September 19, 2019
Determining which technologies offer the best way forward takes time and input from every stakeholder. So, what are the new trends and opportunities? Here’s a short list of some exciting new tech options:
Xandar Kardian: People Counting Sensor Technology
As buildings become smarter, tracking occupants for location and number of occupants is more common. It began as a function to save energy an...