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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Kenneth Finnegan of Hudson Yards Talks Tech & the Country's Largest Real Estate Development
April 25, 2019
Tell us about your role within your organization.
I work to develop and operate technology solutions to improve the daily experiences of our commercial, retail and residential tenants. I work closely with our leadership team to ensure that we are leveraging technology to deliver the best possible experiences to our customers on a daily basis. Our team is responsible for the software platforms, a...
The 2019 Built Environment
April 25, 2019
The pace at which technology and innovation has impacted the commercial buildings industry over the past several years has been unprecedented. The proliferation of more powerful connected devices, IoT, the increase in the use of sensors, the ability to capture data from different sources, the increased use of more analytics, have created a rise in the volume, velocity, and adoption of these system...
Connected Planning and Its Impact on Commercial Real Estate
April 17, 2019
To define, achieve, and sustain success, commercial real estate businesses need to approach how they balance portfolios differently than in the past, starting with a more holistic view of the entire supply and demand model across the omnichannel. This goes from unit level budgeting and forecasting, through sector and geographic portfolio analysis, to corporate enterprise value, EPS and complex all...
How to Think About AI in Real Estate
April 10, 2019
AI will become pervasive within real estate as well. The extraordinary new capabilities of computers to understand the world around them, to see, hear and read as well as humans, are sure to provide the foundational tools that allow us to build a better built environment.
But how do you need to think about AI in Real Estate? How do you approach a topic which can be (because it is) somewhat over...
Intelligent Buildings: Connecting to What’s Next
April 10, 2019
The number of mission critical applications inside buildings being supported by this infrastructure has expanded by several orders of magnitude and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. We expect today’s networks to support more experiences than ever, and that list keeps getting longer as we develop new technologies that help us live more connected, safer, smarter, easier, better liv...
Real Estate Cyber Risk: Are You Prepared?
April 4, 2019
Executives at all levels of real estate organizations are spending more and more time on cybersecurity issues today. As innovation is driven by big data and smart analytics, a greater scope of connectivity between systems and buildings will require comprehensive and ongoing security strategies.
Historically, there are two areas of concern:
(1) Corporate Security and Information Technology: ...
Why You Need to Prepare Now for Gen Z’s Influence on Real Estate
April 4, 2019
The real estate industry needs to be aware of Gen Z’s current role in the marketplace and prepare for the part they will surely play in the coming years.
Who makes up Gen Z?
Although Millennials have largely grown up with the Internet, a key distinction of their generation is that they remember a time (no matter how long that time may have been) when the Internet was not the all-consuming comp...
Alibaba’s Hema, Amazon’s Go, Macerich's Brandbox: Where is Agile Retail Headed?
March 28, 2019
Ever since e-commerce predicted the demise of physical stores, companies have attempted to ward off that possibility by combining online and offline sales. Past trends have included shopping apps, concierge services and interactive displays; but we are entering a new era. Retailers need solutions that are quickly adaptive to consumer needs and that can withstand market and economy fluctuations.