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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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The State of PropTech Investing – Boom, Bust, Fizzle or Grow?
January 16, 2020
These questions are more complicated than most people think. While there are many similarities to the circumstances surrounding dot.com, the world is much more complex than it was in 2001. One example is the breadth of global growth and the financial momentum created by the modernization of a large part of the world population…think China. There are other distinct differences: a) there is simpl...
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The Sinclair Hotel Fort Worth: PoE Lighting Sparks a Digital Vision
January 9, 2020
Their retrofit story began with an energy and lighting overhaul of the Sanger building in Fort Worth, Texas, a multi-use building built in 1923. Its diversified usage presented a perfect test ground for an upgrade to PoE lighting. PoE is popular because it can transmit power and data over a standard Ethernet cable, and allows powered devices anywhere, even locations without electrical outlets. PoE...
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VTS CEO Nick Romito Talks Open Data for AI and Machine Learning in CRE
January 2, 2020
Fully leveraging AI and machine learning is five years away in real estate, estimates Nick Romito, CEO and co-founder of VTS, a leading leasing and asset management company, "Today’s mindset is that it is just a foreign thing." In this Video Showcase, Romito says the industry is learning how to gather and structure data so that real estate can catch up with other verticals like healthca...
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Microsoft's Singapore Office Takes Smart Buildings to a
Higher Level
December 24, 2019
The Singapore Microsoft Customer Experience Center features immersive demonstrations and examples of current digital implementations from around the globe. As traditional real estate organizations strive to become intelligent organizations, they can gain inspiration and ideas from the ways Microsoft and their partners are using IoT, cloud and AI technology. This technology showcase continues to...
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Client Collaboration Brings 3D Conceptual Planning
Software to Life
December 24, 2019
The Trouble with Test Fits The conventional test-fitting process - evaluating, planning, rendering and validating an occupier’s use of space - has been cumbersome, inefficient and expensive. It can often hinder a corporate real estate team’s ability to respond to their businesses’ real estate needs in a timely and effective manner. Not to mention, every change to an architectural plan incurs a f...
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Cellular Coverage: Solutions for the Corporate Environment
December 18, 2019
This is particularly true for buildings ranging from 15,000 to 500,000 square feet, referred to as the ‘middleprise’. Good solutions exist in the SOHO context and for stadiums, airports and large shopping areas. But solutions for the middleprise have been either too complex or costly to install, limited in their capability or over-engineered for the use case - making ROI a challenge to achieve. ...
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Introducing New Software Platform for Building Automation and IoT Applications: Open, Fast, Robust and Extensible
December 18, 2019
The first iteration of this was FIN Builder, a product that offered simplified and enhanced visualization graphics for third party automation systems. This then evolved into the FIN Framework; an all new approach to an open framework that included a full application suite for building automation and IoT. J2 Innovations is now launching FIN 5, the most innovative and advanced software platform...
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The Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC) – An Industry’s Effort to Address Cybersecurity for the Built Environment
December 11, 2019
To achieve optimal efficiency, internal building control systems are often connected to external networks to effectively monitor and adjust HVAC controls, lighting, etc. and analyze building data collected from a rising number of sensors. Many of these connections are ad hoc, or 'rogue' networks with little or no cyber hygiene and the installed building control systems, sensors and actuators often...
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