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.
Interest in Microgrids by Real Estate Companies Part of a Wider C&I Market Trend
July 19, 2018
The advantages of microgrids – which are small islands of resilient power that can stay fully functional when the larger utility grid goes down – are now seeping into the minds of real estate developers and investors alike. These smart energy upgrades represent a way to add value to premium properties serving customers that demand top-of-the-line service in a world tilting toward a digital economy...
Where to Start with Investing in New Tech?
July 19, 2018
First off, let’s clear something up. There is no "magic bullet" technology that can solve all your problems. The data and process challenges faced by commercial real estate organizations can't always be addressed by a single software provider. With that said, technology is still the best investment that your CRE firm can make to future-proof the business and stay successful in the marketplace.
Is Your Building Engineer a 'Schneider' or a 'Gates'?
July 12, 2018
Remember Schneider, the "super" from the 1970s TV show One Day at a Time? He was the stereotypical maintenance technician of yesteryear, with a dirty white shirt, a pack of cigarettes rolled in the sleeveand a blue vest. (Millennials, please Google “Pat Harrington Jr.”) Is this what comes to mind when you think of your building maintenance team? Such a jovial personage might have sufficed 40 year...
International Towers Sydney, Barangaroo South: A New Benchmark for Smart Buildings
July 5, 2018
Comprising three iconic commercial office towers and a total built-up area of 3 million square feet in Australia’s first carbon-neutral community, International Towers Sydney forms the core of the Barangaroo South development. This mixed use, commercial, residential and retail development had the following project goals: Tenant empowerment
Management by exception
Five Ways to Make Data Work for the Workplace
June 29, 2018
Systems that are not integrated increase operational costs from duplicate and inconsistent data entry, reduced process controls, material loss and increased labor. But even more critically, truly integrated systems bring performance data to life – data that can change and improve the way we manage, optimize and utilize resources, space, and assets.
Here are five ways to make data work for the ...
Congratulations to Our 2018 Digie Award Winners!
June 21, 2018
Following are the 2018 Digie Award winners:
REALCOMMBEST USE OF AUTOMATION
Property/Facility Management: Morguard Successfully rolled out a new property management platform for full international, single-database, mixed-use portfolio
One of the largest companies to ever achieve a full suite of commercial and multifamily ancillary modules in the same environment
Demonstrated operational e...