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.
CRE & the Quest for the Rosetta Stone: The All-in-One 3D Data Platform
January 18, 2018
Has this not been the Quest for the Holy Grail for many years? Wouldn’t it be amazing if it were all just there at your fingertips: all your project data for all of your buildings everywhere – facilities, energy, and security data, along with all the project data, BIM, CAD, IoT, legal, leasing, financial, you name it – uniquely visualized in an easy-to-use 3D Google Earth-like tool so any user c...
Altus Group Report Reveals Industry Disconnect on Impact of Game Changing Technologies in CRE
January 11, 2018
The recent study/report by Altus Group takes a comprehensive look at our industry's adoption rate of technology and emerging new innovative ideas. We would like to applaud the Altus Group for their efforts on this study and their overall thought leadership in our industry.
Altus Group, a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commerci...
Larry Smarr of Calit2 Discusses the Next Generation of High Impact Technologies
January 4, 2018
Larry Smarr is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership. He is a widely-quoted authority on the future of information technology and telecommunications. As Larry says, his job is "living in the future and reporting back today." In this segment, he discusses industry trends and the implications...
2017 – That’s a Wrap! What’s in Store for Real Estate Technology in 2018?
December 28, 2017
A secondary theme that developed once we saw just how much technology our industry was dealing with was the extraordinary challenge of keeping up with all the new ideas and solutions as well as the reality of integrating them into conservative real estate organizations, which often required trying to adjust long-standing business models. We learned that most companies have limited capacity to int...
Five Reasons Your Building Isn’t as Secure as You Think
December 19, 2017
Many buildings have internal systems that were built in a simpler time, often with security as an afterthought – think default passwords, unpatched control systems, and operating systems that are no longer maintained or patched. In a world where cybersecurity is a daily headline, complacency for IT operations in commercial buildings is truly a false economy. While e-commerce and data centers may g...
Mixed-use Innovation Districts: The Future of Sustainable Development
December 13, 2017
MIDs generally include a rich mosaic of live-work-play facilities anchored by high-density residential housing. MIDs are walkable communities thoughtfully infused with human-centric technology to drive economic development, improve sustainability, increase resiliency and enhance overall quality of life. What makes the development of modern MIDs different from past approaches can be seen...
Facility Management Blind Spots: How to Eliminate Them
December 13, 2017
Eliminating these costly blind spots starts at the core of a building’s data model. A building or organization’s data model should be the transparent, single source of truth for all operational data, assets, and infrastructure. You can use this information collectively to better understand interactions between different people (owners, occupants, managers, visitors, vendors, etc.) and departments ...