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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 New Realities: How VR & AR Are Changing the Way We Operate & Use Buildings
September 19, 2018
Within the commercial real estate realm, we’ve already seen some widespread adoption of AR/VR. And as the technology evolves, there will be even more robust use cases. The time is now to look at how to bring this technology into your workflow. AR…VR…MR….XR? Along with Virtual and Augmented Reality, you may have also heard the term Mixed Reality, or MR. To confuse things even more, the umbrella...
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Data Protection – The Evolution
September 19, 2018
In the last decade, enterprise workloads have been moving outside the four walls of the data centers to Cloud Service Providers for Software as a Service applications and infrastructure. This in turn has increased the complexity for companies to secure their data and their customer's data. RestorePoint’s Data Protection Solutions enable companies to protect data from the endpoint (e.g. PCs, m...
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RE Tech | PropTech | CRE Tech: An Assessment of the Industry's M&A Activity
September 12, 2018
The market is moving so fast that most have lost track of the amount of investments coming into it and the word 'billions' is thrown around with ease. To date, we know it is at least $15 billion resulting in over 3,000 companies now selling some type of technology and/or automation solution to the industry. We saw over $2 billion of 'new' capital at Realcomm|IBcon this past June from those seeking...
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Empowering the Front Office
September 12, 2018
One point that all participants on the panel emphasized was the proliferation of solutions to choose from. It’s always nice to have options but determining which ones will streamline operations, boost the bottom line, reduce costs and better serve customers can be problematic. Some concepts, such as coworking, scarcely existed just a few years ago and understanding its full potential is still chal...
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Realcomm CIO Forum Sydney Attracts Top Local Industry Leaders from Mirvac, Dexus, Lendlease & More!
September 6, 2018
Two weeks ago, I had the honor of leading our annual Sydney CIO Forum which was attended by about 70 senior level IT and operations execs from the major REITs and owner/developers in Australia. The event was hosted by Mirvac at their spectacular headquarters located at EY Center on 200 George St. in Sydney’s CBD – a unique, highly converged smart building encompassing some groundbreaking tec...
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Tech Perspective @ the Edge: Aaron Pais, CIO, Morguard
August 30, 2018
Tell us about your technology journey at Morguard. I was brought in at the start of 2017 to manage the execution of an ERP implementation program; it was a strategically critical, highly visible initiative and the largest transformation ever undertaken at the company. It was successful and we were recognized by our industry at Realcomm 2018 with a Digie Award for Best Use of Automation, as one o...
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Blockchain for CRE: Future Promise vs. Current Reality
August 23, 2018
Tokenization is a catch-all term that can be applied to nearly any aspect of the blockchain industry. In this article, we will use the term “tokenization” to refer to tokenized securities. Tokenization can be simply thought of as a form of securitization, selling fractional interests using blockchain-based capital markets for liquidity instead of traditional markets such as the NYSE. This was pion...
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How Disruptive Technology Is Changing CRE
August 23, 2018
However, there has been a flood of new real estate technology startups entering the market in recent years, with a huge amount of investment capital flowing in with them, as everyone recognizes the potential for disruption within our industry. These new startups are changing how we think about space, with the ever-growing space-as-a-service offering as just one example. They’re also bringing new d...
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