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.
It All Starts with Exploration: Rethinking the Approach to Data Analytics in Facilities
March 21, 2018
Similarly, embarking on a project that applies data analytics to facility and equipment system data should be viewed as a process of exploration, very different from other investments commonly made by real estate professionals.
We tend to look at anything we do in the built environment as an engineering project – something that can be pre-defined down to the finest detail, and if executed corre...
Intelligent Building 3.0: The IoT Platform
March 21, 2018
In 2018, we entered a new era for intelligent buildings – The IoT Platform. To understand what this means for building owners, operators, and occupants, it is important to know where we have come from. Let’s look at the evolution of the intelligent building and what to expect going forward in this new era.
Intelligent Building 1.0 – The BAS
Ten York: Digital Living in the Smart Community
March 15, 2018
Ten York by Tridel will be taking occupancy in May of this year and it is the most advanced condo community in North America. There are numerous technologies being deployed at Ten York, all with the intention of simplifying and enhancing the living experience. The starting point of any smart building is good communications. This residential community has an in-building DAS to ensure cellular cover...
Transparency in Buildings. Why It Matters
March 15, 2018
While transparency has not been top of mind in the past, we are now experiencing the early days of it. It has been said that transparency, implies openness, visibility, communication, and accountability. As this transformation continues, we need to look at it from the perspective of how it is beginning to take place within our building environments.
Transparency within buildings and facilities...
Matt Toner of CBRE Discusses the Future of AI, Automation & Innovation in the Workforce
March 8, 2018
This month, we are featuring Matt Toner who is CBRE's Managing Director of Smart Buildings and IoT. He is responsible for developing and delivering a new generation of client solutions, combining rising capabilities in industry technology, occupant experience and building operations. CBRE is the world's largest commercial real estate services firm serving owners, investors and occupiers.
Tech Companies Embrace Real Estate Development: From Buildings to Cities
March 1, 2018
In modern times, the types of organizations taking on these projects were centrally focused on the real estate business. For the most part, the process has been fairly analog and involved traditional methodologies associated with the brick and mortar industry.
Over the last 20 years, technology has been creeping into the discussion. Real Estate process automation, smart buildings and next gener...
Smart Buildings Need Smarter Cybersecurity
March 1, 2018
Connectivity and Control Often Outweigh Security
One of the biggest concerns for network security practitioners is connected devices and systems that cannot protect themselves. This includes aging legacy systems, devices running un-patchable operating systems (e.g. Windows XP), and vulnerable systems often used in Industrial Control System (ICS) deployments. ICS, SCADA, and components such...
Tech Perspective @ the Edge with Bob Rybak, CIO, Morguard
February 22, 2018
Tell us about your technology journey at Morguard. How did it begin?
My initial contact with Morguard was as a consultant to do an IT process and operational review. It rapidly became apparent that there was a disconnect between not just the needs, but the aspirations of the business and the service models that IT was supporting at that time. I presented my recommendations and was contacte...