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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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Working in Offices, Lobbies, Airports, Restaurants and Malls – Space Densification Takes Hold!
February 14, 2019
During this period, we also saw major corporations such as IBM and Deloitte trying to figure out what this new form of mobility – enabled by personal computers and laptops – meant to their workplace strategies. They began to experiment in major office complexes in cities such as Los Angeles. IBM sent many people home from their office on Hope Street and Deloitte introduced the concept of a shared ...
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Towards a Cybersecurity Partnership in Connected Buildings
February 14, 2019
Decades ago, organizations had to quickly become savvy about protecting their Information Technology (IT) networks from remote attackers. As IT networks grew, so did the cybersecurity threats – viruses, malware, and phishing attacks proliferated, and they continue to do so. Organizations that experienced early, highly publicized cyberattacks and data breaches learned painful and costly lessons. I...
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The Enhanced Occupant Experience – Taking Buildings to the Next Level!
February 6, 2019
In the same way that consumers now expect technology to offer a seamless, enhanced shopping or entertainment experience, employees seek out companies that can offer a digital workplace that responds to their needs and perhaps even anticipates them while promoting productive work activities. There are now a host of technologies that we can use to manage, monitor, analyze and improve on experience i...
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Outsourcing As A Business Strategy
February 6, 2019
Arguably, specialized service providers can do a superior job performing lease administration, accounting, data management, energy optimization and application support at a better value. Using them also frees up internal personnel to concentrate on the company’s core business of developing, acquiring, investing in or selling real estate assets. If your organization is still handling all or even mo...
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Tech Perspective @ the Edge: Cindy Parker, Managing Director of IT, LaSalle Investment Management
January 31, 2019
Tell us about LaSalle’s technology history and your part in it. I've been at LaSalle for over 30 years. When I started, the company was called LaSalle Partners and it was very small, about 300 people. We split off investment management from the services piece in the late '90s and that’s when I took over as the head of IT for LaSalle Investment Management. Over the last 20 years, we've expanded f...
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3 Ways CRE Can Influence Corporate Strategy in 2019 & Beyond
January 31, 2019
The new accounting standards require that leases – including your real estate leases – will now be recognized on the corporate balance sheet. While these changes are intended to bring more transparency to your company's expenses and liabilities, they also mean your real estate portfolio will garner increased attention from your C-suite. First, as your leases begin to appear on the balance shee...
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Make Your CRE Experience Belong: Customizing Technology Design for Different Places
January 24, 2019
Following are two case studies that show different solutions for two very different contexts. What we see in both is how technology has been customized and personalized for the place and the people who use it. Both projects understand display technology as modular building blocks that can be configured however is best for the use case. Both projects run on bespoke software that was developed spec...
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CES 2019: Consumer Tech Trends That Will Impact CRE – 5G, Digital Walls, Flying Taxis and More! 
January 17, 2019
CES focuses on consumer electronics, but the shift towards tech-enabled workplaces, digital tenant experiences and IoT enabled smart facilities suggest that many of the consumer tech trends are relevant to the commercial real estate industry as well. Here are some of the observations I made at CES 2019: 5G will enable an age of ‘connected everything’ Everyone was talking about 5G at this ...
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