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.
Jared Summers of ExxonMobil is Leading the Way to Corporate Real Estate Innovation
December 5, 2018
Tell us about your role within your organization.
I am the Data, Analytics & Technology Manager within our Environmental and Property Solutions (E&PS) organization. This role in our corporate real estate group is focused on delivering the promise of transformational change enabled by digital technologies across the entire E&PS value stream. My role is to have a firm understanding of technology t...
Is Your Network Leaving Money on the Table?
December 5, 2018
Historically, communications networks have utilized a copper infrastructure, including cabling and components, to provide the bandwidth and services required by tenants. And while copper networks were often able to meet the needs of the time, they have disadvantages. For one, copper is tied to an upgrade cycle. Often unable to keep up with rising bandwidth demands, copper networks require a contin...
Tech Perspective @ the Edge: Damien Wu, CIO, Link, the Largest REIT in Asia
November 29, 2018
How has technology evolved at Link?
Although Link is the largest REIT in Asia, we're actually a very young company, just a bit over 10 years old. It was transformed from a public asset to a REIT which had no precedent in Hong Kong. When Link was set up, we inherited the shopping centers as well as aged computer systems from the government. For the first few years, therefore, we focused on improv...
2030 & Beyond: Campus of the Future | Relevance is Critical to the Future of Higher Education
November 21, 2018
My thinking on this has recently evolved. Rather than one single Uber disruption, I fear the 'Uber of higher education' will be the perception that college is irrelevant, coupled with the confluence of many disruptive Ubers, all competing for students' attention and interests – and all leading potential students away from higher education entirely.
In light of this threat, I believe it is impe...
Chandra Dhandapani of CBRE Discusses Digital Transformation As Powered by People and Technology
November 16, 2018
This month's Video Showcase features Chandra Dhandapani, Chief Digital & Technology Officer of CBRE. She is the organization's most-senior global technology leader with responsibility for all aspects of its technology and digital enablement, including those serving clients and CBRE professionals.
Chandra discusses industry trends and digital transformation, which she feels is about people and...
The Unisphere: Largest Commercial Net Zero Building in the United States
November 8, 2018
To achieve the net zero goal, the facility includes various sustainable features including 3,000 photovoltaic panels, geo-exchange wells, a high-performance curtainwall with electrochromic glazing, an earth-coupled heating/cooling system, an automated natural ventilation system, daylight harvesting, and a thermal pool. Other features include green roof terraces that help reduce rainwater run-off, ...
Standing, Stretching and Soaking Up Sun: Healthy Office Habits Make a Major Difference
November 1, 2018
The University of Arizona has more than 15,000 faculty and staff – the majority of whom spend significant portions of their workdays in office settings. Over the last two decades, an emerging field of research has looked into how these office settings impact health and well-being. While the specific goals and methodologies of these studies have differed, the general conclusions are similar: Tradit...