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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...
What to Look for in a Workplace Solution
November 1, 2018
How do you choose – and implement – a workplace solution that can stay one step ahead? Here are several things executives look for to ensure they select the right workplace solution that will provide both immediate – and sustainable, value:
1. Will the company be here today – AND tomorrow?
Any time you are buying a piece of software or getting a service that your company is going to r...
Data is the New Oil: Are You Using Yours?
October 25, 2018
Businesses, regardless of size or sector, have struggled with the same questions: How much office space is needed for employees, and is the space being maximized to increase productivity and reduce costs? How can the physical workspace not only help employees excel at their jobs, but engage them and increase their job satisfaction?
All too often, CRE and FM personnel have been relegated to taki...
The Impact of 5G & Corporate Real Estate's Changing Telecommunications Landscape
October 18, 2018
One of the most significant emerging trends that will stress networks is 5G.
5G represents the fifth-generation of cellular wireless. What’s notable is 5G will connect people and things through greater speed, lower latency, and massive simultaneous connectivity. These network advancements will enable and inspire a new wave of computing and technological innovation that will change the way we li...
Why You Need to Prepare Now for Gen Z’s Influence on Real Estate
October 18, 2018
The real estate industry needs to be aware of Gen Z’s current role in the marketplace and prepare for the part they will surely play in the coming years.
Who makes up Gen Z?
Although Millennials have largely grown up with the Internet, a key distinction of their generation is that they remember a time (no matter how long that time may have been) when the Internet was not the all-consuming comp...