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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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Tech Perspective @ the Edge: Cheryl Gray of QuadReal Leads Global Strategy in Digital Innovation
March 20, 2019
Tell us about the technology history at QuadReal. Our story is unique because QuadReal is a new company, but we started with an $18 billion real estate portfolio. Our owner, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), formed QuadReal Property Group and internalized management of all their real estate assets in February 2017. Shortly after joining QuadReal, I attended an industr...
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In-Building Wireless Enabling 5G, CBRS & Smart Buildings
March 20, 2019
The planned enhancements in wireless networks – specifically the upcoming 5G evolution, CBRS spectrum availability and Private LTE networks – have created opportunities for commercial real estate owners and enterprise to capitalize on a groundbreaking technological shift through the 2020’s and beyond. But the opportunity to take advantage and create a smart, wireless-centric commercial building...
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5G & the History of Wireless Networks
March 14, 2019
Fifth–generation cellular network technology – 5G for short – is a hot topic. Mobile technology undergoes an evolutionary leap every decade or so. We're on the cusp of the most consequential one yet. The hype surrounding 5G has been intensifying. The drumbeat will continue to crescendo. Consumers should expect to be inundated with marketing information presently. Just like previous leaps, 5G promi...
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How Do You Implement a High-Value Energy Strategy?
March 14, 2019
First, the why Electric, gas, water, sewer and other utilities account for 20-30% of controllable spend, again, typically second highest only to MRO costs. For example, in a 500,000-square-foot building, utilities can run about $1 million annually, and costs continue to climb. With that much money on the line, it makes sense to create a strategy for both managing and reducing utility expenses. ...
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Oracle Rolls Out an IoT-Enabled Workplace Strategy
March 6, 2019
At Oracle, the vision is to be a leader in global real estate and facilities performance, best practices, innovation, and proactive strategic planning. Our IoT strategy aligns well with that vision. To quote Stephen R. Covey, we began strategy development with "the end in mind." The Path to IoT Oracle Real Estate & Facilities has fostered an environment where diverse, results-oriented team mem...
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Altus Group CRE Innovation Report Reveals Rapid Acceleration of PropTech Adoption & Rise of Disintermediation as Major Trends Impacting CRE
February 27, 2019
Altus Group, a leading provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services to the global CRE industry, recently released the latest Altus Group CRE Innovation Report. The report provides an outlook on technology trends impacting the global CRE industry and highlights the significant acceleration in adoption of PropTech, the effect of disintermediating technologies, as well as a...
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How to Manage FASB & IFRS Lease Accounting in a Sea of Changing Standards
February 27, 2019
With this latest round of accounting changes, your finance team must once again adjust to a new normal. Now that you're compliant or on the road to compliance, you're faced with new challenges that extend beyond changes to reporting and auditing requirements. As leases move to the balance sheet, your Corporate Real Estate (CRE) portfolio takes on new proportion and significance. If you are a fi...
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REcalibrate | Real Estate Companies Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities
February 20, 2019
This year's theme, REcalibrate | Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities, focuses on how everyone in an organization needs to fully understand how this next chapter of the digital revolution will affect their role as well as the organization as a whole. The Commercial and Corporate Real Estate industry has been talking about technology improvements and solutions for many years. ...
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