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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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Congratulations to Our 2019 Digie Award Winners!
June 20, 2019
Following are the 2019 Digie Award winners: REALCOMM BEST USE OF AUTOMATIONProperty/Facility Management: Urban Edge Properties Effectively transformed digital processes and differentiated themselves in the industry as an innovator Pioneers in the Integration of budgeting and forecasting through MRI IM with Spreadsheet Server Created an innovative automated process for recoveries and acc...
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The Buzz on Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Buildings
June 20, 2019
Second only to MRO spend, the next highest expense category at 20-30% of controllable spend is utilities, positioning facility and energy management as a very good place to leverage technology to lower costs, increase efficiency and enhance tenant comfort. In a typical 500,000-square-foot building in Manhattan, MRO accounts for $1.5 million in annual spend, with utilities close behind at $1 millio...
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Art McCann of Highwoods Discusses Leveraging Technology for Innovation in Real Estate
June 14, 2019
Tell us about your role within your organization. My main responsibility is to strategically align every technology investment to the business by improving processes, heightening cybersecurity and/or increasing NOI. This starts with what I believe is one of the best technology teams in real estate. We regularly host open discussions with every business unit and every corporate support department...
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6 Ways to Make Proptech Deliver For Your Business
June 14, 2019
It might feel like a minefield but it doesn’t have to be. There are proven solutions delivering value and solving problems for real estate, the key is how to navigate the options and create a technology strategy that drives value. Here is our guide to doing that……. #1: Don’t disrupt your business for the sake of disruption Are you waiting for tech companies to come to you or do you have in...
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Zorba Manolopoulos of Facebook Talks About Next Gen Occupant Experience
June 5, 2019
Tell us a little about your role within your organization. I lead a team to explore new methods on how to design, build and operate our corporate campuses to make them more intuitive and adaptive to the occupant. This includes Real Estate planning, Facility Operations, Culinary, Transportation and Security. We’re empowering employees on one side and optimizing operations on the other. It is a ba...
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American Tower: Bringing Buildings & Venues into the Future of Wireless Communications
June 5, 2019
Superior in-building wireless connectivity is a competitive differentiator and an operational necessity. That’s why we offer reliable, high-quality, and secure wireless infrastructure solutions to support building and venue owners. Wireless connectivity is one of the most important features of any building or venue―we deliver a single infrastructure that supports multiple technologies and is...
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Realcomm | IBcon 2019 Digie Award Finalists Announced!
May 31, 2019
Commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate involve an inordinate amount of information, systems and business processes to operate the business. This data intensive, manual, mostly disconnected environment provides the perfect opportunity to radically transform how we do our business. For this reason, we continue to recognize those who are leading the charge for a more efficien...
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Making the Machines Work for You
May 31, 2019
Just what are we talking about? "Big data” means large, complex data sets that most traditional software platforms can’t manage. AI refers to computer systems that can perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence. Machine learning, a form of AI that enables systems to "learn as they go" without being explicitly programmed, supports informed decision-making by assembling and analyzing prope...
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