Advisory Banner

ADVISORY

ADVISORY NEWSLETTERS

2015 Realcomm | IBcon Digie Finalists Announced!

Realcomm has been presenting the "Digie" Awards since our first event in 1999. The main purpose of this award is to recognize those companies, real estate projects, technologies and people that have gone above and beyond to positively impact our industry through the use of technology, automation and innovation.

In 2012, we created separate award categories for Realcomm and IBcon, to more clearly address the difference between automating real estate business processes and creating intelligent building systems, buildings, portfolios and cities.

This year's Realcomm Digie Award categories are:

Best Use of Automation, for companies that have significantly automated traditional business processes or impacted their industry segments in the following categories:

  • Architecture
  • Commercial Real Estate (2 awards in this category)
  • Commercial Services
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Investment Management
  • Retail
Best Real Estate Technology Innovation, for a technology product or solution that promises significant impact on our industry (3 awards in this category)

Realcomm Digital Impact Award acknowledging those visionary leaders who have shown the courage and tenacity to forge ahead with their innovative ideas and to continue to drive change despite all odds. (2 awards given in this category)

This year's IBcon Digie Award categories are:

Most Intelligent Building Projects, recognizing significant smart, connected high-performance building projects in the following categories:

  • City/State
  • College Campus
  • Corporate Campus
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Mixed Use
  • Multifamily
  • Office Building
  • Office Portfolio (2 awards in this category)
  • Retail
  • Specialty Building
Best Intelligent Building Technology Innovation, for a technology product or solution that promises significant impact on our industry. (3 awards given in this category)

IBcon Digital Impact Award acknowledging those visionary leaders who have shown the courage and tenacity to forge ahead with their innovative ideas and to continue to drive change despite all odds. (2 awards given in this category)

Here are the 2015 Digie Award Finalists:

Realcomm

BEST USE OF AUTOMATION

Architecture
Gehry Technologies | Trimble
Zaha Hadid
BROAD Group

Commercial Real Estate (2 awards will be given in this category)
Onyx Equities
Granite Properties
Tishman Speyer
Boston Properties
Healthcare REIT
Corporate Office Properties Trust

Commercial Services
Sperry Van Ness
Avison Young
Transwestern

Corporate Real Estate
Citi Realty Services
Bank of America
JP Morgan

Property Management
Cushman & Wakefield
CBRE
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Real Estate Investment Management
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
TIAA-CREF

Retail
Starwood Retail Partners
Regency Centers
General Growth Properties

REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION (3 awards will be given in this category)
AMP Technologies
Cityzenith - 5D Smart City
SCS – Maisonette
CREATE
Trimble | Microsoft - HoloLens
View the Space
MRI - Version X
Hightower
RealMassive

DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD (2 awards will be given in this category)
Kevin Moss - DDR
Ed Lubieniecki - RealFoundations
Robert Entin – Vornado Realty Trust
Tom Taddeo – Kimco Realty
Stuart Appley - Shorenstein
Andrew Miller – TIAA-CREF

IBcon

MOST INTELLIGENT BUILDING PROJECTS

City/State
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
Barcelona, Spain

College Campus
Northwestern University
Stanford University
University of California, San Diego

Corporate Campus
Cisco
Sprint
The Pentagon

Corporate Headquarters
Deloitte HQ Netherlands
Conrad Hilton Foundation
Brookfield Office Properties

Mixed Use Project
Comcast Center - Liberty Property Trust
Hudson Yards - Related
Canary Wharf Group

Multifamily
United Dominion Realty Trust
Howard Hughes Corporation
North American Properties

Office Building
Waterpark Place
Shanghai Tower
One World Trade Center

Office Portfolio (2 awards will be given in this category)
Cousins Properties
Oxford Properties
The Irvine Company
Rudin Management Company
Kilroy Realty Corporation
Bedrock Real Estate Services

Retail
Taubman Centers
Simon Property Group
Macerich

Specialty Building
Quicken Loans - Data Center - Detroit, MI
Levi's Stadium - Santa Clara, CA
El Prat Airport - Barcelona, Spain

BEST INTELLIGENT BUILDING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION (3 awards will be given in this category)
J2 Innovations - FIN 3.0
LumenCache
Build.science
Switch Automation
Lucid Design Group
KMC – Commander
Tridium - JACE 8000
Daikin Applied’s Intelligent Equipment™
Yardi - LOBOS

DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD (2 awards will be given in this category)
Eric Stromquist – Control Trends
Ted Maulucci - Tridel
Ken Sinclair – automatedbuildings.com
Kelly Millsaps – The Related Companies
Ted Houck - Hepta Control Systems
Brian Dauskurdas - Lutron

The Digie Awards will be presented to the winners on Tuesday, June 9th, during the Realcomm & IBcon 2015 Conferences in San Antonio. The award ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the Exhibit Floor and will be broadcast at Conference LIVE. Join us to congratulate the finalists and the winners for 2015!

View IBcon Program Details

View Realcomm Program Details

Realcomm Staff

This Week’s Sponsor

ESI
ESI (Environmental Systems, Inc.) is a firm focused on making building runs better. Applying decades of experience in building automation, system integration and energy management, ESI helps companies manage complex relationships among building systems and people that are crucial to driving significant improvements in building efficiency. www.thinkesi.com

Realcomm News


SAVE THE DATE!
June 8 - Pre-conference events | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
June 9-10 - Realcomm & IBcon conference | Marriott Rivercenter | San Antonio, TX
www.realcomm.com

DON'T MISS THE REALCOMM | IBCON GENERAL SESSION!

The impact that technology, automation and innovation have had on the commercial and corporate real estate industry over the last 3-5 years is unprecedented. These changes are most clearly seen in four specific areas; 1) how we use information management solutions to organize our business processes, 2) how we communicate with our customers and partners, 3) how the Internet of Things is influencing the next generation of smart, high-performance buildings and 4) how we use space as seen in office space utilization and the online assault of bricks and mortar retail.

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION - TRANSFORMING THE COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

New ideas and innovative ways of looking at the world are the catalysts for change. Few understand more about nurturing ideas and waiting for the world to understand them than Bran Ferren.

Bran is an American technologist, engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, and inventor. He is the former President of R&D for Walt Disney Imagineering, as well as founder of Associates & Ferren, a multidisciplinary engineering and design firm acquired in 1993 by Disney. Today, he is Chief Creative Officer of Applied Minds, which he co-founded in 2000 with fellow inventor, Danny Hillis. Apple's "pinch-to-zoom" patent, which features prominently in its legal battle with Samsung, was invalidated by the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2013 based on a 2005 patent by Ferren and Hillis for multi-touch gestures. Bran was also involved in the technology that could prove to be the framework for the next generation of Google Search.

His current company, Applied Minds, has worked with some of the world’s largest corporations on innovation, change and transformation, including Intel, Lockheed Martin, The Smithsonian, MIT Media Lab and others. Bran is going to use his life-long experience to help us understand how technology and innovation will continue to transform the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Industry.

THE FUTURE IS NOW!

Following Bran Ferren's perspective on the future and the impacts of innovation on business, he will join three industry thought-leaders to have an insightful conversation about the future of commercial and corporate real estate. Joining the conversation will be:

Robert Entin, EVP & CIO, Vornado Realty Trust
As the executive in charge of technology at one of the nation's largest REITs, dominant in New York City and Washington DC, Robert is in the middle of the innovation revolution that is taking place in the commercial real estate industry.

Kelly Millsaps, CTO, Related
Kelly and his team have the challenge of making Hudson Yards, the largest project ever built in the United States, the most innovative as well. From microgrids to a comprehensive wireless infrastructure, this project is setting new global standards.

Daniel Cocosa, REGIONAL FACILITY MANAGER, BMS, Google
Dan is responsible for keeping the building technologies at one of the world’s most respected technology companies at the forefront. In addition to the Google and MTV campuses of today, Dan will provide some thoughts on new innovations coming in the near future.

AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO INNOVATION @ A GLOBAL SCALE

This segment of the General Session will feature global executive leadership from three different practice groups of CBRE: Information Technologies, Facilities Management and Workplace. Over the last 18 months, each of these groups have been involved in transformational activities that are part of an overall integrated strategy designed to allow CBRE to take full advantage of the changes in the marketplace being influenced by technology, automation and innovation. This conversation will support the idea that REal Change is Happening Right Now...Welcome to the FutuRE!

Mandy Edwards
GLOBAL CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
CBRE

Alex Darragh
GLOBAL FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
PLATFORM DIRECTOR
CBRE

Chris Bone
GLOBAL DIRECTOR,
CORPORATE FACILITIES &
WORKPLACE STRATEGY
CBRE


UPCOMING REALCOMM WEBINARS

Future-proofing BUILDING COMMUNICATIONS – 5G, WIFI, CBRS, Bluetooth, In-building Wireless and More - 5/23/2019

In an ever-increasing wireless world, building owners and operators can no longer ignore the needs of a mobile society. Every day, more applications are added to our phones which include video, immersive media, wayfinding, hailing a ride, ordering food, accessing a building and more. So much of what we do relies on good wireless connectivity, and buildings must deliver the same service as the outdoor world. Over the next few years, 5G and other technologies are going to radically improve wireless connectivity and ultimately impact the communications strategy for buildings. In order to provide tenants with a 21st century experience, buildings must keep pace with this trend. This webinar will cover a wireless strategy that includes both experiential and operational issues.

headshot for Clarence Reynolds
Clarence Reynolds Telecommunications Industry Association
Clarence Reynolds Director, Editorial and Event Content Clarence Reynolds has built a career as an Emmy-winning journalist and broadcast professional. He brings more than two decades of broadcast production
headshot for Clarence Reynolds
Clarence Reynolds
Director, Editorial and Event Content
Telecommunications Industry Association

Clarence Reynolds has built a career as an Emmy-winning journalist and broadcast professional. He brings more than two decades of broadcast production, on-air hosting and senior communications experience to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Prior to joining TIA, Clarence worked as a News Anchor at NBC Atlanta and FOX Indianapolis. For TIA, Clarence designs and implements digital event communication strategies to educate stakeholders in the Information Technology Communications (ICT) industry.

headshot for Brian Schwartz
Brian Schwartz Macerich
Brian Schwartz VP, IT Brian Schwartz is responsible for Smart Building Infrastructure at over 50 centers portflio wide. He oversees the installation and support for CCTVm W
headshot for Brian Schwartz
Brian Schwartz
VP, IT
Macerich

Brian Schwartz is responsible for Smart Building Infrastructure at over 50 centers portflio wide. He oversees the installation and support for CCTVm Wi-Fim Energy Management, shopper counting, and DAS. Brian support digital marketing initiatives including digital signage and property websites.

headshot for Mark Horinko
Mark Horinko Airwavz Solutions
Mark Horinko President Mark Horinko has 30+ years of experience in wireless network strategy, network architecture and design, product development and large –scale network o
headshot for Mark Horinko
Mark Horinko
President
Airwavz Solutions

Mark Horinko has 30+ years of experience in wireless network strategy, network architecture and design, product development and large –scale network operations. As President of Airwavz, Mark is responsible for multiple, large-scale wireless and telecommunications network deployment projects totaling more than $1billion as well as development of five new industry-changing business and operational models. Mark is active in the telecommunications community and belongs to several industry associations. He is also a charter member of FiberFete.

headshot for Soyola Baasan
Soyola Baasan DASpedia
Soyola Baasan Managing Director Soyola Baasan founded DASpedia, an enterprise cellular coverage testing and training firm, in August 2014. He brings 20 years of telecommunication ind
headshot for Soyola Baasan
Soyola Baasan
Managing Director
DASpedia

Soyola Baasan founded DASpedia, an enterprise cellular coverage testing and training firm, in August 2014. He brings 20 years of telecommunication industry experience including fiber optics, RF components, and wireless systems. Soyola provides industry guidance to DASpedia and runs its operation as a managing director.

headshot for Stuart Strickland
Stuart Strickland Aruba
Stuart Strickland Distinguished Technologist Stuart Walker Strickland is a Distinguished Technologist in the Office of the CTO at Aruba Networks with a focus on strategic planning for Wi-Fi in th
headshot for Stuart Strickland
Stuart Strickland
Distinguished Technologist
Aruba

Stuart Walker Strickland is a Distinguished Technologist in the Office of the CTO at Aruba Networks with a focus on strategic planning for Wi-Fi in the context of 5th Generation cellular networks. He has been with Aruba for three years and represents its interests in 3GPP, WFA, IEEE, and WBA on issues relating to spectrum allocation, Wi-Fi/cellular coexistence and integrated network architectures.

headshot for Art King
Art King Corning
Art King Director of Enterprise Services & Technologies As part of the IBN Technologies team, Art King leads the development of enterprise services definitions and business case propositions for customers a
headshot for Art King
Art King
Director of Enterprise Services & Technologies
Corning

As part of the IBN Technologies team, Art King leads the development of enterprise services definitions and business case propositions for customers and partners. He is Vice Chair of the Services Working Group in the Small Cell Forum. Art came to Corning via the SpiderCloud Wireless acquisition and was formerly a lead in IT architecture and operations for Nike Inc. where he held various global roles over 10 years.