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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!

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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


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