Realcomm | IBcon 2017 Digie Award Finalists Announced!
Realcomm has been presenting the "Digie" Awards (short for Commercial Real Estate Digital Innovation Awards) since 1999 to recognize those outstanding companies, real estate projects, technologies as well as the people who have gone “above and beyond” to positively impact our industry through the intelligent application of technology, automation and innovation.
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 efficient, effective and profitable industry.
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
This award is given to those companies in the following categories who have applied an extraordinary level of automation, technology and innovation to their business processes:
- Property|Facility Management
- Commercial Services
- Commercial Real Estate
- Corporate Real Estate
- Real Estate Investment Management
This award is given to two companies who’ve introduced new products to the market that strive to re-engineer our very manual and disparate industry through the creation of innovative automation solutions.
Julie Devine Digital Impact Award
It takes vision, determination, tenacity and commitment to keep this industry moving in the right direction. This award will acknowledge two such individuals who saw things ahead of their associates, had the courage to leave the mainstream and the tenacity to keep standing up after possibly many failed attempts.
This year's IBcon Digie Award categories are:
Most Intelligent Building Project
This award will go to those extraordinary examples of buildings, projects and communities that best demonstrate smart, connected, high performance intelligent building concepts in the following categories:
- Office Building
- Office Portfolio
- Corporate Headquarters
- Mixed Use Project
- Corporate Campus
- College Campus
This award will recognize two of the most innovative new ideas/technologies/products/services for the smart, connected, high performance, intelligent building marketplace.
IBcon Julie Devine Digital Impact Award
Again, it takes vision, determination, tenacity and commitment to keep this industry moving in the right direction. This award is designed to acknowledge two special individuals who saw things ahead of their associates, had the courage to leave the mainstream and the tenacity to keep standing up after possibly many failed attempts.
Here are the 2017 Digie Award Finalists:
BEST USE OF AUTOMATION
- LBA Realty
- CBRE | ESI
- Cushman & Wakefield
- Howard Hughes
- Irvine Company
- CBL & Associates
- Phillips Edison & Company
- JP Morgan
- Principal Real Estate Investors
- Bjarke Ingels
- MRI Analytix Portal
- Yardi Retail Property Management Suite
- Justin Segal
- Jesse Carrillo
- Jim Carr
- Chuck Niswonger
- Sandy Jacolow
- Chris Saah
MOST INTELLIGENT BUILDING PROJECT
- 888 Boylston
- Salesforce Tower
- EY Tower | 100 Adelaide W
- Irvine Company
- Oxford Properties
- Bedrock Detroit
- Taubman Starfield Hanam
- Henn-na Hotel
- United Therapeutics
- 380 North Pastoria
- The Jasper - San Francisco
- Grant Park Village
- Solterra EcoLuxury Apartments
- Wilshire Grand
- Santana Row
- HIRO: GE Digital Campus
- University of California Davis
- Penn State
- University of California San Diego
- San Francisco
- Prescriptive Data - NANTUM OS
- Sempra | OSIsoft - Pxise
- ReLogix UtiLive
- Lynxspring's JENEsys IoT Edge Controller
- Philips - Light as a Service
- Quinn Munton
- Scott Collins
- Maureen Ehrenberg
- Ken Sinclair
- Eric Stromquist | Ken Smyers
- Ted Houck
This Week’s Sponsor
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Come & Experience the Mixed Reality,
Robotics & Drones Labs in CRE Tech
Join us at Realcomm | IBcon 2017 which will be home to the largest Mixed Reality, Robotics & Drones Labs in CRE! From image capturing robots and drones, to 3D modeling in a mixed reality environment, to a Holoportation Station, you won’t want to miss out on being a part of the most cutting-edge, interactive display of emerging AR/VR, robotics and drones technology in our industry!
UPCOMING REALCOMM WEBINARS
Driving Tenant Engagement – Platforms, Digital Amenities…and Beyond - 8/23/2018
We can hail a car, order food, listen to music, tweet to the world, reserve tickets and buy almost anything from a smartphone – there seems to be an app for everything! The same applies to landlord provided services in an office or multifamily building. Today, building guests & occupants are opting for a digital interface for services, and tenant engagement and experience platforms are rapidly gaining traction. From easy, efficient building access to scheduling a yoga class to scheduling a meeting room to connection socially with others in the building – the possibilities seem endless. This begs the question: What digital amenities do occupants and guests really want? This webinar will examine all aspects of creating digital tenant amenities and explore different engagement platforms. Prioritizing platform features, system integration and cyber requirements are just some of the issues that will be addressed.
Jim Whalen serves as SVP and CIO responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications at Boston Properties, a fully integrated real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners and developers of Class-A office properties in the United States. Over a 27-year IT career, Jim has supported real estate operations ranging from residential, construction, public housing, commercial office and retail.
As Head of Global Workplace Engineering, Victor Sanchez manages over 40+ LinkedIn facilities across the globe. He seamlessly blends design and operations of LinkedIn facilities via data-driven decisions across design pre-construction, construction, energy and facilities management. Victor is responsible for the engaging and high-performance workplace that supports the diverse and dynamic LinkedIn teams and culture.
Ilan Zachar is currently Chief Technology Officer at Carr Properties, a privately held REIT known for its portfolio of trophy-quality properties in the Washington D.C. In this role, Ilan leverages vision and foresight to cross-pollinate best practices, processes, systems and resources across corporate operations/affiliates. Under his leadership, this has resulted in improvements in bottom-line costs, top-line business growth/scalability, operational sustainability and high performance and overall, strengthening his company’s role as a market leader. For over 20 years, Ilan has been executive business leader and innovative technology strategist for multinational real-estate and property development companies worldwide.
Laura Acklandiene is the Head of Business Development - Global Expansion at Equiem. She travels between London and New York on a mission to introduce their tenant experience portals and customer engagement services to the landlords and developers in the UK and in the US. Prior to that, she worked with Australia's largest property funds and REITs, as well as retail partners boosting services available to commercial occupiers.