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Corporate Real Estate & Facilities Innovators Share Vision at CoRE Tech 2017

On November 14 and 15, the world’s largest gathering of Corporate Real Estate and Facility Executives seeking the newest technology, automation and innovation took place in Silicon Valley. Attendees travelled from all over the world from countries such as Australia, Canada China, England, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore and Switzerland.

The program was jampacked from the very beginning, and was meticulously constructed over several months with the help of 49 extraordinary advisors who can all be characterized as the true thought leaders leading this transformation of the Corporate Real Estate and Facilities industry.

Prior to the event, we asked each advisor to provide us with one word that they believe describes the current state of the Corporate Real Estate and Facilities industry as it relates to technology, automaton and innovation. For what they said, see the above infographic.

The case studies presented epitomized the most forward thinking, progressive, innovative and bold ideas from around the globe. From smart skyscrapers to AI applications and robots for Corporate Real Estate, the breadth of the new ideas and innovation was stunning.

Day One began with CRE Tech Innovation Tours on Tuesday, November 14. Six tours scheduled throughout the day focused on the innovation found in the Silicon Valley Corporate Real Estate ecosystem. And where better than at the epicenter of global technology innovation to find state-of-the-art thinking in Corporate Real Estate and Facilities? Google, LinkedIn, Aruba, Jabil, Salesforce and Corning played perfect hosts for the inquisitive tour attendees.


The opening session highlighted two of the most respected innovators in Corporate Real Estate, Mark Golan, VP of Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS) at Google and Michael Huaco, SVP & Global Head of Real Estate at McKesson. These two thought- leaders not only talked about innovation in the Corporate Real Estate and Facilities space but also added the perspective of doing innovation at scale. Their keen insight laid the groundwork for the rest of the conference.

The next session involved senior level executives from the world’s largest service providers: CBRE, JLL, Colliers and Cushman & Wakefield, who all presented innovation strategies for their companies and discussed how technology is impacting their clients and the industry in general.

The last session of the night included some of Commercial Real Estate’s top thinkers. Leading executives from Boston Properties, Vornado, CBRE and GPG Advisers discussed the strategic relationship between landlord and tenant when it comes to implementing technology into the building and business practices of the occupant. The overwhelming message is to “begin the conversation as early as possible.”

The evening ended with an energetic networking reception and lively conversations throughout the EXPO area.

Day Two was a whirlwind of great conversations and presentations. The segments ranged from lengthy, in-depth conversations to a fast paced, TED Talk-like, speedy format of high velocity information. As we said all day about the program – we needed to fit a size 10 foot into a size 5 shoe. We moved fast, but with great planning and we think the audience found favor with the format.

The following is a summary of Day Two topics:
  • Embracing Innovation – Delivering Corporate Real Estate DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION @ Scale
  • Corporate Real Estate INFORMATION MANAGEMENT – A Challenged Landscape
  • IoT Enabled, SMART BUILDINGS & CAMPUSES – Developing a Comprehensive Strategy
  • FASB Wake Up Call – Are You Ready?
  • The New DIGITAL WORKPLACE – Understanding Fads, Trends and Sustainable Expectations
  • SPACE AS A SERVICE – Is This the New Model for Corporate Real Estate?
  • Smart & Well – Technology’s Role in HEALTHY BUILDINGS
  • Driving Measurable Value from SENSOR DATA & Analytics
  • INNOVATION SHOWCASE:
       -Smart Furniture – A New Part of the Connected Building Ecosystem
       -Intelligent Bathrooms – Technology Enables a New Service Model
       -CRE & Data Visualization – Seeing Is Believing
       -Sensors, Networks and More – Lighting Innovation is Changing the Landscape
       -Commercial & Corporate RE Cyber Consortium (CCRECC) – Industry Update
       -The Net Zero Energy DC Powered Building
       -Ridesharing & Corporate RE – The Future of Transportation
       -Digital Electricity – The Intelligent Power Evolution
  • CRE TECH 5.0 Showcase – A New Generation of Tech Impacting Corporate Real Estate
       -Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
       -AR/VR/Mixed Reality
       -Autonomous Vehicles
       -Robots
When the final session was over, the massive amount of information exchanged left no doubt that the Corporate Real Estate and Facilities industry is being dramatically impacted by technology, automation and innovation. Trends such as less space per person due to changing work habits; immersive workplaces; smarter, more energy efficient buildings; more streamlined operations; a better use of data; a better understanding of portfolio characteristics; and this elusive topic of ‘digital transformation’ were all discovered, discussed and debated at CoRE Tech 2017 in Silicon Valley.

We would like to thank everyone that made CoRE Tech 2017 such a great success. We appreciate all your time, efforts, participation and investment in this event!

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Jim Young, Co-Founder & CEO, Realcomm
Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. As CEO, Jim interacts with some of the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive next generation real estate projects under development.

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