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Realcomm | IBcon 2018 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
  • Retail Real Estate
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Management
  • Architecture

  • Best Tech Innovation Commercial|Corporate Real Estate
    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
  • Retail Real Estate
  • Specialty Real Estate
  • Multi-Family/Residential
  • Mixed Use Project
  • Corporate Campus
  • College Campus
  • City / State

  • Best Tech Innovation Intelligent Buildings
    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.

    Following are the 2018 Realcomm Digie Award Finalists:

    BEST USE OF AUTOMATION
    Property|Facility Management

    1. Charter Hall Group
    2. Morguard
    3. Brookfield Properties

    Commercial Services
    1. JLL
    2. Newmark Knight Frank
    3. CBRE

    Commercial Real Estate
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Boxer Properties
    2. Washington REIT
    3. The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies
    4. Prologis
    5. QuadReal
    6. Brookfield Properties

    Retail
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Kimco Realty
    2. Brixmor
    3. GGP
    4. Woolbright Development
    5. Link REIT
    6. Regency Centers

    Corporate Real Estate
    1. J.P. Morgan Asset Management
    2. Capital One
    3. Salesforce

    Investment Management
    1. Invesco Real Estate
    2. BNY Melllon Real Estate Fund Services
    3. CBRE Global Investors

    Architecture
    1. SGA Architecture
    2. Gensler
    3. EvolveLAB

    BEST TECH INNOVATION COMMERCIAL|CORPORATE REAL ESTATE
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Juniper Square
    2. Open Box Real Estate Automation Engine
    3. Okapi
    4. Honest Buildings
    5. GeoCV
    6. Yardi Co-Working

    JULIE DEVINE DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Chuck Niswonger
    2. Julie Sokol
    3. Clint Osteen
    4. Art McCann
    5. Phil Klokis
    6. Chris Saah

    Following are the 2018 IBcon Digie Award Finalists:

    MOST INTELLIGENT BUILDING PROJECT
    Office Building

    1. 151 North Franklin
    2. 100 Adelaide Street West
    3. 100 Mount Street

    Office Portfolio
    1. Oxford Properties
    2. Dexus
    3. Mirvac

    Corporate Headquarters
    1. NVIDIA
    2. NCR
    3. Aruba

    Retail
    1. GGP
    2. Vicinity Centres
    3. Cadillac Fairview

    Specialty
    1. TowerJazz
    2. CityHub Amsterdam
    3. Aloft Cupertino

    Multifamily/Residential
    1. Sol Lux Alpha
    2. Ten York
    3. Marcus Garvey Village

    Mixed Use Project
    1. NEOM
    2. Hudson Yards
    3. Peña Station NEXT

    Corporate Campus
    1. Qualcomm
    2. Google
    3. Microsoft

    College Campus
    1. University of British Columbia
    2. University of Iowa
    3. Penn State

    City/State
    1. Toronto
    2. Las Vegas
    3. Seoul

    BEST TECH INNOVATION INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. iviva
    2. Sunwave Crossfire
    3. SmartONE Community Platform
    4. Equiem
    5. Microsoft Azure IoT Edge
    6. CohesionIB

    JULIE DEVINE DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Charles Matta
    2. Lachlan MacQuarrie
    3. Brian Turner
    4. Ted Houck
    5. Leroy Walden
    6. Paul Maximuk

    The Digie Awards will be presented to the winners on Wednesday, June 6 during the Realcomm | IBcon 2018 conferences at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The award ceremony will be held at 6:00pm at the Conference LIVE stage located on the Expo Floor and will be streamed live. Please join us and congratulate the finalists and the winners for 2018!

    Realcomm Staff
    Realcomm Conference Group LLC is the leading research and educational institution that produces annual conferences and expositions on technology, automated business solutions and intelligent buildings strategies for executives in commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate. Realcomm was founded in 1999 with the goal of bringing industry leaders together each year to discuss, demonstrate and debate the latest innovations that impact the industry.

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    Chuck Niswonger President Chuck Niswonger has over 30 years of successful leadership experience in technology-related roles that range from operating his own consulting company
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    Chuck Niswonger
    President
    NiceNets Consulting

    Chuck Niswonger has over 30 years of successful leadership experience in technology-related roles that range from operating his own consulting company (www.nicenets.com) to directing the IT strategy of a real estate investment management firm to manufacturing and technology-enabled education. Chuck has also been the chair of the Realcomm Investment Management (IM) Advisory Council for the last ten years, managing content selection for the conference educational sessions, IM forums, workshops and webinars.

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    SVP, IT
    Urban Edge Properties

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    Porter Bellew
    VP, CIO
    Federal Realty

    Porter Bellew is VP, CIO for Federal Realty Investment Trust. He is responsible for the Trust’s information technology strategy, services, operations and team. Porter has over 25 years of experience in real estate information management.

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    Todd Huebsch
    Industry Principal, Commercial
    Yardi

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    Nick Moore Lionpoint Group
    Nick Moore Executive Director Nick Moore is a founding partner of Lionpoint Group, a global consultancy focused on delivering complex business and operations transformation initiat
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    Nick Moore
    Executive Director
    Lionpoint Group

    Nick Moore is a founding partner of Lionpoint Group, a global consultancy focused on delivering complex business and operations transformation initiatives to solve process and data inefficiencies within the alternative investments market.

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    Andy Welkley MRI Software
    Andy Welkley Product Marketing Manager
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    Andy Welkley
    Product Marketing Manager
    MRI Software