Advisory Banner

ADVISORY

ADVISORY NEWSLETTERS

Realcomm | IBcon 2019 Digie Award Finalists Announced!

Realcomm has been presenting the Digie (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, 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.

    Realcomm 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.

    Young Innovator Award
    This year, we are adding the Real Estate Technology Young Innovator Award. This award will focus on young professionals who are beginning to make significant impact to our industry through the use of technology.

    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
  • Specialty Real Estate
  • Industrial
  • Multi-Family | Residential
  • Mixed-Use Project
  • Higher Education 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 2019 Realcomm Digie Award finalists:
    BEST USE OF AUTOMATION
    Property | Facility Management

    1. CBRE
    2. AMP Capital
    3. Urban Edge Properties

    Commercial Services
    1. SVN
    2. Cushman & Wakefield
    3. Colliers

    Commercial Real Estate
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Boxer Property
    2. Hines
    3. Boston Properties
    4. Dexus
    5. Carr Properties
    6. Blackstone

    Retail
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Oxford Properties
    2. Brookfield Properties
    3. Woolbright Development
    4. The Related Companies
    5. Vicinity Centres
    6. Inland Real Estate Group

    Corporate Real Estate
    1. ExxonMobil
    2. Deutsche Bank
    3. Oracle

    Investment Management
    1. Nuveen
    2. Washington REIT
    3. PGIM Real Estate

    Architecture
    1. Zaha Hadid
    2. Gehry Partners
    3. KPF

    BEST TECH INNOVATION COMMERCIAL | CORPORATE REAL ESTATE
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. NTrust Infotech
    2. Anaplan
    3. Okapi
    4. Reonomy
    5. PremiseHQ
    6. Dealpath

    JULIE DEVINE DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Rudy Reagin
    2. Rob Teel
    3. Clint Osteen
    4. Art McCann
    5. Patrick Ghilani
    6. Tom Taddeo

    Young Innovator Award
    1. Joe Fasone – Pilot
    2. John Fitzpatrick – Blackstone
    3. Max Verteletsky – Spaceti

    Following are the 2019 IBcon Digie Award finalists:
    MOST INTELLIGENT BUILDING PROJECT
    Office Building

    1. EY Tower 100 Adelaide West – Toronto
    2. 30 Hudson Yards – New York
    3. 151 North Franklin – Chicago

    Office Portfolio
    1. Lendlease
    2. Dexus
    3. Kilroy Realty

    Corporate Headquarters
    1. LinkedIn – Sunnyvale
    2. Bee’ah – Sharjah
    3. Warner Media – New York
    4. Intel SRR4 Smart Building – Bangalore
    5. ExxonMobil – Spring, TX
    6. Oracle – Redwood City

    Retail
    1. Alibaba
    2. Macerich Portfolio
    3. Amazon

    Specialty
    1. Thyssenkrupp Test Tower – Rottweil
    2. Crown Melbourne – Melbourne
    3. Jewel Changi Airport – Singapore

    Industrial
    1. GLP
    2. Prologis Portfolio
    3. CenterPoint Properties

    Multi- Family | Residential
    1. Jackson Park – New York
    2. Tribeca – St. Louis
    3. Arboretum at Barber Station – Boise

    Mixed Use Project
    1. Quayside – Toronto
    2. Water Street Tampa – Tampa
    3. Dania Pointe – Dania Beach

    Higher Education Campus
    1. University of Sydney
    2. The University of Iowa
    3. University of British Columbia

    City | State
    1. New York City
    2. London
    3. Hong Kong

    BEST TECH INNOVATION INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. ThoughtWire
    2. Microsoft Azure IoT
    3. EasyIO
    4. Aquicore
    5. Xandar Kardian
    6. Join

    JULIE DEVINE DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD
    Two awards will be given in this category
    1. Ken Sinclair
    2. Paul Maximuk
    3. Ted Houck
    4. Gerry Hamilton
    5. Leroy Walden
    6. Charles Meyers

    The Digie Awards will be presented to the winners on Thursday, June 13 during the Realcomm | IBcon 2019 conferences at the Nashville Music City Convention Center. The award ceremony will be held at 6:00pm at the Conference LIVE stage located on the Expo Floor and will be streamed live. We’ll also be presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award during the General Session at 8:30am on Thursday, June 13 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall. Please join us and congratulate the finalists and the winners for 2019!

    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.

    This Week’s Sponsor

    Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide. For more information on how Yardi is Energized for Tomorrow, visit yardi.com.

    Realcomm News

    UPCOMING REALCOMM WEBINARS

    A Path to Net Zero – Driving ENERGY EFFICIENCY in Smart Buildings - 7/18/2019

    One of the first trends to emerge in the modern smart building movement was energy conservation and efficiency. Approximately eight years ago, the industry realized that connecting energy related equipment to a network and applying advanced analytics and complex integration strategies could result in a significant reduction in energy and natural resource consumption and a resultant decrease in energy related expenses. In recent years, operational efficiency and occupant experience have been added to the smart building discussion, sometimes overshadowing energy efficiency. This webinar will focus on the very important goal of including energy efficiency in the comprehensive smart building strategy.

    headshot for Tom Shircliff
    Tom Shircliff Intelligent Buildings
    Tom Shircliff Co-Founder Tom Shircliff is a co-founder and principal of Intelligent Buildings, a nationally recognized smart real estate professional services company that was
    headshot for Tom Shircliff
    Tom Shircliff
    Co-Founder
    Intelligent Buildings
    LinkedIn

    Tom Shircliff is a co-founder and principal of Intelligent Buildings, a nationally recognized smart real estate professional services company that was started in 2004. Intelligent Buildings provides planning and implementation of next generation strategy for new buildings, existing portfolios and urban communities. Tom is a speaker and collaborator with numerous universities and national laboratories, a gubernatorial appointee for energy strategy and policy and founding Chairman of Envision Charlotte, a Clinton Global Initiative.

    headshot for Sarah Zaleski
    Sarah Zaleski U.S. Department of Energy
    Sarah Zaleski Senior Advisor Sarah currently serves as a Senior Advisor for the U.S. Department Building Technology Office where she leads commercial zero energy efforts, district
    headshot for Sarah Zaleski
    Sarah Zaleski
    Senior Advisor
    U.S. Department of Energy

    Sarah currently serves as a Senior Advisor for the U.S. Department Building Technology Office where she leads commercial zero energy efforts, district-scale solutions, and a pSarah currently serves as a Senior Advisor for the U.S. Department Building Technology Office where she leads commercial zero energy efforts, district-scale solutions, and a portfolio of data infrastructure projects. In previous roles at DOE, Sarah led local government clean energy innovation programs. Sarah has over 15 years of experience in sustainability and energy work. Before DOE, Sarah worked for Baltimore City where she helped establish their Office of Sustainability.

    headshot for Ryan Knudson
    Ryan Knudson Macerich
    Ryan Knudson AVP, Operations and Energy Management Ryan Knudson, is the AVP for Operations and Energy Management at Macerich. He is responsible for the development, execution and operations for all Cap
    headshot for Ryan Knudson
    Ryan Knudson
    AVP, Operations and Energy Management
    Macerich
    LinkedIn

    Ryan Knudson, is the AVP for Operations and Energy Management at Macerich. He is responsible for the development, execution and operations for all Capital Expense Energy and Smart Building projects as well as national program vendor management. He oversees the daily operations of Macerich’s portfolio with a focus on same center NOI growth.

    headshot for Jean-Simon Venne
    Jean-Simon Venne BrainBox AI
    Jean-Simon Venne Chief Technology Officer
    headshot for Jean-Simon Venne
    Jean-Simon Venne
    Chief Technology Officer
    BrainBox AI

    headshot for Akshai Rao
    Akshai Rao Yardi
    Akshai Rao VP Akshai Rao, a vice president at Yardi, is responsible for the development of procurement and energy management solutions to ensure high-performing bui
    headshot for Akshai Rao
    Akshai Rao
    VP
    Yardi

    Akshai Rao, a vice president at Yardi, is responsible for the development of procurement and energy management solutions to ensure high-performing buildings. Prior to Yardi, Akshai spent five years at Bain & Company where he focused on technology and telecom.