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Realcomm's Proud to Announce The 2010 Digie Award Winners!!

Each year, Realcomm presents the most innovative real estate companies, individuals, and solution providers with the prestigious Digie Award. This award is designed to recognize the most forward-thinking leaders in commercial real estate who are making the greatest impact through the use of technology and automation. Realcomm is proud to announce the 2010 Digie Award winners:

BEST USE OF AUTOMATION

Best Use of Automation - Developer
Childress Klein

  • Delivered one of the best examples of a 'smart connected' office building in the US
  • Innovative automation and integration of building systems in the Duke Energy Center
  • Coupled automation with 'best property management practices' to reach unprecedented levels of operating efficiency and tenant satisfaction


  • Best Use of Automation - Property Management
    Related
  • Continues to rethink the use of automation in traditional property operations and management
  • Has demonstrated leadership and a willingness to share ideas, concepts and projects with the industry
  • Strategic use of automation strategies throughout the organization


  • This year, because of the overwhelming number of significant developments in the Best Use of Automation - Owner category, we've selected three winners:

    Best Use of Automation - Owner
    Boston Properties
  • Owner and executive team vision in driving organizational alignment around key sustainability and automation projects
  • Commited to the pursuit of 'green' in the built environment going far beyond normal LEED parameters
  • Clearly one, if not the leader, in vision and innovation in the commercial real estate industry


  • Best Use of Automation - Owner
    GSA/PBS
  • Visionary leadership by executive team with respect to development of intelligent building and energy management initiatives
  • Demonstrated willingness to share ideas, concepts and best practices with the industry
  • Taken definitive steps in organizational realignment in order to fast track automation projects


  • Best Use of Automation - Owner
    Granite Properties
  • Innovative exploitation of SharePoint across multiple business units
  • "PlanetGranite" electronic suggestion box and 'Insight' corporate reporting portal
  • Highly effective use of small IT staff to deliver extensive business value


  • Best Use of Automation - Corporate Real Estate
    Panduit
  • World headquarters incorporating Unified Physical Infrastructure
  • Made investment in research and development a part of the corporate culture
  • Continued commitment to defining best practices in automation for ICT, building and energy systems


  • Best Use of Automation - Facility Management
    Pacific Controls
  • First turnkey managed service for remote facility monitoring and management
  • Extraordinary vision coupled with unparalled level of resources invested in building out the Galaxy technology
  • Unprecedented commitment to innovation in the transformation of traditional facility and property management functions


  • Best Use of Automation – Brokerage
    Cassidy Turley
  • Continuously reaching beyond the status quo for better operating models
  • Consistent investment in automated business solutions
  • Commitment to using technology to enhance brokerage and company operations


  • DIGITAL IMPACT AWARD
    In every industry, there are those individuals who stand out as pioneers and leaders... those who aren't afraid to go against the grain and try new ideas, technologies and solutions. For these few, we present the prestigious "Digital Impact Award" for innovation in commercial and corporate real estate. Here are the 2010 winners, along with several key attributes and reasons as to why they were selected:

    Stephen Spooner, Executive Chairman, OSCRE International
  • Viewed as leader and visionary in commercial real estate innovation internationally
  • Tireless commitment on behalf of OSCRE and vendor interoperability
  • Has continually worked to develop relationships to enable adoption of automation strategies


  • Wayne Pryor,Sr. VP and CTO, AMB Properties
  • Devoted to raising the bar of industry best practices
  • Widely considered to be one of the foremost authorities on real estate information technology
  • Continues to be a willing and enthusiastic leader among industry peers


  • Marc Petock, VP Global Marketing and Communication, Tridium
  • Has consistently promoted the concept of IP based building infrastructure to global markets
  • Without hesitation has continued to support networking, education and collaboration among real estate industry leaders
  • Instrumental in helping to build and deliver one of the most successful building management system platforms ever created


  • Bill Hutchison, Chairman, i-Waterfront Toronto
  • An influential and inspirational leader in the creation of i-Waterfront Toronto
  • Traveled the world sharing insights and promoting the concept of Smart City development
  • Recognized thought leader in the design and implementation of high speed wide area broadband networks


  • DIGITAL REAL ESTATE

    City or State
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Agressive leadership in deployment of energy conservation and management initiatives
  • Support for innovative, energy efficient commercial real estate developments
  • Strategic inclusion of automation and clean technology in the cith master plan


  • Retail
    Simon
  • Extraordinary efforts to better understand business process automation to better facilitate retail operations
  • Continues to demonstrate leadership in driving automation throughout the organization
  • Selflessly mentored others in the industry sharing experience and vision with others


  • Multifamily
    Tridel
  • Innovative engineering of building systems in order to facilitate energy conservation and tenant comfort
  • Continued exploration in the development of the digital lifestyle experience for the tenant
  • Aggressive deployment of technology in projects as a marketing differentiator


  • Office
    Duke Energy Center - Wells Fargo
  • Strategic incorporation of technology from the early design phase
  • One of the country's best examples of a smart, connected building
  • Design and implementation of an IP centric building automation system


  • BEST TECHNOLOGY

    General
    iPad
  • Consumer technology that could radically change business processes
  • The most usable iteration of the tablet design concept to date
  • Apple continues to master the user experience


  • Real Estate Transaction
    LoopNet
  • Greatly expanded the number of records in their commercial property database
  • Exceptional attention to physical characteristics, transaction and market trend data in the property records
  • Database now searchable on the iPhone


  • Energy
    Redwood Systems
  • First networked LED lighting technology for commercial buildings
  • Revolutionary approach to energy efficient DC powered lighting saving up to 75% of lighting costs
  • Redwood technology is opening the door to more sophisticated energy storage strategies for commercial buildings


  • Building Automation
    Tridium
  • Niagara framework has transformed energy management resulting in significant savings across multiple building classes
  • Tridium technology installed in some of the largest and most sophisticated commercial and corporate implementations worldwide
  • Tridium Niagara EcoSystem enabling rapid development and deployment of sophisticated energy management solutions globally


  • CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S DIGIE AWARD WINNERS!

    Realcomm Staff

    This Week’s Sponsor

    Tridium is the global leader in automation infrastructure technology and device-to-enterprise integration solutions. The company’s NiagaraAX Framework® technology synchronizes, manages and controls major building system functions vital in a facility, such as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, energy, lighting, security, fire, safety and more. Niagara based solutions make buildings better--ones that use less energy, have lower operating costs, are safer, contribute to sustainable environments and deliver significant ROI including:(1) financial and operational paybacks, (2) performance efficiencies/lower operational Costs, (3) reduced capital and operational expenses, (4) improved facility operations, (5) greater control, manageability and security of building operations, (6) better service delivery-anytime-anywhere Access, (7) reduced energy costs, (8) increased tenant/occupant satisfaction. More information can be found at...www.tridium.com.

    UPCOMING REALCOMM WEBINARS

    The Cloud, IoT, Sensors and More – The NEXT EVOLUTION of Smart Connected Buildings - 4/4/2019

    The concept of smart buildings has been around for decades. What’s different now are the multiple generations of technology we have seen throughout the years. At first ‘building automation’ was proprietary and single-source, next came ’connected’ buildings which introduced us to the internet. Today, next-level thinking includes an expanded use of the cloud, the inclusion of non-traditional smart edge devices found within the Internet of Things (IoT), sensors, as well as integration into ERP’s other single purpose solutions and multiple telecommunication platforms. While the benefits of a smart connected building are great, the path to success is elusive. This webinar will feature the industries’ most accomplished smart building experts.

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    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
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    Tom Shircliff
    Co-Founder
    Intelligent Buildings
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    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.

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    Kathy Farrington Google
    Kathy Farrington Technical Program Manager
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    Kathy Farrington
    Technical Program Manager
    Google

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    Paul Maximuk Ford Land Energy
    Paul Maximuk Energy Manager Paul Maximuk is Energy Manager for Ford Land Energy where he is currently is providing project and program technical guidance to implement global met
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    Paul Maximuk
    Energy Manager
    Ford Land Energy
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    Paul Maximuk is Energy Manager for Ford Land Energy where he is currently is providing project and program technical guidance to implement global metering of electric, natural gas, steam, water and compressed air systems. He is an Energy Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the HVAC/BMS field. He is an SME specializing in building management and energy reduction. Paul has focused his efforts in large industrial facilities but also has equal expertise in Class A buildings. Additionally he is a problem solver finding the root cause of why mechanical systems do not operate at their peak efficiency.

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    Gordon Echlin Triacta Power Solutions
    Gordon Echlin Vice President Marketing and Business Development Gordon Echlin is Vice President Marketing and Business Development for Triacta Power Solutions LP, where he has been a management team member since 20
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    Gordon Echlin
    Vice President Marketing and Business Development
    Triacta Power Solutions

    Gordon Echlin is Vice President Marketing and Business Development for Triacta Power Solutions LP, where he has been a management team member since 2009. Prior to Triacta, Gordon was a partner for a boutique venture capital firm, Venture Coaches from 2006 to 2009, and started a telematics company, Netistix Technologies, in 2002.

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    Chris Fine Aruba
    Chris Fine Senior Strategist, Workplace Innovation As a Senior Strategist for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Chris Fine is focused on Aruba’s Smart Digital Workplace initiative. The Smart
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    Chris Fine
    Senior Strategist, Workplace Innovation
    Aruba

    As a Senior Strategist for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Chris Fine is focused on Aruba’s Smart Digital Workplace initiative. The Smart Digital Workplace combines Aruba’s industry-leading networking technology and a growing ecosystem of partners in technology, real estate, smart furniture, and other specialties, to drive the growth of new experiences for end users and managers in the next gen Smart Office.

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    Rick Szcodronski cohesionIB
    Rick Szcodronski Chief Technology Officer Rick has more than ten years of experience in technology and intelligent building engineering. Prior to cohesionIB, Rick served as the Senior Practice
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    Rick Szcodronski
    Chief Technology Officer
    cohesionIB

    Rick has more than ten years of experience in technology and intelligent building engineering. Prior to cohesionIB, Rick served as the Senior Practice Leader at Environmental Systems Design in the Intelligent Building group. He led the technical design of global intelligent building and smart city projects in cities around the globe. He is passionate about designing digital solutions for the built environment that improve the experiences people have and foster the culture around them.

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    Anne Hardy Join
    Anne Hardy CSO Anne is a high-tech executive with broad experience, starting from software design, architecture, cybersecurity, to managing teams to release telecomm
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    Anne Hardy
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    Anne is a high-tech executive with broad experience, starting from software design, architecture, cybersecurity, to managing teams to release telecommunications and enterprise software, building and leading research labs, managing developer relations, and initiating and driving cultural changes. She worked for over 10 years at SAP successively as Director of Security and Trust Research, VP of Platform Research and VP of Developer Advocacy. More recently she co-founded and became the CEO of Workrize PBC.