Weekly Briefing

University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Reopening Campuses Safely
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) strives to offer students the best university experience possible. When COVID-19 impacted campus in March 2020, classes shifted to remote mode. The experience of students and faculty was not optimal during the last few weeks of the Spring 2020 semester.... September 24, 2020 | 5 min read
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Coworking Post-Pandemic: How Has the Industry Outlook Changed?
Back in February, we analyzed why the coworking industry was continuing to grow at such a rapid rate and why landlords were becoming more attracted to this market segment. Less than a month later, a global pandemic changed every aspect of commercial real estate and required significant alterations to projections in the industry.... September 24, 2020 | 5 min read
Emerging COVID Technologies Showcased at Realcomm | IBcon 2020 Hybrid Event
In March, we needed to make a critical decision about the annual Realcomm | IBcon conference. Our options were postponing to 2021 or holding a virtual event. In many respects pushing to 2021 would have been an easier decision. But after much thoughtful conversation and debate, we surfaced a third option: Adapt an onsite event in combination with a virtual, and we decided to move forward with... September 18, 2020 | 4 min read
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Artificial Intelligence: The Most Cost-Efficient Way to Decrease Your Building’s Energy Consumption
It is expected that 1 in every 10 vehicles globally will be self-driving by 2030, according to Statista. What’s more, marketing firm ABI projects that eight million driverless cars will be added to the road in 2025. Innovation in the transportation sector has been progressing rapidly, in part thanks to the agile start-up world and fast-moving giants, such as Tesla and Google.... September 18, 2020 | 3 min read
Kilroy Realty Corporation: Health and Sustainability During COVID-19
Healthy buildings are a key component of many commercial real estate sustainability programs, which seek to bridge smart buildings and human health while still minimizing their environmental footprints. A focus on health is important because clear scientific research indicates that the buildings we occupy shape our productivity and health outcomes. Unsurprisingly, what has changed in recent months is the focus on buildings as a potential environment to either aggravate or mitigate viral transmis... September 10, 2020 | 5 min read