Weekly Briefing

Four Keys to Deploying a Smart Building Program During COVID-19
Now more than ever, the idea of a smart building is gaining popularity and showing promise for property and facility managers across the country. The sirenís song of saved operating expenses, reduced energy consumption and the associated smaller carbon footprint has captivated many.... May 28, 2020 | 6 min read
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Commercial Rent Payments: Signposts on the Road to Recovery
Across the country, offices and retail stores are beginning to reopen. On the surface, things are looking more positive for the commercial real estate market than they did in March or April. But do the numbers justify optimism? In terms of rental payments from office and retail tenants, the data suggests that a celebration would be a bit premature.... May 28, 2020 | 4 min read
Post-COVID-19: Is it Time to Rethink Flex Space Strategies?
Coworking is a decades old concept: think Regus, WorkClub and Techspace. But in the past five years, the industry has witnessed a meteoric rise in coworking and flex space options. The top 10 independent operators, including WeWork, Convene and Industrious, now account for approximately 10 million square feet of the aggregate leased flex office space in primary markets here in the U.S.... May 21, 2020 | 2 min read
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Technology and the Pandemic: Fee Managers Discuss
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of business and leaves us no choice but to face these challenges head on with as many technological resources as possible to mitigate the impact on our companies.... May 21, 2020 | 4 min read
Cybersecurity Best Practices for Smart Building Technologies
Back in 1998, as I was transitioning into a new opportunity, something occurred that has never left me. I was moving to a consulting services organization that would require me to stretch my skills, and I was excited.... May 14, 2020 | 5 min read