Technology is expanding our ability to collect, analyze and transfer information in ways not previously imagined. From building sensors to smart contracts to cryptocurrency transfers, blockchain technology is a potential powerhouse that the real estate industry and the world are just starting to explore.
What's in store for the future of corporate real estate? From extreme commuting to solar energy to under skin microchips for employees (yes, you read that right) The Pulse blog explores how technology and trends are affecting the workplace sooner rather than later.
The Cushman & Wakefield and CoreNet Global study on Urbanization sought to understand the motivations behind why corporations choose to either move to urban areas or choose not to move to urban areas. It also gave an insight into where respondents expect companies, millennials, and established professionals to live.
The people and processes involved in keeping a real estate portfolio moving smoothly require a significant amount of technology, automation and innovation. It is no longer possible to keep asset, lease, utilization, energy, operations and other data in spreadsheets or in other disconnected information silos.
"More people than ever can consume, innovate, compete and disrupt than ever. This is the challenge of change. How can we benefit from these changes rather than be run over by them?" says Johan Norberg, forthcoming presenter at the CoreNet Global EMEA Summit in London. View his video message or check out more information about his Summit presentation on The Pulse blog.
There is risk around us in all aspects of life, from crossing the road, to deciding what educational and career paths to take. Risk is prevalent in everything we do, whether we recognize it or not. From a real estate point of view, property risk is inherently more significant than personal risk, with far wider reaching consequences; however, very often risk is not even contemplated, or marginally considered at best.