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Applying Pressure: When to Lean In, When to Back Off, and How to Know the Difference

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Is anyone completely confident in their ability to apply pressure appropriately, reading situations to know how and whether to proceed? We’re taking another look at the best of Catalyst 2019.  

A diverse panel of real estate executives gathered for a spirited and informative conversation on the art of determining when to lean in, when to back off, and how to tell the difference. If you weren’t there, here are some of what you missed.

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Welcome to Catalyst 2019!

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We're sharing the best of our annual conference Catalyst 2019 over the next few weeks. First up, our CEO & Co-Founder, Riggs Kubiak.

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How the Cloud is Continuing to Making Real Estate Owners Dramatically More Efficient

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Purpose-built SaaS real estate technologies like ours are transforming the way business is done. SaaS monitoring performance platform LogicMonitor conducted a study which concluded that “85% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020.” According to Forbes, who published the data, “while the study’s findings are not statistically significant, (given the small sample, among other factors) they do provide a fascinating glimpse into current and future enterprise cloud computing strategies.”

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Speaking Your Native Language: The Honest Buildings/Procore Integration

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The pace at which the commercial real estate industry moves is not expected to slow down. For groups who rely upon one another to get things done, integrations facilitate information-sharing between teams with different needs and outcomes. Inside an organization, even different divisions or functions are likely working on common, or at least aligned platforms. What happens when commercial real estate owners and external partners like contractors need to share resources?

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Catalyst 2019: Something Different

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Honest Buildings hosted our annual Catalyst Conference alongside partner Convene for two days in lower Manhattan in May 2019.

CRETech’s Michael Beckerman eschewed the title emcee in favor of “host.” It was clear that while considerable information sharing and networking was due to happen, this group was looking forward to enjoying some time together. When he said, “we’re going to shut the doors,” attendees knew something special was shortly to unfold.

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Key Takeaways from Catalyst: How Owners Can Progress the Urban Landscape

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When this article was published, we were just days out from the 2018 Catalyst event. As you are reading this, Catalyst 2019 is underway. Stay tuned here, and follow us on our social media outlets, for images, information, and resources we'll be sharing as they happen.

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The Evolution of Data-Driven Decision Management (DDDM)

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Data Over Instinct: What We Think We Know

Data conversations can be intimidating. Let’s be clear, despite all of the attention being paid lately to data, commercial real estate owners have always relied upon facts, statistics, et.al., (aka data) to inform underwriting, acquisition, project management, and capital deployment across the asset lifecycle.

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Everybody Knows PropTech is Important, But Not What to Do With It

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architectural-design-architecture-buildings-830891At the end of 2018, people who talk about commercial real estate trends were calling it the  Age of Adoption. With nearly a 100% increase in funding to real estate technology startups between 2015 and 2016, there was a clear acknowledgment, even within our slow-moving industry, that the way forward was through technology. More importantly, there was both the need and the desire for technology purpose-built for the only segment within the market without dedicated advocates-Owners.

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The Rise of the Chief Information and Chief Technology Officer in Commercial Real Estate

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When this article was originally published in 2016, Chief Information and Chief Technology Officers were new to commercial real estate. As technology shifts from operational enhancement to becoming integral, strategic information and technology management becomes a central position for organizations desiring to achieve operational excellence. 

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Rethinking Retail: “The End of the World as We Know It”

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This begins the first in a series of ongoing conversations about the current state of commercial retail ownership, along with opportunities to remain successful as the landscape continues to change. No one knows the future, but we do know that the way we used to build, present, and experience retail will never be the same.

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