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The Smartest Buildings? They Belong to Smart Owners

Riggs Kubiak, speaking on a panel entitled, "Innovation is Reshaping Design, Construction, Development and Creating Smarter Buildings: Practical and Strategic Insights That Can Be Applied to Your Projects and Your Assets" defines smart buildings differently than you might expect. Moderated by Giselle Gagnon of Bentall Kennedy, he was joined by Thanos Lambrinos of QuadReal Property Group, Nick Cameron from Perkins + Will, and Casey Witkowicz of RYCOM Corporation.

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The F-Word

No, not that one. Used broadly across construction, real estate, matters of property and law, our F-Word derives from the Latin fidere,  which means “to trust.”  We’re referencing Fiduciary, the other F-Word. Strictly defined, it describes one held to and undertaking the duties of good faith and trust.

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Owners Deserve A World-Class Capital Planning Platform

A few weeks ago, Honest Buildings officially launched version 2.0 of our Portfolio Capital Planning Platform, meaning it’s now out of beta and available both to new and existing customers. You can read more about the specific platform and it’s benefits here.

I’m taking a step back to talk about why I am so excited about our latest innovation.  

This is Important Because...

Owners  deserve platforms built specifically for their needs and to meet their fiduciary obligations.If you take nothing else away from reading this, remember I told you this:

Owners deserve tech platforms built for them.
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The Best and Brightest of CRE: A Roundtable on Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence is the capacity to execute business strategy with greater consistency than your competitors and is measured empirically, by results. Within the commercial real estate industry,  operational excellence is created broadly across organizations; for our purposes, consider the contributions of asset management, portfolio management, operations, and members of the C-suite.

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Changing the Way Owners Manage Capital: Introducing Portfolio Capital Planning Platform 2.0

Capital Planning is a critical element of an owner’s long-term business and asset management strategy. Effective capital plans ensure that commercial real estate owners manage their cash, optimize returns to investors and most importantly, enhance the value of their portfolios.

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Six Pitfalls of Excel in Commercial Real Estate Cost Tracking

By some estimates, more than 1.2 billion users, including most of the real estate industry, rely upon Microsoft Excel. While Excel is a powerful commercial tool for statistical, engineering, and financial data tracking and analysis, the software was not designed primarily for use as a collaborative platform—an environment in which the commercial real estate and construction industries thrive.

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Six Pitfalls of Excel in Commercial Real Estate Cost Tracking

By some estimates, more than 1.2 billion users, including most of the real estate industry, rely upon Microsoft Excel. While Excel is a powerful commercial tool for statistical, engineering, and financial data tracking and analysis, the software was not designed primarily for use as a collaborative platform—an environment in which the commercial real estate and construction industries thrive.

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"I was born in North Idaho": A Conversation With Riggs Kubiak

Riggs Kubiak, CEO, and Co-Founder of Honest Buildings confesses that there isn’t much in his public persona revealing his backstory. Opening up about the experiences that shaped him, including the concepts that grew into a NYC based CRE technology company backed by the largest real estate owners in the world, Riggs joins Scott Morey, Executive Director at GPG Advisors as a guest on RE Insight’s latest podcast .

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Managing Change Though Adaptability: How Parkway is Leading the Houston Market

It's been nearly a week since our conversation between Parkway's Chief Operations Officer, Mike Fransen and our Chief Product Officer, Geoff Lewis. The fireside chat-style webinar, Managing Change through Adaptability, was full of great information and learnings about Parkway, Honest Buildings, and the future of CRE.

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Behind Our Series B: Creating Value Through Purpose-Built Tech for Owners

A few weeks ago we closed our Series B: a $30 million round of funding from an incredibly strategic group of partners. The investors included some of the real estate industry’s largest and most innovative commercial real estate owners alongside real estate focused venture capital funds. We raised this round to accelerate the creation of a new category of technology platform built specifically for owners who oversee the $10 trillion per year annual global construction spend. To do this we’ll continue to invest into expanding our world class team, and expand from facilitating $1 billion per month in project volume to tens of billions per month on the Honest Buildings platform.

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