Weekly Building Beat: RECon, CRE Mergers, and the IoT

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This week’s most important property management news covers: ICSC RECon, CRE mergers on the rise, building sustainability, the internet of things, and things that tenants want to tell you, but won’t.

All aboard!

  1. RECON RECAP (COSTAR)

    CoStar reports strong attendance and discussion regarding industry expectations and “playing defense” with their coverage of the latest ICSC RECon event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  2. CRE Merger Mania Continues with JBG-NYRT Deal (CRE Executive)

    Talk of continued merger and acquisition activity hit the industry hard this week, with news of the massive JBG-NYRT deal, as covered by the Commercial Real Estate Executive. They reported that New York REIT Inc. will be acquiring all of JBG’s properties and it’s management business.

  3. THE SUSTAINABILITY IMPERATIVE (NREI)

    National Real Estate Investor reports on the evolution of the sustainability and green building concept, as the benefits of “going green” become more and more scientifically defensible, with measurable results.

  4. BUILDING OWNERS CAN UNLEASH IOT ECOSYSTEM USING LIGHT SOCKETS (CRE.TECH)

    The Internet of Things is moving into commercial real estate – and fast. CRE.Tech reports that smart light sockets can be utilized to power sensors and wireless networking devices built directly into the inside of a lightbulb.

  5. THINGS TENANTS WANT TO TELL YOU, BUT WON’T (BUILDING BEAT)

    Building Engines SVP, Scott Sidman, looks back to his time in the hospitality industry to explain how important it is to collect customer insights and feedback whether they are good – or bad, to ensure that you’re constantly improving service in a highly effective, measurable way.

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