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Panasonic’s smart building
Panasonic has opened its first smart office building at the new Denver headquarters for Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, a technology and solar offshoot of Panasonic that had been headquartered in Newark, N.J., until it outgrew the site and a 25-city search landed the facility in Denver. By 2018, there will be 350 employees at the new location, which is part of a 400-acre environmentally sustainable development called Peña Station Next. Panasonic is developing smart city solutions that will be part of Peña Station including smart lighting, smart parking, community Wi-Fi, and digital signage.
Commercial real estate has been considered relatively secure from cybersecurity threats. However, particular sectors of commercial real estate, such as retail and hospitality, including residential property management companies and vacation rental properties, are highly vulnerable to malicious attacks. Recent high-profile cyber attacks have made cybersecurity a top concern for owners, property managers, operators, investors, and lenders. In all likelihood, cyber attacks will continue to increase across commercial real estate sectors, and the potential liabilities are disastrous.
In recent years, we’ve seen a boom in tech innovation specifically in the CRE market. The pace of new tools and applications that are being developed by companies continues to accelerate dramatically. Many of these innovations are immediately relevant and incredibly useful for brokers, investors, property managers, and developers –everyone with a stake in CRE.
Technology and commercial real estate conference series DisruptCRE, is hosting its third annual Boston conference on October 13th at Hatch Fenway. Located in the Fenway neighborhood, Hatch Fenway is a launch pad for startup companies — a fitting location for a conference which showcases real estate technology startups. DisruptCRE provides educational discussions in the form of moderated panels. Topics are expected to range from Internet of Things (IoT ) that are being integrated into our commercial buildings, tenant engagement and concierge services, to newer “Tech Tools” such as virtual reality.
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