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LeaseCalcs Named Semi-Finalist for High-Tech Innovation Awards

LeaseCalcs, Inc. has been named as a semi-finalist in the Cloud/SaaS/Web Platform Solutions category of the Orange County Technology Alliance's Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards.

Demand for NYC Trophy Buildings Outpaces Market

Trophy buildings throughout Manhattan post below-market vacancy rates despite significant rent premiums, according to JLL’s 2015 Digital Skyline.

Business Leaders View Transformative Technology As Trigger For Growth

Pressure increasing on IT groups to innovate as business leaders view transformative technology as trigger for growth, according to the latest research from the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network.

Trimble Updates Real Estate and Workplace Management Solutions

Enhancements to Manhattan Integrated Workplace Management System and Space Scheduling enable organizations to reduce real estate and facility operating costs, improve efficiencies, and increase productivity.

Does Communication Trump Technology For Real Estate Managers?

In a recent IREM job analysis study, soft skills topped the list for real estate managers ranking the skills they need to be successful.

MetaProp NYC Announces First Participant, Sixth Corporate Partner

MetaProp NYC, the New York real estate technology accelerator, announced its first 2015/2016 participant, Rentalutions, Inc., as well as its sixth corporate partner, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

5 Technologies To Change Property, From NGKF Global Cities Report

Cities are a driving force behind the global economy—and the real estate industry is integral to the shaping of the built environment, according to a...

First Cities Chosen for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities

The first cities have been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities - a $42 million initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve the lives of residents.

Washington, DC Signs PPA For 35% Wind Power

This power purchase agreement is the largest wind power deal of its kind ever entered into by an American city.

Infographic: The Power Of Green Lease Language

Based on a collaboration between IMT and COSE that focuses on landlord-tenant relations in Cleveland, OH, this infographic highlights energy improvements that result from green lease clauses.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report: Indiana Metros Are Exports Leaders

Indiana metros dominated the top-10 list for Exports Leaders in Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report. Four Indiana locations made the top tier in this category, which is based on exports as a percentage of GDP.

Tech Tools Help Close Deals, Continue Education

Mobile devices and smarter tech tools boost the ability of CRE professionals to do business while attending professional development.

Online Sale Of Manhattan Beach, CA Property Represents E-Commerce Record High

Auction.com, LLC announced the largest transaction in its eight year history and largest online real estate transaction ever, according to Guinness World Records data.

Enhanced Commercial Software From REthink

New features of this software for commercial real estate focus on business process management capabilities and reduced operating costs.

Michigan’s Mcity Paves The Way For Driverless Cars

The University of Michigan's Mcity is the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.

2015 State Rankings Report: ME, CA, CO Are Renewable Portfolio Leaders

Maine, California and Colorado are the states with the most stringent Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in a new state ranking that debuted this week in Business Facilities’ 2015 State Rankings Report.

EDF Climate Corps Fellows Deliver Energy Ideas

The 2015 class of EDF Climate Corps fellows are working with organizations in the U.S., Mexico, and China.

Techmer PM Relocating To New Castle, DE

Techmer PM, a Tennessee-based maker of thermoplastic resins, will relocate its Pennsylvania production facility to New Castle, DE,

“Internet of Things” Connected Devices To Triple By 2020

The number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: an increase of over 285%, according to new data from Juniper Research.

SS&C Plans Evansville, IN Expansion

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., a Windsor, CT-based financial services software and software-enabled services company, is expanding its presence in Evansville, IN.

Fluidity To Characterize Workplace Of 2040, Recent Report Finds

The way people work will be radically different, and technology will be a linchpin in the transformation.

Amedisys to Invest $2.5M, Create 120 Jobs in Davidson County, TN

Amedisys, a leading health care at home company, will invest $2.5 million and create approximately 120 new jobs in Nashville, TN.

Real Estate Industry Early Adopter In Use Of Drones

Real estate and other industries that use aerial photography are leading the way in adopting unmanned aircraft systems, based on the first several hundred exemptions the Federal Aviation Administration has granted for commercial drone operations.

Location Spotlight Of The Week: City of Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Brampton is a well-planned city with a rich cultural heritage. It offers an unparalleled quality of life with excellent health care, education, transit, recreation, arts and culture.

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