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App From AMP Technologies Amps Up Existing Product

The offering adds mobility and enhanced features to the AMPPipeline asset management platform.

Kansas City, MO Moving Toward Smart City Status

Expanding on its KC Digital Roadmap, the city has established a collaborative agreement with Cisco to develop a comprehensive smart city network.

Cyber Risk In Commercial Real Estate

Many commercial real estate (CRE) companies are inadequately prepared for cyberattacks. This report from Deloitte explains how CRE professionals can be prepared.

IT Teams Not Fully Prepared: Randstad Technologies Reveals Millennial Workforce Is Driving Corporate IT...

IT leaders express low confidence to support technology challenges created by millennials in the workplace.

U.S. Macro Forecast: Still Plenty Of Runway For Commercial Real Estate

Report shows positive momentum for office, industrial, and retail sectors of the commercial real estate market.

UK GREAT Tech Awards Seek U.S. Tech Companies

For the third year, this award will provide innovative tech companies with a customized business development tour of the UK.

Metered New York Takes Mystery Out Of CRE Energy Bills

The website also includes resources such as case studies, “how-to” information, and training opportunities, with more features planned in the near future.

Smart Lighting Market Opportunities: Smart Bulbs And Local Lighting Intelligence

Smart lighting is now conceived of as part of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and not as just another lighting management system.

Dan Doctoroff And Google Announce Sidewalk Labs

Sidewalk Labs will focus on improving city life for residents, businesses, and governments.

CBRE Expands Global Insight With Software Solution

The firm is building on an existing relationship with ARGUS Enterprise, using the company's software to further support its investments worldwide.

Evolution Of Internet Of Things Lays Foundation For Next-Generation Smart Buildings

Demand for device interconnectivity and common standards for data security spur cutting-edge innovation in IoT for smart buildings, according to survey from Frost & Sullivan.

Tenant Submetering Calculator From Acquicore

This free tool provides billing insight to help reduce exposure to the risks of utility cost variations and provide tenants more accurate invoices.

Toronto High-Rise Using Cloud Services For Data Analytics

Menkes Developments Ltd., owner of Telus Tower, strives to maintain the efficiency of this LEED Platinum building.

Majority Of Professionals Use Multiple Devices At Work More Than 50% Of The Time

Study from Kensington finds that 90% of executives surveyed believe integrating devices would enhance productivity.

Poised For Population Growth

The fastest growing U.S. cities are in the south and west, but expansion is not limited to those regions.

Smart Building Market Growing At 11.9% CAGR To 2019

The report focuses on the key leading countries using the smart building technology.

Debt Brokerage Launches Internship Program

Offered by NY based Eastern Union Funding, the program offers industry entrants "a seat at the closing table."

Emerging Use Of Drones, Associated Risks

In February 2015, the FAA moved towards legalizing commercial drone flights by enacting new rules that, if adopted, allow compliant companies to fly them.

Urban SOS: All Systems Go Competition Looks At Infrastructure Decay And Proposed Solutions

Van Alen Institute, AECOM, and 100 Resilient Cities—pioneered by Rockefeller Foundation—call on students to propose designs for more resilient urban food, water, and energy systems.

AT&T Helps Cities Save Water With New Technology

Working with IBM and Mueller Water Products to Improve Water Management in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.

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BF Location Video: Joplin, Missouri Says Thank You

On May 22, 2011, Joplin Missouri was hit by the deadliest tornado since 1947. This video from Joplin explains how the city has recovered in the years since the disaster.

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Alabama: Generating Growth From The Ground Up

Consumer trends are creating a groundswell for locally sourced foods, creating new opportunities for Alabama’s farmers to bring their products to market.

ADP To Create 1,600 Jobs In Orlando Region

The new office will create up to 1,600 new jobs within the next five years and result in a capital investment of $28 million.

Eurotranciatura USA Expanding In Tennessee

The steel company will create more than 170 new jobs and invest $12.6 million to expand its advanced manufacturing operations in Paris, TN.

Surveys & Research

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.