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Episode 5: A Quick Chat with Omar Ramirez on the Experience Economy

In this exciting new episode, Omar Ramirez joins the Real Estate Tech Guys for a conversation on the experience economy. Omar works at one of the fastest growing technology companies and offers his unique insight into what the most challenging pieces have been for transitioning from an FM role to the workplace leadership role.

He notes one of the biggest challenges as the growth from office to office but this is lessened by having a great leadership team to depend on. They are experiencing a big transition in the facilities management world and transitioning to workplace experience, looking at the property and the entire employee lifecycle.

Omar and his team act as advocates rather than enforcers. As Omar phases out of the facilities management team and into the workplace team, he is more people focused with a more diverse background and a more diverse mindset to really encompass the entire lifecycle of people working within a property.

Varying backgrounds on his team allow for better ideas and a more wide range of knowledge. He is an advocate for the employees and their wants and needs. Omar goes in-depth on what today’s employees want and what they truly need to be productive in today’s office setting. His job is to study employees and determine what these people need. He looks at each employee as an individual to ensure each person is catered to within the property and this results in the company as a whole becoming more productive.

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Episode 6: Jennifer Conway on AI & How it Affects Real Estate

In this episode, Jennifer Conway of the MIT Investment Management Company helps the Real Estate Tech Guys get a handle on how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are impacting commercial real estate.

What does AI mean to a corporate real estate executive and what are some of the big lessons Jennifer has learned in working with the MIT portfolio? AI and machine learning are two different things. AI can be defined as anything that requires human intelligence to do. Machine learning just does not happen without a lot of good, clean, structured data.

Still, even with the data, there is a lack of acceptance of new technologies since real estate owners still struggle with being able to trust computers with no human verification behind the data. Companies like CrowdComfort bring in a human element and helps set a clear picture of demand.

Jennifer sees the potential for a huge explosion with AI & Machine Learning, but there are a few things she sees that may be obstacles to this advancement. Watch the video for more insight from real estate tech guru Jennifer Conway.

 

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http://crowdcomfort.com/real-estate-tech-guys/

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6 Workplace Leader Actions to Advance Productivity

Productivity

Business leaders know, and research validates, that workplace conditions influence employee performance and engagement, and ultimately company productivity.

 

A safe, comfortable, and healthy working environment, in addition to social dialogue and technology, will advance productivity. This sounds pretty common sense, but the above conditions rely on six actions: Read more

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Connected Management and Operations for the Future

By Eric Graham — CEO; @begraham43

I never miss an opportunity to quote Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Beuller 


This quote could not be truer today when it comes to technology.


The most salient example comes from my own life: My dad was an architect who ran a successful architectural firm for over 50 years. He designed and built some of the most elegant structures I’ve ever seen. He had a gift for space, form, and function. My youth was filled with visits to wood, concrete and steel forms where site after site I watched him direct the various teams building each amazing structure.


These pleasant memories and experiences also helped me shape the idea for the company I lead today- @CrowdComfort. My dad was in complete creative control of the structures that he had drafted by hand into large paper masterpieces. True creative marvels emerged from those blank pages. He maintained his approach to the craft until the day he died. However CAD and similar software eventually became the standard. Things changed.
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Operational Ju-Jitsu: Actionable data through Crowdsourcing

Operational Ju-Jitsu

Operational Ju-Jitsu allows you to leverage crowdsourcing to provide advanced insights and data, which provide unique advantages.

 

By: Eric Graham – CEO; @begraham43

Crowdsourcing is not a fad. It’s a proven method of data collection and analytics that taps into the wisdom of the crowd. Even so, many operations managers and other professionals do not consider crowdsourcing as leading the list of reliable solutions to challenges. This may be because many operators of large buildings, enterprise campuses, or real estate holdings lack the so-called “crowdsourcing gene.”

Another possible reason for their reticence is the sense that, in sharing and eliciting feedback openly from everyone, the workplace becomes an asylum that is being run by the inmates.

Research has proven time and again that the crowd is smarter and more powerful than any one individual and that it consistently delivers create, highly effective solutions to all manner of problems. Read more