Google’s Plan for A Smart City in Toronto is Scaled Back

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, Inc, has pulled the reins in on an ambitious project to build a smart city in a Toronto neighborhood.Read more


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Coworking is still hot

Some may be questioning whether coworking is the Google Glass of the real estate market, but according to CoreNet Global research with Gold Strategic partner Cushman & Wakefield, it’s here to stay.Read more


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How ‘Space as a Service’ Is Changing the Corporate Workplace

Guest post by Leon Papkoff (@LeonPapkoff), CEO and Chief Strategist, The CXApp

SpaaS (space as a service) is a relatively new outcrop of ‘aaS’ technology surging in property tech. That’s because the focus in workplace, campus, venue management, corporate real estate, you name it – has shifted to analyzing the space you have and optimizing it for dynamic workflows and experiential journeys.

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The Stars Were Out – Day Three Global Summit Recap

The stars were out during the last day of the CoreNet Global Summit in Anaheim.

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“Where do you get your best, most creative ideas?”

“Where do you get your best, most creative ideas?”

Duncan Wardle, former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, riveted the roughly 3,000 attendees of the CoreNet Global Summit in Anaheim on the Monday Opening General Session with this question.

And the attendees answered out loud: the shower, when falling asleep, or waking up. Tellingly, no one said “while at work.”

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Let’s Get Phigital!

Day One: CoreNet Global Summit in North America

With the theme, Experience Matters: It’s Not just Business. It’s Personal, the CoreNet Global Summit in Orange County began October 20 with a pre-conference slate of educational sessions capped by a networking reception at the newly-opened Innovation Pavilion.

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Change Management – A Hidden Component of Workplace Design

By: Roger Marquis, Director of Business Development, Spacesmith

The Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) defines change management as “the practice of applying a structured approach to transition an organization from a current state to a future state to achieve expected benefits.” Going further, ACMP states, “The more seamless the transition is for an organizations’ people, the more effectively and efficiently the organization will be in achieving the benefits of the desired future state.”

So, what does change management have to do with workplace design? Plenty. Read more


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Is your workplace conference going all ‘PropTech’?

Marcus Bowen previews the CoreNet Global Summit in Anaheim for Work&Place

If asked, I still say I work in corporate real estate (CRE). But after 25 years, much has changed, and I now see my own CRE world as either laying bets on future demand or plotting a ones-and-zeros pathway to AI-assisted dynamic resource management. To see this change being played out, just look at the CRE conference offerings:  When I first attended CRE conferences the format was simple; brokerage-heavy networking events with a side show of service providers and developer/landlords. CRE events are now very much formatted with the occupier in mind and work around the now familiar ‘workplace’ agenda.

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Recycling, Or Eliminating Plastic Altogether?

As an experiment, try to get through your daily routine without using any plastic.Read more


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Consciously Uncoupling

Guest blog by John Williams, The Instant Group

Breaking up is sometimes the hardest thing to do but sometimes it really is for the best.  Commercial real estate looks like it is undergoing a painful but ultimately very necessary break-up.  And it looks like not everyone is going to remain friends afterwards.

Thales Teixeira, Professor at Harvard Business School, has addressed the concept of “Uncoupling” in his book “Unlocking the Customer Value Chain.” Within this he sets out the lung-busting growth of Uber and Amazon, companies whose very business model has subverted established value chains by decoupling the selection of products from their purchase.

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Manufacturing Slowdown?

CNN is reporting America’s manufacturing slow down may spill over into other sectors.Read more


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World’s Busiest Airport Is…..?

It’s always something of a surprise (to us, anyway, and we live here!) when we hear that Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is the world’s busiest in terms of passenger traffic.Read more


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