REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Google Cloud | September 08, 2021
International real estate group Lendlease and Google Cloud today announced a new global partnership aimed at transforming the construction and operation of buildings and cities around the world. Working together, the two organizations will help usher in safer, more sustainable, and efficient urbanization projects globally by partnering in three key areas: advancing Lendlease's next-generation IT strategy; integrating new artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and smart data features into Lendlease's Podium building software platform; and collaborating on joint go-to-market initiatives to drive sustainability projects industry-wide.
Advancing Lendlease's next-generation IT strategy
Lendlease is well progressed into exiting its eight on-premise data centers across four continents by 2022, with Google Cloud as its only cloud services provider. With Google Cloud as the foundation for its digital transformation strategy, Lendlease will move to the cloud by migrating its mission-critical enterprise workloads, including its data-intense CAD platforms, in-house project excellence platform, Oli, and its Oracle-based eFinance system.
Not only will this enable Lendlease to significantly increase operational efficiency, but also it will drive improved decision making through enhanced reporting and analytics capabilities, and a stronger cybersecurity posture across the organization. Co-developing Podium to digitize global supply chains and building lifecycles
Lendlease will integrate new AI/ML and smart data analytics capabilities from Google Cloud into Podium, the Lendlease platform that runs autonomous buildings and helps manage energy use, human needs, and resource management goals.
Today, Podium relies exclusively on Google Cloud for its data storage, network, and computing needs, and firms use the platform to plan construction projects with accurate parts, pricing and supply. Under the new partnership, the two companies will collaborate on new Podium products and services to give customers the needed intelligence to improve quality and safety, as well as accelerate development pipelines.
Partnering on sustainability to benefit the industry at large
The strategic partnership will also see the two organizations co-innovating around new cloud-based offerings underpinned by Podium, and working together on new sales and channel opportunities to drive Podium and Google Cloud adoption among existing customers and prospects. Ultimately this will help drive the digital transformation of the global property and real estate development industry, and give firms the advanced tools and capabilities to achieve their sustainability targets.
"Remaking buildings is both the greatest need and the greatest opportunity in addressing our future," said Bill Ruh, CEO, Lendlease Digital. "By using Podium to digitize supply chains, firms can plan construction projects with accurate parts, pricing and supply. This means fewer delays to projects, more precise build plans, and a reduction in cost estimate errors. This will also put important information about the lifecycle of building projects into the hands of employees at their work locations, including construction sites and within owned property assets."
"By running on the cleanest cloud in the industry, Lendlease will gain increased efficiency, lower its environmental footprint, and be able to offer its clients greater information about the lifecycle of building projects. Working together, we will also spearhead digital transformation across the global property and construction industry, and enable companies to drive towards a healthier, more sustainable future," said Alister Dias, vice president, Google Cloud in Australia and New Zealand.
Lendlease is a globally integrated real estate and investment group with core expertise in shaping cities and creating strong and connected communities. Lendlease has been entrusted with many projects of public, cultural and social significance: constructing the Sydney Opera House, creating the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, and restoring and renovating historic buildings such as London's Tate Britain and National Theater. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, our people are located in four operating regions: Australia, Europe, the Americas and Asia
About Google Cloud
Google Cloud accelerates organizations' ability to digitally transform their business with the best infrastructure, platform, industry solutions and expertise. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google's cutting-edge technology – all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
prnewswire | December 23, 2020
Paul E. Griffin III, author and CEO of Griffin Living, an imaginative senior lodging engineer, has been accepted into Forbes Real Estate Council, a greeting just network for heads in the land business.
Griffin was considered and chosen by a survey board dependent on the profundity and variety of his experience. Models for acceptance incorporate a history of amazing development measurements, just as close to home and expert accomplishments and respects. Griffin has created an abundance of 4 billion dollars of significant worth with his land improvement organizations. He has been respected as Habitat for Humanity's Builder of the Year (Hammer of Hope) and the Building Industry Association's Builder of the Year and now serves on the board for the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
"We are honored to welcome Paul into the community," said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Real Estate Business Council. "Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world."
Paul says, "I am honored to be a part of this community and to have the opportunity to connect with like-minded real estate executives. The Forbes Real Estate Council will help Griffin Living as we develop our innovative senior living communities and lead a movement toward giving seniors the dignified and luxurious lifestyle they deserve."
ABOUT GRIFFIN LIVING
Griffin Living is an award-winning, privately-owned real estate development firm headquartered in Calabasas, CA with experience in developing residential, commercial, retail, and master planning communities. They are currently focused on building a sizable portfolio of senior living communities rooted in the honor and dignity of aging. They prioritize features and amenities that cater to residents' independent, active, and vibrant lifestyles.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Reonomy | August 04, 2021
Reonomy, the leading provider of actionable CRE data, has expanded its Market Glance insights to a total of 30 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), across Multifamily, Office, Retail, Industrial and Hospitality categories. The expansion is part of Reonomy's commitment to helping organizations–ranging from brokerages and banks, to commercial services providers–better understand the people, properties and companies behind commercial real estate (CRE).
Reonomy pulls data from a vast network of providers to aggregate insights on all commercial properties across the US, including assessor, census, transaction, geospatial, ownership and occupant data. Using machine learning and proprietary entity resolution capabilities, Reonomy then stitches together all data sources on the parcel level with a single identifier. The resulting data set is an industry-leading collection of insights across more than 50 million commercial properties.
Reonomy's Market Glances draw upon this dataset to provide a timely snapshot of each MSA. Centered around the Reonomy Price Index (RPI)–a collection of composite sales price indices measuring change and fluctuation of markets by asset type–the Market Glances also include sales mix, sales volume, market share, monthly transactions and noteworthy sales.
Notable findings in Reonomy's latest refresh of its Market Glances include:
Pandemic Recovery is Spotty for Offices: Across 30 markets, just three have recovered to pre-pandemic levels in terms of office sales volume: San Antonio (+20%), Phoenix (+20%) and Tampa (+12%). All others sit at or below 2019 levels.
What Tech Exodus?: San Francisco's 12-month rolling average RPI of 382 for Office transactions is higher than at any point in the past 20 years–indicating that the impact of a "tech exodus" from the Bay Area has been dramatically overstated.
Retail's Struggle: While retail sales volume has recovered to 2019 levels in a handful of MSAs, it remains precipitously low in cities like New York, where volume has decreased by 80% compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019, and in Dallas, where volume has decreased by 54% compared to 2019.
"The commercial real estate data landscape is incredibly fragmented. Reonomy is designed to help CRE professionals make smarter decisions with all of their data and insights in one place," said Bill Okun, CEO of Reonomy. "We make these Market Glances available to the public so that everyone in CRE can understand, from a macro level, what's happening in a given area. Whether you're looking into noteworthy transactions in a specific city or are interested in market share by square footage, we have the analysis in one convenient place."
Reonomy is the leading provider of CRE insights, empowering top brokerages, financial institutions, and commercial services providers with actionable data and solutions. Armed with Reonomy's enterprise-grade products, CRE professionals and organizations gain comprehensive market understanding, discover opportunities, and streamline research processes.