June 2021 Content Feature: Real Estate and Property Management

During the month of June, we want to expose you to 11 great pieces that go over the big topic of real estate and property management. These 11 pieces cover things like creating a better workplace, implementing IWMS systems, capital planning, and much more to help you, facility managers, improve in your field.

Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access.

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Creating a workplace that works for you: why you need a better experience
"A great place to work" has been redefined by COVID-19, employee expectations, and technology.

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Optimizing Space and Safety for Employees in the COVID-19 Era
After 95% of IBM’s employees shifted from the office to working from home because of the pandemic, the IBM Global Real Estate (GRE) team was ready with space utilization data to track usage and adapt to rapidly changing business needs.

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Six Steps for Effective Capital Planning
The most effective capital planning starts with a comprehensive understanding of your current infrastructure. And that understanding starts with a thorough facility condition assessment (FCA) – one that evaluates spaces, building systems, and assets across the entire enterprise.

The True Value of an IWMS
To reap the full advantages of this new age of data, a business or organization needs a technology solution to address and augment all aspects of real estate performance.

Implementing a new IWMS System for your Organization!
Space data analytics is becoming an integral part of Real Estate services. This presentation will include guidelines on how to prepare organizations to implement IWMS systems for real-time data analytics and reporting. I will share the success, failures, and challenges of implementing a new IWMS system for organizations using a case study from University of California San Francisco Implementation. The presentation will also feature guidelines and tools that can help organizations structure their space management systems.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Evolving Needs Drive Renovations vs. Relocations
With leases expiring in New York, Seattle and Washington, DC, CallisonRTKL had to decide whether to renew/renovate or move. Today's panel of decision-makers discuss how leadership approached the issue, how building and property management played a role in the decision-making process, and the good, bad and ugly of each scenario. In addition to discussion about the facility selection process and executive decision-making, our panelists will share key features of the new spaces, highlighting trends in workplace design and space planning. The panelists bring unique perspectives as their expertise in strategy, project management, and design, coupled with client-driven project experience.

The Art of Capital Planning
Understanding a capital budget and how to prioritize building and land improvements is critical to the success of anyone managing real estate or a portfolio of facilities. Many organizations today choose the break-fix model, leaving it to the ‘if it isn’t broken then don’t fix it’ mentality, but ultimately there is a consequence if attention is not properly paid to the assets that require replacement. Neglecting such facilities is an absolute ‘must not’ and can leave the company at risk of significant business interruption.

Transformational Time Machine: Accelerating Your Real Estate
In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, companies are making investments in new and innovative workplace strategies to position themselves at the forefront of their industries. To keep up with changing demands, Unum, the nations’ largest disability insurer, teamed with Gensler, global design firm, to take an in-depth and holistic look at their workplace portfolio to understand how people are working today.

Value Creation and the Contribution of Corporate Real Estate
Articulate corporate real estate (CRE) value contribution by mapping enterprise value to identify links between real estate activities and specific financial drivers, thus recognizing ways the CRE function may contribute to enhanced decision-making.

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How to Optimize Space and Improve Employee Productivity with Smart Buildings
Space matter. It’s at the heart of your real estate strategy and helps you deliver the right workplace experience. In this 20-minute webinar, you'll discover how to uncover occupancy trends that matter and make the most of your space.

Construction to Maintenance: Leveraging Facilities Management Data thru the Building Lifecycle
In today’s real estate environment, organizations are tasked with providing premier workplace environments for a variety of reasons. Attraction of new employees, retention of current staff, support of current and future business objectives and in many cases provide cutting edge workspaces for positive client perception are some of the main motivators. In order to support these market and business objectives, organizations of all types need to leverage the vast array of workplace automation technology, software applications and most important project data created during the build and renovation construction process.

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