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Asset / Facility Management

The Calculus of Master Planning an Industrial Site Project

Alan H. Cobb, CEO & President, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. (Q4 2018)

Effective master planning results in seamless construction projects and builds the momentum for lean, concise operations and continued success. More

The Ins and Outs of Working With an Architectural / Engineering Firm

John Wharton, Director of Quality, Gresham, Smith and Partners (Q4 2018)

It’s important that clients new to working with an A/E firm understand their standard business processes in order to achieve a successful capital project. More

How Can Big Data Enable More Efficient and Effective Location Decisions and Planning?

Katie Ballard-Bloomfield, Manager, Quantitative Economics and Statistics (Quest); Dominick Brook, Senior Manager; and Martin Polivka, Senior Consultants, Indirect Tax , Ernst & Young LLP (Q3 2018)

Opportunities and challenges present themselves in harnessing the analytical power of internal and external data. More

Integrating Technology Into the Corporate Headquarters Facility

Jim Nannini, Johnson Controls (Q3 2018)

Businesses that utilize technology to ensure their corporate headquarters are ready for the future will realize productivity, economic, and other gains. More

In Focus: How to Negotiate a Better Real Estate Contract

Dean Kaplan, President, The Kaplan Group (Q2 2018)

When moving or expanding, taking your time, doing your research, and thinking through your strategy can save you money and stress in the long run. More

Front Line: Attracting Companies in Emerging Industries

Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Q2 2018)

Companies in emerging industries need to feel they are working in partnership with the developers/landlords who are trying to attract them to their properties. More

Rethinking How to Incorporate Technology into Office and Building Design

Randy Thompson, Senior Managing Director, Build-to-Suit Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield (Q2 2018)

Technology infrastructure needs to be incorporated into facility plans before design work is done in order to avoid busting the budget. More

Avoid Costly Data Center Blunders

Todd Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Data Center Solutions, Transwestern and C. Andrew Marcus, National Director, Data Center Solutions, Transwestern (Data Centers 2018)

Investors, operators, and end-users alike must identify true costs and investigate available options before committing to a new or existing strategy in the rapidly evolving data center industry. More

Location Trends in the Food Industry: What’s Driving Decision-Making in 2017?

Scott Kupperman, Founder, Kupperman Location Solutions (2017 Food Processing)

When working with economic developers, food processing companies should look for an industry-specific value proposition supported with compelling data and local insight. More

Sustainability, Resilience and Wellness: Pulse of the Industry in 2017

Jennifer Taranto, Director of Sustainability , Structure Tone and Robert Leon , Senior Vice President, Structure Tone (Q4 2017)

A recent survey of the real estate and construction industry reveals that sustainability in the built environment continues to grow year after year, despite real or perceived added costs. More

Resiliency Considerations — Is Your Facility At Risk?

Bob Geiger, Principal, Partner Engineering and Science (Q4 2017)

Property owners who properly assess, maintain, and upgrade their facilities so that they are resilient to natural disasters — and who have contingency plans in place — will save time and money, and protect the value of their asset, in the long run. More

Is There A Warehouse in Retail Assets’ Future?

Ben Conwell, Senior Managing Director and Practice Leader, eCommerce Advisory Group , Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. (Q4 2017)

Reviving dead malls as warehouses is not as easy as it may seem; they’re more likely to become “lifestyle” destinations or mixed-use complexes. More

The Future of Corporate Sustainability

Tracy King Sharp, Chief Operating Officer, Boyette Strategic Advisors (Q4 2017)

Although U.S. companies are facing less political pressure to continue their sustainability efforts, they will continue to do so in response to workforce and customer demands. More

Technological and Other Changes Steering Logistics Decisions

Bill Luttrell, Senior Locations Strategist, Werner Global Logistics, Werner Enterprises (Q4 2017)

For manufacturing and distribution…it’s logistics, logistics, logistics, which is revolutionizing the supply chain — including the location decision process. More

Industry Sea Changes Affecting U.S. Shipping Gateways

Walter Kemmsies, Ph.D., Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist, U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group, JLL (Q4 2017)

Damage from recent hurricanes could have a ripple effect across U.S. seaports, underscoring the rising demand for more sophisticated industrial real estate and infrastructure. More

First Person: Siemens Real Estate’s Use of Intelligent Space Design Impacts Employee Productivity and the Bottom Line

Michael Kruklinski, Head of Region Americas, Siemens Real Estate, Siemens Real Estate (Q4 2017)

Area Development’s editor recently asked Michael Kruklinski about intelligent space management at Siemens and how office configuration can play a role in employee satisfaction and productivity. More

Shedding Light on Human Energy in Facility Design

Brandon Tinianov, Vice President of Business Development, View, Inc. (Q3 2017)

Natural light in the workplace enhances “human energy,” which generates immense shared value for property owners. Given the stresses of modern manufacturing, this may be more critical than ever in the industrial workplace. More

New FASB Lease Standard Targets Real Estate Conflicts of Interests

Howard Ecker, President & CEO, Howard Ecker + Company (Q3 2017)

It’s time for CFOs to act to protect themselves from brokers who are working both ends of a real estate deal by securing a “No Conflict Assurance Statement” from their agents. More

Scheduling, Planning & Front-End Loading (FEL) Can Keep Projects Open During Construction

Gavin Kaleta, Mechanical Department Manager, SSOE (Q3 2017)

Early engineering paves the way for feasible, cost-efficient repair and renovation projects. More

In Focus: For Property Managers, a Penny Spent is a Penny Earned

Matt Lanfear, CEO, Great Eastern Energy (Q2 2017)

By making smart energy-saving investments, property managers will reap long-term savings. More

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