Observations on Superforecasters, Hollywood, Virtual Reality and the Automobile Industry

Since it is the third full week of the new year, we are all still in the prediction mode. We will release our predictions today for the CRE/FM world (click here to download), but after I wrote them, I was fascinated by a series of three articles that appeared in the Financial Times the weekend of January 16.

Facility Management, Architecture and Wine in Vienna, Part 2

Post Kongress – MA in Architecture Student Exhibit, FM Masters Students and Wine Tasting

Facility Management, Architecture and Wine in Vienna

Each of the last three years in November, I have had the privilege, along with three other IFMA leaders, of lecturing at the IFM-Kongress at the Vienna University of Technology. As the guests of Dr. Alexander Redlein, who heads a Masters program in FM in the Business School, we all gave lectures at the Kongress and this year as well as teaching two courses for the FM Masters students on the weekend. The Kongress this year focused on new ways of working, corporate social responsibility, wellness and performance.

Trading Places – A Reflection on the Tradeline Space Strategies 2015 Conference

I had the expected pleasure of attending Tradeline’s Space Strategies Conference held in San Diego earlier this week. Having never attended a Tradeline conference before, I still had high expectations for this event in based on the agenda, the roster of presentations, the list of attending organizations and of course the venue, San Diego. The latter turned out to be the one disappointment. The high ocean winds turned the hotel into a never ending whistle making it difficult to sleep.

How Much of the $2 Trillion Dollars of Leases Will FASB Shift to Your Company's Balance Sheet?

Finally, we are closer to the final countdown for changes in the US and international lease accounting standards. On Wednesday of last week the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) gave us an idea of the timing of the final version of the regulations to be issued in the early part of next year. For public businesses, these changes will likely go into effect in Q1 2016, and for private companies, one year later.

Silo-Busting in the Era of Digital Business

Mike “Schrep” Schroepfer is the CTO of Facebook, a company immersed in digital business, or the blur between the physical and the virtual worlds.

The Top 5 Benefits of a Capital Program Management Solution to Owner Builders

With a capital program management solution, owners are considerably more engaged in the day-to-day management of their capital program portfolios. Engaged owners use the technology to track the progress of projects and programs within their portfolio from a single centralized resource, allowing for real-time insight and information for accurate and timely decisions.

Right Space. Right Place. Right Time.

Achieve a Lower Total Cost of Occupancy with Space Management

By David Willett and Nancy Johnson Sanquist

New Technologies Advance Operations and Maintenance into the Digital Workplace World

John Sterling, as pictured here, is not your average Operations and Maintenance Technician.  He is not holding plans, nor is he using a tablet or smartphone for his work today in the field.

Deloitte CRE Management Information Roundtable in London: What Is the Right Integration Strategy?

It was less than a month ago that John Leet and I taxied from Trimble's Covent Garden office to the New Street Square Development Office Complex to attend a Deloitte meeting featuring presentations on OSCRE Standards. This is a sparkling new neighborhood in Mid-town London with a cluster of sustainably designed mixed-use buildings utilized for office, retail and restaurants around a public square.