Digital Facilities Management Creates a Tipping Point for Smart Building Adoption

By Peter Rake, global director of Integration at Switch Automation Just as today’s homeowners want to implement Smart Tech solutions for sustainability and security, commercial real estate owners and operators want PropTech in their buildings to support digital facilities management (DFM). Smart building solutions are helping operations teams evolve from reactive to proactive to …


Real Estate Tech and Data Company Expands Market Coverage to Denver

Gridics LLC, a Miami-based real estate tech and data company, will expand its real estate development analysis platform to include six more major cities, including Denver. The Gridics platform allows users to calculate and visualize, in 3D, the development feasibility and capacity of a parcel or assemblage of parcels, inclusive …


JLL’s Enterprise App JiLL Acts as an Admin for Every Employee

JLL recently introduced JiLL, an AI-powered, conversational platform that can help employees streamline their work and be more productive. Users can use voice or text to converse with the app via their smart phones and simplify time-consuming daily tasks such as setting up meetings, finding colleagues, looking up lunch menus …


Hensel Phelps Approved for Drone Operations Over People

Hensel Phelps has received a Certificate of Waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allowing certified operators to safely fly parachute-equipped sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft Systems or drones) over people, including populated construction sites. This precedent setting waiver is the first time a waiver has been granted using a parachute system. At …


Strava Signs Lease in LoDo, Commits to Growing Workforce

DENVER — Strava Inc., a popular app and social network for endurance athletes that has been working hard since January 2018 to grow its presence in Denver, has signed a new lease at at 1444 Wazee St., also known as the Elephant Corral building. The San Francisco-based social network for athletes …


Survey of CRE Execs Reveals Acceleration of Tech Adoption

Altus Group Limited (“Altus Group”) (TSX: AIF), a leading provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services to the global commercial real estate industry, recently released the latest Altus Group CRE Innovation Report. The report provides an outlook on technology trends impacting the global CRE industry and highlights the significant acceleration …


Catalyst HTI Lands Two New Tenants

DENVER — Catalyst Health Tech Innovation, the first-of-its-kind office building in RiNo, recently signed two new innovative tenants. Storyvine, the Guided Video platform, is thrilled to announce joining the Catalyst HTI family along with Muse® by Interaxon Inc., a leading consumer neurotech company and the creator of Muse®: the brain sensing headband. Catalyst HTI …


Boulder-based Congruex Acquires White Construction

BOULDER — Congruex, a Boulder-headquartered firm that provides design, engineering, construction management and maintenance services to broadband service providers, has acquired White Construction Co., Inc. Wisconsin-based White Construction is a telecom-focused self-perform construction company, specializing primarily in underground construction work with particular expertise in fiber-to-the-home, fiber-to-the-premises, and fiber optic interconnect projects. White …


Tech Firm Signs Long-Term Lease at S’PARK

BOULDER – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), a publicly traded high-tech firm, has signed a long-term lease for the entire office component, accounting for approximately 42,000 square feet, in the “Market Building” at S’PARK in Boulder, scheduled for completion in early 2019. The John Buck Company, a premier, vertically-integrated real estate investment, development and operating company, …


Denver Benefits from Tech Firm Migration, says CBRE

DENVER – Technology companies based in the top four tech headquarters markets—the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Boston and New York—are expanding into new markets, creating more demand for office space and driving office rent growth in the beneficiary markets, according to CBRE’s annual Tech-30 report, which measures the tech industry’s impact on the …