Hear from a professional on one of the most important factors in  the return to work is making people feel safe and the psychology of doing so. Jennifer Moss is an author, speaker and thought leader in behavioral sciences and will help real estate leaders understand the need to not only make buildings safe, but to help employees feel that they are safe.

There is not a more important topic for real estate right now than getting people to return to work.  Top commercial and corporate real estate executives will discuss some of the tech strategies and solutions they are using to get employees and tenants back in their buildings, safely and securely.  Learn about some of the unique challenges and creative solutions they are deploying to get people back in their buildings!


Take a break and network with familiar and new faces in the exhibit hall. 

If it isn't connected, it isn't smart! A unified building network serves the foundation for smart building system integration and automation, but most buildings still don't have a facility network in place. This session will discuss the importance of network architecture and security, along with the many reasons why having a secure building network is critical for data collection, data transmission, and building automation.

Digital Workplace is the new buzz word for smart offices and the next big thing for connected real estate.  So, what does the future hold for digital workplace, workplace automation, and smart workplace mobile apps?  Hear from seasoned workplace experts on how digital transformation is impacting the future of work, and the positive and negative impacts it has on the overall occupant experience.

The top criteria for getting people back in buildings are health, safety, and security. We'll explore the various technologies and strategies that support health and wellness and provide a safe environment for building occupants. From indoor air quality to in-building public safety to location based services, this panel will cover what it takes to keep people safe.

Find out what you need to know about Colony Capital's rotation to digital real estate.





The spread of COVID-19, subsequent economic downturn and regulatory responses have all significantly impacted rental real estate. From past experience, we know that disruptive times call upon effective leaders to catalyze foundational changes to their businesses. Building owners and operators reacted quickly, shifting leasing, maintenance, remote working strategies and more to adapt to the initial shock. But which adaptations will stick? Join us for a presentation on what's here to stay in the industry and strategies resilient organizations are taking to emerge from this period in a position of strength. At the end of this session, participants will: 

· Understand the impact of remote work, not only on your operations, but its effect on communities, amenities, renovations, and construction

· Determine which investments are worthwhile and which will be obsolete due to a trend actually becoming a fad

· Develop a roadmap based on best practices to modernize your business and make it resilient to future external shocks

Open Networking and Moderated Discussion: Join BuildingsNY's Show Vice President, Chyai Mulberg for an open networking and moderated Discussion around best practices for business development and staying current in today's mercurial environment.

Join Schindler’s Mark Freeman as he provides crucial information on how elevators can provide a true back-to-work solutions for your tenants. As the Vice President for Schindler’s Modernization Business for U.S. markets, and with deep experience in destination dispatch, Mark is uniquely positioned to explain the latest technologies being employed in the elevator industry, providing solutions you can use right now.

Mark will detail how you can control the flow while safely managing lobby and elevator space; explain new methods for dispatching and cleaning air and surfaces in elevators and escalators; and detail RFID technologies being employed for touchless operations.

Mark will then discuss Schindler’s newest advancement, PORT (Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal), allowing building owners and property managers to optimize traffic flow through buildings and realize as much as a 50% improvement in handling capacity, wait, and destination times, while offering personalized service and access control.

Read Mark’s thoughts on how elevator modernization is alleviating tenant anxiety in the October, 26, 2020 edition of The New York Times. You can find Michael Wilson’s article here.