Marketplace Network News

The Role of Connectivity in Revitalizing Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Many regions across the country are seeing a building and redevelopment boom in commercial real estate. Cities like Dallas, where Global Capacity recently launched its metro fiber ring, are seeing growth as new owners are revamping existing towers and creating a multi-faceted city center. Improvements including common area upgrades, new smart utility systems, and modernized technology are attracting tech startups and entrepreneurial firms. Network connectivity also plays a critical role in the real estate boom, whether it is connecting people or machines.

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Topics: Real Estate, Smart Building

Smarter Connections for the Smart Building

Posted by Amy Atwood on Tue, Jun 09, 2015

Today, we demand everything from TVs, to phones, to automobiles to be “smart” and have the ability to connect to other devices or networks.  The structures that we live and work in are no exception.  In the commercial real estate market, added pressures from tenants and prospects are driving owners, developers and architects to integrate smart technology into their buildings in order to differentiate their properties and increase ROI.  According to IDC Energy Insights, companies worldwide spent $5.5B on intelligent buildings in 2012, and the figure is expected to rise to $18.1B by 2017 – a 27.1% compound annual growth rate.  So what exactly is a smart building and why is having the right network connectivity solution so important? 

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Topics: One Marketplace, Real Estate, Connected Building, Smart Building

Network Connectivity Improves Real Estate ROI

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Tue, Oct 29, 2013

Anyone involved in the commercial real estate space should be familiar with the connected building and its exponential impact on property earning potential.  The high demand for bandwidth from businesses in today’s digital era makes network connectivity a must have for commercial real estate properties.  Three key trends are driving building connectivity:

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Topics: Ethernet, Enterprise, Network Connectivity, Real Estate, Connected Building