The Role of Connectivity in Revitalizing Commercial Real Estate


The level of connectivity within commercial buildings has rapidly advanced in response to the Internet of Things (IoT), or the ever-increasing number of facility systems, business equipment and everyday objects that are connected over the internet, making reliable connectivity a necessity for any commercial real estate property today. 



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.

The level of connectivity within commercial buildings has rapidly advanced in response to the Internet of Things (IoT), or the ever-increasing number of facility systems, business equipment and everyday objects that are connected over the internet, making reliable connectivity a necessity for any commercial real estate property today. Research from Infonetics shows that investment in M2M network connectivity solutions is set to triple by 2018. Additionally, a report from Microsoft, Accenture and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows how smart building solutions can also decrease energy use and costs.

Such solutions have helped lower the astoundingly high 40 percent of total energy consumption that commercial buildings contribute to today. To achieve this, these solutions collect and analyze data related to such things as under-performing equipment and alarm and energy management. Building decision makers now leverage intuitive smart applications to oversee processes and make decisions in real-time. This level of intelligence and connectivity has gone from being a luxury to a necessity for commercial real estate experts in order to lower costs and improve operations.

The connected office building provides a network-based framework that interconnects key systems and technology, while also providing pre-wired bandwidth to office suites and a broad range of connectivity options for tenants delivered with a simple quick cross connect. The owner of a multi-tenant high-rise building can ensure that every tenant has reliable, flexible connectivity starting on day one, that scales with the growth of their business systems and applications over time. This integration of business, IT and energy systems into a network platform transforms the way a building is experienced by its tenants. 

If you want to learn more about how you can strengthen the appeal and cost savings of your commercial property with the right network connectivity for facilities and tenants, click here to schedule a free audit of your site.

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Global Capacity is the leading connectivity as a service company that improves the efficiency and reduces the cost of data network services globally. No one provider has a ubiquitous footprint, through its innovative One Marketplace, Global Capacity brings together customers and suppliers through an automated platform that provides ubiquitous access network solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made Simple.


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