When Cloud Companies Build Towers, Real Estate Tech Rockets Ahead

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Salesforce Tower is expected to be the tallest U.S. building west of Chicago when completed in 2017.

Salesforce Tower, a new, 61-story project at 415 Mission Street in San Francisco, won’t be open and occupied until sometime in 2017, but its influence on top-end office properties is already being felt.  Jim Whalen SVP & CIO of Boston Properties, co-developer of the tower, explained the tech transfer phenomena in a RealComm panel discussion yesterday:

“Our building of the Salesforce Tower has been an extraordinary opportunity to integrate and take in innovations. When you operate within tech-minded metro markets like San Francisco, Boston, Manhattan, your IT strategy has to be aligned with real-estate expectations there.  You need to stay ahead of that curve. Then as an IT leader, you take that IT discipline into the facilities culture.  The earlier you embrace it, the more ahead of the curve…

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About Rick Rolston

Rick is CEO of BuiltSpace Technologies Corp. (Vancouver Canada). BuiltSpace provides integrated building information management services to help building stakeholders create more sustainable and valuable building ecosystems.


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