Our theme for Realcomm | IBcon 2022 is The Great REconfiguration. There will undoubtedly be habits, patterns and lifestyle changes that will never go back to what we might consider “normal.” This could bring about a permanent REconfiguration of migration patterns, city design and purpose, family dynamics, residential home design, transportation and organizational structure, entertainment, education, health services and so on.
This massive societal shift, as has been the case throughout history, will inevitably change how we use buildings. Buildings as gathering places were once the only option for personal interaction, but that paradigm was changed by technology—and now by the pandemic. As an industry, we need to be open to all of the options and opportunities of the Great REconfiguration. Offices morphing into apartments, retail stores into climbing gyms, malls into healthcare facilities, even the emergence of mobile offices inside airports; all the ideas developed over time are simply going to further accelerate in the years to come. In each and every case of REconfiguration, technology will play a critical role.
Real estate must be ready for the 21st century and beyond as we integrate physical world experiences with the virtual—and it must be done quickly and seamlessly. Distributed mobile workforces, cloud-based business enterprise solutions, smart buildings, integrated immersive experiences and more all require a well-defined blend of physical space and technology. For those who resist, the liability is real…for those who embrace, the possibilities are endless. Join us for Realcomm | IBcon 2022 as we explore the opportunities associated with buildings and the Great REconfiguration.
@ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation