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ESG and Your Building

In the past few years, we’ve seen many changes to the workplace including a drastic shift in the value drivers of commercial real estate (CRE). The things that once made a workplace enticing and meaningful — such as its location and its physical amenities — are being challenged by an equally heightened focus on appealing …

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The Let’s Go Show Recap: Keeping Assets Competitive in 2022

The commercial real estate (CRE) space has completely transformed in recent years. Despite often being thought of as one of the slowest industries to modernize, many leading firms have taken steps to digitize their operations and properties to enhance the workplace experience.  Managing Director of Portfolio Optimization, Pat Rippe, to get his insight on their …

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Proptech Sustainability: Technology and a Greener Workplace

Commercial real estate (CRE) owners and operators that are looking to reduce their carbon footprints and optimize their property operations cannot do so without smart technologies. And, in order to meet their long-term sustainability goals and attract and retain tenants, many industry leaders are turning to the growing number of proptech sustainability solutions in the …

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How Smart Building Software is Future-Proofing the Workplace

After a tumultuous two years, the commercial real estate (CRE) industry is at an inflection point. The increased use of smart building software and emphasis on flexible, hospitality-driven workplace experiences has changed the core ways industry operates.  As we look ahead to 2022, some variables remain uncertain, but one thing is for sure: technology is …

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Inside HqO: Nora Hughes 

Nora Hughes  Lead Product Researcher at HqO  Nora is a Lead Product Researcher at HqO, reporting to the Engineering, Product, and Design (EPD) teams. Her role consists of conducting external research to help improve the HqO product as well as having internal conversations around customer concerns. She then provides strategic, evidence-based recommendations to Product leadership …

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Let’s Go Show Recap: The Experience Economy with Author Joseph Pine

Internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and management advisor Joseph Pine has been talking about the importance of meaningful experiences for a long time. In fact, he and his partner recently re-released their best-selling 1999 book, The Experience Economy, on this very topic.  The book establishes that goods and services are no longer enough for consumers: companies …

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Let’s Go Show Recap: Creating Workplaces That Work

  The nature of work has changed dramatically in recent months. Though every organization is taking a unique approach to the new hybrid landscape, there are still many conflicting opinions around remote work. Some employees say they are more productive, while others note working much longer hours.  Whatever the case may be, there is no …

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The Modern Office: Social and Technological Demands | HqO

The Social and Technological Demands Changing the Office

A recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper found that 87% of employees think the modern office is important for collaborating with team members and building relationships.  However, there are still many questions involving the office’s role in the overall workplace experience. For example, what exactly do tenants require from the office to support their needs? …

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How Touchless Technology Fuels the Workplace | HqO

Touchless Technology and the Workplace

Post-pandemic social distancing protocols kicked off the use of touchless technology across every industry. Of these, commercial real estate (CRE) arguably went through the largest transformation. And contactless solutions are here to stay: MarketsandMarkets projects that the touchless sensing market will reach $15.3 billion in 2025, a staggering increase from $6.8 billion in 2020.  Modern …

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Tenant Experience: Selecting the Right Solution | HqO

How to Select the Right Tenant Experience Solution

Few industries have the potential to impact people’s well-being and productivity like commercial real estate (CRE). Now is the time to not only rethink the future of the office, but to shape it. Modern workplace trends have accelerated flexible work models and the need for property owners to create meaningful relationships with the people that …

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HqO’s Core Ideology

“Cities are the absence of physical space between people and companies. They are proximity, density, closeness. They enable us to work and play together, and their success depends on the demand for physical connection.” — Edward Glaeser, Triumph of the City At HqO, we believe that cities are humanity’s most important social product. Since the …

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What Not to Do with Smart Building Technology: How to Avoid Modern Workplace Mishaps

Smart buildings are modern marvels that use automation to everyone’s advantage. Smart building technology may control everything from lighting, to advanced HVAC systems, to security. Overall, the goal for implementing smart building features is to make the space easier to manage and more convenient, comfortable, and secure for all tenants.   Due to increased knowledge of …

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