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The New Real: Unlocking new gains through smart buildings

The New Real is a research report showing the opportunities and gains to be made for anyone with an interest in commercial real estate.

Whether you are an owner or occupier, funder or investor, builder, developer or a technology provider, the built environment offers real opportunities for the forward thinking.  In this report we have explored the gains on offer and applied our legal thinking to the challenges ahead.

With the smart buildings debate now moving into the boardroom, our research shows that of those surveyed:

  • 56% think smart buildings will open up new revenue streams
  • 59% think smart buildings will deliver business gains beyond energy efficiency
  • 38% are taking the lead, changing their behaviours and acquiring new capabilities to benefit from smart buildings

Our thanks go to our collaborators at Henley Business School, CBRE, Digital Policy Alliance, Energydeck, Aberdeen Asset Management, Savills, Westfield, JLL, IFDS, WiredScore and many others for their time, innovation and insights, to ensure we future-proof our interests within The New Real and maximise the gains to be made.