"How Solid is Your Cybersecurity Plan?" <br>by Lauren Stokes

"How Solid is Your Cybersecurity Plan?"
by Lauren Stokes

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July 2018 | Dallas, TX — Cybercrime is one of the biggest threats facing nearly every organization worldwide. Up to now the CRE sector has not been a primary target of cyber-terrorism, although the industry is becoming more susceptible to sophisticated and dangerous attacks as the increased use of digital technologies exposes secure information through data proliferation, online transactions and the Internet of Things.  RealFoundations Director Lauren Stokes' recent article 'How Solid is Your Cybersecurity Plan' provides examples of the most common types of cyber-attacks and how to secure your organization’s data through leading technology practices, policies, procedures and governance. Click the image to the right for the full article.

Despite recurring news headlines of massive fallouts from data breaches, many CRE companies are still ill-equipped at protecting themselves from potential attacks, moreover they are unprepared for timely detection, containment and mitigation. In the event of such an incident, these organizations are almost certain to suffer highly disruptive and costly impacts as well reputational damage.

It is no longer a question of ‘if’ your business will be victimized, but rather ‘when’. Safeguarding your business from cybercrime is a demanding, ongoing function.
— Lauren Stokes - Director, RealFoundations

Not only is technology continuously changing but so are the tactics employed by cyber-thieves. There is a great deal of new information to keep up with and leading practices are constantly evolving.  To learn more about how RealFoundations can help with your cybersecurity needs, please contact Lauren Stokes, Director of RealFoundations Managed Services Technology, at (214) 292-7036 or Lauren.Stokes@realfoundations.net.

About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 400+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.

RealFoundations' r3 Managed Services Platform, Powered by Yardi, Helps Real Estate Companies Run Better

RealFoundations' r3 Managed Services Platform, Powered by Yardi, Helps Real Estate Companies Run Better

June 2018 | Dallas, TX —  On June 5th 2018, RealFoundations ('RF'), one of the world's foremost providers of consulting and managed services for the real estate industry, issued a press release announcing the rollout of its r3 Managed Services platform, which will enable clients to achieve better back office outcomes.

 RealFoundations' Business Process as a Service Platform.

RealFoundations' Business Process as a Service Platform.

The platform is powered by Yardi, a global leader in technology for real estate companies across all property sectors.  The addition of Yardi's industry leading software, Voyager, strengthens RealFoundations' growing Business Process as a Service ('BPaaS') platform – which today includes MicrosoftLeverton, Blackline, and ServiceNow – and continues to widen its technology alliance portfolio.  This gives RealFoundations' larger clients more agile back office solutions in the cloud, and for smaller enterprises, it provides the power of best-of-breed tool infrastructure – with no implementation risks or hiring costs – along with the benefit of a single supplier relationship.  R3 provides clients Reliable, Responsive Results. 

RealFoundations Managed Services offer a range of leading solutions to enable real estate companies to transition components of their business processes using our world-class on/off shore delivery model.  RealFoundations' BPaaS solution furthers its mission of helping real estate companies run better.   The solution includes services – Accounting, Lease Abstraction and Administration, Technology, Data and Energy, processes, applications and infrastructure.  This single vendor approach helps clients reduce costs and minimize risk while leveraging RealFoundations' decades of experience helping clients source and scale their real estate operations.

To meet the growing demand for BPaaS within the Real Estate space, RealFoundations is excited to add Yardi as the core Investment & Property Management and Accounting tool in our r3 platform. This solution allows us to strengthen our flexible delivery model that can start small and expand as needed. And we believe that Yardi Voyager is the platform to best suit our residential and commercial clients based on the product’s broad coverage of the work map of a real estate company.
— Mark Callin, Founder and Enterprise Managing Consultant at RealFoundations

For more information or to see whether our Business Process as a Service and R3 platform are a good fit for your organization, please contact Ron Christy at services@realfoundations.net or +1 214 292 7090. 

Click here for a link to the Press Release published by PR Newswire.

About RealFoundations
RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 400+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. To learn more about how We Make Real Estate Run Better visit www.realfoundations.net.

About Yardi
Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide. For more information on how Yardi is Energized for Tomorrow, visit www.yardi.com.

"The Impact of Emerging Technologies on European Listed Real Estate" <br>by Irina Lenchuk

"The Impact of Emerging Technologies on European Listed Real Estate"
by Irina Lenchuk

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June 2018 | London, UK — In May 2018, RealFoundations Consultant Irina Lenchuk's latest research paper, The Impact of Emerging Technologies on European Listed Real Estate,  was published for industry consumption by EPRA, European Public Real Estate Association.

Supported by EPRA and contributed by industry leading practitioners across the globe, the paper describes how technological advancements in real estate are currently impacting how we work, where we work and the work that we do in the Office, Retail and Industrial market sectors.  

The impact that technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Virtual Reality and others pose on real estate demand, asset value and the real estate lifecycle as a whole are explored with cited sources and highlighted concepts in this thought-provoking artifact. Click the link above to read the full report.

RealFoundations’ comprehensive report provides a timely roadmap for listed real estate companies assessing how they navigate the fast-developing world of emerging technologies and their potentially profound impact on our markets.
— Dominique Moerenhout, CEO of EPRA

About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 400+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.

About the Author Irina Lenchuk is a Consultant with RealFoundations with over 10 years experience working in construction and real estate industries. Throughout her career she contributed to the successful delivery of diverse projects ranging from technology strategy analysis, data architecture design and IT systems implementations for leading international real estate organizations to large construction and refurbishment projects for high-end property developers.

"The $500 Billion Disruption" <br>by Ed Lubieniecki & Barry Faulkner

"The $500 Billion Disruption"
by Ed Lubieniecki & Barry Faulkner

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May 2018 | Dallas, TX — Published in the Spring 2018 issue of NAREIM Dialogues, Ed Lubieniecki and Barry Faulkner's latest article "The $500 Billion Disruption" strives to amplify the impact of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) new lease accounting standard, requiring tenants to give users of financial statements, like investors and creditors, a more transparent view of the company’s financial health by including lease obligations as liabilities on  balance sheets. 

As a result of the new standard, the topic of leased space has taken on new importance in the C-suites and boardrooms of the world’s largest companies. CRE veterans predict tenants will change the rules of engagement and anticipate new marketplace dynamics like shorter leases, a surge in co-working, and volatility in asset valuations.

The convergence of these developments could materially influence property valuations and returns. Investment managers should discuss the ramifications of these changes with their clients, manage their expectations and help them avoid surprises.
— Ed Lubieniecki & Barry Faulkner, RealFoundations

Knowledgeable and proactive advice on this topic will ease the transition for investors.  Click the icon above to read the full article and suggestions on how to begin communicating with investors to avoid blindsiding.

About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 400+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.

Click here for more information on the cited Inaugural Global Lease Count Study.

RealFoundations Puts Rubber to the Road in the BP MS 150 Bike Ride

RealFoundations Puts Rubber to the Road in the BP MS 150 Bike Ride

 Team Greystar BP MS 150 participants.

Team Greystar BP MS 150 participants.

May 2018 | Dallas, TX — Last month RealFoundations sponsored and supported Team Greystar in the BP MS 150, a two-day fundraising bike ride benefiting multiple sclerosis research, organized by the National MS Society.  Spanning the ~150 miles of course from Houston to Austin, TX, the BP MS 150 is the largest riding event of it’s kind in North America, hosting 13,000 cyclists with a fundraising goal of $14 million.

Seven RealFoundations practitioners cycled in the ride, raising $6,088 in donations, contributing to Team Greystar’s total fundraising achievement of over $153,000 for the National MS Society.  In addition to individual participant fundraising efforts, RealFoundations donated $10k to the National MS Society, in support of Team Greystar, a longtime client and partner of the firm.

“The event itself was truly a remarkable experience, with thousands of riders and volunteers all working towards the same goal", shares Lauren Stokes, Director of Managed Services Technology at RealFoundations. "We were honored to ride this year with Team Greystar and support their fundraising efforts.”    

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a non-profit organization that advocates for people whose lives have been affected by multiple sclerosis. The organization’s focus is to create a space for people who have been affected by MS, or people whose lives have been influenced by MS in some capacity . All research efforts go towards their vision: "A world free of MS".

Learn more about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society here.

About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 400+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.

The Inaugural Global Lease Count Study

The Inaugural Global Lease Count Study

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April 2018 | Dallas, TX — How many commercial leases are there in the world?  The size of the global commercial real estate leasing market is one that has not received significant study to date.  It’s an interesting question to consider, and with the upcoming FASB lease accounting changes that will require the future value of commercial lease obligations to show on occupier balance sheets, it’s a timely one. 

In an attempt to put forth a defensible answer, RealFoundations founder David Stanford and Senior Research Consultant Ward S. Caswell worked together to estimate the quantity of leases for office, industrial and retails markets in approx. 90 countries.  What follows is an overview of the results and the methodology used to arrive at that number.  We hope this ‘study’ will spark a conversation – read it, think about it and then let us know what you think.

For questions, comments or to begin a dialogue about this study, please contact:

Naomi Souza  |  Naomi.Souza@Realfoundations.net  |  +1 214 292 7086 

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About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 400+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.

"In Real Time" by John D'Angelo

"In Real Time" by John D'Angelo

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March 2018 | Dallas, TX —Enterprise Managing Consultant, John D’Angelo’s article “In Real Time” has been published in the Market Perspective section of the February 2018 issue of  Institutional Real Estate Americas. In the article, Mr. D’Angelo explores the future of data governance and management of asset-level information and the on-going paradigm shift in the real estate industry, bringing about the requirement of granular-level information sharing.

Greater information transparency and self-help should reduce the effort required by both managers and sponsors in exchanging information beyond the standard reporting package.

As the industry migrates towards this standard, Investment Managers & Asset Managers must remain cognizant that Investors are becoming increasingly savvy, so the ability to provide accurate and timely data must be in parallel. 

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About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 400+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.

 

 

RealFoundations Sponsors Agape’s 2nd Annual 'Timeless Love' Gala

RealFoundations Sponsors Agape’s 2nd Annual 'Timeless Love' Gala

February 2018 – Dallas, TX In a continuous effort to support Dallas-local charity Agape Resource & Assistance Center, RealFoundations attended, as a Platinum Sponsor, the second annual Timeless Love Gala on Saturday, February 10th 2018 at the historic McKinney Cotton Mill. This fundraising event, inspired by themes such as the ‘Roaring Twenties’ and ‘The Prohibition Era’, brought all attendees through a juxtaposition of significant eras in American history combined with a fun-filled, entertaining night of nostalgia.

Agape is a non-profit organization committed to providing shelter, sustenance and stability to women and children in the North Texas area. RealFoundations’ decade-long relationship with Agape spans many sponsorship and outreach engagements including NTGivingDay and The Caring Hearts Golf & Tennis Classic as well as onsite construction support by RF volunteers at local Agape housing facilities.

“Fulfilling our corporate social responsibility is not just a trending topic of interest for RealFoundations, it's our priority”, says David Stanford, Enterprise Managing Consultant and Founder of RealFoundations. “We appreciate the assistance Agape provides to local families within our community and will continue to be present and volunteer alongside them when the opportunities arise.” With a night of dancing to ragtime and jazz, casino entertainment, and a mouthwatering culinary feast, this event was most definitely a timeless night to remember.

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Agape Resources & Assistance Center is a non-profit organization in Collin County, TX, dedicated to providing critical Housing and life skills that empower women and their children, many of whom have been victims of abuse and violence. With their mission to transform homelessness, crisis and poverty, to self-sustaining, fulfilling lives, Agape relies on the generosity of Platinum Sponsors such as RealFoundations to continue and sustain their philanthropical efforts. Some key events have included the North Texas Giving Day, Caring Hearts Golf and Tennis Classic, and numerous construction projects to aid Agape in providing shelter, nourishment, and counseling to the single mom families going through transition and recovery.

About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 350+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.

RealFoundations Helps IREI Launch New Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies, iREOC

RealFoundations Helps IREI Launch New Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies, iREOC

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December 2017 | Dallas, TX RealFoundations announced today its role as Founding Strategic Sponsor of the newly formed Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies (iREOC) initiated by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI), the largest global media firm dedicated to the institutional real estate and infrastructure marketplaces. 

iREOC's members are leading institutional investors, investment managers and real estate operating companies (REOCs) all working towards a common goal of improving industry operations to form more profitable and productive partnerships.  iREOC is dedicated to connecting, engaging and empowering its members to maximize their performance in REOC partnership investments, individually and collectively.

"As investors increasingly seek ways to exercise more control and create value at the asset-level, and real estate operating companies seek new sources of capital, RealFoundations sees iREOC serving a valuable and previously unfilled role of facilitating connections," said John D'Angelo, Enterprise Managing Consultant, RealFoundations. "And rather than stopping at helping to establish connections, iREOC will further help facilitate communications and the exchange of information, such that iREOC members don't have to figure out how and what information to exchange. RealFoundations is proud to be a part of this important organization and we see our role as a great opportunity to help real estate run better."

Read the full press release on PRNewswire here.

 About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 400+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.

About iREOC The Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies is a for-profit, exclusive membership organization and division of IREI.  iREOC's mission is to accelerate the development and adoption of workflow best practices in capital raising and operational guidelines for REOC partnership investments that enable investors, investment managers, and real estate operating companies to maximize returns, lower costs, and reduce risk. http://www.ireoc.com/   

RealFoundations Sponsors CREW Careers program

RealFoundations Sponsors CREW Careers program

December 2017 | Dallas, TX - In support of CREW Network's goal of advancing women in the commercial real estate industry, on November 9th, RealFoundations sponsored CREW in the Community's annual CREW Careers: Building Opportunities program, focused on educating local high-school female students about career opportunities within the commercial Real Estate industry. CREW in the Community, a non-profit organization, is a committee made up of members of CREW Network’s Dallas chapter, and has had a history of philanthropy and service to the local community since its inception in 1985.

The annual Building Oppportunities program includes a segment of presentations from experienced, professional women describing various aspects of careers within the industry, including their own, as well as a tour of a local commercial property.  Additionally, the participants form groups to collaborate and design commercial RE development plans which are then presented to a select group of judges from the Dallas real estate community in a mock development competition.

 “CREW Careers is a great opportunity for high school girls to learn about commercial real estate while developing skills essential for the workforce", says RF Director Lauren Stokes, who serves on the CREW Careers Committee and volunteered at the event. "This is my first year participating in the program and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see the girls engage with some of the industry’s top female professionals.”  More information on CREW Careers can be found on the CREW Network Foundations website here.

 About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 400+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.

About CREW Network Foundation CREW Network Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CREW Network, is the only charitable foundation solely dedicated to advancing women in the commercial real estate industry. CREW Network Foundation is committed to bringing more women into commercial real estate by offering programs like CREW Careers and UCREW that educate women and girls about the career opportunities in the industry; supporting CRE higher education and training through college scholarships and internships; and providing mentorships to those new to the industry.