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Urban Green Council’s Emerging Professionals – July Forum: Honest Buildings

July 9, 2013 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Where: Empire State Building (Skanska office), 350 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10118 [map]
  • Hosted by: Urban Green Council's Emerging Professionals
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Join Urban Green Council’s Emerging Professionals to learn about the rapidly growing real estate network Honest Buildings at our July Forum. Honest Buildings CEO Riggs Kubiak will examine the uses of technology and data analysis as a means of making smart capital allocation and maintenance decisions on several different types of properties, both old and new. A group of highly experienced real estate panelists will then follow up the presentation with engaging ideas about trends in technology and applications to decision-making in real estate. Join us in exploring the future of the real estate industry.   SPEAKER   Riggs Kubiak | CEO and Founder, Honest Buildings Network   Riggs is CEO and Founder of the New York City based Honest Buildings Network which connects commercial real estate professionals, companies, and projects for millions of buildings globally. Real estate decision makers use the HB Network to source, qualify and select building professionals for their projects faster and more efficiently than ever before. Prior to founding Honest Buildings, Riggs served as Global Director of Sustainability at Tishman Speyer, a global real estate developer, owner and operator, with over 70 million square feet under management.   Riggs is an active member of Urban Land Institute.   PANELISTS   Gary Kohrt |Vice President of Marketing and Product Marketing, Iconics   Gary has 30+ years of professional experience in the Building Automation market. Prior to his position as VP of Marketing at ICONICS, Gary worked for United Technologies as the Director of Product Management and Marketing helping define new products for the Video Surveillance and Card Access market. Gary has an MBA in Strategic Planning, Technical Management from the University of Dallas and a BS in Control/Computer Engineering from University of Texas at Austin.   ICONICS, a Microsoft award winning, Gold Certified Partner of the Year, provides solutions to improve productivity, reduce integration time and operating costs and optimize asset utilization with visualization and automation software. Founded in 1986, ICONICS has 300,000 installations in over 60 countries worldwide. ICONICS meets the demanding application challenges of the automotive, building automation, food and beverage, government infrastructure, manufacturing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, utilities and water/wastewater industries. As a managed Microsoft ISV Partner, ICONICS designs its solutions to leverage Microsoft technologies, including multiple Windows platforms (including Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012), Microsoft .NET, Silverlight, SQL and SharePoint Portal Server. ICONICS is the honored recipient of multiple Microsoft awards and achievements.   Scott Sidman | Senior Vice President, Building Engines, Inc.   Mr. Sidman is a real estate and technology veteran. For 9 years, he has led development and expansion of Building Engines, overseeing marketing, strategic client and partner relationships and evaluation of new markets and products for the company in thousands of buildings across hundreds of millions of square feet in the US and Canada. He is a regular writer, contributor and speaker on real estate technology, trends and best practices. Mr. Sidman was previously a principal at Cedona Technologies, a digital media and event archival firm, and founded several companies including a commercial CRE services firm in Boston. He is a graduate of Cornell University.   Building Engines is an innovative software as a service (SaaS) provider of a mobile property operations platform for commercial real estate. We help our clients improve building operations and tenant service by automating tasks and simplifying data collection through the use of mobile technology. This delivers real-time visibility and actionable intelligence to property teams. We are the only real estate technology provider to support all major mobile platforms and tightly integrate the power and capabilities of smartphones and tablets into our application. It’s all backed by 12 years of experience and service that’s led to a 98% client retention rate.   Yusha Hu | Director of Market Development, Honest Buildings   Yusha leads global market development with property owners and managers at Honest Buildings. Prior to joining Honest Buildings, Yusha held positions in finance, sustainability, and operations at Fortune 300 energy company NRG Energy. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship by the U.S. Department of State and received her BA from Swarthmore College.   Honest Buildings is a network to showcase and discover the best building solutions and providers. Through its HB Match service, Honest Buildings is able to produce detailed evaluations of companies to compare, vet and select the best solution provider for the specific requirements of a building project, saving valuable time and resources. Over the past five months alone, approximately $25 million in contracts were originated through the Honest Buildings platform, which hosts the project portfolios of thousands of building solution providers and features nearly one million researched building profiles.   As always, networking will continue at our *mandatory* extended happy hour(s) at Legends Bar across the street!   QUESTIONS? Please contact the EP Co-Chairs, Lee & Justin, at emergingprofessionals[at]  

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