Research in Progress

Beacons and Sensors in CRE

Grant Ian Thrall, Ph.D.
David F. Miller Retail Center
University of Florida

Thrall explores where sensors are being placed in and around buildings and how the data collected is being used by building owners and tenants to make strategic decisions.

The Office Property and the Big Data Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together

Kimberly Winson-Geideman, Ph.D.
School of Design
University of Melbourne

This white paper will look at how big data is being used by landlords in the office sector to target and position tenants, reduce operating costs and evaluate sites for future development.

Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles: A Survey of Local Governments

David Dale-Johnson, Ph.D.
School of Business
University of Alberta

Through interviews with municipal officials, the author will gain insight into how cities in North America, Europe and Asia are preparing for the advent of autonomous vehicles. The report will inform commercial real estate practitioners about where these cities are in the AV adoption process and how regulations and the built environment may change as a result.

Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse of Malls

Jason Beske
Virgina Tech

The report will feature case studies about underperforming malls that have been reused or redeveloped. Through data collection and interviews with developers, the study will feature lessons learned relating to zoning, financing, design, lease-up, community support and more.