September 21, 2016

Future-proofing Multi-Dwelling Real Estate Investments with Smart Buildings ( 10:00 a.m. ET, Wednesday, October 19, 2016): a CATA Partnered Complimentary Webinar


Future-proofing Multi-Dwelling Real Estate Investments with Smart Buildings

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Future-proofing Multi-Dwelling Real Estate Investments with Smart Buildings

It’s no longer just LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!   

Fast and smart services are now rated the single most important amenity for MDU residents, more important than a pool, 24-hour security monitoring, covered parking, gym access and even cable TV Renters will pay $80/month more for fibre-serviced apartments.  Smart services can add 11 percent to net income for MDU owners and operators per average apartment unit.

  • How are multifamily building contractors positioning for this kind of traffic and preparing the broadband pipe for everything coming its way?

  • Which smart features are available to developers?

  • How can smart technology such as thermostats, locks and appliance solutions, be added to existing buildings?

The Picture for Smart Buildings


Sunita leads the product strategy for Intel’s Internet of Things (IoT) Products for the Smart Building sector.  She will give an overview of “Smart Buildings”, describing the features that define its benefits for  facilities management and enhanced occupant experiences.

Sunita Shenoy,

Director of Products


Smart Features, Smart Installations


At the front line of the newest technology in building automation and smart solutions, Ali will describe applications like the ‘digital concierge’, smart access and security, and applications that allow one person to control multiple buildings.


Ali Nafarieh; PhD Internetworking

VP & Cofounder  

Hanatech Inc

The Journey From The Trenches


Ted will share his experiences about ‘selling’ the idea of  creating a network-centric building internally, stressing that making a Smart Building returns the investment many-fold. He will focus on the rise of cellular as an operating platform.


Ted Maulucci

Chief Information Officer,

Tridel (builder of 80,000 homes)



i-Valley is a not-for-profit organization delivering the benefits of Smart Communities to Public and Private-sector groups.

Terry Dalton



HOT TREND:  in-building cellular coverage, with Distributed Antenna Systems

Smart applications have the potential to add new ways for the Commercial Real Estate sector to create other value for customers, differentiate from competitors, and even find new sources of revenue. Experts say smart buildings — featuring cutting-edge, fiber-optic networking designed to improve the tenant experience, operating efficiencies and expenses — boast happier tenants and lower energy bills than other properties. The pace of adoption is speeding up as the proliferation of in-home devices with huge demand for bandwidth has required more and faster access points and faster circuits to the internet.  Consumer internet video traffic alone is expected to be 80 percent of all consumer internet traffic in 2019.

Other benefits of Smart Buildings

  • Occupancy Smart Building residents spread the word, reducing customer acquisition costs;

  • Savings to Builders: Energy Management reduces costs and meets environmental regulations;

  • Savings to Occupants: Internet strategies that yield 50% cost reduction for residents; and

  • Demographic: Smart senior communities improving the bottom line;