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SEPTEMBER 2016 21 leverton What would CRE be without those pages and pages of contracts? What would CRE be without those pages and pages of contracts? But they're hardly fun beach-vacation reading. A software program But they're hardly fun beach-vacation reading. A software program But they're hardly fun beach-vacation reading. A software program But they're hardly fun beach-vacation reading. A software program from LEVERTON helps CRE professionals lighten the paperwork from LEVERTON helps CRE professionals lighten the paperwork from LEVERTON helps CRE professionals lighten the paperwork from LEVERTON helps CRE professionals lighten the paperwork from LEVERTON helps CRE professionals lighten the paperwork load by processing and managing lease documents. Using artifi cial intelligence, the program speed-reads contracts and extracts data intelligence, the program speed-reads contracts and extracts data intelligence, the program speed-reads contracts and extracts data written in as many as 20 languages. The technology is known as written in as many as 20 languages. The technology is known as machine-learning technology and it helps CRE fi rms speed up their machine-learning technology and it helps CRE fi rms speed up their machine-learning technology and it helps CRE fi rms speed up their lease-review process signifi cantly. LEVERTON's cloud-based technol- lease-review process signifi cantly. LEVERTON's cloud-based technol- ogy adds extra value by memorizing text and content patterns, and ogy adds extra value by memorizing text and content patterns, and recognizing their relationship to other documents. The result is quicker access to information, which can translate to real dollars. quicker access to information, which can translate to real dollars. Said one user, "Manually, a lawyer needs three to fi ve hours to examine Said one user, "Manually, a lawyer needs three to fi ve hours to examine Said one user, "Manually, a lawyer needs three to fi ve hours to examine Said one user, "Manually, a lawyer needs three to fi ve hours to examine Said one user, "Manually, a lawyer needs three to fi ve hours to examine Said one user, "Manually, a lawyer needs three to fi ve hours to examine one lease fi le. If the data extraction of the LEVERTON software is one lease fi le. If the data extraction of the LEVERTON software is one lease fi le. If the data extraction of the LEVERTON software is one lease fi le. If the data extraction of the LEVERTON software is used beforehand, only 20 to 45 minutes are needed." Method One might expect a manufacturing facility to be a bit grungy, One might expect a manufacturing facility to be a bit grungy, One might expect a manufacturing facility to be a bit grungy, One might expect a manufacturing facility to be a bit grungy, but that's not the case for the manufacturing home of Method, the pioneering company behind a range of premium, eco-friendly and style conscious home, fabric and personal-care products. Designed style conscious home, fabric and personal-care products. Designed by William McDonough + Partners, the plant is in the Pullman by William McDonough + Partners, the plant is in the Pullman by William McDonough + Partners, the plant is in the Pullman by William McDonough + Partners, the plant is in the Pullman Park district of Chicago and is the epitome of Method's own brand: clean, creative, fresh, environmentally responsible and even stylish. clean, creative, fresh, environmentally responsible and even stylish. clean, creative, fresh, environmentally responsible and even stylish. clean, creative, fresh, environmentally responsible and even stylish. It's called the South Side Soapbox, and it houses 157,660 square It's called the South Side Soapbox, and it houses 157,660 square feet (14,650 sq. m.) of daily activity in the company's "fi ght against feet (14,650 sq. m.) of daily activity in the company's "fi ght against dirty." The building even started out dirty; it had been an industrial dirty." The building even started out dirty; it had been an industrial dirty." The building even started out dirty; it had been an industrial brownfi eld site. Today, it is the fi rst LEED® Platinum manufacturing in its industry, designed to – among other things – conserve electricity; in its industry, designed to – among other things – conserve electricity; in its industry, designed to – among other things – conserve electricity; in its industry, designed to – among other things – conserve electricity; in its industry, designed to – among other things – conserve electricity; in its industry, designed to – among other things – conserve electricity; over-produce energy; light space and heat water using the sun; reuse over-produce energy; light space and heat water using the sun; reuse over-produce energy; light space and heat water using the sun; reuse rainwater; recycle local materials; and, in partnership with Gotham Greens, grow produce for local retailers and restaurants thanks to a 75,000-square-foot (7,000-sq.-m.) rooftop hydroponic greenhouse, 75,000-square-foot (7,000-sq.-m.) rooftop hydroponic greenhouse, the largest roof- top greenhouse in the world. Other companies involved in the project included Heitman Ar- Heitman Ar- chitects Inc.; Summit Design + Build, LLC; KJWW Engineer- KJWW Engineer- KJWW Engineer- KJWW Engineer- ing; Spaceco, Inc.; MBDC; and Norris Design. Method received the 2016 sustainable leadership Award for its new LEED Platinum manufacturing and offi ce headquarters in Chicago. Method's new facility is the fi rst in 30 years to locate in Chicago's historic Pullman district. About half of the 100 Chicago-area jobs created by the plant were fi lled from that local community.

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