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MAR 2017

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Are you ready for the inevitability of automation? That the automation of corporate real estate functions is happening quickly is not earth- shattering news. But to keep your own world from falling apart, you'll need to approach new technologies with clarity, fl exibility, and a sense of purpose. Think of work differently to embrace workplace changes It's easy to alter the workplace environment based on what's trendy. To effect sound, meaningful change, however, key steps are needed for addressing the full workplace ecosystem. Give data centers their due The back-offi ce nature of the data center can often defy its importance in your portfolio. Whether owned or outsourced, the data center is increasingly moving from the purview of IT toward that of real estate. 'Site' losing lead grip on manufacturing-location decisions If fi nding that right building or tract of land is your biggest concern when locating a manufacturing facility, you have more homework to do. Many other factors have a profound effect on landing an ideal location. 'Dear Vice President of Real Estateā€¦' If your company's head of IT could speak to you one-to-one about the transformation of your digital workplace, what might he or she say? Here's some insight. Exploit these megatrends to your advantage Take a close look at these fundamental changes in how business is done. They represent challenges that, if managed wisely, can put you in the driver's seat from a CRE perspective. Cubic Corp. gets a multi-purpose modernization The San Diego campus for Cubic Corp., a mass-transit and global-defense systems and solutions provider, underwent a major update to achieve seemingly disparate goals. The 'wow' factor marks new Israel facility for BMC Software developer BMC's new offi ce in Tel Hai, Israel, showcases the value of pushing the envelope when developing an offi ce of the future. Got assets? You're not at a disadvantage Getting more value from your building assets to compete with today's digital businesses is a matter of managing effi ciencies. Energy is one place to start but there are many others. FEATURES 12 16 20 24 30 32 36 38 42 The LEADER is now on Twitter! Follow us @CNGLeaderMag TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 MARCH 2017

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