Challenges Description

JLL - Integrated residential property management tool

Real estate management is about efficiency and transparency. We need a tool to ensure the overview of JLL and the tenants of its buildings.

How might we have a responsive online tool for ensuring a trackable bidirectional communication between the main stakeholders: JLL, tenants, visitors?

The users of the application shall manage functions as information and events, invoices and payments, visitors declarations and notifications, tecnicians requests.

How might we find patterns in the available data in order to forecast potentially unpleasant situations for the actors involved?

CEETRUS - Community Engagement

At CEETRUS we link people to brighten up everyday life. This is why, in March this year, we launched Cartier Hub – the first community hub in Romania, located in a shopping center.

This physical space is serving as an activation platform for the local community and is a direct answer to the identified needs of people (to meet, socialize, co-develop projects, have a place to practice their passions).

In line with our commitment to animate communities, we aim to develop such spaces across our portfolio – 23 shopping centers in 15 cities of Romania.

For this endeavor to be successful, two key challenges need to be addressed: firstly, the challenge of linking the communities already formed at Cartier Hub, and secondly that of accelerating the identification and involvement of urban actors and potential business partners, so as to speed up the implementation of new hubs in new cities.

Let’s link up at Proptech Hackathon and imagine new ways of connecting communities. CEETRUS – with citizens, for citizens.

Promenada Mall - online reservation & contract management for temporary spaces

Comercial spaces are increasingly used as product as a service (PaaS). Plugging innovative technologies to a digital contract management platform,  approach the following challenges:

  • How our potential clients might see in real time free short-term spaces in our shopping malls, getting instant prices for a specific space and period of renting, with the option to reserve, contract, receiving the bill and tracking the payment, all-in-one?
  • How might we forecast the availability of the spaces in order to adjust the price according to the demand?
  • How we could offer dynamic pricing for our short-term available spaces, that will allow us to agile react to price changes using competitors prices or demand peaks?

PORTLAND TRUST - Smart Office building challenge

How we coud use of technology and other resources (i.e. digital services) to build and operate efficient buildings to achieve:

  • An efficient management of resources during construction with a vision for the future use of the building
  • More efficient use of space; optimized occupancy
  • Better facility monitoring and simpler maintenance
  • Lower energy consumption or operating costs
  • Healthier indoor climate and additional services for user convenience
  • Increasing the value of the building when selling it through innovation and integration of the newest technologies

Through the use of technology, a Smart Building predicts what the user requires and facilitates it. Extra services and improved occupancy can deliver added value which means that a tenant may be prepared to pay a higher rental price per m2 and may also increase the value of the building when it will be sold, for a better ROI.

Digital services in the building: What accelerates it?

Incentives to have smart buildings: changing customer requirements, big data and machine learning, IoT, insurance incentives (better maintenance, health improvement, fire or earthquakes prevention, sustainable business models with tenants for increasing the revenue etc.)

Sustainability, ‘healthier buildings’ and more efficient use of space are becoming increasingly important tenant requirements. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), computing power and big data enable this through Smart Buildings. The combination of connectivity with additional computing power and sensor technology results in buildings that generate huge amounts of data. This big data generates information about the use of buildings.

SPEEDWELL - Smart home & smart parking challenge

Nowadays, buildings increasingly produce large quantities of data from a variety of sensors: visible and IR vision, temperature, air quality etc. Using this data shall have a disruptive impact on the real estate industry by creating an ecosystem of smart buildings.

  • How might we integrate the information of residential and office parking in order to forecast the occupancy and increase the revenue from exploitation of the available time slots?
  • How we could use smart home applications in order to create a competitive advantage for our residential projects, by implementing integrated platforms from smart access, smart monitoring and security, centralized digital communication, smart efficiency and so on.

SIMACEK - Platform for recruitment, retention and motivation of the blue collar employees

The HR market is increasingly complicated in relation to the recruitement, retention and motivation of blue collar employees. An innovative solution for the digitization of the selection and recruitement processes has the potential to alleviate this pain for both the landlords and the HR companies, such as ourselves.

How might we have a tool able to crawl the internet and gather the essential data about potential candidates for the companies’ strategic clients?

How might we have a data driven tool that can help us recruit the right profiles and increase their retention?