Today’s office buildings are inefficient. Deploying Smart Building technology is full of potential and contains many promises. What can easily be overlooked though, is that some of the smartest and most sustainable buildings out there are still very inefficient and not sustainable at all if they are highly underutilized. Even at peak seasons and times, upward of 30 percent of seats in office buildings remain empty the majority of the time (source: Deloitte Insights). This is a great example of a large hidden opportunity that can be a key driver and business case to start and fund your smart building journey. Continue reading “4 Common Pitfalls To Avoid When Optimizing Space Utilization”
With the arrival of IFRS16, there finally is one standardized solution for lease accounting administration. In the past, some organizations chose to own their real estate, on-balance, while others chose to rent their properties and assets as operating leases, off-balance. Accountants have questioned these lease accounting practices for many years, as previous standards were hardly sensible. How realistic can financial statements be when there are a lot of variables around real estate that remain uncertain? Fortunately, this has now changed.
The start of 2019 has been remarkable for Lone Rooftop, with several new additions to the team. Our top priority is to make Corporate Real Estate Portfolios more efficient. As a result of the fact that Real Estate portfolio’s are utilized more efficiently with our technology, our team is also growing rapidly. We have onboarded 5 new hires in January, and with Marieke Bruggeman joining us this week the 2019 total is now at six! We thought it’s about time to introduce all our new team members, and explain what roles they play in realising our strategic goals. Continue reading “Our Team Is Growing Rapidly!”
Management guru Peter Drucker famously said, “What gets measured, gets managed”. As technology keeps developing and becomes more affordable, the amount of data produced by buildings is increasing exponentially. Technology and data are the two key enablers for anyone in Corporate Real Estate aiming to make giant leaps towards meeting sustainability goals, improving the employee experience, and especially, increasing overall efficiency. Efficient space utilization will lead to substantial cost savings, as a result of decommissioning of square meters. The larger the portfolio, the larger the potential, is the simple rationale that follows. Continue reading “How To Ensure A Successful Smart Building Initiative”
Over a packed three days, we enjoyed exchanging thoughts with Real Estate Leaders, at Future Offices in New York City. The focus of the Winter edition of IQPC’s leading event is on the broader office, bringing together thought leaders and experts in interior design, office development, coworking, workplace technology, and of course health and wellness. Continue reading “The 3 key takeaways of Future Offices NYC”
There is a big window of opportunity for Corporate Real Estate Managers who are able to grasp the potential of Smart Building technologies in 2019. However, it may be complicated to oversee the entire spectrum of change in the sector. When planning for 2019 and beyond, a primary Smart Building use case should be to utilize space more efficiently and deliver tangible business value with a solid ROI. Beyond high-level planning, there are quite a few trends and challenges that should be taken into consideration in any Smart Building initiative. Read below to discover the key factors that will have a direct impact in 2019. Continue reading “5 Must-Knows for Corporate Real Estate Managers To Be Successful in 2019”
NOVEMBER 7, 2018, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS — Dutch proptech platform Lone Rooftop is set to expand into U.S. and global markets after securing funding from venture capitalist Nimbus Ventures. The $ 2.5 million investment earns Nimbus a coveted shareholder position and will directly fund Lone Rooftop’s ambitious growth strategy to become the leading space utilization platform. It will also fund the company’s massive scale-up over the next two years — with employee numbers expected to jump from 20 to over 100. Continue reading “Lone Rooftop raises $ 2.5 million growth capital for international expansion”
Last month, we have released an update of Spot – our mobile app for finding an available workspace. We are very proud to share the key improvements.
Continue reading “The key improvements on our new Spot release”
Royal HaskoningDHV selects Lone Rooftop for their intelligent head office. Lone Rooftop will be rolling out the PIE platform and Building Intelligence Dashboard at the Royal HaskoningDHV global headquarters Continue reading “Royal HaskoningDHV selects Lone Rooftop for their intelligent head office”
There’s no doubt you’ve heard the buzzword ‘IoT’ swirling around the boardroom and read its praises as ‘the next big thing’ online. The Internet of Things is the tech that is making our smart watches smart, propelling cars into the future, and maximizing our supply chains. Continue reading “3 Ways IoT & Occupancy Optimization is being leveraged by Corporate Real Estate Managers today”
Corporate real estate managers are dealing with a lack of insight on how their office buildings are actually being used. Despite this, there are a few things they know for sure: the static data from manual occupancy audits isn’t actionable, there’s less space per employee, there always seems to be underutilized work space, and energy usage isn’t efficient. Of course, you also know this leads to wasting large sums of money. Continue reading “4 Stats that back up what you know but can’t prove as a Corporate Real Estate Manager”
In his second guest blog, Youri Wildeman of Lone Rooftop explains how higher education providers can create more intelligent campuses and make the most of their existing space. Continue reading “Lone Rooftop guest blog (2/2) for Cisco ‘Your campus can be intelligent today, why wait?!’”
Check out our Guest Blog (1/2) at the website of our Strategic Partner Cisco: “Create campus space with data, not bricks”
Youri Wildeman of Lone Rooftop discusses how universities often have more space available across their campuses than they think.
Lack of space – It’s a common problem and affects all types of organisations, from global corporations to public sector organisations and universities, they are all struggling to accommodate staff, services and activities.
Lone Rooftop featured in the latest Memoori report: Occupancy Analytics & In-Building Location Based Services 2017 to 2022.
Our favourite quote: “The need for workspace management platforms to provide better insight into the repurposing of current workplaces has never been so urgent”.
Interesting stats: “The Market for Occupancy Analytics is growing rapidly and should rise to $4.60 Billion by 2022 growing at a robust rate of 24.5% CAGR” Continue reading “Lone Rooftop featured in the latest Memoori report on Occupancy Analytics”
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) will become the UK’s first Classroom Occupancy System (Clocks) user when it deploys the pioneering space management solution later this year. SHU has purchased Clocks to inform its 15-year Estates Development Framework, which is currently under development, and is reviewing both current space utilisation and future space requirements.
Continue reading “Sheffield Hallam University chooses Clocks space optimisation software”
Lone Rooftop was featured in the prestigious Dutch Quote Magazine of September 2017 as one of the game-changers in the Real Estate Sector
Intelligent Building Specialist Lone Rooftop has announced a partnership with Scientia, the global leader in academic planning, scheduling and resource management solutions for the Higher Education sector. Continue reading “Lone Rooftop Announces Strategic Partnership with Scientia”
Lone Rooftop & Simaxx gaan samenwerken om gebouwen nog slimmer te maken.
AMSTERDAM – NIEUWEGEIN, 13 DECEMBER 2016 – Smart Building specialisten Lone Rooftop en Simaxx kondigen vandaag hun partnership aan. Lone Rooftop heeft met de Position Intelligence Engine (PIE) een platform in handen dat 24/7 inzicht geeft in de bezetting van gebouwen door middel van WiFi en sensoren. Deze data is input voor Simaxx om de installaties optimaal te laten functioneren naar de actuele vraag op dat moment. Simaxx en Lone Rooftop is een unieke combinatie om gebouwen zuinig, energie-efficiënt, gezond en comfortabel te maken. Continue reading “Building Management System adapts to realtime occupancy (Dutch)”
De stad van de toekomst is een slimme stad. Maar hoe maken we steden slimmer? Continue reading “Interview Smart Cities, BNR Digitaal (Dutch)”
Het Nederlandse Lone Rooftop met haar intelligent building platform PIE haalt ruim een half miljoen euro groeikapitaal op. De Amsterdamse startup kan met deze investering haar team en het aantal klanten sterk uitbreiden alsmede de verdere ontwikkeling van haar software versnellen.