Catalyst panel From left: Chris Zlocki, Tim Dumatrait, Kent Tarrach, Phil Storch, Melissa Marsh, Richard Tyson

NEW YORK CITY—The amount of information about buildings and their tenants is enormous. Building owners, operators and tenants are still learning how to manage and leverage that data to improve environments to ultimately increase revenue.

WeWork collects data on how members use conference rooms. Looking at booking times, they can predict future behavior. “Designers in the studios have configured a floor plan layout before they go too far down the decision-making path,” said the director of construction technology at WeWork Tim Dumatrait. “That has been really helpful in right-sizing the product before we make hard decisions.” With enterprise clients, they study how employees use the workplace, to increase employee satisfaction and retention.

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

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