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What is Corporate Real Estate Portfolio Optimization?

Like a stock portfolio in equity investing, a commercial real estate (CRE) portfolio is a collection of assets
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Move Beyond Attendance-Taking with Wi-Fi Occupancy Analytics 

Corporate Real Estate professionals have been relying on badge data to support campus security, track peak office attendance
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Purdue University is not actually out of space, and you might not be either 

The number one topic at Tradeline's University Facilities Conference was Occupancy Analytics. Find out more.
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Managing Campus Space in 2024: Insights from the Higher Education Round Table

Learn what the leading institutions are thinking about in terms of space planning technologies from our New England
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How to identify opportunities for mothballing underutilized office space

Learn how to identify opportunities for mothballing underutilized office space.
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Mothballing in Space Management

Learn what mothballing is in office space management and its strategic importance for adapting to increasingly common hybrid
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Space Management Trends Hitting Higher Education and CRE alike 

Women are at the forefront of space planning decision making more than ever, defining the future of work
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The Benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Space Planning

Planning and optimizing the use of physical space is critically important. Learn how AI for Space Planning can
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Still Counting People? You May Be Missing the Forest For the Trees

Let's face it, Portfolio-level decisions require portfolio-level data and sensors won't scale to meet the data needs.
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Beware the Codependent Occupancy Platform: The Wi-Fi marriage you never expected

Beware the bundle! Occupancy Analytics has become a critical data point for Real Estate leaders but the allure
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What is Occupancy Utilization?

Businesses and Real Estate leaders across the board are looking for hard data to validate the rising costs
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What are Workspace Utilization Metrics?

Unlock the secrets of efficient workspace management and get the answers to common questions about workspace utilization metrics
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A New Way to Measure the Dynamic Workplace

Employees are back - sort of. Hybrid work makes share ratios more complicated. You need a way to
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What is Office Space Planning Software?

Space Planners need better tools to create the future of workplace design. Enter Office Space Planning Software.
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Need Reliable Space Utilization Data? Don’t Build it Yourself.

An in-house team may be able to access device data in network management tools, but it takes more
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What is a Space Planner?

Space Planners are at the forefront of the future of work, but what exactly is it that they
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What is Occupancy Analytics?

Occupancy analytics is a data-driven approach to understanding how and when spaces are utilized.
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East Tennessee State University's main campus is 350 acres.

ETSU Takes Campus Space Planning to the Next Level

East Tennessee State University deployed Lambent Spaces for unbiased data to drive critical campus space planning decisions.
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Restacking the Workplace: Maximizing ROI and Employee Well-Being

Restacking projects are often connected to new business and workplace strategies that revitalize the office environment and invigorate
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Wi-Fi’s Role in Space Planning

Wireless connectivity is so common we take it for granted--so it's easy to overlook the role it can
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Fall 2023 Tests Return to Office Plans

Fall 2023 is shaping up as the true test of return to office plans. Workplace Experience managers and
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Data-Driven Decisions at UTK’s Campus Student Union

UTK's Alison Ward talks with Lambent Spaces Higher Education specialist Sue Bork on a Lambent-Microsoft Smart Campus Planning
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Campus Space Planning: 4 FAQs

William & Mary Director of Space Planning Tim Russell talks about the top challenges facing university space planners
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Class of 2023 graduates want to work hybrid and enjoy an office experience.

New Graduates Want an Office Experience – And it Better be Good

The Class of 2023 is ready to work - in an office. New graduates say they value networking
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6 Reports Critical to Campus Space Planning

Campus Space Planning teams field requests, complaints and feedback from just about every department and official on campus.
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The Power of Well-Planned Office Spaces

Office spaces play a crucial role in shaping productivity and employee well-being. While empty office spaces can detract
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Optimizing Hybrid Work Strategies with Smart Space Planning

Spring 2023 data shows employers are settling into their hybrid strategies, where many employees are in the office
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CRE Leaders Focus on Utilization Rates as No. 1 Guiding Factor

The latest CBRE research reveals utilization as the top metric Corporate Real Estate (CRE) leaders prioritize when considering
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Make Your IWMS Smarter with Occupancy Intelligence

A new study says utilization is now the top-rated metric for guiding Real Estate portfolio management. To get
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Flex Space Not So Simple a Request

Multi-purpose spaces are a hot topic for Space Planning teams on corporate and higher education campuses – but
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Space Utilization Software: Reasons to Buy (Not Build) in Higher Education

Do-it-yourself (DIY) software projects on campuses makes sense – at first glance but, as many DIY project team
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5 Higher Ed Campus Space Planning Trends to Watch

We sat with Real Estate and Space Planning leaders on the college campus to predict the top five
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Why Higher Ed Institutions Need SaaS Space Planning Software

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are building out more types of campus spaces to differentiate their brand and outpace
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What you need to know about Occupancy Sensors

As students and employees returned to buildings and offices, sensors were an obvious choice for many administrators
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Higher Education Grapples with Hybrid Work and Smart Space Planning

Three critical themes emerged from our recent Lambent webinar “Flexibility for the Future: Strategic Campus Planning” featuring Marc
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CoreNet Key Takeaways: Put People and Collaboration First

Remember when Real Estate was all about Location, Location, Location. Well, if the recent CoreNet Global North America
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3 Ways Badge Data Falls Short In Space Planning

If you've ever been issued a corporate badge for building access at your college or workspace, chances are
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Live Celebrations Are Back This Award Season

Lambent, formerly Armored Things, has received a host of accolades for innovation, facilities management, platform excellence, and contributions
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How AI Makes Space Planning Tools Smarter

The challenges posed by flexible workspaces are outpacing the space planning tools used for occupancy management
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Workspace Design Strategy

Workspace design strategy isn’t what it used to be. Hybrid work, remote work, and the increased demand for
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Armored Things Announces Product Expansion and Name Change to Lambent

Armored Things Expands Space Planning & Analytics Platform, Rebrands as Lambent

Boston, MA – September 27, 2022 – Armored Things, a leading provider of AI software for smart space
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Predictive Space Analytics For Portfolio Management

Corporate facilities leaders are focused on optimizing attendance and deciphering how to provide accommodations that employees actually need. 
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The Evolution of People-Counting Technology for Space Management

There are four people sitting in a room designed to hold fifty. Does it matter? Strategic Space Planners
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Quiet Quitting: The New Workplace Trend

It’s viral, it’s the latest work trend, and it’s called Quiet Quitting. It is the idea of refusing
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Campus Space Planning Challenges to Think About This Fall

Universities are becoming aware of the need for more space as students get ready to return to campus
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6 Things To Know About The New Workplace Experience

The rules for the new workplace experience are still being written. Employers are walking a fine line as
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Collegiate Esports Need Spaces Too!

Although a lot of parents argue that video games aren’t good for their children, it’s possible all that
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Why Are Companies Investing In Workplace Analytics?

It’s unpredictable, unprecedented – and sometimes it can feel unmanageable. That’s the new workplace, where corporate leaders are
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Five Ways Companies Are Facilitating Return To Office Plans

COVID cases have dropped, the world has reopened – and so have most office buildings – but there’s
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Walk This Way

The Purposeful Intent “Walk this Way” event in New York City brought together leaders in corporate real estate across industries
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Want Real Experience? Work For A Startup

I wasn’t sure what to expect for my first co-op or even what I wanted. As a communications
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Hybrid, Shybrid – And Now It’s Summer

Everyone’s heard of remote and hybrid work models, but what about the “shybrid” approach? The term “shybrid” was
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NFMT Women In Facilities Management 2022 Coverage

The May Women in FM annual (virtual) event, hosted by NFMT and sponsored by Lambent, brought together leading
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Space Planning Job Market Sizzles

In Minneapolis, Wells Fargo, Inc. wants a Space Planner who is able to review and resolve all space
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Deferred Maintenance: Costly, Risky, and Common

Deferring maintenance and repairs may appear to save corporations and organizations money in the short term, but the
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Spotlight On Higher Education Space Planning Teams

Strategic Space Planning teams in higher education are increasingly pressured to help design flexible, dynamic spaces to meet
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CRE Management: From The Back Office To The Front Pages

Long underserved by the technology sector and sometimes sidelined by corporate leadership, Corporate Real Estate (CRE) leaders have
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6 Things Facilities Directors Will Tackle In 2022

Directors of facilities are no strangers to the many struggles and responsibilities that come with their job titles,
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Return To Office Means Rethinking Space Management

Corporations are facing the twofold challenge of having to reshape both physical offices and employee attitudes as they
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A Software-First Approach To Counting People

Smart space management has elbowed its way to the top of priority lists at corporate office buildings and
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Bringing Them Back: Campus Management Focused on Risk Mitigation

Despite the surge in COVID cases over the recent months, colleges are determined to learn to coexist with the virus.
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Workspace Analytics Is Critical For Hybrid Work

Data indicates that organizations plan to continue a hybrid work model for the near term. A Mercer survey last May found
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Importance of Coming Together in Covid: Student Co-Op Review

My student co-op search was no simple one; I spent months patrolling the Northeastern University database looking for
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Space Utilization: Defining The Basics

When it comes to reopening corporate spaces, there are still many unknowns. Should I renew my prior lease?
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Occupancy Analytics In Higher Education

When students returned to campuses and classes this fall, many colleges and universities found themselves at opposite ends
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Why DIY? Reasons to Buy or Build

CIOs and other organizational decision-makers are looking past the so-called digital sprints of 2020 and planning on transformation
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Resilient Coders: Social Justice Through Economic Empowerment

Resilient Coders, a nonprofit coding bootcamp, strives for social justice through economic empowerment —specifically through high-tech jobs. What
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Space Utilization: Clicker Studies vs. AI-Driven Software

At corporations and universities across the country, you can still find facility managers making space utilization decisions manually.
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5 Questions Employees Are Asking Around Office Reopening Policies

As the effects of the COVID19 pandemic continue to be felt deep into 2021, companies are still wrestling
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How Spatial Representation Can Bring Density Data to Life

With higher education back on campus and employees returning (slowly) to offices and corporate campuses, we can look
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Three Considerations For Creating Flexible Architecture

Flexible architecture design allows buildings and spaces to evolve over time. As technology and the way we work
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4 Tips to Reshape the New Workplace

This summer several high-end tech companies – Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter to name a few – have pushed back
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Real-World Crowd Intelligence Value at Your Campus or Venue

When I talk to partners and clients around the globe, I hear two common threads, whether it’s a
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CIO Q&A: Michael Gabriel on COVID-19 Reopen Plans

Michael Gabriel is a former EVP & CIO at HBO—you can thank him for creating and executing HBO GO—and
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Expert Advice on Planning a Reopen Strategy

Morgan Mosher is senior principal at T3 Advisors, the global real estate and workplace solutions company focused on technology and
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Higher Ed Reopen Strategies: Flexing Space on Campus

Flexible, hybrid (online and in-person) learning environments. Early start dates, no holiday travel, and at-home exams. With summer
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CIO Q&A: JLL Technologies’ Eddy Wagoner on Reopen Strategies

JLL Technologies Executive Director and Chief Digital Information Officer Edward Wagoner has a unique view of  COVID-19 reopen strategies through his
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Reopen Software: 6 Things To Know Before You Buy

Workplace distancing. Crowd density. Occupancy, vacancy, capacity.  Welcome to the new language of reopening campuses and venues around
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Internship Advice: Why Everyone Should Work at a Startup

“Keeping people safe where they work and play” – That slogan drew me to apply for a software engineering
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Facilities Management Checklist: Logistics, Density, Analytics

Before COVID-19, facilities managers were already working in two worlds, combining a nuts-and-bolts understanding of building operations with
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Employee Spotlight: Josh Hartley, Chief Architect

Josh Hartley, Chief Architect at Lambent is a playful balance between fun and serious. Passionate about both programming
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