As Office Tenants Expect More Tech, Even the Windows Get Smart

Competition to provide the best technology in office buildings is increasing among office developers and landlords.  Those that have the technological prowess may be able to command premium rents, but those that lack it may be forced to offer a discount.

On April 9th, 2019, the New York Times published an article that highlighted MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab director, Dr. Andrea Chegut’s research on these technologies and how they range from smart windows to fiber optic office walls, and in some cases even data sensors to optimize the use of space.  What landlords and tenants alike need to keep in mind, however, is that the benefits of a digitally enabled building also create more security risks.