In this issue of Premier Office Magazine, we explore technology and how commercial real estate is keeping pace with the latest technological advances. I believe the days are gone when the CRE industry was playing catch-up to technology. Today the industry is harnessing the latest technological advances in data aggregation to improve how transactions are being consummated, and provide potential tenants with much better information to assist with their lease management and space planning decisions. In our exclusive interview with VTS CEO Nick Romito we explore some of these advances and how they are shaping our industry. We also look at the new WiredScore certification standard, a benchmark that many owners like KBS are adopting to illustrate to tenants that our buildings are current with technology and places where they can grow their businesses in pace with advances in technology and digital communications.
There are several other interesting stories in this issue including an interview with one of the top young entrepreneurs in the United States, Varsity Tutors' CEO Chuck Cohn. We hope you enjoy this issue. We at KBS want to wish you a prosperous and successful 2017.
Phil Diment Editor