The Power of the Collective

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Commercial real estate is currently at the convergence point of multiple crises. Global warming and environmental degradation has the sector focused on energy usage, sustainability, circularity, and decreasing environmental impact. Meanwhile, COVID 19 has accelerated the changing social norms of how real estate is used, where the general public no longer view corporate offices as essential.
The Building Revolution Series
The Building Revolution Series
The Power of the Collective

“The technology we offer for Intelligent Buildings is very easy to install and use. Energy spendings can be reduced within 30-90 days. Getting all the stakeholders aligned is the biggest challenge.”

– Jonathan Wisler, CEO at EDGE Next

Normally, each disruption could have been contained within its own silo, but because of the technological era we are in, this convergence presents a unique and incredible opportunity to completely rethink real estate — if a collective approach is taken with all stakeholders working together to eliminate resistance, align motivations, and build holistic strategies. This requires viewing buildings and workspaces from various perspectives — C-suite, facility managers, HR, etc. — in order to map out the complexity and implement comprehensive solutions. The Building Revolution is here to give structure to the chaos and help navigate each of these various stakeholders’ positions, motivations, perspectives and goals in this transforming industry.


Jonathan Wisler
CEO at EDGE Next

Nicholas White
Co-Founder, Head of Strategy & Operations at Smart Building Certification

Sophie Schuller
Partner, Lead Scientific Research and Insights, Occupier Strategy and Workplace at Cushman & Wakefield


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Episode 2

Aligning the Complex Stakeholder Map

Everyone knows how hard it is to change an organization, but change is exactly what corporate real estate and companies must initiate. The pressures on the building and construction industry to reduce carbon emissions and for company executives to reduce operational costs while adapting to the demands of the modern workforce have made this a now-or-never moment.

Episode 3

More Than an Office: Creating Value 24/7

COVID 19 merely accelerated what was already a cosmic shift in societies’ approach to work and, by extension, commercial real estate. Remote working capabilities have revealed that people can still be productive — if not more so — with the power to choose how and where they focus without feeling like they’re being supervised on some kind of office assembly line.

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About The Building Revolution Series​

Too many of us — at the individual and company level — find ourselves paralyzed in thought by the many modern, existential crises bearing down on our collective humanity. Where each generation faced one or two great challenges in their lifetimes, it feels like we’re facing them all at once.

Maybe true, but what’s underreported is that there are many individuals and companies actively finding solutions.

This includes us at EDGE Next and the Smart Building Collective.

In corporate real estate, with 85% of company employees feeling disengaged and 39% of global carbon emissions

generated from office building construction and operation, we sit at a unique point of convergence with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to solve two crises at once.

Because of the many years of experience and expertise our partners bring to the collective, we understand how buildings behave, how they perform both well and poorly. We’ve connected the dots enough to create new technologies that significantly improve building and office space behavior to make them more sustainable for the planet and more livable for the workforce.

This is why we’ve started The Building Revolution.