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Parks Associates announces inaugural executive conference Smart Spaces: Apartments, Hospitality, and Community Living

84% of property managers/owners intend to install internet-connected devices on at least one property in the next 12 months

Parks Associates today announced a new event, Smart Spaces: Apartments, Hospitality, and Community Living, with the inaugural session “Tech-Enabled Buildings: Driving Next-Gen Services” taking place virtually on November 17. In 2023, Smart Spaces will feature multiple virtual sessions and an in-person conference at the Hilton Granite in Dallas, Texas, on April 17-18. For this event, Parks Associates shares the firm’s latest consumer and industry research addressing access controls, energy management, and broadband and connectivity issues and brings together property managers, building owners, and connected home and IoT players to discuss effective strategies to integrate advanced network tech into existing and future properties.

“We are very excited about the launch of our Smart Spaces event. Our research shows 84% of property managers/owners intend to install internet-connected devices on at least one property in the next 12 months,” said Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates. “The multi-dwelling market for ‘PropTech’ is new and rapidly growing. To gain competitive advantage, builders, property managers, and device and platform vendors seek to understand which smart home use cases and value propositions are most highly valued by MDUs (multi-dwelling units).”

Multiple factors can impact the willingness and ability of property managers/owners to implement smart solutions, including the need for dedicated networks, integration options with property management software, and security and privacy concerns. At Smart Spaces, service providers, device vendors, and IoT companies can network and discuss best strategies in designing solutions and creating proposals that demonstrate the business benefits of smart tech and meet property manager and owner expectations for ROI.

Smart Spaces: Apartments, Hospitality, and Community Livingfeatures a virtual session November 17 at 2:00 pm CT US, with a fireside chat featuring Hrag Ohannessian, SVP of Global Sales, Home Automation, Security & Hospitality, Universal Electronics Inc., along with the panel sessions Broadband Requirements and Future Proofing the Building Environment and System Integration and Platforms Enabling New Services, including the following leaders:

  • Andrew Beach, VP, Community Technology, Mill Creek Residential
  • Perry Crider, GM, DISH Fiber
  • Kevin Donnelly, VP, Government Affairs, Technology and Strategic Initiatives, National Multifamily Housing Council
  • Guillermo Rivas, VP, New Business Development, Cox
  • Todd Thorpe, VP, Sales, DojoNetworks
  • Kristen Hanich, Director, Research, Parks Associates
  • Erin Bullard, Director, Partner Relations, Immix
  • Derek Cowburn, CEO, Lumen Cache, Inc.
  • Patrick Goemaere, Chief Architect Cloud Services Connected Home, Vantiva
  • Rani Kohen, Executive Chairman, SKYX Platforms Corp.
  • Sce Pike, Head of Multifamily, ADT
  • Mariam Alicia Rogers, Director, Multifamily Sales, Brivo
  • Chris White, Director, Research, Parks Associates

About Smart Spaces

Smart Spaces, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, brings together property owners, building managers, and technology leaders to discuss the innovations in the multi-dwelling and hospitality environments. Building on a high-performing broadband backbone, MDU property managers can leverage connected devices and smart platforms that integrate connected solutions to streamline property management tasks and lower operating costs, attract and retain residents, and increase rental revenues. The event features consumer research, informative session, and networking opportunities for building executives, service providers, and hardware, middleware, and software providers enabling the next generation of solutions for the consumer, MDU, and public spaces.

Throughout each Smart Spaces event, Parks Associates shares its research on bulk broadband, managed Wi-Fi, smart home, and IoT technologies, including access controls, energy management, and network support, setting the stage for conversations to understand the current and future opportunities in smart apartments and hospitality.