Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) and Cohesion, a smart building SaaS company, have launched TranswesternHub, an intelligent building software platform.
TranswesternHub is powered by Cohesion’s software and is already live at 77 West Wacker Drive, a commercial office building in downtown Chicago’s Central Loop.
The partners said that the app is available as an amenity across Transwestern’s managed portfolio of properties.
“TranswesternHub uniquely positions our properties to welcome back tenants to a safer and more efficient workplace,” said Katie Sakach, Managing Director, Asset Services at Transwestern. “We can now deliver the best tangible experience while adding value for building owners and helping tenants and their employees feel more confident in returning to their workplace.”
Cohesion provides a connected tenant, operator, and owner platform for commercial real estate across the globe. The web and mobile-based app has been implemented to serve as the unifying technology of Transwestern’s real estate solutions by providing an integrated building app for occupants.
“Transwestern is setting the bar for creating a connected, transparent, and IoT-enabled building,” said Thru Shivakumar, Cohesion CEO.. “The use of integrated technologies creates a truly smart building experience that we expect more industry leaders to see as a necessary component to bringing workers back to the office.”
77 West Wacker Drive is the first of Transwestern’s properties to launch the platform. “At 77 West Wacker Drive, we have created an occupant experience that is exceptionally modern in an established building,” said Myrna Coronado-Brookover, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Transwestern. “Cohesion’s platform enables us to entirely transform the occupant experience by tying together our integrated technology stack to create a safer and healthier work environment.”
With the implementation of this platform, tenants can expect an enhanced experience with benefits such as a touchless entry process including in-app mobile keycard and elevator controls, visitor management, indoor air quality transparency, and communication tools. Requests including services requests, amenity reservations, vendor approval, and certificate of insurance management are offered directly through the app, the companies said.
Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) operates through 34 U.S. offices and global alliances with BNP Paribas Real Estate and Devencore.
Cohesion’s IoT-enabled platform integrates building systems allowing real estate operators to make their properties “smart”. Founded in August 2018 and headquartered in Chicago, Cohesion is a spin-off venture of ESD, a Chicago-based global engineering design firm.