OUR APPROACH TO 

NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Exciting innovations and new technologies are becoming available to owners of commercial real estate including real time data at the device level, coordinated control of various building equipment and systems ("internet of things") and the application of artificial intelligence to optimize building operations for occupant comfort and income potential from utility tariff and demand management programs. 

 

Our approach to new technologies is to keeping current on new technologies and trends, identify the most successful practitioners of technologies and apply if and  only if practicable. We are often working within time and budget constraints that limit the application of new technologies. We are also mindful of the challenge for property owners to maintain technologies that have not been fully vetted and are not adequately supported from a maintenance point of view. 

We also apply an agnostic approach to technologies. As an advisor, we have a duty first to our client. Therefore, we do not have any financial relationships with any equipment or technology vendors. 

INNOVATION 

ADVISORS

JOHN BOBROWICH  |  NEW TECHNOLOGIES

John is a clean energy investor and consultant. He helps keep Thompson Partners abreast of new technologies that might be incorporated into energy development projects. John is a partner at Clean Energy Venture Group, an investment group that provides seed capital and investment expertise to early stage clean energy companies. John is also a founder and director of Mid-West Energy Research Consortium ("M-WERC") and an alumnus of Clarkson University and Loyola University of Chicago.

JAMES COLBURN  |  ENERGY PRICING   

Jim is a commodities expert having spent his career developing market hedging and trading strategies for major integrated oil companies, hedge funds, pension funds, governments and other entities. Jim has been analyzing the evolving electricity and natural gas markets as the penetration of renewables has increased. Jim's interest covers contract risk mitigation strategies and identifying profit opportunities for property owners including the prospect of capitalizing on variable - and even negative - energy prices with the surge of renewables. Jim is an alumnus of Cornell University and Southern Connecticut State University.

TOP 10 TRENDS & 

INNOVATIONS WE FOLLOW

  1. Air quality in buildings

  2. Batteries inside buildings

  3. Carbon mitigation laws

  4. Data analytics and artificial intelligence for building energy

  5. Financing

  6. Net Zero Energy buildings

  7. Renewable fuels

  8. Resiliency

  9. Sensors in buildings

  10. Utility Pricing and Tariff Models

THOUGHT LEADERS

WE FOLLOW

  • Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center (AERTC)

  • Clarkson University

  • New Buildings Institute

  • Rocky Mountain Institute

  • Seventh Wave

  • Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium (WERC)

CONTACT 

FRANK OWENS

914 419 3339

frank.owens@tprea.com

Larchmont, New York

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