Coeo Space Enables Brokers and Companies to Find and Visit Space Remotely

Find, tour, and book space on-demand—without ever leaving the office. 

PITTSBURGH, March 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – As companies begin to implement travel restrictions, decision makers could have a tough time locating new Commercial Real Estate space, negotiating upcoming lease expiration dates, or finalizing a transaction. Coeo Space’s revolutionary free marketplace has developed a solution that will enable the industry to continue deal progression virtually.  
The novel platform for office, co-working, flex, and industrial space was designed to allow users to both find space through its scientific matching algorithms and view virtual tours of many of the available properties. But co-founders Kim Ford and Sheila Matuscak, industry veterans with over 50 years of Commercial Real Estate brokerage experience between them, realized that they now have the opportunity to provide clients with even more. Starting this week, Coeo Space will offer the opportunity for live remote tours of the properties on its platform. While Coeo Space has always allowed clients to request in-person tours of their properties, they will now allow users to request a remote tour—conducted live from anywhere in the country.  
“It’s simple,” explains Ms. Ford, “the listing representative receives the request for a live remote tour instead of the traditional method of meeting the prospect at the buildingBoth parties are sent a meeting link provided by Coeo’s team and the leasing representative uses his or her personal smartphone to show the space in real-time.” Even more than a traditional virtual tour, this will allow users to customize the experience, gaining access to the specific information that’s important to them: if they wish to see the view from the office windows, or to evaluate the lighting in the parking garage, they can see it, in the moment, almost as if they were there in person. 
This solution is not just a response to the current state of affairs, it’s about the future of the industry, making data and information more accessible. Both Ms. Ford and Ms. Matuscak have worked through downturns in the economy before and they want to help the industry continue to thrive. With brokers and landlords adding new spaces daily all over the country, the software development team at Coeo Space is suggesting that they be proactive. They recommend creating a virtual tour or taking a video of vacant spaces, amenity space and common areas using their smartphonesCoeo Space’s concierge team is standing by, ready to assist brokers and co-working companies with anything they need to list their properties or upload their video on the platform. 
The Coeo Space platform enables brokers and Corporate Real Estate executives to begin new searches for space, move forward existing transactions, and close deals—all 100% virtually.  

About Coeo 
Coeo Space is an award-winning open data technology platform that uses scientific algorithms to match users to the perfect space in seconds. Our match scoring algorithms are based on what’s important to today’s companies such as team size, monthly budget, and property amenities/features. Coeo Space is in over 187 US markets in the United States, Canada, UK and Dubai. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Coeo Space currently has staff in Pittsburgh and Chicago. www.coeospace.com 

For more information, please contact: 
Madison Nolte 
National Portfolio Director 
space@coeospace.com 
1-866-641-1556 
 

Pittsburgh Technology Council Announces Category Leaders of the 2019 Tech 50 Awards

“The Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) announced the category leaders for the 2019 Tech 50 Awards at the Wyndham Grand in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Since 1997, the Tech 50 Awards recognize southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful, innovative, and thought-leading technology companies, which have become the backbone of Pittsburgh’s new economy.
The awards represent transformative technology centers of excellence with tech companies at all stages of growth. Tech 50 also recognizes the region’s top tech executives with its “CEO of the Year” award.
This year’s Tech 50 introduced two new categories – FinTech and Community – to recognize new, growing tech sectors in the region.
“Every year, the Tech Council evolves and tweaks Tech 50 to accurately reflect our region’s technology ecosystem,” said PTC President and CEO Audrey Russo. “Creating these new competitive categories spotlights our strengths in these fast-growing and ever-evolving sectors.”
Each year, the PTC canvasses the region for the most distinguished public and private technology-oriented companies, and the Tech 50 awards honor those companies that demonstrated the strongest growth and advancement in product or sales success, corporate citizenship, job growth and retention, industry achievement and innovative product or technology.
“This is the biggest night in Pittsburgh’s tech industry,” said Russo. “We want to congratulate all of the category leaders and finalists. They are defining our region’s tech sector.”
Here’s a look at the 2019 Tech 50 Category Leaders:

Culture Leader of the Year:

TeleTracking Technologies – teletracking.com
As an innovative software company, TeleTracking believes it is unacceptable that patients are not able to access the care they need, when they need it, due to operating inefficiencies and unnecessary cost barriers. That’s why for nearly three decades the organization has been dedicated to helping health systems improve access to quality care―while also supporting caregivers with an outcomes-based approach of people, process and technology that gives them more time at the bedside. This commitment to serving patients and caregivers supports the mission to ensure that no patient will ever have to wait for the care that they need.
Finalists:

  • Koppers – koppers.com Koppers, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds.
  • MSA Safety – msasafety.com Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures.
  • Pittsburgh Technical College – ptcollege.edu For more than 70 years, PTC’s faculty and staff have been singularly focused on each student’s academic and career development.
  • solutions4networks – s4nets.com solutions4networks provides professional services and integration, as well as critical network security, for enterprise, hybrid, and cloud networks.
  • TiER1 Performance Solutions – tier1performance.com TiER1 Performance is an employee-owned consulting firm that activates strategies through people.

CEO of the Year:

John Thornton, Astrobotic Technology, Inc. – astrobotic.com
John Thornton has grown Astrobotic’s business of delivering affordable space robotics technology and planetary missions by attracting technology contracts, equity investment and payload customers. Thornton is coordinating the team and alliance for Peregrine’s development and the first mission. At Carnegie Mellon, Thornton led the build of Scarab, a NASA concept robot for lunar drilling, and the robot to carry a prototype of NASA’s RESOLVE payload. He also founded Carnegie Mellon’s Advanced Composites Lab, a research, training, design and manufacturing lab specializing in high performance lightweight composites for robotics.
Finalists

  • Alison Alvarez, BlastPoint, Inc
  • David Kane, Ethical Intruder
  • Matt Kessinger, Forest Devices
  • Jim Gillespie, GrayMatter
  • Barbara VanKirk, IQ Inc.
  • Avi Geller, Maven Machines
  • Michele McGough, solutions4networks

Innovator of the Year: AI & Robotics

Bossa Nova Robotics – bossanova.com
Bossa Nova is the leading provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry. Its robots navigate the busy retail ecosystem, collecting a wealth of data that allows retailers to optimize the omnichannel shopping experience. Its multidisciplinary team of robotics, artificial intelligence and big data scientists has solved the challenges to deploy fully autonomous retail service robots and deliver actionable data in real-time. Bossa Nova’s robots are currently deployed in 50 stores across the United States, making it the largest deployment of this kind of technology anywhere in the world.
Finalists:

  • AURORA – aurora.tech Aurora is delivering the benefits of self-driving technologies safely, quickly and broadly, catalyzing the self-driving revolution.
  • Gecko Robotics – geckorobotics.com Gecko Robotics make robots for industrial services, starting with inspections.
  • IAM Robotics – iamrobotics.com IAM Robotics is the leader of flexible autonomous robotic material handling solutions for e-commerce order fulfillment and material handling in logistics and manufacturing.
  • Locomation Inc. – locomation.ai Locomation’s Mission is to move the trucking industry towards a safer, faster and greener driverless future.
  • Near Earth Autonomy – nearearth.aero Near Earth is a 6-year-old Carnegie Mellon spin-off whose mission is to make flight safe, efficient, and accessible.

Innovator of the Year: Community Tech

Tech Elevator – techelevator.com
Tech Elevator is an intensive educational provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce. Through its 14-week, full-time and in-person coding bootcamps, Tech Elevator teaches students with a variety of backgrounds to become software developers while helping them build career readiness skills and connections through its Pathway ProgramTM to land a meaningful job. Founded in 2015 with a focus on quality and care in everything it does, Tech Elevator is proud of its outcomes earning a leading national bootcamp position based on the job placement rate of grads through CIRR, the Council on Integrity Results in Reporting (cirr.org)
Finalists:

  • Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) – arminstitute.org ARM accelerates robotics innovation to drive U.S.-based growth in manufacturing while developing domestic robotics expertise to create high-value careers.
  • Catalyst Connection – catalystconnection.org Catalyst Connection provides consulting and training services to small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania, accelerating revenue growth and improving productivity.
  • Schell Games – schellgames.com Schell Games is the largest full-service education and entertainment game development company in the United States.

Innovator of the Year: FinTech

Honeycomb Credit – honeycombcredit.com
Honeycomb Credit is a Pittsburgh-based crowd financing platform that connects small businesses looking for expansion loans with community members looking to invest local. By allowing anyone to invest in their own local economy, Honeycomb Credit aims to unlock growth opportunities for small businesses to build vibrant, financially empowered communities. Honeycomb operates in Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio. Businesses can borrow up to $100,000 for expansion purposes, and community members can start investing for as little as $100.
Finalists:

  • Exchangelodge – exchangelodge.com Exchangelodge makes data management for Alternative Investment firms simple.
  • Lendinghome – lendinghome.com Founded on built-from-scratch technology, LendingHome is revolutionizing mortgages for the nation’s fix-and-flip industry, which is a key component of the U.S. residential housing market.
  • numo – numo.com numo is a fintech incubator and subsidiary of PNC Bank.

Innovator of the Year: Health IT

eResearch Technology Inc. (ERT) – ert.com
ERT is a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials so that its customers ─ pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies ─ can move ahead in their clinical development of new medical treatments quickly, and with confidence. With nearly 50 years of experience, ERT’s solutions enhance trial oversight, increase patient engagement and measure the efficacy of new clinical treatments while ensuring patient safety. Since 2013, more than half of all FDA drug approvals came from ERT-supported studies. Its solutions have been used across 15,000 studies, spanning more than four million patients to date.
Finalists:

  • ChemImage – chemimage.com ChemImage Corporation is committed to making the world healthier and safer through dramatic advancements in chemical imaging technologies.
  • Intalere – intalere.com Intalere improves the operational health of America’s healthcare providers by designing tailored solutions that deliver optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes.
  • Net Health – nethealth.com Net Health is the leader in software solutions for specialized outpatient care.
  • Sentact– sentact.com Sentact is the leader in patient engagement solutions.

Innovator of the Year: Life Sciences

ARIEL Precision Medicine – arielmedicine.com
ARIEL is an integrated genomics and digital health company delivering precision medicine solutions for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of complex chronic diseases and disorders. Its mechanistic diagnostic approach enables informed intervention prior to the development of end-stage disease outcomes. ARIEL’s technologies can lead a paradigm shift from single gene (Mendelian) genetics to multifaceted, complicated gene to gene interactions that interface with familial and environmental factors to provide a more comprehensive view of disease trajectory and precise therapeutic options.
Finalists:

  • Forest Devices – forestdevices.com Forest devices is the creator of AlphaStroke, and a leader in the emerging market of prehospital stroke detection.
  • MedRespond – medrespond.com MedRespond is the leader in Conversational Patient Engagement with a proven ROI track record – increasing patient satisfaction scores that drive reimbursements, reducing cost of care and improving outcomes.
  • Smith & Nephew – smith-nephew.com Smith & Nephew began in Pittsburgh as Blue Belt Technologies. Since its launch in 2011, the NAVIO Surgical System has been used to help complete over 15,000 knee replacement surgeries.

Innovator of the Year: Manufacturing | Kurt J. Lesker III Award for Excellence

Philips – Philips.com
Philips is a global leader in health technology with nearly 40 years of legacy in leadership in sleep apnea management, medical sleep technology, oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation and respiratory drug delivery. Philips strives to create meaningful innovations that improve people’s lives. It is committed to discovering and developing novel solutions to help people sleep and breathe better. Offering localized support to its customers all over the world, the Philips sleep and respiratory team is represented by approximately 1,800 professionals located in western Pennsylvania.
Finalists:

  • Aerotech Inc. – aerotech.com Since 1970, Aerotech has designed and manufactured the highest performance motion control, positioning tables/stages, and positioning systems
  • Arconic – arconic.com Working in close partnership with their customers, Arconic solves complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power.
  • FLIR Detection Systems – flir.com FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness.
  • PPG – ppg.com PPG (NYSE:PPG), works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that its customers have trusted for more than 135 years.

Solutions Provider of the Year:

GrayMatter – graymattersystems.com
For more than 20 years, GrayMatter has provided critical infrastructure environments with data driven, process automation solutions to both optimize operations and ensure safe, reliable performance. Through a combination of industry-leading technologies, coupled with its deep subject matter expertise and proven track record of delivering solutions, GrayMatter helps clients improve on their mission by reducing costs, improving monitoring and intelligence and securing your systems from both environmental and intentional threats. GrayMatter provides consulting, implementation and managed services to the manufacturing, energy, water utility, food and beverage and other industries.
Finalists:

  • Accion Labs – accionlabs.com Accion Labs is focused on the innovation delivery life-cycle through emerging technologies.
  • AEC Group – aecgroup.com AEC Group is a Pittsburgh based Technology Solutions Provider that is a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and certi ed by the WBENC.
  • Concensus Technologies – concensus.com Concensus Technologies is a national leader, partner, and provider in identifying and implementing top- notch business, security, and IT solutions.
  • CyLumena – cylumena.com CyLumena was created out of a growing need for reliable cybersecurity technology, support, and expert guidance in the Pittsburgh region.
  • Ethical Intruder – ethicalintruder.com Ethical Intruder is a local Pittsburgh Cyber Security and Compliance based services company.
  • Piper Creative LLC – pipercreative.co Piper Creative works with B2B and B2C to produce podcasts, vlogs, and other forms of digital video.
  • Rivers Agile – riversagile.com Launched in 2008 as a QA consulting firm, Rivers Agile fulfilled the need for first-rate quality assurance services in greater Pittsburgh.
  • Truefit – truefit.io Truefit serves clients, from entrepreneurs to executives, who need to create new software products that delight their users and grow their business.

Start-up of the Year:

Rapid Flow Technologies – rapidflowtech.com
Rapid Flow Technologies is improving people’s lives by using AI (artificial intelligence) to reimagine traffic control. Mobility is critical to economic opportunity and quality of life. Rapid Flow Technologies is working every day to improve the mobility experience of all travelers by reducing congestion, emissions, safety incidents and business inefficiencies. Rapid Flow was created to commercialize the Surtrac adaptive traffic signal control technology developed in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon as part of the Traffic21 research initiative. Rapid Flow is also a part of the NSF I-Corps Site program at Carnegie Mellon.
Finalists:
Blastpoint – blastpoint.co BlastPoint creates self-serve software solutions for customers so that even non-experts can have access to insights that would have only been previously achievable with the help of a data scientists.
Coeo – coeospace.com Coeo is an independent open data platform for move-in-ready office space.
Four Growers – fourgrowers.co Four Growers, based in Pittsburgh, is a Y Combinator Summer 2018 company dedicated to revolutionizing the agricultural industry through automation.
Ikos Holdings Inc. – ikoshq.com Ikos is a property-leasing startup that leverages technology to bridge the gaps between landlords and renters.
Maven Machines – mavenmachines.com Leading transportation operators and logistics companies rely on Maven Machines’ enterprise fleet management and dispatching solutions to make real-time operational decisions.
 SHzoom It, LLC – Shzoom.com SHzoom is a Pittsburgh based tech firm with a patented electronic repair cost acquisition and crash management system.”
 
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September 26th, 2019

Coeo Space Expands With Unfinished and New Construction Commercial Property

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coeo Space, the innovative new tech-enabled commercial real estate marketplace, announces its expansion to include listings for unfinished office space and new building development. Previously, Coeo Space focused on matching users to spaces that were move-in ready.
As Co- Founder & CEO Sheila Samii Matuscak notes, “As we rolled out our initial platform, many landlord’s expressed that they would like to showcase their raw, vacant space for Tenant’s that want to design and brand their space in addition to marketing their ready-to-go space. Expanding our catalog to include new building development and raw, designable spaces allows brokers and landlord’s to showcase all of their available space, not just what’s move-in ready.”
Coeo Space provides a marketing platform to find, tour, and book commercial spaces quickly and easily, uses scientific algorithms to match user’s specific needs to the amenities offered at available spaces. The platform then connects users directly to the host, where they can schedule a tour or book the space.
Industry veterans Kim Ford and Sheila Samii Matuscak developed the original Coeo Space technology as a response to clients’ need for a simple, transparent way to find and obtain office space. Initially, move-in ready property was the hardest space to find in one place.
“We were able to find the ideal move-in ready space for our new and growing North American headquarters in Chicago,” said Naomi Kent, President of In Touch US Inc. “While we’re thrilled with our current space, as we grow we’re excited about being able to compare our options including ready-to-design spaces.
The team quickly recognized that limiting the platform to move-in ready spaces meant they were missing an essential segment of the commercial real estate market. Once again responding to the needs of clients, Ford and Matuscak took the next step: providing access to design your own spaces as well as those that are already finished.
With the addition of unfinished space to the platform, users get a more complete picture of availability, and are provided with different options in customization, all through the easy-to-use platform.
“Adding unfinished spaces to the Coeo Space platform is a game-changer for commercial real estate,” said Bob Gillespie, Executive Director for REACH Commercial. “We are very pleased to have Coeo Space as one of only six companies in NAR’s REACH Commercial Class of 2019. The teams’ dynamism and ability to act with agility in order to meet their customers needs shows they are poised for tremendous growth.”
About REACH
REACH is a unique real estate technology accelerator created by Second Century Ventures, a strategic technology investment fund backed by the National Association of Realtors®, which leverages the association’s more than 1.3 million members and an unparalleled network of executives within real estate and adjacent industries. The REACH Accelerator program helps technology companies launch into the real estate vertical and its adjacent markets. The program provides education, mentorship and market exposure to one of the world’s largest industries. For more on REACH, visit www.narreach.com.
About Coeo Space
Coeo Space connects people and teams with both ready-to-design and move-in-ready, flexible workspace. The software enables users to find, share, schedule a tour, or book space in seconds. Coeo Space uses a custom-match scoring algorithm to join users with space by matching the amenities they desire with available spaces in the areas they select. Coeo Space is currently active in more than 125 U.S. cities, the UK and growing daily.
The Coeo Space team is located in Pittsburgh, Chicago, New York City, and Phoenix. www.coeospace.com

Contacts

Madison Nolte
National Portfolio Director
madison@coeospace.com
1-866-641-1556

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Posted by: businesswire
September 25th, 2019 08:22 ET