The landmark developer Forte Partners launches the first digital solution for efficiently and sustainably managing the office building resources, as more and more companies decide to implement the hybrid work model in the long-term.
The SpotUS.Space solution, developed by Forte Partners and the Cluj-based company Parking Spotter, incorporates functions that meet the new needs identified by the office segment, after a year that has completely reshaped the traditional way of working. The platform allows a fully-digitized interaction with all the resources of an office building: parking, access control, desk reservation, visitor management, etc. through an end-to-end app accessible by phone.
All office resources are thus being used sustainably and efficiently by Forte Partners clients, following the principles of shared economy – shared resources, which will result into reduced costs on several levels for tenants.
At the same time, the app allows for the constant monitoring of the optimal number of people allowed under the current pandemic conditions, compliance with the rules of social distancing inside the building, and limitation of access to the maximum number of people allowed.
“2020 has put many of us in a position to innovate. Overnight we had to change our perception of office buildings, of the way we work but also of the time spent in office spaces. Thus, the need to develop this application ensued,” says Geo Mărgescu, CEO and Co-founder of Forte Partners. “For the vast majority of our customers, but also for the entire global economy, the hybrid work model has become a medium-term certainty. In the case of buildings developed by Forte Partners, we anticipate that the activity outside the main office, whether carried out from home or from a secondary office, will continue in a proportion of 20-30%. We thus leave the 9.00 – 17.00 schedule behind, with all employees in the office at the same time, and get ready for individual-centric disruptive and innovative scenarios, where all other resources work for him, depending on immediate administrative needs (meetings for professional purposes, social or business interaction, etc).”
Ovidiu Ciurte, Product Owner, Parking Spotter, adds: “The development of the Parking Spotter app into the extended SpotUS.Space solution provides a Smart Digital Office platform that brings a fully-digitized interaction with all the resources of an office building: parking, access control, desk reservation, visitor management into an end-to-end app directly on your phone. The extensive collaboration with the Forte Partners team and particularly Geo Mărgescu provided us with the right ingredients needed to complete this project – an appetite for innovation and the courage to be among the first.”
At first, the SpotUS.Space app will be available to the tenants of the office buildings developed by Forte Partners – Tandem, Millo and U Center. Subsequently, it will be available for implementation in other office projects in Bucharest and around the country. This way, the developers hope to create a national ecosystem representative for the efficiency and sustainability of the entire real estate industry in Romania.