How Technology is Changing Real Estate

Date February 7, 2018
Location PNC Arena
Time 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join us as Barry Buckman, Principal at SfL+a Architects, Raynor Smith, Business Development at Brady, Ellie Schollmeyer, Executive Director of The Exploris School, and T.J. Ulam, Southeastern Territory Manager for SageGlass, share how they are using cutting edge technology to transform commercial real estate by creating high performance and financially sustainable buildings while improving quality of life for occupants. Listen to the panel discuss the City Gateway project that is currently being designed in downtown Raleigh.

City Gateway is a premier mixed-use development in the heart of Downtown Raleigh’s innovation district. An extraordinary, first-of-its-kind development for the Triangle region, Phase I at City Gateway will be the area’s first ENERGY-POSITIVE building, producing all the energy it needs on site. With SMART BUILDING technology, information from various building systems can be leveraged to optimize energy and operational performance. Real performance means a better, more productive and comfortable work environment.

Barry H. Buckman AIA, GGP – Principal at SfL+a Architects

Conscious of the impact of good design on the livability of our cities and neighborhoods, Barry is committed to the adaptive reuse of existing buildings and the development of creative new construction. He works closely with each project team, leading the project from initial concept through to construction. Barry has experience with a variety of building types including educational, municipal, federal government, retail and housing projects.


Ellie Schollmeyer  - Executive Director - The Exploris School

Ellie Schollmeyer is the Executive Director of The Exploris School in Raleigh, NC. Ms. Schollmeyer has earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Rider University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Gettysburg College. As the administrative and instructional leader for The Exploris School she is focused on Empowering Learners to Change the World. The Exploris School is based on Global Education using a project-based collaborative learning model.


Raynor Smith, PE  - Business Development - Brady

Raynor Smith, P.E. is responsible for energy efficiency, design-build, and performance contracting projects at Brady.  Raynor guides Brady’s customers through the process of upgrading their facilities in order to earn a reasonable return on investment.  His experience as a design engineer and contractor allow Raynor to easily identify energy conservation measures, utility rebates, tax incentives and finance vehicles that satisfy each building owner’s specific economic criteria. Outcomes of Raynor’s projects typically include increase in net asset value, positive cash flow improvement, and an improvement in the quality of the indoor environment.


T.J. Ulam – Southeastern Territory Manager - SageGlass

T.J. Ulam is the Southeastern Territory Manager for SageGlass, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain.  TJ started his career in the glass and glazing industry in 2007 after graduating from the University of Akron.  SageGlass manufactures dynamic glass which is used in commercial buildings to control solar heat gain and glare.  His main focus with SageGlass is to work with Architects, Developers, and Building owners to design energy efficient and occupant centric building designs.

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