CBRE Announces Winners of 2021 Supplier Partner Innovation Challenge

15 Nov 2021


CBRE, the global leader in commercial real estate services and investment, announced the winners of its 2021 Supplier Partner Innovation Challenge, which recognizes service providers in its supply chain who demonstrate innovation and best practices.

The 2021 CBRE Innovation Challenge invited supplier partners to submit innovative ideas, new ways of working, and best-in-class client solutions that will help companies create healthier workplaces for their employees and improve the workplace experience while also addressing the significant cost pressures companies now face.

The winners of the 2021 Innovation Challenge include:

Innovation of the Year
(Marsden In Collaboration with BioSecurity Technology/ BioSafe Antimicrobial Cleaning Solution)

BioSafe’s eco-friendly commercial cleaning system converts tap water into a soil-removing, virus-killing agent that cleans without the use of chemicals.

Best Workplace Experience Solution
(Grainger in Collaboration with Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AITX, / ROSA 180 Video Surveillance with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Driven Response Alerts)

RAD’s ROSA180 system combines video surveillance with AI-driven autonomous response alerts, both visual and audible, significantly enhances and extends the workplace experience by increasing parking lot safety and deterring instances of trespassing, loitering, and theft.

Best Cost Reduction Solution
(KBS / Multi-Tool Cleaning System)

KBS’ all-in-one cleaning solution eliminates multiple pieces of cleaning equipment to deliver improved performance and increased efficiency at a lower cost.

Best Digitization and Technology Solution
(SBM / SBM Platform Integration with CBRE SI7 Work Order System)

SBM’s platform-open Application Programming Interface (API) allows for full integration with CBRE and client work order systems, saving time by streamlining work order management through the consolidation of data entry into a single system.

Best Healthy Workplace Solution
(Kimberly-Clark Professional / Scott 24-Hour Sanitizing Wipes)

Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Wipes by Kimberly-Clark Professional are the first wipes to protect surfaces for 24 hours, continuously killing 99.9% of bacteria even after multiple touches1.

Submissions were judged by three groups of company leaders and subject-matter experts across three separate rounds of competitive voting. The 54 submissions were ranked by their ability to:
• Ensure a healthier workplace, particularly by improving indoor air quality
• Give employees peace of mind as they re-enter the workplace
• Provide touchless controls and enhanced sanitation
• Reduce costs and improved service quality
• Utilize predictive analytics and sensor technology to deliver data-driven solution optimization

Jeffrey Brown, Vice-President of Strategic Supplier Relationship Management, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, commented: “The caliber of the nominations we received this year was outstanding and aligns with our vision of delivering a world- class supply chain in partnership with our supplier partners. The winners of this year’s awards exhibited true innovation and a commitment to creating a healthier work environment, giving occupiers peace of mind and improved employee engagement in the workplace.”

1 When used as directed, Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Wipes are effective for 24 hours against Enterobacter aerogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, and Community-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA)

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue). The company has more than 105,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.