“TransitScreen provides transportation information in buildings”

In the recent article “TransitScreen provides transportation information in buildings” for Real Estate News EXchange Canada, writer Steve McLean covered TransitScreen’s recent move into the Canadian real estate market. The article mentions recent partnerships with the real estate investment and asset management company Starlight Investments in Toronto and the commercial real estate services company Avison Young in Toronto as well. “When we moved into this location a few years ago, we consciously chose it because of its access to Union Station,” said Avison Young principal Rodney McDonald. “Seventy-five per cent of our staff walk or take transit to work every day, so from that perspective it made sense to us to make this information available to our employees as well as visitors to our office.” TransitScreen has found a lot of recent success in the Canadian market, and as Andres Trivino, who heads our Canada and Latin America efforts, stated, “Sales projections in Canada are very promising. We are getting increasing interest from high-end real estate companies that incorporate sustainability practices in their buildings. We expect to deploy a couple of dozen screens in Toronto during the next quarter while expanding into other markets — including Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal — this year.”

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TransitScreen is making it easier for building employees and residents to consider their most readily available transportation options with real-time information.

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Avison Young CEO Mark Rose next to a transit screen in Toronto

“Our solution provides information to foster sustainable, walkable, bikeable cities of the future while promoting behaviour change and reducing parking and traffic on city streets,” said TransitScreen head of Canada and Latin America Andres Trivino.

“In the real estate industry, you can find our screens at offices, lobbies, concierge desks and elevators so people can make better informed decisions of their transportation options even before leaving the place. This amenity increases both tenant and visitor comfort levels and saves time.”

There are more than 150 TransitScreens in 14 American cities and a Canadian rollout has just begun. At this point three are being used in Canada: by a company serving the hospitality industry in Vancouver; by real estate investment and asset management company Starlight Investments at its Toronto headquarters; and at commercial real estate services company Avison Young’s Toronto head office at 18 York St., next to the Union Station transit hub. (Image: Avison Young CEO Mark Rose next to a transit screen in Toronto.)

“When we moved into this location a few years ago, we consciously chose it because of its access to Union Station,” said Avison Young principal Rodney McDonald. “Seventy-five per cent of our staff walk or take transit to work every day, so from that perspective it made sense to us to make this information available to our employees as well as visitors to our office.”

 

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