In an effort to draw extra tenants from the suburbs to downtown Detroit, Bedrock has named its first chief technology officer charged with making its buildings extra tech centered.
Michael Osment begins in his function efficient instantly, the agency introduced this week.
A University of Michigan alum with bachelor’s and MBA levels, Osment will lead Bedrock’s technology crew in Detroit and Cleveland, the place its portfolio contains greater than 18 million sq. ft of workplace, retail and residential area. His function will embrace overseeing constructing providers, information administration and data technology. Among the targets are to cut back power utilization and enhance digital infrastructure inside Bedrock’s buildings.
“As we glance to reinforce Detroit’s place because the technology-hub of the Midwest, Bedrock wants to redefine its bodily infrastructure and be sure that our buildings are retrofitted and designed as tech-focused areas,” Bedrock COO Ivy Greaner stated in a press release. “Michael has a singular and robust background in technology, analytics and structure, and can assist lead Bedrock’s portfolio into the following stage of digital constructing optimization.”
Osment has labored greater than 20 years as an info and technology government, Bedrock stated. He most not too long ago served because the interim chief info officer at Plano, Texas-based Fortium Partners, the place Bedrock stated he led “the turnaround of a quickly rising manufacturing firm after a failed enterprise useful resource planning implementation.”
“I’m excited to be a part of the Bedrock crew to assist lure tenants from the suburbs to the center of downtown Detroit,” Osment stated. “Through the implementation of latest tenant experiences and facilities incorporating superior technology, Bedrock areas might be thrilling environments that fuse the digital and bodily worlds to make downtown a transparent selection for tenants, providing key providers that may’t be discovered outdoors the town limits.”