Willow, a smart building technology company, is leveraging digital twin technology to deliver Brookfield Properties’ 67-story, 2.1 million-square-foot One Manhattan West office tower in midtown Manhattan to market.
WillowTwin is a software solution that deploys digital twins for the built world to collect, organize and analyze data. With WillowTwin, building owners and operators can monitor, visualize and act on real-time and historical insights in their building. Utilizing Microsoft Azure Digital Twins as its core, enables Willow’s team develops detailed digital models of their customers’ buildings.
“Willow and Microsoft have been a really effective team,” said Shaun Klann, Willow’s global head of real estate. “The innovative thinking of a nimble, industry specialist like Willow, together with an organization like Microsoft that has a broad view and scope, offers something truly unique to the Real Estate market.”
At One Manhattan West, Brookfield sought to optimize its operations while providing a modern, safe, productive and personalized tenant experience, quickly landing on Willow and Microsoft as key partners to bring their vision to life. Together, Willow and Microsoft are ensuring that the digital infrastructure of One Manhattan West continues to meet tenant office needs well into the future.
“Azure Digital Twins provides the ability to create comprehensive digital models of entire environments,” said Bert Van Hoof, partner group program manager, Azure IoT at Microsoft. “Willow leverages Azure Digital Twins, IoT, data, analytics, and AI services together with its deep real estate expertise to deliver a holistic connected solution for the built world that enables new product and asset integrations, operational improvements, and breakthrough customer experiences.”