COHESION customer The John Buck Company and their 151 North Franklin property wins 2019 “Most Intelligent Office Building” Digie Award at Realcomm

JUNE 20, 2019

The Digie Awards from Realcomm | IBcon recognize outstanding companies, real estate projects, and technologies. As the “Most Intelligent Office Building”, 151 North Franklin’s technology is benefiting tenants, operators and owners.

CHICAGO, IL: COHESION, an intelligent building software company, is proud of its partnership with its industry-leading customer, The John Buck Company and their 151 North Franklin property’s win of “Most Intelligent Office Building” Digie award at Realcomm | IBcon 2019.

For over 20 years, Digie awards have recognized those companies, real estate projects, technologies and people who have gone above and beyond to positively impact the real estate industry using technology, automation and innovation. This year’s award winners were announced at the Realcomm | IBcon conference on June 13th in Nashville.

The John Buck Company is a premier Chicago-based real estate services developer and an industry leader in intelligent commercial office buildings. They opened their flagship multi-tenant commercial office building at 151 North Franklin in Chicago’s Loop in June 2018. The 35-story office tower is technologically advanced and sustainable. Built with a modern and resilient telecommunications infrastructure, the property has received a Platinum Wired Score Certification. With the goal to make 151 North Franklin the smartest and most connected property in the world, the John Buck Company introduced the COHESION Intelligent Building Platform (IBP), a cloud-based platform with mobile and web interfaces that makes it easy for building owners to increase asset value by integrating the buildings technology systems and providing greater access to information.

The COHESION IBP automates most typical workflow interactions between the building and its occupants, resulting in improved productivity and enhanced tenant engagement with the property. As the “Most Intelligent Office Building”, 151 North Franklin’s technology is benefiting tenants, operators and owners.

The COHESION IBP provides 151 North Franklin occupants with role-based, self-service capabilities for enhanced interaction with the building. Occupants leverage digital credentials on their mobile device for seamless entry into the building. They can submit service requests, invite visitors, upload guest lists for large events, receive real-time notification of visitor arrival, reserve amenities, send/receive notifications, view nearby transit information, and reserve parking.  The building platform also automates credit card and ACH payments for booking services and amenities.

With the introduction of COHESION’s IBP at 151 North Franklin, The John Buck Company can more easily increase the property’s value by automating workflows, enhancing amenity offerings, harnessing actionable insights and engaging tenants. The John Buck Company launched COHESION at its 155 North Wacker property in May 2019 and is slated to launch COHESION at additional properties, which will provide greater opportunities for the company to harness portfolio insights and increase portfolio asset value.

COHESION is a secure and comprehensive platform that harnesses building information by uniting workflows and disparate systems to provide actionable insights for improving building operations and enhancing tenant experiences. Cloud-based and IoT-enabled, COHESION’s platform is customizable, scalable and optimizable to the latest technology developments in the market. COHESION provides solutions in single platform available in web and mobile interfaces with feature functionality for the tenant, operator and owner of a building and portfolio. COHESION is headquartered in Chicago and is a spinoff venture of the large engineering design consulting firm, ESD. For more information, visit:

About The John Buck Company
Founded in 1981, The John Buck Company (“JBC”) has an established track record and reputation as a premier, vertically-integrated real estate investment, development and operating company focused on major U.S. urban markets. Since inception, JBC has made principal investments in assets comprising more than $6.7 billion of gross value and acquired, developed, or redeveloped over 42 million square feet of office, multifamily, residential and mixed-use properties. For more information, visit