CBRE Honors GP PRO’s Smart Restroom Technology

The world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, CBRE, has recognized GP PRO’s KOLO™ Smart Monitoring System as its 2022 Best Workplace Experience Solution. The award is part of CBRE’s 2022 Supplier Partner Innovation Challenge, which recognizes innovative technologies, solutions, or products that help cost-effectively provide healthier environments for building occupants.

CBRE selected the KOLO system as its 2022 Best Workplace Experience Solution specifically because it “addresses a critical client need, it can be applied across a broad base of our clients, it has a very high value proposition and clearly defined client outcomes, and it will be relatively easy to implement.” The KOLO system was also recognized by CBRE in 2020, when it was named a Best Healthy Workplace Solution. 

“Our KOLO system, which provides what we believe to be the most comprehensive connected restroom technology on the market, has earned the respect of our high traffic customers at Class A office buildings, stadiums, airports, arenas, and more for its ability to drive hygiene, sustainability and cost-savings. It’s an honor to have CBRE once again recognize the KOLO system’s many benefits for facility managers, cleaning staff and building occupants,” said John Strom, vice president and general manager of Connected Solutions with GP PRO.

Added Strom, “Receiving this recognition from CBRE is especially rewarding given that GP PRO and CBRE share a mutual desire to leverage technology in an effort to smartly manage assets operationally, environmentally, and financially while prioritizing the employee experience in a hybrid working world.” 

The KOLO Smart Monitoring System is a wireless communication platform that alerts facility managers and custodians in real time when something in a restroom needs their immediate attention, which helps to improve hygiene, sustainability, and tenant satisfaction as well as labor productivity. Through connected GP PRO paper towel, bath tissue, soap, and sanitizer dispensers, the KOLO System sends notifications about dispenser issues and product levels to help avoid outages, reduce waste, improve custodian satisfaction, and ensure a positive tenant experience. Through a task management capability, the KOLO System also sends alerts about specific enhanced cleaning and sanitizing tasks to be completed. 

Part of what sets the KOLO System apart is its open platform, which allows connection to a suite of ecosystem partners, including TOTO toilets, sinks and urinals; the Tooshlights® restroom traffic management system; and Avius patron feedback monitors. Data and alerts can also be integrated into other facility management and building automation systems both in and outside of the restroom.

To learn more about the KOLO Smart Monitoring System, visit

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 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBREoffers a broad range of integrated 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

About GP PROBased in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, building products, and related chemicals. The company operates approximately 150 facilities and employs approximately 30,000 people directly and creates nearly 89,000 jobs indirectly. GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific, manufactures and sells well-known brands like ActiveAire®, Angel Soft® Professional Series, Brawny®, Compact®, Dixie®, Dixie Ultra®, enMotion®, and Pacific Blue™. GP PRO products meet restroom, foodservice, and break room needs for office buildings, healthcare, foodservice, high traffic, lodging, retail, and education facilities, plus a wide range of industrial and manufacturing facilities in North America. For more information, visit


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