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How to Choose the Right CRE Property Management Software for You

Property management software is growing in popularity and importance as Commercial Real Estate owners and property managers seek new way...

Jun 05 by Scott Sidman
Categories: Real Estate Technology

 
Why do we still call it “property management?"

Why do we still call it “property management?”

  I’ve always liked property managers. They tend to be friendly and collegial, always fun to spend time with at a client meeting or industry conference. But in addition to liking them, I’ve developed a huge respect for them over the years of learning what they actually do—and what their customers on both ends of […]

6 Reasons CRE Property Managers Love Smartphones

6 Reasons CRE Property Managers Love Smartphones

Every day, we rely on mobile devices. As you work hard to keep your tenants happy, that same convenience you’re used to from the smartphone in your pocket can help to delight the occupants in your buildings. It also allows owners to increase revenues from properties offering optimal levels of convenience and high-quality service. Here […]

All Eyes on Real Estate Tech: 4 Reasons to Watch (and Join) this Space

All Eyes on Real Estate Tech: 4 Reasons to Watch (and Join) this Space

It’s been a remarkable four months since joining the Building Engines team as we work to bring innovative property operations management technology to all corners of the Commercial Real Estate market. Driven by thousands of incredibly amazing customers and an industry-leading solution, it’s been an exciting journey thus far to say the least. In fact, […]

Stop Dreading Tenant Meetings (Here's How)

Stop Dreading Tenant Meetings (Here’s How)

Imagine this. You’re about to meet with one of your commercial tenants. They’ve been with you for a while now, and through ups and downs you’ve been generally confident in their level of satisfaction. Sure, there were occasional problems with service request performance you were aware of, and they’ve had a couple of issues related […]

Building Engines kicks off CRE Executive Roundtable Series with events in New York and Atlanta

Building Engines kicks off CRE Executive Roundtable Series with events in New York and Atlanta

Building Engines recently launched a brand-new event series, “Zeroed In” designed to bring commercial real estate leaders together over dinner to discuss a single relevant issue impacting their organizations. Tenant engagement, a top concern for CRE firms, was the topic du jour for the first of these dinners in New York and Atlanta. Here’s who […]

All in One Rarely Results in One for All

All in One Rarely Results in One for All

Recently, we’ve all been witness to a global conversation about macroeconomics, as countries decide how to do business around the world while protecting interests at home. Between the elections here in the US, to those happening overseas in Europe and related to Brexit, it’s a fascinating time of change and reflection. For those of us […]

Steal These Property Management Workflow Templates

Steal These Property Management Workflow Templates

Most property management teams have had some type of tenant service request workflow process in place for years, ranging from loosely defined processes to well-documented, written definitions. The most efficient organizations use work order management software to execute and manage the process. The right workflow for your organization is based on a number of factors, […]

Putting "Management" Back into "Property Management"

Putting “Management” Back into “Property Management”

Calling all building owners and property managers – are you really “in control” of what happens in your property? Often, the most critical parts of building operations, from tenant service requests to important communications, are managed in a reactive or ad-hoc way. But management, by definition, is about control. Consider the following tips to move […]

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What Should Your Engineers Work on First, Today?

There’s an old saying, “If you chase two rabbits, you won’t catch either one.” It refers to our tendency to spread ourselves too thin, to chase too many priorities at once, and ultimately get nothing done – or worse, waste valuable time and energy on the wrong things. Your engineers likely have a ton of […]

7 Ways to Go Home Happier as a Property Manager

7 Ways to Go Home Happier as a Property Manager

It’s 6:00pm (if you’re lucky) – are you headed home exhausted? If you’re a professional in CRE property management, the answer is likely “yes.” You’re probably staying late to put out yet another fire (metaphorically speaking.) Property managers deal with a lot during their day, with responsibilities to create a better tenant experience, maintain equipment, […]

When Launching Your Vision, Aim High but Keep Your Feet on the Ground

When Launching Your Vision, Aim High but Keep Your Feet on the Ground

On September 12, 1962, in Houston Texas, in front of 35,000 people, many of whom were scientists and politicians, John F. Kennedy charged a nation when he said, “We choose to go to the moon.”  That speech, the “Moon Speech,” is a great illustration of executive leadership, as it embodies an important planning principle called […]