Building Engines Blog | David Osborn
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 […]
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 […]
“Team” does not mean “you”. Not to butcher the obvious, but it’s also not just a group of “yous”. Like music, “Team” requires more than a single note – like happiness, more than a single laugh. Team is a group condition carefully nurtured over time through soft stuff like trust and responsibility, and hard stuff […]
Are you an office worker? If so, you spend half of your waking weekdays in an environment over which you have little influence or control – your office building. You aren’t alone. Office workers fit into 76 differing occupations and account for one-fifth of the US workforce, or thirty million people of a total one-hundred […]
A well-worn aphorism tells us that “if you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backwards” – a notion that presupposes that the world – your world, your business, and your competition – are always moving. So you too must move with them, or better yet ahead of them, if you plan to succeed. In business, change is a synonym for movement, so if you are not fostering change, then you are standing still.
If you’ve been thinking about buying real estate technology – then you’re too late. The “thinking” ended long ago and the buying, using, innovating, and mobilizing are well under way.
Total Service Delivery closes the service loop and definitively answers the important operational question: Is our service meeting internal and tenant expectations?
Building Engines announced its plan to release its Operations Performance Management (OPM) system at BOMA’s Every Building Conference & Expo in line with the events theme of “achieving high performance through innovation.”
Building Engines today launched “Tenant Satisfaction” – a next generation analytical tool extension of itsOperations Performance Management (OPM) program. This outreach component extends Building Engines’ comprehensive building Operations Performance Management value model, timing service provision with a tenant service quality assessment to assure accuracy and enhance responsiveness.
Under the version three LEED (Leadership in Environmental Engineering and Design) standards, the Green Building Certification Institute assumed administration of LEED certification for all commercial buildings. LEED for Existing Buildings (“LEED-EB”) employs sustainable performance standards to measure an existing building’s environmental impact and outlines means for reducing those impacts over time. The LEED for EB […]
The idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away from any other person on earth, is known as six degrees of separation – such that a chain of “friend of a friends” will connect any two people in the world within six steps or fewer. In Hollywood, this small world phenomenon is embodied […]
Imagine buying a sick race horse for cheap hoping that over time she might squeeze in a few more paydays before heading to the glue factory – enough paydays to pay the purchase price and turn a tidy purse. In the horse race of mortgage finance, that filly is named “Toxic Asset” and she’s a […]
Your real estate management business can learn a lot from a cat. We all know about a cat’s innate ability to always…. always land on its feet, but do we know how a cat does it? Here’s how: It starts at the head. Utilizing its inner ear, a cat first orients itself to the ground. […]
I just read that the U.S. office market recovery has begun: “…that the third quarter the U.S. office market posted positive net absorption for the second consecutive quarter — 5 million square feet absorbed in the second quarter and 7 million square feet in third quarter.” [U.S. Office Market Enters Early Recovery as Absorption, Demand […]
The real estate optimist, like Sasquatch and the honest politician, may be no more than myth. Real estate runs on jobs and jobs are a reflection of the economy. With the U.S. economy growing at an annualized rate just 1.7 percent in the second quarter, we appear to be entering another sustained slowdown, or so […]