Phil Mobley

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 […]

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 […]

Hey Hip New Real Estate Project: Your Name Is…MUD?

Hey Hip New Real Estate Project: Your Name Is…MUD?

The more Building Engines grows, the more mixed-use properties roll onto our platform. This is taking many forms, from medium-sized office buildings in the midst of lifestyle shopping centers to massive complexes well over a million square feet. The trend is well past infancy, but the term “mixed-use development” has stuck—and this bothers me. I […]

Could You Be a CRE VIP Without Even Knowing It?

Could You Be a CRE VIP Without Even Knowing It?

As a person with a 2.5-cup-per-day coffee problem habit consumption pattern, I tend to watch for opportunities to get a free caffeine fix. Thanks to participation in a certain Seattle-based company’s loyalty program, these chances come around fairly frequently. For this I am grateful. But a few months ago I fell victim to a dreadful […]

CRE Customer Service Lessons from Savannah

CRE Customer Service Lessons from Savannah

For all today’s trendy talk about “authentic” travel experiences—staying off the beaten path, seeing the grittier side of cities, eating where the locals eat, etc.—sometimes it’s fun to embrace being just being an authentic tourist. That’s what I did a couple of weeks back on a weekend getaway with my wife* to one of our […]