Building Engines Blog | Scott Sidman
An APB (all-points bulletin) is urgently needed for commercial real estate (CRE) property management thought leaders on the Web. They’re currently missing from the front lines of the property operations conversation taking place online – and that’s a problem. I have some ideas as to the reasons why this is the case, but before I go into […]
In reflecting on our 14th BOMA Conference attended (where does the time go?) , it was interesting to think back to our first show (Chicago 2002?) and how much has changed as well as how much has stayed the same. For you Francophiles out there, that’s – plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Although […]
From my early teens, through college and for the first stage of my professional career, I worked primarily in the hospitality industry. Restaurants, bars, and hotels. – Ok, I may have actually spent more time in bars than working in them, but those are stories for another day. The hospitality industry is a terrific training […]
If you ask property management professionals whether they have a service delivery program, the answer is invariably something along the lines of “of course we do.” If you dig a little deeper and ask about the composition of that program, the responses are more varied in terms of detail and consistency. People will often talk […]
2015 was certainly an exciting year, highlighted by continued investment in new commercial real estate technology (CRE Tech) firms, as well as B Rounds in a number of companies funded in the previous several years earlier. This seems to indicate continued investor belief in the market’s appetite, and the need for technology products and services […]
That’s the Spirit! We’ve written in the past about the generosity of the commercial real estate industry (Why Giving Back is Good for Business,) and it’s never more apparent than during the holiday season. Walk into any office building and you’ll see Toy’s for Tot’s collections bins, Coat and Clothing Drives for the Homeless, Food […]
There has been an unmistakable clamor over the past few years regarding the use and application of technology in all aspects of commercial real estate. From discussion panels, blog posts, social media conversations to the creation of standalone “technology spaces,” it seems that every major legacy industry conference has dedicated a large amount of time, […]
I’m just back from our Executive Advisory Board Client Summit held in Atlanta this week and reflecting a bit on the many conversations and takeaways from an intense and exciting couple of days. The format we prepared included the usual items for these types of events such as product road map reviews, infrastructure and technology […]
Read Part 1 of 3 Here As I mention in my previous post, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Logan Soya over the past year through conversations our firms have had about how we might work together to provide additional value to some of our mutual clients. I’ve also had the opportunity to […]
The very well-attended 2015 IREM Asset & Property Management Symposium took place last week in San Francisco in the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom located in the equally impressive beaux-arts style Merchants Exchange Building deigned by Daniel Burnham. I was able to participate again this year as a panelist on the Operations / Trends Power Panel […]
I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Logan Soya over the past year through conversations our firms have had about how we might work together to provide additional value to some of our mutual clients. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet a number of his terrific team members at a variety of industry […]
I didn’t fully know what to expect when we launched our CRE Tech Talks podcast series earlier this year. I wasn’t completely sure if we’d find enough people interested in participating, or of course, whether anyone would really want to listen. Like most things, you don’t really know until you give it a try. And […]
Even if you don’t ordinarily pay much attention to stock market news, you’d be hard pressed to have avoided it this week. And if you’re like me and have family members (read: mothers and work-age children) who depend on you for guidance, or turn to you in fear or to vent, then you’ve probably had […]
It’s a pretty safe bet that every company, regardless of what they sell, makes extravagant claims of the customer service they offer. “Best in the business” is a claim we have all heard, or made. “We deliver crappy customer service,” said no salesperson ever!
As a 14 year old technology “startup,” we regularly have conversations about our company’s history, trajectory and in particular, the factors that have led to our success and longevity.