Building Engines Blog | Scott Sidman
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.
If it’s March, it means that we’re finally heading out of winter (please) and it’s also time for the IREM Asset & Property Management Conference in New York. Building Engines was proud to continue our support of the event as a sponsor and I had the privilege again to participate as a panelist – and this year, to moderate a panel as well.
A reality of the joy of business travel (note sarcastic tone here), especially in the winter, are the inevitable flight delays, missed connections and cancellations. Getting stuck in one of these situations usually results in a mad dash with your fellow travelers to the customer service desk or taking your place in on-hold hell while your already low phone battery dwindles down to reserve power.
As I continue to bask in the afterglow of the incredible New England Patriots Super Bowl victory (#4 in case you’ve lost count), there are many post-game thoughts swirling in my head, including those related to the many decisions and choices made during this game – and games of this magnitude – and their impact on history.
It’s not that we really need more reminders of the increasing complexities of the world we live in, but the horrific terrorist acts in Paris last week reverberated across the Globe in what felt like a new and profound way.
As our use of smartphones and tablets – and the business apps we use on them – continues to increase, our need for those apps to be available and functioning is becoming more and more “mission critical.”