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Weekly Building Beat: RECon, CRE Mergers, and the IoT

Weekly Building Beat: RECon, CRE Mergers, and the IoT

You’ve got a lot going on. We get it. It isn’t easy to find the time to scour the internet for the latest property management and commercial real estate news when you’ve got a job to do. With ‘The Weekly Building Beat,’ you won’t have to waste time searching. We hand-select the best industry content […]

Hit the Bullseye This Budget Season

Hit the Bullseye This Budget Season

Yep, it’s that time of year again. That time when there aren’t enough hours in the day and crunching numbers never seems to end… It’s Budget Season. In case you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, check out our budget checklist below to make sure you’ll be nailing your targets for the year ahead.

How to Increase NOI with Technology

How to Increase NOI with Technology

Owners search for every possible opportunity to maximize the value of their properties. A growing number of owners recognize the potential in property and tenant management technology to help them achieve this goal.

Don't Let Economic Trends Get You Down

Don’t Let Economic Trends Get You Down

Trends in the broader economy can have a large impact on the commercial real estate sector. Shifts in production levels in the manufacturing industry may contribute to the need for additional space or warehouses may close based on declining sales in certain regions. It’s like an economic butterfly effect. In some cases, economic changes may […]

The End of Tax Season Reminds Us to Review Financial Information

The End of Tax Season Reminds Us to Review Financial Information

Successful audits will help building management companies improve their operations.

Canadian Court Case Highlights Need for Record-Keeping

Canadian Court Case Highlights Need for Record-Keeping

Building owners need to be mindful of their impact on local watersheds and, in some cases, may be required to take extra steps to protect wildlife.

Budgeted for the New Year? Leave Some Room for Second Barrel Syndrome

Budgeted for the New Year? Leave Some Room for Second Barrel Syndrome

We all head into the New Year having wrapped up our planning and budgets. There are things we have clear insight into and then there’s things like Second Barrel Syndrome that just happen. There’s no avoiding them, but you have to anticipate and leave room for them.

Keeping Some Metrics up Your Sleeve: 5 Questions You Should Ask

Keeping Some Metrics up Your Sleeve: 5 Questions You Should Ask

Before you can answer the question, “How is my property performing?” you need to ask a few questions. An understanding of property performance is rooted in operational data that is documented, visible, and accessible. However, collecting and managing this data can often feel like searching for the Holy Grail, and wholly fail.

BEI Adds Enriched Tools for Managing Equipment and Capital Assets

BEI Adds Enriched Tools for Managing Equipment and Capital Assets

Building Engines announced the release of new tools for managing building equipment and capital assets more efficiently. The new features empower building owners and managers to search, track, report and act on equipment related data, helping them address maintenance problems and improve capital planning and expense forecasting.

Quarter to Quarter, Clicks are Driving Bricks & Mortar

Quarter to Quarter, Clicks are Driving Bricks & Mortar

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 […]