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8 Efficient Ways to Slash Retail Property Maintenance Costs

8 Efficient Ways to Slash Retail Property Maintenance Costs

There is a quote by American author Kurt Vonnegut, which sticks out in my mind when I think about property maintenance in commercial real estate – particularly in retail: “Everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” Forward-thinking retail property managers and teams know this, and do everything they can to ensure that […]

A Brief Guide to Tackling Pesky Preventive Maintenance Tasks

A Brief Guide to Tackling Pesky Preventive Maintenance Tasks

  Everyone remembers their first car. The name of mine was Chuck, and it was a 1998 Saturn passed down from my older brother. It was a new sense of freedom to be able to drive myself to school and go out with friends on the weekend. What I wasn’t prepared for was the responsibility […]

3 Big Ways ‘Dispatch’ Helps Your Property Team Succeed

3 Big Ways ‘Dispatch’ Helps Your Property Team Succeed

How do you quickly assign incoming work orders to the best person for the task, and manage your property team workloads without overburdening the members of your team? While all property management teams depend on the ability to quickly prioritize work orders and tasks in their effort to deliver consistently great tenant service, it is […]

The 5 Coolest Property Management Software Features You Didn’t Know Existed

The 5 Coolest Property Management Software Features You Didn’t Know Existed

You may think you are already familiar with Property Management Software. You know, that “system that does work orders and PM.” But as we head into the New Year, I challenge you to stop using the phrase “Work Order System.” That means no more, “Yeah, we have a work order system.” Or telling your tenants […]

Property Managers, Winterize!

Property Managers, Winterize!

Baby, it’s getting cold outside! Despite ending 2015 with unseasonably warm temperatures (for the most part), you don’t want to get caught flat on your feet when winter finally decides to freeze us out, because trust me, it will! Denial may be convenient in the short-term, but planning for the worst is a smarter decision […]

Flood Awareness Week Reaches High-Water Mark

Flood Awareness Week Reaches High-Water Mark

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are teaming up to highlight flood risk as part of Flood Safety Awareness Week.