Assets & Maintenance
Building Engines Blog | Assets and Maintenance
In 2015 we created a LOT of content centered on Property Management, from definitive guides to podcasts, and infographics covering the CRE Tech landscape – all of it designed to help you improve your service delivery, and tenant satisfaction. So it seems only fitting that we share the Top Content of 2015, as determined from […]
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 […]
Your tenants demand, and deserve the best, and it is up to you to make sure that your team is delivering. Unfortunately there are certain realities that can make that job difficult, including the need to cut costs, reduce workloads, and back up your actions with data. So how can you, the property manager, possibly […]
A Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program that overloads your maintenance staff and vendors with unnecessary tasks will result in dismal completion rates – ultimately resulting in backlog of maintenance, equipment failures and unhappy tenants.
The day-to-day routine of a Building Engineer can be chaotic. Tenant requests flow in from all areas of the property and the staff needs to be available and ready to jump from task to task every time their phones ring and chime with orders.
I’ve lived in New England for the majority of my life. Known for its beautiful fall foliage, cold snowy winters, wet green springs (and the pollen that comes with it), and, of course, hot (often muggy) summer months.
This summer is set to be more extreme than prior years, with more frequent above-90-degree days on the East Coast while the drought in the West continues to expand.
Property management platforms provide you with a simple way to virtually mange your vendors on both the web and mobile devices, allowing you to interact with a vendor company, or specific vendor employee instantaneously.
It’s clearly an imperative today for many property management teams to adapt their approach and processes to meet the demands and expectations of modern tenants and owners and the information age.
Are you going through the Preventive Maintenance (PM) motions, but behind the scenes there is nightmare of overdue tasks, emergency repairs and a frazzled engineering team? Or worse, maybe you’re not even sure what’s happening behind the scenes?
The operational risks to a commercial property are many – at every turn is an opportunity for a slip-and-fall, a hazardous material leak, an uninsured vendor, or… worse. To compound that, the expectations and legal requirements that property teams are not only required to do, but also need to do, to prepare for emergencies and protect themselves from liability are high.
Let me start off by saying that I think the Kingsley Survey is an incredibly important tool for owners and manager to asses tenant satisfaction. It’s the holy grail of tenant surveys. And it’s great for just that – taking a look back at the year and giving an overall assessment. But humor me for a minute as I point out a few ways I think it falls short, why it should be one piece of a comprehensive performance management strategy, and why I want to challenge you and your team track tenant satisfaction day-to day in your building(s).
We’re excited crown McKinley Ricks, Chief Engineer, Divaris Property Management as the 2015 Maintenance Hero!
For this “Flashback Friday” moment, we’re sharing one of our most popular webinars, Supercharge Your PM Program. Tony Shaker, founder and CEO of ENfinity Partners and a 20-plus-year operations & maintenance veteran, breaks down the fundamental best practices of a Preventive Maintenance Program in this 35-minute video.
We’re excited to announce that voting is now open for our first annual Maintenance Hero Awards! This unique competition provides maintenance techs and engineers with the opportunity to win the title of “Maintenance Hero” and receive some well-deserved recognition (and prizes!) for the tasks they do every day.