Building Engines is excited to announce that we’ve upgraded our current preventive maintenance (PM) library to one based on recommendations from the General Services Administration (GSA).
The Eden Center in Falls Church, VA – which is believed to be the largest Vietnamese commercial center on the East Coast – was once a thriving shopping mall for the Washington area’s estimated 70,000 Vietnamese Americans. Unfortunately, as The Washington Post recently reported, the CRE retail space is now in a state of decay.
When it comes to commercial real estate, having the right plan and people in place are essential for running a productive, stand-out building. Planning normally begins with budget season in the fall and rolls into the winter months as management and engineers strategize their game plans for the upcoming year.
When it comes to preventative or general maintenance, you want a workforce you can trust. That is not these guys. Hot off the presses at Mashable.com, these eight pictures capture some seriously unsafe conditions in CRE environments.
As we approach Memorial Day Weekend, temperatures are finally starting to heat up and signs of summer are rolling in. It also marks that time of year when commercial real estate property owners and managers need ensure that their buildings are ready the seasonal changes in order to avoid unexpected issues or costs.
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.
In our first webinar of the year, we are sharing insights on how to improve tenant service & property maintenance by ensuring vendors & facility service providers are utilizing your technology applications & tools effectively.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned watching the Olympics over the past few weeks, it’s that every mistake made at an event of such significance is magnified and fodder for worldwide ridicule in this age of instant information distribution.
Most people at some point in their personal or professional lives have either been subjected to, or had to conduct, an inspection of some sort. For commercial real estate owners and managers, there is no shortage to the number of things that need inspecting to ensure a building is running efficiently.
Space management? Isn’t that a just leasing “thing”? Not anymore! Property management software and space management have been courting each other for a while now and have officially decided to tie the knot. Sorry, leasing.
Construction projects are an essential part of maintaining commercial properties. Units regularly need to be renovated to improve their appeal to potential tenants. At some locations, it may be possible to expand facilities to generate additional income. Each of these projects presents new challenges that building managers need to overcome.
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.
Every place of business needs space for employees and visitors to park, which makes the parking lot one of the more important considerations when managing a commercial building.
It’s almost 2013 and you’re getting your ugly sweater and annual planning on. As you prepare your business for the future, one plan you can’t leave out is your mobile strategy. 2012 taught us that workers, tenants and prospects all operate with the expectation that information can be accessed in real-time. The solution is a mobile strategy aimed towards increasing efficiency and communication.
For a business decision maker, return on investment is key to any decision. As attractive the practicality of the technology, it has to work from a financial perspective. In this post, I’ll outline where you’ll see the payback from investing in a mobile property management strategy.