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.
What can you accomplish on-the-job in two minutes? Local maintenance supervisor, JP Davis can control test a deadbolt key, replace heating coils and drip pans on a stove, install a ceiling fan and carbon monoxide monitor, covert a toilet to a water-saving dual flush system, and replace valve stems on bath faucet. In 2 minutes, 11 seconds. And he calls that “a pretty good time.”
Your company may not have the “fierce five” somersaulting down the halls or Ryan Lochte’s unmistakable American flag mouth piece glinting in the cubicle across from you, but that doesn’t mean your risk management can’t be world class too.
If you are feeling inspired by Olympic athletes, get off your barstool or couch and make sure your building has a chance to go for Gold. Just as Olympians must prepare themselves for their spotlight moment, there are many steps you can take, and areas to investigate, to make sure sure that your building blows your competitors out of the water and sticks its landing.
As Building Engines CEO David Osborn points out in Going Green: Is It the Elephant in the Room? there is a tremendous economic, as well as environmental, value in going green. And it doesn’t always involve retrofits, energy consultants and LEED standards. “Preventive and Predictive maintenance is a key component of a sound and sustainable investment strategy,” says Raheem Cash of SustainableBusinessForum.com.
Everyone loves a good meme! Meme Noun: An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by non-genetic means, esp. imitation. An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another. Since the rise of the meme’s popularity, it seems like all of the [...]
Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital is a leader in the treatment and research of mental illness with a world renowned brain bank – that recently shrank by one third. The collection of brain samples, kept in a freezer, has led to breakthrough discoveries and greater understanding of neurological conditions such as autism, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. Staff protect the freezer with two separate alarms, a lock and surveillance camera, and check an external thermostat twice a day – so how did the freezer turn off and the system fail them for days? Here’s three potential places where it went wrong, and could have been prevented or mitigated.