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5 Questions for Building Engines’ New CEO, Tim Curran

5 Questions for Building Engines’ New CEO, Tim Curran

  It’s been quite a year for the Building Engines team following our latest infusion of capital investment in October 2016.   This year, we introduced new mobile innovations with an enhanced mobile tenant services app, The Hive, unveiled the characteristics of high-performing CRE organizations in the industry’s first CRE operations benchmarking research, hosted our […]

Highlights from Our Conversation with Michael Beckerman

Highlights from Our Conversation with Michael Beckerman

Michael Beckerman is the founder of CRE industry destination The News Funnel and CEO of the largest commercial real estate tech events in the industry CRE Tech. He recently sat down with Building Engines’ Head of Research, Phil Mobley, to discuss the findings of our CRE operations industry benchmarking research. Highlights of the full discussion are […]

How to Be a CRE Building Tenants Are Thankful For

How to Be a CRE Building Tenants Are Thankful For

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US – and that means it’s time to celebrate food, family, and most importantly, football. This is, of course, also a time for reflecting on the things that we’re thankful for. To help you get into the right kind of Thanksgiving spirit, we’ve compiled a few ways to be […]

Do You Have a Workflow Problem? Find Out...

Do You Have a Workflow Problem? Find Out…

In every Commercial Real Estate organization, great service doesn’t happen by accident. Your workflows – the steps taken after a service request – are key to a positive tenant experience. (And, in fiercely competitive CRE markets, service performance matters!) Property owners and managers, do you have a workflow problem?

6 Facts About CRE Sustainability

6 Facts About CRE Sustainability

Building Engines just launched a new episode of CRE Tech Talks, our podcast series featuring discussions on critical industry topics for CRE professionals.  Episode 15 covers “The Scope of Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate” featuring guest Matt Ellis, Founder and CEO of Measurabl, and hosted by Scott Sidman, SVP of Building Engines and CRE Technology Evangelist. Here are […]

Call Our Bluff: Which CRE Property Management Horror Stories Are True?

Call Our Bluff: Which CRE Property Management Horror Stories Are True?

Which CRE Property Management Horror Stories Are True? Play the game, and call our bluff! Happy Halloween.

Half of CRE Property Managers Get This Wrong About Tenant Sat...

Half of CRE Property Managers Get This Wrong About Tenant Sat…

50% of CRE Property Management Professionals say their primary method for measuring tenant satisfaction is “informal tenant meetings,” according to an industry benchmark survey conducted by Building Engines.   You can download a copy of that study here.   Put another way, this research means half of property managers in Commercial Real Estate rely on […]

What to Look for in a Mobile CRE Solution

What to Look for in a Mobile CRE Solution

  Mobile has transformed the way we live our lives, giving us on-demand access to anything, at any time, from anywhere. It’s also changed the way businesses operate, creating exciting new opportunities for the Commercial Real Estate world. Both tenants and CRE employees stand to benefit from the efficiencies that mobile technology can bring. But, […]

Justify Your TRANSFORM 2017 Attendance

Justify Your TRANSFORM 2017 Attendance

Become “Measurably Better” at TRANSFORM 2017. The Building Engines 2017 Client Summit will feature best practices and benchmark data, industry leader panel discussions, full access to the Building Engines Client Success team in our Training Zone, a Product Launch, and much more! Use this letter below to outline some of the amazing sessions highlighted at […]

A Beginner's Guide to Commercial Property Marketing

A Beginner’s Guide to Commercial Property Marketing

Guest post courtesy of Bob Samii, CEO of SharpLaunch   Lead generation. It’s one of the great challenges of marketing. How do you get more people on the phone, on your website, and into meetings? Whether you’ve tried a handful of tactics before without strong results or are starting to invest in commercial property marketing for […]

7 Property Managers Explain Why They Use CRE Operations Software

7 Property Managers Explain Why They Use CRE Operations Software

What business results should you expect from an industry-leading Property Management solution? Don’t take our word for it. 1. Speed, efficiency, and happy tenants “Compared to similar products, Building Engines provides the most user-friendly technology for our tenants, our Building Engineers, and our Property Managers. This translates to quicker response times to tenant work orders, […]

Introducing the Modern CRE Property Manager

Introducing the Modern CRE Property Manager

Job opportunities in US Commercial Real Estate (CRE) have been growing at a rapid pace, and growth expectations remain stable according to industry forecasts. However, as the industry continues to evolve with the pressures of technology and changing tenant expectations, the role of a CRE property manager is also evolving. Some things will always be constant, such […]

Why do we still call it “property management?"

Why do we still call it “property management?”

  I’ve always liked property managers. They tend to be friendly and collegial, always fun to spend time with at a client meeting or industry conference. But in addition to liking them, I’ve developed a huge respect for them over the years of learning what they actually do—and what their customers on both ends of […]