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Steal These Property Management Workflow Templates

Steal These Property Management Workflow Templates

Most property management teams have had some type of tenant service request workflow process in place for years, ranging from loosely defined processes to well-documented, written definitions. The most efficient organizations use work order management software to execute and manage the process. The right workflow for your organization is based on a number of factors, […]

Putting "Management" Back into "Property Management"

Putting “Management” Back into “Property Management”

Calling all building owners and property managers – are you really “in control” of what happens in your property? Often, the most critical parts of building operations, from tenant service requests to important communications, are managed in a reactive or ad-hoc way. But management, by definition, is about control. Consider the following tips to move […]

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What Should Your Engineers Work on First, Today?

There’s an old saying, “If you chase two rabbits, you won’t catch either one.” It refers to our tendency to spread ourselves too thin, to chase too many priorities at once, and ultimately get nothing done – or worse, waste valuable time and energy on the wrong things. Your engineers likely have a ton of […]

7 Ways to Go Home Happier as a Property Manager

7 Ways to Go Home Happier as a Property Manager

It’s 6:00pm (if you’re lucky) – are you headed home exhausted? If you’re a professional in CRE property management, the answer is likely “yes.” You’re probably staying late to put out yet another fire (metaphorically speaking.) Property managers deal with a lot during their day, with responsibilities to create a better tenant experience, maintain equipment, […]

Quiz: Is Your Property Management Actually Under Control?

Quiz: Is Your Property Management Actually Under Control?

From tenant satisfaction and communication to managing work orders and getting the most of your building equipment, are you in-control of your properties? Take the quiz and find out! Building Engines is the Leader in Service Delivery Management We are the only provider to offer ALL of these tenant service tools in a single platform: […]

We Confess Our Holiday Traditions and Say Goodbye to 2016

We Confess Our Holiday Traditions and Say Goodbye to 2016

2016 was a big year here at Building Engines. We might even say huge. (Yuge) We released several great new features and improvements to our commercial property management software platform (Dispatch, QR Code equipment lookup in BE-Mobile, introduction of the TenHub tenant mobile app), doubled-down on information security by successfully completing a SOC II audit, […]

The Outstanding 2016 Property Hero Award Winners, Unmasked!

The Outstanding 2016 Property Hero Award Winners, Unmasked!

It’s a wrap! With over 2,708 votes cast, 32 finalists, and 212 nominations in the “Maintenance” and “Management” categories, we now have our two 2016 Property Hero Award winners. We’d like to take a moment to thank our co-sponsors: Genea, The News Funnel, ITS, and Realpage for their contributions to this year’s awards. Before we […]

What It Means To Be a CRE Property Hero

What It Means To Be a CRE Property Hero

“A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.” – Christopher Reeve The same can be said about commercial real estate property management teams. Oftentimes they don’t have the time, the money, people, or resources necessary to overcome incredible obstacles. It isn’t always […]

How to Emerge as the Ultimate Property Management Thought Leader

How to Emerge as the Ultimate Property Management Thought Leader

If you haven’t heard by now, finding a commercial property management thought leader online is pretty much a crapshoot. You just won’t find many out there. But rather than continue to wonder where all these great, forward-thinking CRE professionals are, I thought I’d take a stab at providing a resource for getting started. You can think […]

Introducing the 2016 Property Hero Awards

Introducing the 2016 Property Hero Awards

Last year’s premiere commercial real estate awards event, “Maintenance Hero,” is back and bigger than ever for 2016, with a new name: the Property Hero Awards! The Property Hero Awards recognize the unsung heroes of property management in both Maintenance and Management, commending them for the passion, professionalism, and progressive-thinking that is helping to positively […]