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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: […]

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 […]

Must-Read: Property Management Horror Stories

Must-Read: Property Management Horror Stories

Halloween may be over, but our love for the candy and the amazing CRE Property Management Horror Stories that were shared will never subside. These stories contained several out of the ordinary scenarios that real-life property managers and building engineers faced while in the line of duty. Never before have risk management, tenant service, and […]

5 Exciting Ideas for Throwing the Best Property Event Possible

5 Exciting Ideas for Throwing the Best Property Event Possible

Tenant relationship management is about much more than just making sure tenants get the services they expect, delivered in a fast, efficient, and courteous manner. It’s about building strong, long-lasting relationships! And one of the easiest ways to build stronger tenant relationships is to create additional opportunities for your property team to get to know […]

Can You Spot the Risk to Tenants?

Can You Spot the Risk to Tenants?

You may think you know most of the ways that things could go wrong at your commercial property in terms of tenant and property risk, but there is only one way to know for sure – take our “Spot the Risk” Quiz!

What is Property Management Software, Anyway?

What is Property Management Software, Anyway?

  Here is a more relevant question: “How do you measure success?” (We’ll get to the “What is Property Management Software” question in a bit! – Trust us, it’ll make sense.) A typical commercial property management team measures success based on the following performance metrics: Speed and quality of service Ability to control costs Tenant […]

The 15 Most Influential (and only) CRE Property Management Thought Leaders Online

The 15 Most Influential (and only) CRE Property Management Thought Leaders Online

As we said in our recent post where we asked ‘Where Are the CRE Property Management Thought Leaders?’, if you’re looking to join a two-way digital discussion for property management/operations, you’re not going to find much. Sure, you’ve got us. We regularly produce thought leadership and best practice content, and try to start conversations. But […]

Where Are the CRE Property Management Thought Leaders?

Where Are the CRE Property Management Thought Leaders?

An APB (all-points bulletin) is urgently needed for commercial real estate (CRE) property management thought leaders on the Web. They’re currently missing from the front lines of the property operations conversation taking place online – and that’s a problem. I have some ideas as to the reasons why this is the case, but before I go into […]

Could You Be a CRE VIP Without Even Knowing It?

Could You Be a CRE VIP Without Even Knowing It?

As a person with a 2.5-cup-per-day coffee problem habit consumption pattern, I tend to watch for opportunities to get a free caffeine fix. Thanks to participation in a certain Seattle-based company’s loyalty program, these chances come around fairly frequently. For this I am grateful. But a few months ago I fell victim to a dreadful […]

Weekly Building Beat: Millenials, Too Much Stuff, and #CRETech

Weekly Building Beat: Millenials, Too Much Stuff, and #CRETech

You’ve got a lot going on. We get it. It isn’t easy to find the time to scour the internet for the latest property management and commercial real estate news when you’ve got a job to do. With ‘The Weekly Building Beat,’ you won’t have to waste time searching. We hand-select the best industry content […]

CRE Tech Talks #12: The Digital Economy and How Tenants Evaluate Office Space

CRE Tech Talks #12: The Digital Economy and How Tenants Evaluate Office Space

Technology is changing the business of commercial real estate. This show is about helping CRE Executives improve their tech IQ, so they can make informed decisions that will help their organization innovate, grow and stay competitive.  In our latest podcast, Building Engines SVP Scott Sidman is joined by Arie Barendrecht, CEO of WiredScore. In this […]

Unleashing Your Property Teams to Improve Tenant Satisfaction

Unleashing Your Property Teams to Improve Tenant Satisfaction

“Team” does not mean “you”. Not to butcher the obvious, but it’s also not just a group of “yous”. Like music, “Team” requires more than a single note – like happiness, more than a single laugh. Team is a group condition carefully nurtured over time through soft stuff like trust and responsibility, and hard stuff […]