Building Engines Blog | Operations & Management | Cost Efficiency
Do you dread planning your property’s holiday schedule? Coordinating tenant occupancy, staffing needs, and building operations can often be a hassle, involving multiple emails, phone calls and stacks of paper work.
We are proud to announce that BUILDINGS magazine has selected our web and mobile property management software as a 2014 Money-Saving Product winner. We are part of an elite group showcased in the magazine’s June 2014 issue.
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.
So you’ve been evaluating property management platforms and you’re thisclose to making a decision. Next up on your to-do list: getting a firm price proposal.
As we approach the New Year, commercial real estate property managers and owners everywhere are looking for ways to enhance their revenue. With budget season in full swing, one such way to do this is through tenant service bill-backs.
As temperatures drop and the cold months linger, property owners and managers are tasked with combatting rising energy costs. Sufficiently heating a commercial real estate building can often drain the wallet – but it doesn’t have to. We’ve compiled a list of the top eight tips for saving money this season.
It’s budget season and every dollar matters today and in 2014. To help enhance your revenue, we have released the Lunch-Break Guide to Tenant Service Bill-Backs.
Solar power has long been considered a potential solution to rising energy costs, but commercial buildings often have limited space available to place the large cells needed to capture sufficient amounts of sunlight. All of that may change as scientists from the University of California Los Angeles announced they have developed a see-through solar film that could eventually be used on windows, according to Fox News.
A concern for the environment is placing pressure on businesses in every industry to develop sustainable practices. For property managers, environmentally-friendly services and programs are a way to improve tenant satisfaction and reduce expenses.
A growing number of owners recognize the potential in property and tenant management tools. Rather than view these tools only of concern to property managers, savvy owners recognize that operations management platforms can help them boost the value of their assets.
Growth in several key industries is helping the commercial real estate market bounce back quickly, but the additional activity could make it difficult for buyers to secure the properties they want.
Tracking energy use with building management software enables owners to make better decisions when it comes to large-scale projects, like the installation of solar panels.
Companies are looking to reduce their energy usage as a way to save money and help the environment, which is creating increased demand for sustainable commercial buildings.
Building managers could benefit from ensuring they have proper coverage for their properties as the high costs of damage within impacted areas is causing an increase in insurance premiums.
Rising employment rates are one of the main drivers of the commercial real estate sector. As businesses hire more workers, they will require additional office space and seek to further expand their operations.