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“Going green,” also referred to as “being sustainable,” “eco-friendly,” and “future-friendly” isn’t an amenity in commercial real estate (CRE) anymore. It is a necessity, for both CRE organizations and for their tenants. In fact, “61% of corporate leaders believe that sustainability leads to market differentiation and improved financial performance,” according to a comprehensive 2011 report […]
There is a hot new technology buzzword being talked about these days: the “Internet of Things.” Maybe you’ve heard of it? The Internet of Things (IoT) has been mentioned in articles within almost every industry imaginable, and it is picking up steam within our magical world of commercial real estate. In fact, it was said […]
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 Mark Handzel, VP of Regulatory Affairs & […]
I didn’t fully know what to expect when we launched our CRE Tech Talks podcast series earlier this year. I wasn’t completely sure if we’d find enough people interested in participating, or of course, whether anyone would really want to listen. Like most things, you don’t really know until you give it a try. And […]
This summer is set to be more extreme than prior years, with more frequent above-90-degree days on the East Coast while the drought in the West continues to expand.
While we’re positive that YOU are not one of companies that just switch off the air conditioning at the end of the season rather than follow correct shut down procedures (gasp!), it’s always good to have a winter preparedness refresh as we head into the drag of cold and snow.
We’re excited to announce that Building Engines client Washington Real Estate Investment Trust will be recognized for two of their properties at the 30th annual Local TOBY Awards Celebration in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 12.
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.
If you were suddenly gifted with the power to see the future, the first thing you’d do is find out what the commercial real estate industry will look like 25 years, right? Okay, well even if that isn’t your first thought, it was definitely on the top of our minds at Building Engines after reading CNBC’s “7 Bold Commercial Estate Predictions.”
Nearly every major real estate company has shared their predictions for the next 12 months, and after scouring the web, it turns out they are surprisingly positive – 2013’s year of recovery has spurred 2014’s year of optimism. The likely cause of this positive outlook? A stronger economy
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.
These days property owners and managers everywhere are talking about sustainability and “going green.” It’s no surprise that the Commercial Real Estate industry has embraced this trend. We often hear about new operational technology in this building or that building helping to make the world a better place. But recently I stumbled upon an article highlighting an environmentally-friendly fake: The Bank of America Tower in NYC.
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.
With temps spiking in the 100s this summer, it’s important to keep your team and tenants cool. But just because your AC use is skyrocketing, it doesn’t mean your expenses have to. Here are four money-saving tips, as told through cats.
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.