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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 […]

What 80’s Movie Character Are You as a Building Engineer?

What 80’s Movie Character Are You as a Building Engineer?

  Just as the brilliant 80’s hit from Simple Minds memorably exclaims in the film ‘The Breakfast Club,’ people want to feel recognized and noticed. And it is easy to forget that in the day-to-day hustle and bustle! A while back we ran a ‘What 80’s Movie Character Are You as a Property Manager‘ quiz, […]

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 […]

The CRE Owner's Guide to Working with Startups

The CRE Owner’s Guide to Working with Startups

Startups are booming right now, and as an underserved market in the commercial real estate (CRE) space, there’s more competition now than ever for renting out smaller, more flexible office spaces. And while coworking spaces are the hot new thing, providing an attractive alternative to traditional offices, remote working is also becoming more standard for […]

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 […]

Weekly Building Beat: Brexit, G.E., and #CRE on Twitter

Weekly Building Beat: Brexit, G.E., and #CRE on Twitter

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 […]

Weekly Building Beat: Optimism in CRE, Multigenerational Teams, and Space Battles

Weekly Building Beat: Optimism in CRE, Multigenerational Teams, and Space Battles

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 […]

Are Shared Office Spaces Really Worth It?

Are Shared Office Spaces Really Worth It?

  Shared office spaces, or co-sharing offices, are all the rage these days. We’ve known for a while that coffee shops like Starbucks are a big hit with bootstrapping startups, but the rise of companies like Regus, Boston-based Workbar, and the a recent report that WeWork, an office rental company, is being valued at $16 […]

The Act of Giving, and CRE

The Act of Giving, and CRE

That’s the Spirit! We’ve written in the past about the generosity of the commercial real estate industry (Why Giving Back is Good for Business,) and it’s never more apparent than during the holiday season. Walk into any office building and you’ll see Toy’s for Tot’s collections bins, Coat and Clothing Drives for the Homeless, Food […]

The Verdict Is In: See Which 80’s Movie Character Most Property Managers Relate To

The Verdict Is In: See Which 80’s Movie Character Most Property Managers Relate To

Just a few short weeks ago we shared a little Buzzfeed style quiz designed to help property managers determine which 80’s movie character they resemble in the workplace. (And to have a little bit of fun, of course!) While we expected the quiz to be a fun short diversion from your workday, we are astonished […]

What 80's Movie Character are You as a Property Manager?

What 80’s Movie Character are You as a Property Manager?

Who doesn’t love a good Buzzfeed style quiz to take their mind off everything for a few minutes? Find out what 80’s Movie Character you are as a property manager! Not a property manager? Don’t worry – we will be releasing similar quizzes for Engineers, Tenant Coordinators and Execs soon! Powered by Interact

Who's the Oldest Surviving CRE Dynasty in NYC?

Who’s the Oldest Surviving CRE Dynasty in NYC?

Bisnow recently provided some fun facts for your next dinner party – New York City’s 10 oldest surviving commercial real estate dynasties. Who topped the list? Keep reading to find out and click here to view all 10.

And the Award Goes To...

And the Award Goes To…

Congratulations to Melvin Hill, Sales Order Ops & Billing Analyst, on receiving the 2015 Q2 Building Engines Mission Award!

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, How Much is a Video Worth?

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, How Much is a Video Worth?

As more and more commercial real estate companies take advantage of social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach prospective tenants, there’s another technology tool making a name for itself in the industry: video.

And the Award Goes To…

And the Award Goes To…

Congratulations to Account Executive Tony Brennan on receiving the 2014 Q4 Building Engines Mission Award!