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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's Your CRE Horror Story?

What’s Your CRE Horror Story?

If you’re in property management, you’re all too familiar with the bone-chilling horrors of outlandish tenant requests, nightmarish equipment failures, and unnerving incidents. Maybe your building is even haunted! We’d like to know how you manage these spooky risk management scenarios! Take our quick Halloween Mini-Survey and share your own CRE horror story, and you’ll […]

Property Management Incidents You NEVER Want to See, and How to Avoid Them

Property Management Incidents You NEVER Want to See, and How to Avoid Them

Tell me if you’ve had a morning like this… My morning was going great. I just sat down in the management office of my building with a nice cup of coffee, just the way I like it, from my favorite coffee shop. Traffic was light coming in, with no horn honking or accidents to delay […]

How Coffee Will Make You Rethink Retail Risk Management

How Coffee Will Make You Rethink Retail Risk Management

For a while, shortly before I started working in commercial real estate technology, I brewed a lot. That is not a typo, though I understand the assumption that I might have “brood” before I started working in the exciting, ever changing CRE Tech space. No, prior to that, I worked as a manager for a […]

13 Reasons Property Management Software is Essential to Modern Operations

13 Reasons Property Management Software is Essential to Modern Operations

A while back we wrote a post covering ‘7 Reasons Why I Need Property Management Software,’ covering the emerging acceptance of technology in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. Since then, the CRE Tech space has continued to grow. In 2015 alone, CRE Tech startups raised over $1.7 billion, according to venture capital researcher CB […]

Responding to Building Incidents the Right Way

Responding to Building Incidents the Right Way

How confident are you that you would be able to quickly react to an incident in your building the moment it occurs? A whopping 49% of property management organizations surveyed just last year on their risk management practices revealed that they don’t conduct Emergency Scenario Training sessions, which are geared towards improving emergency response times […]

Why Risk Management is Essential for Protecting Your Commercial Real Estate Business

Why Risk Management is Essential for Protecting Your Commercial Real Estate Business

As a member of the commercial real estate market you are no doubt familiar with the concept of “risk management.” But what does it really mean? In short: protection. Think about that for a moment. You would do anything to protect your loved ones and household assets from disaster, be it natural, accidental, or otherwise. […]

Keep the Commercial Real Estate Emergency Preparedness Kit in the trunk of your car

Keep the Commercial Real Estate Emergency Preparedness Kit in the trunk of your car

Just as the siren on a Fire Engine fades as it drives away (the Doppler Effect), September/National Preparedness Month is also disappearing into the horizon. It’s a good time to reflect on how you spent your summer, how shocked you are that September is almost over, how cool the Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse was, and how […]

Luck is Not a Strategy: Why You Can’t Afford to Track Incidents the Old Way

Luck is Not a Strategy: Why You Can’t Afford to Track Incidents the Old Way

A recent survey of CRE professionals revealed that 96% of respondents plan to implement new processes to manage operational risk in the coming year.  Not surprisingly, the #1 area they plan to apply new tools and technology to is Building Incidents. No matter what size or type of property you own or manage, you will, […]

5 Ways to Use Technology to Reduce Loss in Your Property

5 Ways to Use Technology to Reduce Loss in Your Property

The operational risks to a commercial property are many – at every turn is an opportunity for a slip-and-fall, a hazardous material leak, an uninsured vendor, or… worse. To compound that, the expectations and legal requirements that property teams are not only required to do, but also need to do, to prepare for emergencies and protect themselves from liability are high.

Take the Chaos Out of Retail Management

Take the Chaos Out of Retail Management

Retail property management teams have to be master jugglers – working fast and on-the-go to respond to many tenants, properties and vendors. Fortunately, web and mobile tools make it easy.

Building Engines Supports National Preparedness Month with Digital Emergency Readiness Kit

Building Engines Supports National Preparedness Month with Digital Emergency Readiness Kit

We are concluding our celebration of National Preparedness Month this September by offering an Emergency Preparedness Kit to our network of friends and colleagues. The Kit enables CRE owners and operators to assess their level of readiness and take action to prepare for the unexpected.

Property Management Software and Space Management Play Nice Together

Property Management Software and Space Management Play Nice Together

Space management? Isn’t that a just leasing “thing”? Not anymore! Property management software and space management have been courting each other for a while now and have officially decided to tie the knot. Sorry, leasing.

Going the Distance With Risk Management

Going the Distance With Risk Management

There is a scene in the movie Field of Dreams when the voice that originally convinces Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to turn his cornfield into a baseball field now instructs him to “Go the Distance.”   Ray was feeling somewhat pleased with himself at this point in the movie having built the field and locating […]

Green Jobs are Good Jobs

Green Jobs are Good Jobs

The U.S Commercial Office market is suffering unprecedented vacancy rates which are expected to hit 18.6% in 2010 – close to the historic high of 19.3% set in 1990.  We are facing a “jobless recovery” as employers focus on workforce efficiencies and try to do more with less…or fewer. Arthur Jones, Senior Economist, CBRE Econometric Advisors […]