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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!

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 […]

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.

Preventing Tailgating (The Non-Drinking Kind)

Preventing Tailgating (The Non-Drinking Kind)

Tailgating is fun, right? Football, food, family, friends… forgive the alliteration, but what’s not to like? Rewind back to real estate mode and you’ll see that tailgating doesn’t reference weekend football pleasantries, but instead the potentially dangerous outcomes of undocumented building entry. There are strategies, though, to protect against undocumented entry.

Securing a Customer

Securing a Customer

I do not mean winning a new customer, which is normally the primary focus of my job.  I’m referring to a recent project where we helped an existing client improve building security and a tenant service related issue, and solidified (secured) our relationship with that client in the process.   This is equally important to the […]

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 […]