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Unmasking the Amazing 2016 Property Hero Award Finalists

Unmasking the Amazing 2016 Property Hero Award Finalists

It’s usually considered taboo to unmask a hero in comic books and comic book movies, but this is the real deal. The 2016 Property Hero Awards, where amazing commercial property management professionals in both maintenance and management can be publicly recognized, is coming to a close. But don’t worry – it isn’t too late to […]

The Truth About That "Happily Ever After" Moment

The Truth About That “Happily Ever After” Moment

Purchasing a property management platform is a lot like building a relationship. It takes dedication, effort, and the desire and ability to achieve common goals.

Are You a CRE Tech Laggard?

Are You a CRE Tech Laggard?

You clearly understand the value of a building operations system and are able to evaluate the basic features and functions you need at a minimum in order to operate. But how can you determine if your current process and/or provider is limiting your ability to truly impact operational performance?

How to Emerge as the Ultimate Property Management Thought Leader

How to Emerge as the Ultimate Property Management Thought Leader

If you haven’t heard by now, finding a commercial property management thought leader online is pretty much a crapshoot. You just won’t find many out there. But rather than continue to wonder where all these great, forward-thinking CRE professionals are, I thought I’d take a stab at providing a resource for getting started. You can think […]

Introducing the 2016 Property Hero Awards

Introducing the 2016 Property Hero Awards

Last year’s premiere commercial real estate awards event, “Maintenance Hero,” is back and bigger than ever for 2016, with a new name: the Property Hero Awards! The Property Hero Awards recognize the unsung heroes of property management in both Maintenance and Management, commending them for the passion, professionalism, and progressive-thinking that is helping to positively […]

What is Property Management Software, Anyway?

What is Property Management Software, Anyway?

  Here is a more relevant question: “How do you measure success?” (We’ll get to the “What is Property Management Software” question in a bit! – Trust us, it’ll make sense.) A typical commercial property management team measures success based on the following performance metrics: Speed and quality of service Ability to control costs Tenant […]

A Property Manager's Guide to Setting the Right KPIs

A Property Manager’s Guide to Setting the Right KPIs

So, you’re dedicated to tracking and quantifying your team’s performance. Congratulations, you’ve made it to level 2! Next challenge: deciding what that means, aka what you need to measure. Here are the four places you need to look (and people you need to involve) for data before setting your KPIs.

The 15 Most Influential (and only) CRE Property Management Thought Leaders Online

The 15 Most Influential (and only) CRE Property Management Thought Leaders Online

As we said in our recent post where we asked ‘Where Are the CRE Property Management Thought Leaders?’, if you’re looking to join a two-way digital discussion for property management/operations, you’re not going to find much. Sure, you’ve got us. We regularly produce thought leadership and best practice content, and try to start conversations. But […]

Love it or Hate it: Millennials are Changing CRE

Love it or Hate it: Millennials are Changing CRE

I have a confession to make – I am a millennial. This fact may be scary to some, but I promise that anything you’re thinking I’ve heard before. There are countless articles and video segments calling out “lazy and entitled millennials,” saying that we’re to blame for ruining pretty much everything. The Olympics, the wine […]

Why It's Important to "Lock Down" Your Property Data

Why It’s Important to “Lock Down” Your Property Data

Commercial real estate (CRE) organizations are known for their relative hesitation when it comes to moving to adopt new technologies, and changes in process. To put it simply, the consensus has been: “Why change what already works?” And it makes sense. Many folks have been trained that it is safer to keep your competitive, trade-secret cards […]

BOMA 2016 Recap: Insight, Education, Conversation, and a Boat Cruise

BOMA 2016 Recap: Insight, Education, Conversation, and a Boat Cruise

In reflecting on our 14th BOMA Conference attended (where does the time go?) , it was interesting to think back to our first show (Chicago 2002?) and how much has changed as well as how much has stayed the same. For you Francophiles out there, that’s – plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Although […]

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 […]

Unleashing Your Property Teams to Improve Tenant Satisfaction

Unleashing Your Property Teams to Improve Tenant Satisfaction

“Team” does not mean “you”. Not to butcher the obvious, but it’s also not just a group of “yous”. Like music, “Team” requires more than a single note – like happiness, more than a single laugh. Team is a group condition carefully nurtured over time through soft stuff like trust and responsibility, and hard stuff […]