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Preventive Maintenance Debt (also known as PM Debt) is an all too real threat to the success of property management teams everywhere, because of its paralyzing effect on operations once tasks begin to pile up. In many ways, PM Debt is much like its remote cousin, financial debt. Once debt starts to accrue, it can […]
As a property manager, or building engineer, have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were stuck face-to-face with an upset tenant? You know the position. The tenant is upset about the space’s heating unit not switching off soon enough (justifiable – no one likes to be hot), the same lightbulb keeps blowing […]
In my sales training, I’ve learned how to handle common concerns: Fear of Change. Competition. Cost. But there’s one ‘concern’ from my commercial office audience that I have a hard time with and it’s to the tune of: “we don’t want to give our tenants online access because we value our face-to-face interactions and phone […]
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 Michael Wong, CEO and President of Genea. […]
We recently performed a benchmark survey asking property managers, owners, and their teams a series of questions about how they manage tenant relationships. The full Tenant Relationship Management (TRM) benchmark survey report is here, but we couldn’t help but comment on some interesting feedback on how changing workplace demographics may be influencing tenant needs. Sounds […]
2015 was certainly an exciting year, highlighted by continued investment in new commercial real estate technology (CRE Tech) firms, as well as B Rounds in a number of companies funded in the previous several years earlier. This seems to indicate continued investor belief in the market’s appetite, and the need for technology products and services […]
You may think you are already familiar with Property Management Software. You know, that “system that does work orders and PM.” But as we head into the New Year, I challenge you to stop using the phrase “Work Order System.” That means no more, “Yeah, we have a work order system.” Or telling your tenants […]
There has been an unmistakable clamor over the past few years regarding the use and application of technology in all aspects of commercial real estate. From discussion panels, blog posts, social media conversations to the creation of standalone “technology spaces,” it seems that every major legacy industry conference has dedicated a large amount of time, […]
Have you felt it? That buzz sweeping through CRE? Tech, tech, TECH! Everywhere I turn, I see articles like CRE Tech Trends for 2015; events like CRE // Tech Intersect, DisruptCRE and Realcomm (dedicated solely to emerging and established technologies); and new resources for CRE tech News.
In our latest podcast, Building Engines SVP Scott Sidman is joined by Lindsay Baker, VP of Business Development, Building Robotics, creator of the Comfy app.
Data technology and analysis is necessary now more than ever because of the changing demands of decision makers and the increasing amount of data available. But property data is meaningless unless it empowers your team to take action, make operational improvements, or improve service delivery. So what can you do to ensure your team is able to manage by exception?
“The ability to view and analyze data in the field is only the beginning of better building operations,” CRE industry expert Phil Mobley wrote in his latest cover article for BOMA Magazine, Big Data, Big Rewards.
Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite subject: data. There’s a saying out there which goes, “Stuff in, stuff out.” Well, maybe it doesn’t go exactly like that, but you get the idea.
Your business, like your life, is surrounded by legions of data of varying shapes, sizes, values and heritage. Finding your dream data requires the same skills you use in a courtship. Okay, so the impetus and methods may be different, but the identical instincts and judgments apply. Here are 9 secrets to success: Finding your […]
Building Engines SVP Scott Sidman recently returned from Realcomm 2014 in Las Vegas where he joined some of the CRE industry’s most visionary and innovative thought leaders to explore the latest technology innovations impacting the real estate landscape.