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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best Way to Manage Demanding Tenants

The Best Way to Manage Demanding Tenants

Property managers and operators operate live in a demanding world. Striving for operational and financial success means balancing the complex needs of building ownership, vendors, and most importantly – tenants. Strong tenant relationships and efficiently managed tenant demands are an anchor for long-term property operations success. Service obligations to tenants in medical, retail, and commercial […]

Things Tenants Want to Tell You, But Won't

Things Tenants Want to Tell You, But Won’t

From my early teens, through college and for the first stage of my professional career, I worked primarily in the hospitality industry. Restaurants, bars, and hotels. – Ok, I may have actually spent more time in bars than working in them, but those are stories for another day. The hospitality industry is a terrific training […]

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 […]

The Top CRE Tech Disruptors of 2016 (So Far)

The Top CRE Tech Disruptors of 2016 (So Far)

When it comes to industries that utilize leading technology, commercial real estate (CRE) is hardly one that comes to mind. However, the one universal constant is change, and commercial real estate is no exception. Leading CRE Tech companies are driving industry change in a big way. And while we at Building Engines consider ourselves to […]

The Rise of the Office Worker: The Increasing Importance of Tenant Relationship Management

The Rise of the Office Worker: The Increasing Importance of Tenant Relationship Management

Are you an office worker? If so, you spend half of your waking weekdays in an environment over which you have little influence or control – your office building. You aren’t alone. Office workers fit into 76 differing occupations and account for one-fifth of the US workforce, or thirty million people of a total one-hundred […]

Benchmark Survey Report: Tenant Relationship Management

Benchmark Survey Report: Tenant Relationship Management

How well do commercial real estate (CRE) professionals understand their tenants, and how do they manage their relationships?   Building Engines surveyed over 300 CRE professionals within a wide range of industry segments; including commercial office, medical office, industrial, retail, and others; to find out. We broke down and analyzed the data, and compiled our […]

Here is a Quick Way to Fast Track Your PM Tasks

Here is a Quick Way to Fast Track Your PM Tasks

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 […]

Your Tenants Want This.

Your Tenants Want This.

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 […]

CRE Tech Talks #10: Driving Forces Behind CRE Technology Growth & Adoption

CRE Tech Talks #10: Driving Forces Behind CRE Technology Growth & Adoption

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. […]

Why a ‘Snapchat’ for CRE Isn’t Such a Bad Idea

Why a ‘Snapchat’ for CRE Isn’t Such a Bad Idea

Just a short time ago, we participated in a group chat on Twitter covering the broad topic of “CRE, mobile apps, and the future” (#CRETechChat for those who are curious) featuring Scott Sidman, SVP at Building Engines; Mariel Ebrahimi, Co-Founder/CEO of DisruptCRE; Earnest Sweat, startup advisor and PM at Bank of America; and Ryan Dennis, […]