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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 […]

The Power of CREative Praise

The Power of CREative Praise

Carrots and Sticks I distinctly remember the big smile on one of my employees faces the first time I handed him a performance based bonus check. We had had a mandate to complete a large project by the end of the month, and while we were making progress toward our goal, I was starting to […]

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 […]

Weekly Building Beat: RECon, CRE Mergers, and the IoT

Weekly Building Beat: RECon, CRE Mergers, and the IoT

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly Building Beat: Optimism in CRE, Multigenerational Teams, and Space Battles

Weekly Building Beat: Optimism in CRE, Multigenerational Teams, and Space Battles

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 […]

What Does Big Data Have To Do With Property Operations?

What Does Big Data Have To Do With Property Operations?

I think the real question might be, what can big data DO for commercial property operations? Most would start at the beginning with a definition of big data and follow into a lengthy explanation of the how and where this “big data” can be found and collected. But anybody can do that, and it really […]

Why Going Green Isn’t an Amenity in CRE

Why Going Green Isn’t an Amenity in CRE

“Going green,” also referred to as “being sustainable,” “eco-friendly,” and “future-friendly” isn’t an amenity in commercial real estate (CRE) anymore. It is a necessity, for both CRE organizations and for their tenants. In fact, “61% of corporate leaders believe that sustainability leads to market differentiation and improved financial performance,” according to a comprehensive 2011 report […]

CONTENT SURVEY: What Can We Do Better?

CONTENT SURVEY: What Can We Do Better?

Take the Building Beat Content Survey In case you didn’t know, or it wasn’t quite obvious, I’ll just say it. We’re glad you’re here. Building Beat was created a little over seven years ago (Wow!) to deliver unique, and insightful content for individuals and teams working within commercial real estate (CRE) property management and operations. […]

Burgers, BBQ, and Thoughts on Vendor Relationships

Burgers, BBQ, and Thoughts on Vendor Relationships

Allow me to wax poetic. In the heart of Medford, Massachusetts, sits what is scientifically proven to be the world’s greatest burger joint. “Science,” obviously, is defined as the establishment that’s consumed the most of my dollars, and “I” being the most of its menu. On a recent visit I was stunned when, upon being […]