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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 […]

5 Exciting Ideas for Throwing the Best Property Event Possible

5 Exciting Ideas for Throwing the Best Property Event Possible

Tenant relationship management is about much more than just making sure tenants get the services they expect, delivered in a fast, efficient, and courteous manner. It’s about building strong, long-lasting relationships! And one of the easiest ways to build stronger tenant relationships is to create additional opportunities for your property team to get to know […]

Could You Be a CRE VIP Without Even Knowing It?

Could You Be a CRE VIP Without Even Knowing It?

As a person with a 2.5-cup-per-day coffee problem habit consumption pattern, I tend to watch for opportunities to get a free caffeine fix. Thanks to participation in a certain Seattle-based company’s loyalty program, these chances come around fairly frequently. For this I am grateful. But a few months ago I fell victim to a dreadful […]

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 […]

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 […]

Not Just a Checkup – A Heartbeat!

Not Just a Checkup – A Heartbeat!

About eight years ago I had a physical, and it wasn’t fun. Through a combination of hereditary, lifestyle, and dietary factors, a few numbers (I’m talking about you, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol!) were a bit out of whack. It was sobering, and it demanded immediate action—which I took. These days I still have the occasional […]

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 […]

Are Shared Office Spaces Really Worth It?

Are Shared Office Spaces Really Worth It?

  Shared office spaces, or co-sharing offices, are all the rage these days. We’ve known for a while that coffee shops like Starbucks are a big hit with bootstrapping startups, but the rise of companies like Regus, Boston-based Workbar, and the a recent report that WeWork, an office rental company, is being valued at $16 […]

How Much Do Your Tenants Value Building Resources?

How Much Do Your Tenants Value Building Resources?

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 […]

Do Your Tenant Service Skills Make the Grade?

Do Your Tenant Service Skills Make the Grade?

Test your current program and discover how your service delivery compares, with the quiz shown below!   Building Engines is the Leader in Service Delivery Management We are the only provider to offer ALL of these tenant service tools in a single platform: Free property websites (single-login access to all tenant services) A dedicated Mobile App […]

The Link Between Happy Tenants and a Service Delivery Program

The Link Between Happy Tenants and a Service Delivery Program

If you ask property management professionals whether they have a service delivery program, the answer is invariably something along the lines of “of course we do.” If you dig a little deeper and ask about the composition of that program, the responses are more varied in terms of detail and consistency. People will often talk […]

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, […]

5 Ways to Get Your Building in the Holiday Spirit

5 Ways to Get Your Building in the Holiday Spirit

The holiday season and end of the year is upon us, and that means a jam packed schedule filled with end-of-year deadlines, meetings, and planning for 2016. (Building Engines can help!) That being said, it is also important to take some time to enjoy ‘the most wonderful time of year’ with your tenants, and colleagues. […]

Why Some Property Managers Always ‘Wing it,’ and What to Do About It

Why Some Property Managers Always ‘Wing it,’ and What to Do About It

Making decisions can be a nerve-wracking experience for any property manager. The constant pressure to meet (and exceed) tenant expectations, while also addressing the requirements of property executives can be a lot to handle. So why do some property managers almost always ‘wing it’ when it comes to making critical decisions? Some might answer that […]

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, How Much is a Video Worth?

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, How Much is a Video Worth?

As more and more commercial real estate companies take advantage of social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach prospective tenants, there’s another technology tool making a name for itself in the industry: video.