There’s an old saying, “If you chase two rabbits, you won’t catch either one.” It refers to our tendency to spread ourselves too thin, to chase too many priorities at once, and ultimately get nothing done – or worse, waste valuable time and energy on the wrong things. Your engineers likely have a ton of […]
It’s 6:00pm (if you’re lucky) – are you headed home exhausted? If you’re a professional in CRE property management, the answer is likely “yes.” You’re probably staying late to put out yet another fire (metaphorically speaking.) Property managers deal with a lot during their day, with responsibilities to create a better tenant experience, maintain equipment, […]
On September 12, 1962, in Houston Texas, in front of 35,000 people, many of whom were scientists and politicians, John F. Kennedy charged a nation when he said, “We choose to go to the moon.” That speech, the “Moon Speech,” is a great illustration of executive leadership, as it embodies an important planning principle called […]
The “Why” Behind Real Estate Conferences (Plus 5 Takeaways from the IREM Asset & Property Management Symposium)
I was asked an interesting question last week at the IREM Asset & Property Management Symposium in New York. “Why would groups of people, many of whom directly compete with each other, get together to share ideas, best practices, and concepts that might erode some competitive advantage?” The individual behind this query was a new […]
It’s not that I expect to learn something new at every real estate or technology conference I attend, but the conversations that took place at CRE.Tech’s event on “Next Gen Property Management” in New York last month helped to shine a light on what I believe are several key trends affecting in the Commercial Real […]
With the new year comes opportunities to increase our networks and better ourselves professionally. There’s no better source of education and insight than connecting with your peers who are facing the same challenges. To help property managers, building owners, and all others involved in Commercial Real Estate management, we have just hosted our first city […]
From tenant satisfaction and communication to managing work orders and getting the most of your building equipment, are you in-control of your properties? Take the quiz and find out! 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: […]
While I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, probably because of my inability to keep them, I do love themes. You can build a plan and rally a group of people around a theme. A resolution is inflexible and individualistic. And as I’ve proven time and again, often unrealistically achievable. A theme is a […]
2016 was a big year here at Building Engines. We might even say huge. (Yuge) We released several great new features and improvements to our commercial property management software platform (Dispatch, QR Code equipment lookup in BE-Mobile, introduction of the TenHub tenant mobile app), doubled-down on information security by successfully completing a SOC II audit, […]
It’s a wrap! With over 2,708 votes cast, 32 finalists, and 212 nominations in the “Maintenance” and “Management” categories, we now have our two 2016 Property Hero Award winners. We’d like to take a moment to thank our co-sponsors: Genea, The News Funnel, ITS, and Realpage for their contributions to this year’s awards. Before we […]
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 […]
There is a quote by American author Kurt Vonnegut, which sticks out in my mind when I think about property maintenance in commercial real estate – particularly in retail: “Everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” Forward-thinking retail property managers and teams know this, and do everything they can to ensure that […]
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.
“A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.” – Christopher Reeve The same can be said about commercial real estate property management teams. Oftentimes they don’t have the time, the money, people, or resources necessary to overcome incredible obstacles. It isn’t always […]
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?