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The Truth About That "Happily Ever After" Moment

The Truth About That “Happily Ever After” Moment

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.

Are You a CRE Tech Laggard?

Are You a CRE Tech Laggard?

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?

Collaboration in Full Effect at Building Engines Client Summit

Collaboration in Full Effect at Building Engines Client Summit

I’m just back from our Executive Advisory Board Client Summit held in Atlanta this week and reflecting a bit on the many conversations and takeaways from an intense and exciting couple of days. The format we prepared included the usual items for these types of events such as product road map reviews, infrastructure and technology […]

Why Risk Management is Essential for Protecting Your Commercial Real Estate Business

Why Risk Management is Essential for Protecting Your Commercial Real Estate Business

As a member of the commercial real estate market you are no doubt familiar with the concept of “risk management.” But what does it really mean? In short: protection. Think about that for a moment. You would do anything to protect your loved ones and household assets from disaster, be it natural, accidental, or otherwise. […]

The Verdict Is In: See Which 80’s Movie Character Most Property Managers Relate To

The Verdict Is In: See Which 80’s Movie Character Most Property Managers Relate To

Just a few short weeks ago we shared a little Buzzfeed style quiz designed to help property managers determine which 80’s movie character they resemble in the workplace. (And to have a little bit of fun, of course!) While we expected the quiz to be a fun short diversion from your workday, we are astonished […]

Who's the Oldest Surviving CRE Dynasty in NYC?

Who’s the Oldest Surviving CRE Dynasty in NYC?

Bisnow recently provided some fun facts for your next dinner party – New York City’s 10 oldest surviving commercial real estate dynasties. Who topped the list? Keep reading to find out and click here to view all 10.

Service Delivery Secrets I’ve Stolen from our Clients

Service Delivery Secrets I’ve Stolen from our Clients

I’m always embarrassed when our marketing folks ask me to pen something on CRE best practices – largely because I’ve only spent a few years in CRE (way too many in B2B technology) and so, inevitably, I plagiarize the comments and thoughts of some of the clients and prospects I’ve met with recently.

Stop Drowning in "PM Debt!"

Stop Drowning in “PM Debt!”

A Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program that overloads your maintenance staff and vendors with unnecessary tasks will result in dismal completion rates – ultimately resulting in backlog of maintenance, equipment failures and unhappy tenants.

Increase Building Efficiency Through Your PM Program

Increase Building Efficiency Through Your PM Program

The day-to-day routine of a Building Engineer can be chaotic. Tenant requests flow in from all areas of the property and the staff needs to be available and ready to jump from task to task every time their phones ring and chime with orders.

What Our Preventive Maintenance Software Data is Telling Us

What Our Preventive Maintenance Software Data is Telling Us

I’ve lived in New England for the majority of my life. Known for its beautiful fall foliage, cold snowy winters, wet green springs (and the pollen that comes with it), and, of course, hot (often muggy) summer months.

And the Award Goes To...

And the Award Goes To…

Congratulations to Melvin Hill, Sales Order Ops & Billing Analyst, on receiving the 2015 Q2 Building Engines Mission Award!

Top 3 Tips to Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

Top 3 Tips to Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

This summer is set to be more extreme than prior years, with more frequent above-90-degree days on the East Coast while the drought in the West continues to expand.

3 Ways to Manage Your Vendors with Property Management Software

3 Ways to Manage Your Vendors with Property Management Software

Property management platforms provide you with a simple way to virtually mange your vendors on both the web and mobile devices, allowing you to interact with a vendor company, or specific vendor employee instantaneously.

7 Reasons Why I Need Property Management Software

7 Reasons Why I Need Property Management Software

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.

Cheat Sheet: 5 Hacks for Driving and Managing Incremental Revenue

Cheat Sheet: 5 Hacks for Driving and Managing Incremental Revenue

As the pressure continues for commercial real estate owners and managers to increase NOI and drive more income beyond what’s offered in leases, identifying incremental revenue through services provides an opportunity to do that. Unfortunately, according to BOMA, 20% of all billable service revenue for servicers performed are not accounted for or collected due to poor process and systems.