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