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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. […]
These days property owners and managers everywhere are talking about sustainability and “going green.” It’s no surprise that the Commercial Real Estate industry has embraced this trend. We often hear about new operational technology in this building or that building helping to make the world a better place. But recently I stumbled upon an article highlighting an environmentally-friendly fake: The Bank of America Tower in NYC.
Businesses in every industry need to react quickly to changing conditions. The faster companies are able to alter production, marketing or customer service strategies, the greater advantage they have over their competitors that are struggling to keep up
In the roundtable discussion, The Incredibly Expanding Job: Changing Demands & Skill Sets of Real Estate Managers, five panelists addressed such issues and the impact emerging technologies have on the position.
A growing number of owners recognize the potential in property and tenant management tools. Rather than view these tools only of concern to property managers, savvy owners recognize that operations management platforms can help them boost the value of their assets.
Successful audits will help building management companies improve their operations.
Technology has helped companies in a number of ways. It has allowed them to boost productivity, manage costs more effectively and altered the way businesses reach their target audience.
Building management software help commercial real estate firms improve communication, which is an essential part of managing productive teams.
Skilled workers are proving difficult for construction companies to find, which could have a number of significant effects on the commercial building management sector.
Working in commercial real estate can be tough, even dismal and dreary at times. Looking at pictures of precious baby animals is not. You have to juggle dealing with disconnected vendors, angry tenants, frustrated maintenance staff, and ornery engineers – and you don’t always hear what you want to. Inspired by postcards from “Grandma’s Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals,” we’ve decided to soften some of the difficult situations that arise in commercial real estate by blasting your eyes with cuteness.
In it’s April Issue, Commercial Property Executive announced the winners of the 2013 Tops in Technology Awards. Winners were selected by Commercial Property Executive readers for their ability to provide flexible customization, competitive pricing and the most innovative solutions, all backed by superior customer support.
Building owners need to be mindful of their impact on local watersheds and, in some cases, may be required to take extra steps to protect wildlife.
Tracking energy use with building management software enables owners to make better decisions when it comes to large-scale projects, like the installation of solar panels.
Companies are looking to reduce their energy usage as a way to save money and help the environment, which is creating increased demand for sustainable commercial buildings.
Every place of business needs space for employees and visitors to park, which makes the parking lot one of the more important considerations when managing a commercial building.