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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?

New Year, New Focus at the Asset & Property Management Symposium

New Year, New Focus at the Asset & Property Management Symposium

The very well-attended 2015 IREM Asset & Property Management Symposium took place last week in San Francisco in the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom located in the equally impressive beaux-arts style Merchants Exchange Building deigned by Daniel Burnham. I was able to participate again this year as a panelist on the Operations / Trends Power Panel […]

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.

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.

Don't Let COI Tracking Become a Full Time Job

Don’t Let COI Tracking Become a Full Time Job

If you’re trying to manage your buildings certificates of insurance using a spreadsheet and filing cabinet, KEEP READING! This blog is for you. With the pace of life in the 21st century, who has time to review the tenant and vendor COI spreadsheet to identify the expirations, reach out to your designated contact, follow up, […]

CRE Tech Startups: Timing is Everything

CRE Tech Startups: Timing is Everything

As a 14 year old technology “startup,” we regularly have conversations about our company’s history, trajectory and in particular, the factors that have led to our success and longevity.

CRE Tech Talks #6: The State of Mobile & What’s Coming Next

CRE Tech Talks #6: The State of Mobile & What’s Coming Next

In our latest podcast, Building Engines SVP Scott Sidman is joined by Mat Brogie, COO at Repsly and former Director at Mobility CIO.

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.

CRE and Big Data – Get "Comfy" with Some Practical Applications

CRE and Big Data – Get “Comfy” with Some Practical Applications

In our latest podcast, Building Engines SVP Scott Sidman is joined by Lindsay Baker, VP of Business Development, Building Robotics, creator of the Comfy app.

Three Steps to Turning Raw Data into Actionable Intelligence

Three Steps to Turning Raw Data into Actionable Intelligence

Data technology and analysis is necessary now more than ever because of the changing demands of decision makers and the increasing amount of data available. But property data is meaningless unless it empowers your team to take action, make operational improvements, or improve service delivery. So what can you do to ensure your team is able to manage by exception?

CRE Tech Talks: Smart Buildings & The Internet of Things

CRE Tech Talks: Smart Buildings & The Internet of Things

In our latest podcast, Building Engines SVP Scott Sidman is joined by Rob Murchison and Tom Shircliff, Co-Founders of Intelligent Buildings.